The PDL’s Real Colorado Foxes started off hot early and scorched the USASA’s DV8 Defenders of California 5-0. Five different players netted goals that helped the team advance to the Second Round in their first-ever trip to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
While unable to find the net in the first third of the game, the Foxes controlled possession early, becoming a sign of things to come. Taylor Kemp opened the scoring with a volley in the 33rd minute, followed shortly by Isaiah Schafer knocking one in at 37′. Kyle Christensen then started the rout with another goal in the 42nd minute.
DV8 Defenders (USASA)
Real Colorado Foxes (PDL)
Shea Stadium – Highlands Ranch, CO
REAL: Taylor Kemp 33′
REAL: Isaiah Schafer 37′
REAL: Kyle Christensen 42′
REAL: Sterling Copeland 47′
REAL: Craig Thompson 87′
Sterling Copeland continued the fireworks, scoring just two minutes into the second half. While DV8 did generate a few scoring chances, Foxes keeper Johnny Foley was equal to the task and kept the clean sheet. Craig Thompson added a final tally at 87 minutes, putting an exclamation point on the game.
Real Colorado will face fellow PDL side Kitsap Pumas in the next round, in a battle of 2009 expansion teams. The match will be on June 21st at Memorial Stadium in Bremerton, WA, at 10 p.m. EDT.