Pinho scored a hat trick in a 3-0 road upset of Orlando City SC (MLS) to become just the third Brazilian to win the award. The Player of the Round honor is voted on by the staff of TheCup.us and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters.
Another year, another south Florida nightmare for Orlando City in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. This time, Miami FC did the job, emerging with a convincing 3-1 victory. Stefano Pinho’s hat trick, the first in the history of the new Orlando City Stadium, paced an outstanding performance by the NASL league leaders.
Miami FC’s Michael Lahoud: “This tournament is about survive and advance. We beat a very good team, and made a statement for our league , that we’re better than one of the best teams in USL. We earned the right to show we can compete against MLS teams, and hopefully we continue this great run.”
Miami FC earned the club’s historic first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup win with a 3-2 victory over the South Florida Surf at the University of Miami’s Cobb Stadium. The game, played in blustery conditions with intermittent rain, had a bit of everything: strong attacking play, hard-nosed defense, heroic goalkeeping and tactical nous.
Longtime NPSL legend Nacho scored in the 88th minute, breaking a 1-1 deadlock and helping host Miami United defeat Boca Raton FC 2-1 in Lamar Hunt US Open Cup 2nd round action last night at Milander Stadium.
Boca Raton FC has not been shied away from big ambitions, announcing a wholesale rebrand in late March, and with it, the club’s intention to make a long-term push to bring MLS to Boca Raton.
The story and romance of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is not simply a story of upsets, of the little guy getting a shot at Goliath. That’s too reductive, especially because by the end of the competition, a giant’s name usually finds itself engraved on the trophy. The US Open Cup is, above all, […]
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League (NASL) upset Major League Soccer (MLS) host Orlando City SC 2-1 last night on a goal from Victor “PC” Giro in stoppage time of extra time.
Southern Oak Stadium dripped with emotion in the build-up, the aftermath of the weekend’s tragic act of violence and hatred in Orlando heavy in the air.
A capacity crowd of 1,200 saw the Armada win for the first time since an April 15 NASL league triumph over The Miami FC.