After being eliminated two years in a row in the US Open Cup by one of their rivals, the New York Red Bulls were finally able to move past the Philadelphia Union.
For the first time in U.S. Open Cup play, the New York Red Bulls took on their rivals from across the Hudson River, and earned a 1-0 victory over New York City FC.
FC Motown made a good impression in the club’s first-ever Lamar Hunt US Open Cup game. The amateur team from Morristown, NJ defeated New Jersey Copa FC 2-1 in extra time away from home.
The New York Red Bulls avenged last year’s upset loss by thumping the New York Cosmos 4-1 at Red Bull Arena.
As promised, Red Bulls coach Jesse Marsch fielded a team full of starters as New York proved to be too much for the Silverbacks, winning the game comfortably, 3-0.
Hoping to change their US Open Cup performances of past, the New York Red Bulls picked up only their fourth win since reaching the 2003 tournament final as they avoided embarrassment by eliminating the PDL Reading United AC 2-0 on a pair of second half goals Wednesday night in the Third Round. Lloyd Sam was involved in both strikes with a goal and assist.
US Open Cup first timers Icon FC is kept its dream alive after defeating the Brooklyn Italians 4-1 on the strength of a hat trick by Argjent Duka in Brooklyn on Tuesday.
For the first time in its history, Icon FC has guaranteed their place in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tournament.
On a cold night at Montville Community Park in Montville, NJ, Icon FC came out victorious, defeating Polonia Wallington 4-0 to win their first New Jersey Open Cup title.
With the win, Icon FC earned the right to play Polonia Wallington in the New Jersey final on March 24.