Charleston Battery is an American professional soccer club based in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1993, the team plays in the USL (United Soccer League) and is one of the oldest continuously operating professional soccer clubs in the United States. Charleston is considered one of the more successful lower division soccer teams in the United States. The Charleston Battery has previously won:
USISL Pro League in 1996
USL A-League in 2003
final season of the USL Second Division in 2010
USL Pro Championship in 2012, winning its fourth title in club history.
Charleston is also the most successful club in the history of the unofficial Southern Derby competition with five first-place finishes. The club plays home games in Charleston on Daniel Island, at the soccer-specific MUSC Health Stadium. Home games have been held there since 1999. The team's colors are black and yellow, with a traditional red scheme for away uniforms. Mike Anhaeuser has been their head coach and general manager since 2005.