For Triangle Brigade FC coach Jason Sisneros, every moment is an educational opportunity. Each game, each practice, each tournament is a chance to learn and grow with the overall goal to create an elite level of amateur soccer in North Carolina and the surrounding region.
Seattle etched its place in the annals of US Open Cup history, winning its fourth title, 3-1 over the Philadelphia Union in a thrilling extra time affair in the tournament’s 101st Final in Chester, Pa.
Le Toux scored his 14th career US Open Cup goal which passes Jaime Moreno, David Bulow and Johnny Menyongar at the top of the Modern Professional Era’s goalscoring chart.
North Carolina-based Triangle Brigade won the tournament in their first attempt and are expected to join North Texas Rayados in the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Sebastian Le Toux scored his 12th and 13th US Open Cup goals, tying him for most in the Modern Professional Era (1995-present) in a 2-1 Philadelphia Union victory over the New York Cosmos.
Harrisburg’s Brian Sylvestre nearly single-handedly won the match for the third-division City Islanders, making 10 saves, but Maurice Edu canceled out a 39th-minute Harrisburg goal in the 89th minute, and Andrew Wenger added two more in extra time for a 3-1 win in Chester, Pa.
USASA Region I qualifying for the 2015 US Open Cup continued over the past two Sundays, with the Maryland Bays remaining alive in both the Open and Amateur Cups, Mass Premier Soccer advancing to the Open Final and changing its name to GPS Massachusetts, and New York Greek American Atlas nearly reaching double-digit goals against its Amateur Cup semifinal foes.
Both clubs move on to the USASA Region III Open Cup tournament, where they look to become the first Louisiana-based team to make the Open Cup since the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (USL A-League) did it in 1997.
The Third Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup took place on May 28 and 29 with 16 games on the schedule. NASL entered the fray in this round, with all 32 competitors hoping for a chance to take on an MLS side in Round 4.
It took more than 45 minutes of shooting for the Harrisburg City Islanders to find the back of the net, but when they did, they couldn’t stop. They eventually got four in a victory over Lehigh Valley United Sonic in Round Two of the 2014 US Open Cup