History partly repeated itself, as North Carolina FC carried an early second half goal by DJ Taylor to another 1-0 victory to advance to the Fourth Round of the Open Cup.
Dave Sarachan, who has the highest win percentage of any coach of the Modern Era, is now the manager of North Carolina FC, and in Round 2 he earned his first Open Cup victory in Cary, leading the Hawks to a 4-1 win over USL League One side Richmond Kickers.
North Carolina FC scored two goals in the first half, then replicated that in the second stanza on their way to a 4-1 victory over Ocean City to advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.
Capping arguably the darkest day in Carolina RailHawks history, the USL expansion Charlotte Independence quelled the hosts 1-0, ousting Carolina from the US Open Cup in the Third Round. It’s the earliest the RailHawks have exited the Open Cup since 2010.
Perez becomes the third FC Dallas player to score a hat trick in US Open Cup play in a 5-2 win over the Carolina RailHawks, snapping the NASL club’s 23-game home unbeaten streak.
It was the third consecutive year the RailHawks have hosted and now dispatched the Galaxy from the U.S. Open Cup. But unlike the previous two tournaments, this year was supposed to be different.
For the second time in three years, the Carolina RailHawks have eliminated Chivas USA at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, NC. Rookie goalkeeper Scott Goodwin was the hero, making 11 saves, including three stops in the penalty kick shootout.
The RailHawks clipped the Eagles 2-0 Wednesday evening in Cary, paced by two first-half goals from Nazmi Albadawi and Jun Marques Davidson. Carolina now advances to the third round of the 2014 Open Cup and will host Chivas USA of Major League Soccer on June 14.
Just like last round, the Carolina RailHawks welcomed a Major League Soccer team from Los Angeles to WakeMed Soccer Park and sent them packing.
Moments after his Carolina RailHawks upset the L.A. Galaxy for the second consecutive year in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, manager Colin Clarke paused on the pitch during his walk back to the team’s locker room, gazing up into the gradually emptying grandstands as if to soak up the revelous atmosphere generated all evening […]