This past Wednesday saw the First Round of the 101st Edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. 16 amateur teams were scheduled to square off — but only 7 matches took place — for the right to move on in one of the world’s longest running soccer competitions.
It was a battle of amateur clubs featuring former professional players making their second consecutive trip to the tournament and a goal by David Olguin in the 81st minute was enough to send Red Force to a rare Florida victory.
In a battle of Southern California amateur clubs, PSA Elite won a penalty kick shootout against the Los Angeles Misioneros to advance to Round 2 for the second time in three years.
2014 US Open Cup Round 1: Ventura County Fusion rallies to beat CD Aguiluchos to set amateur win record (video)
The Ventura County Fusion became the first Premier Development League team to win US Open Cup matches in four straight seasons Wednesday night with a 2-1 win over the NPSL’s CD Aguiluchos USA.
2014 US Open Cup Round 1: RWB Adria advance for first time in Modern Pro Era, eliminate Detroit City FC in PKs
RWB Adria has had their share of heartbreaks in their US Open Cup history. Wednesday, they were the heartbreakers, as they eliminated Detroit City FC on penalty kicks after a full time score of 2-2.