Despite a lightning delay of almost an hour and a half, the Orlando City SC made easy work of the USASA’s ASC New Stars 4-0 at the UCF Soccer Stadium in the First Round of the U.S. Open Cup.
For the first 25 minutes of the game, the New Stars defense managed to shut down Orlando’s scoring opportunities. By the 27th minute Orlando finally broke through when Devorn Jorsling’s diving header off a Dennis Chin pass found the net. Minutes later, Orlando had a golden opportunity to double their lead when Chin was fouled in the penalty area. However, Jamie Watson’s penalty attempt struck the lower right post.
Just before the halftime whistle Orlando did find their second goal of the night when Chin crossed to Kevin Molino, who scored to make it 2-0.
Fifteen minutes into the second half it was Chin’s turn to find the net for Orlando as he put a shot away towards the low far post. Orlando saw their lead expand to 4-0 in the 77th minute when Jorsling scored his second of the match, this time from a cross by Charlie Campbell.
Orlando will visit the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium in the Second Round on June 21.
ASC New Stars (USASA-South TX)