Wilmington Hammerheads midfielder Kenny Bundy has been named the TheCup.us Player of the Round for the Second Round of the 2009 tournament. Bundy came on as a 68th minute substitute for Wilmington in their match against the Carolina RailHawks of the USL First Division, and scored a goal in the final minute of extra time to tie the match at 3-3. Bundy also converted one of the Hammerheads’ penalty kicks in the tiebreaker.
2009 Second Round
The Ocean City Barons and the Wilmington Hammerheads pulled off the lone upset of the US Open Cup Second Round. The Barons get a penalty kick in the 108th minute and JT Noone breaks a scoreless tie and Ocean City earns a date with DC United at the Maryland Soccerplex in Round 3. The Barons, based on the rest of the results, won the $10,000 prize money as the amateur team that has advanced the farthest in the tournament.
Despite losing two key players to injury just before kickoff, the Austin Aztex overcame the PDL’s El Paso Patriots 2-0 in their Second Round US Open Cup contest.
Tyler Hemming converted a penalty kick in the 65th minute to send the Charleston Battery to the Third Round of the US Open Cup with a 1-0 win over Miami FC.
The Battery got running out of the gate early with a couple of chances. Hemming had a 30-yard shot sail wide in the 15th minute, and then a cross in the 21st minute fell to defender Matt Bobo, whose shot also went wide. Miami got its own chances in the game, with a shot from Diego Serna in the 35th minute and one from Edwin Miranda in the 52nd, with both shots missing off target.
The Harrisburg City Islanders earned a rematch with the New England Revolution of Major League Soccer by defeating the Western Mass Pioneers on penalty kicks after as 0-0 draw.
Both teams played to a 0-0 draw after 90 minutes of normal time and 30 minutes of extra time. Western Mass held on for the scoreless draw despite being out shot 15-6 over the 120 minutes.
Two matches in the US Open Cup this year, and two exciting games for the Rochester Rhinos.
A week after needing penalty kicks to advance past the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Second Division in the First Round, the host Rhinos got the tying goal from Ryan Heins in the 82nd minute and the winner from Kenney Bertz in the 113th to outlast the Cleveland City Stars 2-1 at Marina Auto Stadium.
Caleb Patterson made several great saves during regulation as the Carolina RailHawks battled the Wilmington Hammerheads in a wild Second Round US Open Cup match.
However, it was Daryl Sattler came up with the big saves in the shootout, stopping two penalty kicks to send the USL Second Division side into the Third Round thanks to a 4-3 advantage on PKs following a pulsating 3-3 draw at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.
The Ocean City Barons are the lone amateur club remaining in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup after a 1-0 overtime win over Real Maryland of the USL Second Division. The difference in the match was a JT Noone penalty kick in the 108th minute after a Monarchs player was called for a handball off an Ocean City corner kick.
The upstart Sonoma County Sol of the NPSL gave Portland a game for 87 minutes, but eventually wound up on the wrong side of the 3-0 score line, sending the USL-1 Timbers to a eagerly anticipated match against the Seattle Sounders F.C. in the Third Round.
Portland opened the scoring in the 7th minute, when George Josten beat Sol goalkeeper Juan Sosa for the early 1-0 lead. The game Sol held the Timbers to the lone goal until the Mandjou Keita scored twice in the final three minutes, both off assists from Brian Farber.
Not even the rain could cool off the Minnesota Thunder.
Leonel St. Preux and Brian Cvilikas scored in a 16-minute span in the first half, and perennial U.S. Open Cup scorer Melvin Tarley came off the bench and added two late goals as the Thunder rolled past the PDL’s Chicago Fire 4-0 at the National Soccer Center in Blaine, Minn.