At some point in the near future, Jaime Moreno will no longer be playing for D.C. United. The 36-year old Bolivian goalscorer will keep playing this game as long as he keeps being an effective player. Tonight Moreno scored twice to prolong Father Time and help the Black and Red to a 2-0 victory over the host Charleston Battery and won their very first Charleston Challenge Cup.
Moreno scored on a glancing header off a Christian Castillo corner kick midway through the first half. The United legend closed out the scoring in stoppage time of the first half with a very cheeky penalty kick chip that badly fooled the helpless Charleston goalkeeper. Santino Quaranta was brought down in the box after a nice pass from Castillo and an equally nice turn by Tino on the defender who dragged him down.
United also retained the vaunted Coffee Pot Cup, their own individual competition with the Battery. The Charleston Battery supporters group will pay for the beer that will fill the Cup as United’s fans will drink from the Cup in the Three Lions Pub after the match.
United will now turn their attention to the season opening match next Saturday night in Kansas City. The best news of the day, aside from United obtaining more silverware, was that the new Collective Bargaining Agreement was ratified and signed this afternoon paving the way for the start of the MLS season this Thursday evening.