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U.S. OPEN CUP

June 10, 2008
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
First round recaps


Richmond Kickers (USL-2) 3, Fredericksburg Gunners (PDL) 1
RICHMOND, Va---The Richmond Kickers scored three goals in the opening 24 minutes and defeated the Fredericksburg Gunners 3-0 Tuesday.

Eliot Paschalis was swet up by David Bulow in the 11th minute and Stanley Nyazamba made it 2-0 in the 20th. Bulow added a penalty kick in the 24th minute.

Western Mass Pioneers (USL-2) 2, Boston Olympiakos (USASA) 0
LUDLOW, Mass---Neil Krause scored in the 32nd minute and Jeff Deren added a goal in the 66th minute to give the Western Mass. Pioneers a 2-0 win over Boston Olympiakos in their first round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game at Lusitano Stadium.

Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL-2) 4, AAC Eagles (USASA) 0
LISLE, Il--The Pittsburgh Riverhounds defeated the AAC Eagles 4-0 in a first round game of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night at Benedictine University.

Pittsburgh jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first half as team captain Nathan Salsi scored on a corner kick from Ryan Zabinski. Leon Browne tallied and was assited by Thabiso "Boyzzz" Khumalo. In the second half, the Hounds got goals from Jean Robens Jerome, who was assisted by Matt Langton, and Travis MacKenzie from Scott Gibson.

Carolina Railhawks(USL-1) 1, Brooklyn Knights (PDL) 0
CARY, NC--- The Brooklyn Knights put up a a fantastic fight, but with five minutes remaining in their Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup match, the Carolina RailHawks gave them the knockout punch Tuesday night.

Kupono Low scored on a free kick to lift the RailHawks to a 1-0 first-round victory over the Knights at WakeMed Park.

The Knights (Premier Development Soccer) were put at a major disadvantage before kickoff against the RailHawks (United Soccer Leagues Second Division) as three key players -- midfielders Jeff Matteo, Matia Damiano and Tarik Smith -- did not play. Instead, they are on the N.Y. Pancyprian Freedoms roster.


NY Pancyprian Freedom (USASA) at Real Maryland Monarchs (USL-2)
GERMANTOWN, Md---Postponed due to weather. Will be played Friday June 13 at 8pm at the Maryland SoccerPlex.


Cleveland City Stars (USL-2) 2, Michigan Bucks (PDL) 1
Pontiac, MI ---The Cleveland City Stars (USL-2) defeated the Michigan Bucks (PDL) 2-1 in their first round U.S. Open Cup game Tuesday night.

The Bucks jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when midfielder Ty Shipalane pounced on a miscue between a Stars defender and goalkeeper Hunter Gilstrap in the 4th minute.

Cleveland equalized in the 23rd minute when a low cross from Stars midfielder Sallieu Bundu found striker Floyd Franks in the box. Eleven minutes later it was Franks crossing and finding the head of Neil Hlavaty to put the City Stars up 2-1 going into the half.

Minnesota Thunder (USL-1) 4, St. Louis Lions (PDL) 1

BLAINE, Minn--- Melvin Tarley scored two goals and Dayton O’Brien had two assists in the Minnesota Thunder’s 4-1 win over the St. Louis Lions at the National Sports Center Tuesday.

Ricardo Sanchez (57th minute) and Aaron Paye *89th minute) also scored for Minnesota. Tommy Heinemann scored the only goal for St. Louis in the 79th minute to make the score 2-1.


Rochester Rhinos (USL-1) 2, RWB Adria (USASA) 1 (OT)
ROCHESTER, NY---Hamed Diallo scored in overtime to give the Rochester Rhinos a 2-1 win over RWB Adria at PAETEC Park.
The Rhinos broke through in the 74th minute on a penalty kick by Tiger Fitzpatrick. The penalty was awarded after Rhinos forward Hamed Diallo was taken down in the box by Adria defender Justin Dugena. Adria tied it in the 86th minute when Awadallah Morad received a pass from Joe Carver and buried it into an open net to force overtime.
Seven minutes into overtime, Diallo took a header from Matthew Delicate and dribbled past Adria defender Justin Dugena and keeper Jeff Richey before slotting the ball home

Atlanta Silverbacks (USL-1) 2 (5) Austin Aztex (PDL) 2 (4) pks
AUSTIN, TEXAS—The Atlanta Silverbacks advanced to the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday, coming back from a goal down twice, and playing a man down for the final 20 minutes before winning in penalty kicks against the Austin Aztex Tuesday night.

Jamie Watson gave Austin the lead in the 45th minute. Mac Kandji leveled the score at one in the 83rd minute. In overtime, Willy Guadarrama gave the Aztex a 2-1 lead, but David Hayes converted a penalty kick in the 113th minute to again level the score. All five Silverback penalty takers converted their shots.

Charleston Battery (USL-1) 3, ASC New Stars (USASA) 0
CHARLESTON, SC---Darren Spicer had a first half hat trick to lead the Charleston Battery to a 3-0 win over the ASC New Stars at Blackbaud Stadium Tuesday.

Spicer scored in the 19th, 27th and 43rd minutes.

Charlotte Eagles (USL-2) 5, Clearwater Galactics (USASA) 2
CHARLOTTE, NC---Dustin Swinehart and Robert Ssejjemba each scored two goals in the Charlotte Eagles 5-2 rout of the Clearwater Galactics Tuesday.

Swinehart assisted on Ssejjemba’s goal in the 35th minute for a 1-0 lead, but the amateur Galactics went up 2-1 on goals by Oscar Carmona in the 42nd minute and Edwin Diaz in the 48th.

A penalty kick in the 54th minute by Swinehart was the equalizer, and he netted the game winner in the 66th minute. Jorge Herrera scored in the 73rd minute and Ssejjemba closed it out in the 76th.

Miami FC (USL-1) 4, Bradenton Academics (PDL) 2
MIAMI--- Miami FC advanced to the next round in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a convincing 4-2 win over Bradenton Academics. Goals from Sean Cameron, Leo Inácio Nunes, and a brace from Alex Afonso sealed the victory after being down a man for 20 minutes of the match. The Academics took the lead with Zak Boggs and an own goal from Miami's Eddie Gutierrez put them ahead early in the second half.

Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) 5, Yakima Reds (PDL) 1
HARRISBURG, PA-- Brett Weisner had a goal and three assists and David Schofield had a goal and an asssit to lead the Harrisburg City Islanders to a 5-1 win over the Yakima Reds in the their first round U.S. Open Cup game.

Schofield gave the Islanders the lead in the first minute, then they went up 2-0 on an own goal. Schofield set up Weisner in the 43rd minute, then Weisner assisted on Almir Barbosa's goal.

Weisner added his third assist in the 57th minute on a goal by Geoff Bloes.

The Reds got on the board in the 86th minute on a goal by Angel Rojas.

Crystal Palace Baltimore (USL-2) 2, Los Angeles Legends (PDL) 1
AZUSA, CA----Crystal Palace Baltimore scored goals in both halves to defeat the man down Los Angeles Legends 2-1 in their first round game of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Azusa Pacific University.
Baltimore struck in the 43rd minute when Pat Healey hit a volley into the net to give Palace the advantage going into the break.
CP gained an advantage in in the 55th minute when the referee showed a straight red card to the Legends’ Ross Schunk for what appeared to be an innocuous enough tackle.
With 10 minutes left, Kevin Gallaugher to a through ball from Reid Baker to equalize.
In the 90th minute, Andrew Marshall took a huge throw-in from near the half-way line which reached Pat Healey in the box. He took it down with one touch, turned his marker and smacked a low strike inside the right post.

Hollywood United (USASA) at Portland Timbers (USL-1)
PORTLAND, Ore---Hollywood United pulled off the only upset of the Tuesday night’s first round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup action with a 3-2 win over the Portland Timbers at PGE Park.

Chris Brown gave the Timbers a 1-0 lead in the 32nd minute on a free kick. Matt Taylor equalized in the 45th minute on a penalty kick, but the Timbers regained the lead in the 51st minute on a goal by Arsene Oka,

Another penalty kick in the 58th minute by Taylor gave Hollywood the lead, then Earl Alexander sealed the win with a goal in stoppage time.


Seattle Sounders (USL-1) at Arizona Sahuaros (USASA)
PHOENIX, AZ -- The Seattle Sounders battled a determined Arizona Sahuaros side to a 1-0 victory in extra time to advance to the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

An unassisted goal from Kenji Treschuk off a missed clearance in the 118th minute gave Seattle the 1-0 win.

SECOND ROUND SCHEDULE

June 24
Richmond Kickers (USL2) at Western Mass. Pioneers (USL-2) Lusitano Stadium, Ludlow, Mass. 7:30 p.m.

NY Pancyprian Freedoms (USASA) / Real Maryland (USL2) at Carolina Railhawks (USL-1) WakeMed Soccer Park Cary, N.C. 7:30 p.m.

Cleveland City Stars (USL2) at Minnesota Thunder (USL1) National Sports Center Blaine, Minn. 7:05 p.m.

Atlanta Silverbacks (USL1) at Miami FC (USL1) Tropical Park Miami, Fla. 8:00 p.m.

Charlotte Eagles (USL2) / Clearwater Galactics (USASA) at Charleston Battery (USL1)
Blackbaud Stadium Charleston, S.C. 7:30 p.m.

Crystal Palace Baltimore at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL2) Skyline Sports Complex Harrisburg, Pa. 7:05 p.m.

Hollywood United (USASA) at Seattle Sounders (USL1) Starfire Sports Complex Tukwila, Wash. 8:00 p.m.

   
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