Christos Reach Werner Fricker Cup Final
Reading United Opponent for Lamar Hunt Open Cup
Side looks to repeat last season's Open Cup run. (8 May) Christos FC returns to the final of the USASA Region I final in the Werner Fricker Cup. Two years ago, the team took the amateur double, winning both the Werner Fricker Cup and the US Amateur Cup. Last summer, Lansdowne Bhoys of Eastern New York stopped Christos at the regional final as they grabbed the double. Christos head out to the Ukrainian American Sport Center once again where they will meet Jackson Lions FC of New Jersey.
After a nil-nil first half, Christos defeated Vereinigung Erzgebirge of Eastern Pennsylvania 3:0 to advance to the final. Jamie Merriam scored the game winner on the 65th minute mark making a sharp turn just inside of the penalty area. Michael Scott converted a penalty and Cody Albrecht set up Brian Graham for a tap in in the infal minutes to put the match away. Phil Saunders provided his usual solid effort in goal for the shutout.
On Wednesday, Christos hits the road up I-81 for a 7:00 match up against Reading United AC in first round action in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. It starts 7:00 at Alvernia University Stadium. Check the USSF Match Center for a live stream. on 9 May.
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