The First Round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup belonged to the home teams for the 100th edition of the tournament Tuesday night as one game remains on Wednesday. The hosts advanced in 13 of the 17 contests on the night with the four road teams that are moving on all coming out of contests versus opponents that were virtually in-state.
2013 US Open Cup First Round: Ventura County Fusion rallies twice for historic win over FC Hasental (video)
In a showdown of two Los Angeles area clubs, it was a true back and forth affair with the visiting FC Hasental side taking the lead twice before ultimately falling 3-2 on a late goal from the Ventura County Fusion, sending them on to face
It was a night of firsts for the Ocala Stampede of the PDL—the most important being the club’s first US Open Cup victory in the 100th incarnation of the storied tournament.
The first round of the 2013 U.S. Open Cup kicked off last night in Ocean City, New Jersey with the Ocean City Nor’easters playing host to the Red Bulls New York U23 squad.
As the lone holdover from the scheduled night of the First Round, the Des Moines Menace and Madison 56ers had all the attention Wednesday evening. Set-up for a battle, the game did not disappoint and became the only first-round match with a 1-0 finish.