Charleston Battery is an American professional soccer club based in Charleston, South Carolina. Founded in 1993, the team plays in the United Soccer League and, along with the Richmond Kickers, is the oldest continuously operating professional soccer club in the United States.
Charleston is one of the more successful lower division soccer teams in the United States, having previously won the USISL Pro League in 1996, the USL A-League in 2003, and the final season of the USL Second Division in 2010.
In 2012, the team won the USL Pro Championship, 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.