FC Denver hopes that qualifying for the US Open Cup will be a first step toward FC Denver gaining national recognition.
The Republic have now scored ten goals in just three Open Cup matches, a far cry from their league form. Now, they travel to Carson, Calif. to take on the LA Galaxy in the Round of 16.
From minute one until the final whistle, this game was all Republic all the time as the Sacramento club ended their drought in an emphatic fashion: a 4-0 victory that advanced them to a third round game against USL expansion club Reno 1868 FC. The winner of that game will host a Major League Soccer team in Round 4.
The Burlingame Dragons FC, a third-year PDL franchise, managed their first win in three first round tries, beating El Farolito at Boxer Stadium 6-5 on penalties after the two teams drew 0-0 through 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of overtime.
Or for the Premier Development League’s Kitsap Pumas in its 3-1 victory over against the USL’s Sacramento Republic FC, a massive scouting report put together by a former Sports Illustrated writer.
At least five teams either fielded an ineligible player or had one on their gameday roster during the first or second rounds of the tournament. However, only two of the teams were discovered in time to file a protest.
The Sacramento Republic improve to 5-0-0 over the last three years against amateur teams with a 5-0 win over the NPSL’s CD Aguiluchos.
Feats of awe-inspiring skill may be rarer in lower division soccer, but they still exist on a regular basis – Sacramento Gold forward Manolo Pina is living proof of this.
Three second half goals from three different players gave fourth-year NPSL club CD Aguiluchos USA its first-ever victory in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup competition.
After nearly a decade of absences, San Francisco will provide a team in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for the second consecutive year with supporter-owned San Francisco City Football Club.