Read the full story in the Baltimore Sun. Here is a snippet:
"The order was indeed a tall one Tuesday night for Christos FC, which quickly became Baltimore’s latest soccer darling with an impressive run through three rounds of the 104th Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The amateur club, sponsored by a Ferndale liqour store for 20 years, was up against Major League Soccer’s D.C. United in addition to sweltering heat at packed Maryland SoccerPlex.
Playing in front of a spirited fan base sporting fluorescent green T-shirts, Christos did everything it could to keep up — opening the scoring and showing no fear throughout — before surrendering a tying goal to Julian Büscher in the 35th minute and a go-ahead goal to Lloyd Sam in the 81st in falling to D.C.’s pro team, 4-1. Büscher added his second goal in the 90th minute, and Ian Harkes scored in the closing minute of extra time to secure the win.
In the losing effort, Christos, which was looking to become the first amateur team to advance past the fourth round since MLS teams began competing in the tournament in 1996, made Baltimore proud with a tireless and gutsy effort."