Coming off a huge upset of Indy Eleven in the Second Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, PDL’s Mississippi Brilla rolled into Nashville hoping to pick off another USL team. However, Nashville SC have yet to lose at home this year, and were looking to maintain the Cup momentum they earned last week when they defeated crosstown rivals Inter Nashville.
Some local wag named this derby match “El Nashico”. It’s unclear if this nickname will survive – it’s actually unclear if Nashville will still have two teams after MLS comes to town – but for tonight it’s a rivalry.
The award is voted on by the staff at TheCup.us and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters.
Chattanooga FC nearly got revenge for a 5-0 thumping they suffered at the hands of the Silverbacks, but in the end, Atlanta prevailed 2-1 in extra time.
After making history in Round 2, Chattanooga FC’s dreams came to an end as Eric Wynalda’s Atlanta Silverbacks brought the amateurs down to earth with a convincing 5-0 victory in Chattanooga.
Entering the competition, the league, as a whole, was 0-15-0 against pro competition all-time, but a pair of goals from Luke Winter helped lead the way to the team’s first tournament victory.