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U.S. OPEN CUP

May 14, 2014
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
Second round roundup


RICHMOND - USL PRO side Richmond Kickers scored three goals in each half and earned a 6-1 victory against the National Premier Soccer League's RVA FC in a Richmond, Virginia, derby in the Second Round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Sports Backers Stadium.

With the victory, the Kickers will host New York Greek American Atlas (USASA) in the Third Round at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 28, at Richmond City Stadium.

The Kickers opened up the scoring with a Samuel Asante header off of an Alex Lane cross from the right to take a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute.

The Kickers scored their next two first-half goals off of rebounds. In the 37th minute, Shay Spitz's low, diving header was saved by RVA FC goalkeeper Bill Groben, but Spitz stuck with it for his own rebound and tally for a 2-0 advantage. Then in first-half stoppage time, Groben saved Spitz's left-footed strike and Jason Yeisley was there for the rebound to take a 3-0 lead into halftime.

Tishan Hanley, who played for the 2013 NPSL champion RVA FC last year, scored back-to-back goals against his former team in the 62nd and 64th minutes, respectively, to push the Kickers lead to 5-0.

Second-half sub Jonathan Orlando got RVA FC on the score sheet in the 66th minute with a left-footed strike inside the near left post to make it 5-1. But the Kickers responded in the 89th minute as George Davis IV, the team's scoring leader in USL PRO play, pushed the advantage to 6-1.
Full story from DC Soccer News

Second Round Roundup - Wednesday, May 14:
ORLANDO CITY U23S (PDL) 2, JACKSONVILLE UNITED FC (NPSL) 1
: The Orlando City U23s beat Jacksonville United FC, using a second-half own goal from Jacksonville that would prove to be the game-winner. Orlando advances to the Third Round and will travel to play the Charleston Battery on May 28.

DAYTON DUTCH LIONS (USL PRO) 2, SCHWABEN AC (USASA) 0: Eli Garner and Joe Broekhuizen each scored and the Dayton Dutch Lions shut out Schwaben AC 2-0 in second-round action. The Lions will travel to play Indy Eleven in the Third Round.

BALTIMORE BOHEMIANS (PDL) 4, ICON FC (USASA) 1: Austin Martz scored what would prove to be the winning goal just before the half as the Baltimore Bohemians exploded with four goals from four different players to win handily against Icon FC. The Bohemians advance to take on the Harrisburg City Islanders on May 28 in Round 3.

PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS (USL PRO) 3, NEW YORK RED BULLS U-23S (NPSL) 1: Tied at halftime, Matt Dalman fed Jose Angulo for the go-ahead goal in the 68th minute as the Pittsburgh Riverhounds scored twice in the second half and advance to the Third Round. The Riverhounds will next host RWB Adria on May 28.
Full story from Philly Soccer News

NEW YORK GREEK AMERICAN ATLAS (USASA) 2, OCEAN CITY NOR'EASTERS (PDL) 0: Josh Trott scored two goals - one in each half - as New York Greek American Atlas shut out the Ocean City Nor'easters to advance to the Third Round. New York will travel to play the Richmond Kickers on May 28.
Full story from Big Apple Soccer

READING UNITED A.C. (PDL) 5, GREATER BINGHAMTON FC THUNDER (NPSL) 2: Led by Darius Madison's goal and three assists, Reading United A.C. scored three second-half goals to put away Greater Binghamton FC Thunder to advance to the Third Round. Reading United will travel to take on the Rochester Rhinos on May 28 in Round 3 action.
Full story from Philly Soccer News

HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS (USL PRO) 4, FC LEHIGH UNITED SONIC (NPSL) 0: The Harrisburg City Islanders erased a scoreless first half by scoring four goals in the final 45 minutes en route to a 4-0 victory. Jose Barril's 48th-minute tally proved to be the winner. Harrisburg City advances to play the Baltimore Bohemians in Round 3 on May 28.
Full story from Philly Soccer News

CHARLOTTE EAGLES (USL PRO) 3, CAROLINA DYNAMO (PDL) 1: Jorge Herrera scored twice and recorded an assist as the Charlotte Eagles beat the Carolina Dynamo. The Eagles advance to the Third Round to play the Carolina RailHawks on the road on May 28.

RWB ADRIA (USASA) 1, MICHIGAN BUCKS (PDL) 0 (OT): For the second U.S. Open Cup match in a row, RWB Adria needed more than 90 minutes to secure victory, this time defeating the Michigan Bucks 1-0 on a 92nd-minute goal by Carlos Munoz. Adria previously needed PKs to dispatch Detroit City FC 3-1 after the teams finished 120 minutes of play tied 2-2. RWB Adria will next travel to face the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) in Round 3 on May 28.

ORLANDO CITY (USL PRO) 4, OCALA STAMPEDE (PDL) 1: Reigning USL PRO champion Orlando City made short work of PDL outfit Ocala Stampede with a brace for both Corey Hertzog and Dennis Chin. Orlando City moves on to play the Tampa Bay Rowdies in Round 3 on May 28.
Full story from Sunshine Soccer News

CHARLESTON BATTERY (USL PRO) 4, PANAMA CITY BEACH PIRATES (PDL) 0: The Charleston Battery scored early through Maikel Chang and didn't look back in a 4-0 victory against the Panama City Beach Pirates. Chang opened the scoring in just the fourth minute before a hat trick from Haviel Cordoves sealed Charleston's passage to the Third Round, where it will host the Orlando City U-23s on May 28.
Full story from Sunshine Soccer News

CHATTANOOGA FC (NPSL) 3, WILMINGTON HAMMERHEADS (USL PRO) 1: Chattanooga FC added to a record-breaking Second Round of the U.S. Open Cup with a 3-1 win against the Wilmington Hammerheads. It was the first victory by an NPSL team against a professional club in the competition's history. Luke Winter scored a brace as Chattanooga held off a Hammerheads team that was reduced to 10 men inside the first 15 minutes of the match. A stoppage time goal ensured Chattanooga would move on to the Third Round, where it will face the Atlanta Silverbacks on May 28.

ROCHESTER RHINOS (USL PRO) 2, WESTERN MASS. PIONEERS (PDL) 1 (OT): It took 110 minutes before the goals started to flow between the Rochester Rhinos and Western Mass. Pioneers, but once they did, it made for a heart-stopping Rhinos victory in the final 15-minute period of overtime. Levi Houapeu finally broke through for the Rhinos after 110 minutes of goalless action, and his strike was followed soon after by a magnificent match-winner from Onua Obasi. William Daniels pulled a goal back for the Pioneers to make for a tense final three minutes, but Rochester was able to hang on, and will now lock horns with Reading United A.C. on May 28.
Full story from New England Soccer News

BROOKLYN ITALIANS SC (NPSL) 4, JERSEY EXPRESS (PDL) 2: A late three-goal surge in the second half propelled the Brooklyn Italians past the Jersey Express in an East Coast thriller. Down 1-0 at half to a strike from Jersey's Markus Hackett, Brooklyn tied the score in the 50th minute through Jiro Barriga. Another goal for Jersey in the 63rd minute saw Brooklyn trail again, but the match turned in the 74th minute when Barriga earned a penalty kick. Salvatore Barone buried his shot from the spot before two strikes from Yvener Guerrier in the final 10 minutes sent the Italians on to play the New York Cosmos in the Third Round on May 28.
Full story from Big Apple Soccer

OKLAHOMA CITY ENERGY FC (USL PRO) 2, TULSA ATHLETICS (NPSL) 0: Energy FC muscled past the Tulsa Athletics in a chippy Oklahoma derby thanks to goals from David Leichty in the 10th and Pete Caringi in the 69th minutes, respectively. Oklahoma City advances to the Third Round where it will meet Arizona United on May 28.
Full story from Dallas Soccer News

DES MOINES MENACE (USASA) 3, REAL COLORADO FOXES (PDL) 0: The Des Moines Menace cruised past Real Colorado 3-0 behind goals from Nico Wright, Alec Bartlett and Hyun Dong. The Iowa based club will host Minnesota United FC in the Third Round on May 28.

NTX RAYADOS (USASA) 4, AUSTIN AZTEX (PDL) 4 (Rayados wins 4-2 on PKs): The NTX Rayados prevailed after an absolute barn-burner with the Austin Aztex finished in the north Texas club's favor 4-2 on penalty kicks. The goals poured in after halftime, at which point the teams were tied at 1-1. Tucker Hume put the Aztex up 3-2 midway through the second after Sito Seoane and Adam Black had twice given the Aztex an advantage. The Rayados equalized all three times before finally taking their first lead in the 117th minute. By that point, Austin had been reduced to 10 men, but still found a way to claw back in the final seconds of overtime. Both teams converted their first two rounds of penalty kicks, but after Black hit the post and the Rayados converted in the third round, Hume had his shot saved by the Rayados goalkeeper, sending the north Texas outfit on to face the San Antonio Scorpions in the Third Round on May 28.

FRESNO FUEGO (PDL) 2, ORANGE COUNTY BLUES (USL PRO) 0: First-half goals by Abraham Campos in the 41st minute and Jose Cuevas in the 44th minute held up as Fresno Fuego topped Orange County Blues in the Second Round at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California. Fresno Fuego had to play the closing minutes of regulation and five minutes of stoppage time down a man.

LAREDO HEAT (PDL) 2, RED FORCE (USASA) 1: Danny Garza scored the game-winning goal in the closing minute of regulation and Laredo Heat pulled off the second-round victory against Red Force at Laredo, Texas. Laredo will face the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the NASL on May 28 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

SACRAMENTO REPUBLIC (USL PRO) 2, VENTURA COUNTY FUSION (PDL) 1: Dakota Collins scored the game-winning goal as the USL PRO side edged Ventura County at Cosumnes College Stadium in Sacramento, California. In addition to Collins' 78th-minute tally, Harrison Delbridge also scored for Sacramento Republic, which now hosts Fresno Fuego on May 28 in Round 3.

PSA ELITE (USASA) 1, SAN DIEGO FLASH (NPSL) 0 (forfeit): On Tuesday, PSA Elite advanced to the third round by virtue of a San Diego Flash forfeit due to San Diego's venue becoming unavailable for the match date and no alternate location in place 24 hours before the scheduled kickoff. PSA Elite will face LA Galaxy II of the USL PRO on May 28 at StubHub Center in Carson, California.

LA GALAXY II (USL PRO) 6, CAL FC (USASA) 1: LA Galaxy II scored five of its six goals in the opening half and cruised past Cal FC at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Travis Bowen had a first-half brace and LA Galaxy II will now host PSA Elite on May 28.

   
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