Baltimore-based Christos FC, one of six amateur teams still alive in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup needs to raise $7,500 for its trip to Chicago for the third round and it's using
fundraising platform GoFundMe. One of its biggest contributors: New York Red Bulls captain Sacha Kljestan
Open Cup: Schedule
Christos, a longtime USASA power making its first appearance in
the Open Cup, beat the former Open Cup champion Richmond Kickers, 1-0, to set up a date at another amateur team, the PDL's Chicago FC United, on May 31.
Players will have to take two days
of work to travel to the game. As if Sunday night, Christos was close to reaching its goal of raising $7,500 for the airfare, hotel and other expenses.
Kljestan contributed $500. One
other person contributed that amount: former Clemson keeper Josh Campbell