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.
The USL Pro VSI Tampa Bay survived a scare from the PDL Orlando City U23s, reaching the next round 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw against their Central Florida opposition. In another Florida showdown, the PDL Ocala Stampede were 4-2 winners in Miami against Red Force of the USASA. In Michigan, the longtime amateur powerhouse Bucks finally fell victim to their amateur peers, dropping their match against the upstart Dearborn Stars. Though they are not in the same state, the USASA’s Icon FC of North Jersey knocked off the nearby Brooklyn Italians of the NPSL 4-1.
Comebacks were the other major theme on the night as it appeared no lead was safe. The most dramatic of the comebacks was in Greensboro where the Carolina Dynamo, who took the initial lead, fell behind to visiting Chattanooga FC 3-1 but came back to pull even at three each, sending the match to overtime. Chattanooga scored with five minutes left, but Carolina answered with another equalizer two minutes later and prevailed in penalties. The Georgia Revolution also nearly saw a similar collapse after posting a four-goal advantage against the visiting Real Colorado Foxes, but held on for the one-goal victory.
There were several other rallies that proved critical in advancing. The USL Pro Pittsburgh Riverhounds avoided elimination, finding an equalizer against RWB Adria (USASA) and taking the penalty shootout. FC Tucson (PDL) knocked off their USL Pro state foes Phoenix FC, coming from behind for a 2-1 win with a late game-winner. Unlike their Cascadia rival Seattle Sounders U23s that cruised to a 5-1 win on four first half goals from David Geno, the Portland Timbers U23s had to come back at home from a two-goal deficit to knock off the NPSL Sacramento Gold 3-2. And in California, the host Ventura County Fusion (PDL) fell behind twice but found a late strike to win 3-2 against FC Hasental (NPSL).
There were also a number of individual performances that stood out in Round 1. Prior to this year, there had never been more than two hat tricks in a single round. On Tuesday night, there were four. Geno of the Sounders U23s became just the first amateur player, and just the 10th overall, to score four goals in a game in the Modern Professional Era, while Hakan Ilhan (Carolina Dynamo), Kwadwo Poku (Georgia Revolution) and Argjent Duka (Icon FC) each scored a trio of goals.
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River City Rovers (PDL) 0:3 Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro) –
DAY: Irakli Khutsidze – 8th min.
DAY: Eric Kissinger – 27th min.
DAY: Tjeerd Westdijk (Charles Hertsenberger) – 48th min.
Mass Premier Soccer (USASA) 0 :: 2 GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL) –
POR: Pierre Omanga (Emmanuel Appiah) 1st min.
POR: Pierre Omanga (PK) 89th min.
Icon FC (USASA) 4 :: 1 Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) –
ICON: Argjent Duka – 13th min.
ICON: Argjent Duka – 52nd min.
ICON: Kevin Garcia – 70th min.
ICON: Argjent Duka – 79th min.
BRO: Tim Parker – 79th min.
NY Red Bulls U23s (NPSL) 0 :: 2 Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL) –
OCN: Duke Lacroix – 14th min.
OCN: Nick Perea (Frank Tweneboa) – 58th min.
FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic (NPSL) 0 :: 2 Reading United AC (PDL) –
REA: Darius Madison (Larry Ndjock) – 50th min
REA: Steve Neumann (Wes Charpie) – 55th min.
Ocala Stampede (PDL) 4 :: 2 Red Force (USASA) –
OCA: Jack Bailey (Sam Duininck) – 8th min.
OCA: Kenny Hogg (PK) – 47th min.
RED: Heber Hernandez – 53rd min.
OCA: Jack Bailey (Kenny Hogg) – 62nd min.
OCA: Kenny Hogg – 88th min.
VSI Tampa Bay FC (USL Pro) 1 (5) :: (3) 1 Orlando City U-23s (PDL) –
TB: Andriy Budnyy (Alex Freitas) – 7th min.
ORL: Nicolas Russo (Ian Svantesson) – 90th min.
Chattanooga FC (NPSL) 4 (1) :: (4) 4 Carolina Dynamo (PDL) –
CAR: Alex Martinez – 22nd min.
CHA: Luke Winter – 53rd min.
CHA: Thibault Charmey – 66th min.
CHA: Chris Ochieng – 75th min.
CAR: Hakan Ilhan (PK) – 80th min.
CAR: Hakan Ilhan – 88th min.
CHA: Fynn Glover – 115th min.
CAR: Hakan Ilhan (Kevin Durand) – 118th min.
CAR: Hakan Ilhan – GOAL
CHA: Jose Ferraz – GOAL
CAR: Jennings Rex – GOAL
CHA: Sias Reneke – SAVED
CAR: Holden Fender – GOAL
CHA: Chris Ochieng – SAVED
CAR: Kevin Durand – GOAL
Dearborn Stars (USASA) 2 :: 0 Michigan Bucks (PDL) –
DEA: Niki Djokic – 57th min.
DEA: Niki Djokic – 90th min.
RWB Adria (USASA) 1 (3) :: (5) 1 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL Pro) –
RWB: Carlos Munoz – 17th min.
PIT: Seth C’deBaca (Rob Vincent) – 53rd min.
RWB: Vlad Baciu – GOAL
PIT: Jose Angulo – GOAL
RWB: Semir Mesanovic – GOAL
PIT: Mike Green – GOAL
RWB: Igor Dimov – GOAL
PIT: Rob Vincent – GOAL
RWB: Adnan Ejupovic – MISS
PIT: Matthew Dallman – GOAL
PIT: Kevin Kerr – GOAL
NTX Rayados (USASA) 0 :: 3 Austin Aztex (PDL) –
AUS: Andres Cuero – 14th min.
AUS: Own Goal (Clifford Spencer) – 33rd min.
AUS: Tony Rocha – 85th min.
Phoenix FC (USL Pro) 1 :: 2 FC Tucson (PDL) –
PHO: Diego Faria (Aaron King) – 63rd min.
TUC: Conner Bevans – 82nd min.
TUC: Conner Bevans (Saaed Robinson) – 90th min.
Sacramento Gold (NPSL) 2 :: 3 Portland Timbers U23s (PDL) –
SAC: Max Alvarez – 5th min.
SAC: Max Alvarez – 25th min.
POR: Zack Foxhoven – 37th min.
POR: Gabriel Conelian (Unassisted) – 41st min.
POR: Mark Sherrod – 78th min.
Doxa Italia (USASA) 1 :: 5 Seattle Sounders U23s (PDL) –
SEA: Darwin Jones – 13th min.
SEA: David Geno – 19th min.
SEA: David Geno (Darwin Jones) – 36th min.
SEA: David Geno (Mauricio DeLeon) – 38th min.
SEA: David Geno – 45th min.
DOX: Bryan Byrne – 68th min.
PSA Elite (USASA) 0 :: 2 Laredo Heat SC (PDL) –
LAR: Danny Garza 1 (Leo Medeiros 1) 44
LAR: Leo Medeiros 1 (Yosmel De Armas 1) 47
Real Colorado Foxes (PDL) 3 :: 4 Georgia Revolution (NPSL) –
GA: Kwadwo Poku (Rene Enang) 15th
GA: Emeka Maduka (Kwadwo Poku) 40th min.
GA: Kwadwo Poku (unassisted) 43rd min.
GA: Kwadwo Poku (unassisted) 56th min.
RC: Alex Tarnoczi (unassisted) 63rd min.
RC: Chris Salvaggione (Aaron Skipworth) 64th min.
RC: Aaron Skipworth (Luigi Clendening) 79th min.
FC Hasental (NPSL) 2 :: 3 Ventura County Fusion (PDL) –
HAS: Agustin Cazarez (Alberto Anguiano) 39
VC: Frankie Lopez (Ema Boateng) 45
HAS: Gustavo Villalobos 65
VC: Patrick Otte (pen) 77
VC: Chase Minter (Dylan Riley) 87
DMM: Jimmy Tulloch – 50th min.