U.S. OPEN CUP
May 16, 2012
National Premier Soccer League teams had a good showing in the first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, with three teams advancing to the second round after wins on Tuesday night.
Here is a rundown of Tuesday’s first round:
FIRST ROUND - Tuesday, May 15
Jacksonville United (NPSL) 2, Orlando City U-23s (PDL) 1: Jacksonville scored two second-half goals, with all of the game’s scoring coming in the second half, and defeated host Orlando City U-23s at the Seminole Soccer Complex in Sanford, Fla.
Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) 2, FC Sonic (NPSL) 0: The Rough Riders scored two first-half goals and defeated Sonic on the road at Whitehall High School Stadium in Whitehall, Pa. The game originally was scheduled to be played at the Ulrich Sports Complex of Lehigh University, but was moved because of field conditions.
Georgia Revolution (NPSL) 1, Mississippi Brilla FC (PDL) 0 (OT): The Revolution needed overtime and found its game-winning goal from Hailab Habtom in the 105th minute to defeat Mississippi Brilla at the RYSA Soccerplex in Conyers, Ga.
Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) 3, GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL) 2: Brooklyn netted early goals from Nathaniel Simons in the fifth minute and Christian Turizo on a seventh-minute free kick as the Italians defeated the Portland Phoenix PDL squad at Deering High School’s Memorial Field in Portland, Maine.
Des Moines Menace (PDL) 3, Milwaukee Bavarians (NPSL) 1 (OT): Des Moines, playing with a 10-vs.-9 advantage in overtime, pulled off a two-goal victory against Milwaukee ata rain-soaked and sprinkler-malfunctioningBavarian Soccer Park in Glendale, Wis. Lebogang Moloto had both overtime goals for the Menace.
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) 6, Fullerton Rangers (NPSL) 2 (OT): Ventura County erupted with four goals in overtime to oust Fullerton at the Santa Ana Bowl in Santa Ana, Calif. Frankie Lopez’s penalty kick goal gave Ventura County a 3-2 lead, and teammates Kennedy Chongo, Willie Rupert and Rodrigo Lopez followed with goals to put the match well out of reach.
SECOND ROUND - Tuesday, May 22
Michigan Bucks (PDL) at Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO): Chartiers Valley Stadium; Bridgeville, Pa.; 7 p.m. ET
Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO): Skyline Sports Complex; Harrisburg, Pa.; 7 p.m. ET
Cal FC (USASA) at Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO): Legion Sports Complex; Wilmington, N.C.; 7 p.m. ET
PSA Elite (USASA) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL): WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.; 7:07 p.m. ET
Fresno Fuego (PDL) at Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL): Lockhart Stadium; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; 7:30 p.m. ET
K.C. Athletics (USASA) at Orlando City Soccer Club (USL PRO): Seminole Soccer Complex; Sanford, Fla.; 7:30 p.m. ET
Reading United AC (PDL) at Charleston Battery (USL PRO): Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C.; 7:30 p.m. ET
Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) at Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO): Sahlen’s Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.; 7:35 p.m. ET
Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) at Jacksonville United (NPSL): Patton Park; Jacksonville, Fla.; 7 p.m. ET
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) at Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC (USASA): Maryland SportsPlex Stadium; Boyds, Md.; 7:30 p.m. ET
Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) at Georgia Revolution (NPSL): RYSA Soccerplex; Conyers, Ga.; 7:30 p.m. ET
Laredo Heat (PDL) at San Antonio Scorpions (NASL): Heroes Stadium; San Antonio, Texas; 7:30 p.m. CT
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) at Chicago Fire PDL (PDL): Toyota Park Practice Field; Bridgeview, Ill.; 6 p.m. CT
Minnesota Stars FC (NASL) at Des Moines Menace (PDL): Valley Stadium; Des Moines, Iowa; 7:30 p.m. CT
Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) at El Paso Patriots (PDL): Patriots Stadium; El Paso, Texas; 8 p.m. MT
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) at Los Angeles Blues (USL PRO): Norco Community College*, Norco, Calif.; 4 p.m. PT*
* Note: Changed from original May 1 announcement.
2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule (Per Round)
May 15: First Round
May 22: Second Round
May 29: Third Round
June 5: Fourth Round
June 26: Quarterfinals
July 10: Semifinals
Aug. 7 or 8: Final