Sat., Feb. 22, 5 p.m., Wed., Feb. 26, 5 p.m. and Sat., March 1, 5 p.m. 2014
Forget having moves like Jagger. We’d rather bend it like Beckham. The 11th annual Carolina Challenge Cup may not have Beckham, but it will have a plethora of soccer studs with wicked shots on goal. This year’s pre-season competition invites Major League Soccer’s Seattle Sounders, the Houston Dynamo, DC United (the current U.S. Cup champions), and of course, the Charleston Battery to take the field. “This is the only chance to see this level of soccer talent in the Lowcountry,” says Whitney Woods, the Charleston Battery’s director of marketing. The weeklong tournament kicks off with Houston Dynamo up against DC United, followed by the Battery facing the Seattle Sounders. On Wednesday, the Dynamo take on the Sounders while the Battery battles DC United. The tournament wraps up next Saturday with the Sounders playing DC United and the Battery taking on Houston.