Steel FC, making its debut in US Open Cup qualifying, dominated Germantown City FC of Maryland, winning 3-1 at Shady Side Academy on Saturday night.
While Lilley’s Hounds struggled to create many scoring opportunities for much of its Third Round Open Cup match against USL Championship foe Indy Eleven, all they needed was one opportunistic moment to pull out a 1-0 win at Highmark Stadium on Wednesday night.
Neco Brett scored twice in a 12-minute span in the second half and Anthony Velarde added an assist and a late goal to spoil the USL League Two club’s upset bid, as the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC turned things up a notch to defeat Dayton, 3-0, in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match.
Maybe the most important turning point in the Dayton Dutch Lions’ 2-1 win over Erie Commodores in the First Round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on a windy night at McConnell Family Stadium in Erie took place a few moments before the game actually began.
The Tartan Devils Oak Avalon have been a resilient amateur club — making an unprecedented run to reach the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup’s 2nd Round. That run came to crashing halt on Wednesday night at Highmark Stadium, as the Pittsburgh-based team were outclassed by Louisville City FC, 9-0.
In a battle of contrasting teams, a veteran group of amateur players from Pittsburgh’s Tartan Devils Oak Avalon battled back to net a late equalizer, then beat a Derby City Rovers FC 1-1 (4-3 on penalties), in the First Tound of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on Wednesday night in Jeffersonville, Indiana, at the Woerle Sports Complex.
Members of Tartan Devils Oak Avalon club never fathomed that this opportunity would come their way, but they are certain of one thing, they are proud of where they come from — and play in a way that is emblematic of Western Pennsylvania’s blue collar roots.
The Tartan Devils Oak Avalon are looking to become the first open division amateur club from Western Pennsylvania to qualify since 1992..
“As I said in the lead-up to this game, if my players were able to train five, six days per week, they would do very well in the USL,” said Lansdowne Bhoys head coach Austin Friel.
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds took one of Major League Soccer’s top teams to the edge before a lively standing-room-only crowd Wednesday at Highmark Stadium, but fell to DC United, 3-1, in extra time.