Another round is in the books for the 2011 US Open Cup and the trend of the favorites advancing through the tournament continued in full force Tuesday night as there were no surprise results in the seven completed matches with one to be replayed Wednesday afternoon. The biggest headline of the night was the end of the Charleston Battery’s status of being unbeaten against non-MLS opposition at the famous Blackbaud Stadium.
2011 Second Round
After spending 48 hours in Madison, starting a game and taking the lead only to have it abandoned due to lightning Tuesday night and finally playing their second-round U.S. Open Cup match Wednesday, the Chicago Fire PDL team headed back to the Windy City with a sense of satisfaction – and a marquee matchup in the next round.
Creighton’s Andrew Ribeiro and Thierry Zahui scored in a three-minute span in the second half as the Chicago Fire PDL team knocked off the Madison 56ers 2-0 in a second round match of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday at Breese Stevens Field.
The Madison 56ers and the Chicago Fire Premier played just more than 17 minutes of their Second Round US Open Cup match before the game was halted by lightning with the Fire ahead 1-0.
A long awaited match, the Kitsap Pumas have been on the path to meet the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer the past two years only to be knocked out of the potential Puget Sound derby by a professional club, the Portland Timbers. By downing the visiting Real Colorado Foxes 3-1 Tuesday night in the US Open Cup Second Round a second consecutive win over rival PDL competition, the finally got to turn in that ticket.
The Richmond Kickers offense continues to hit on all cylinders as they dismissed fellow USL Pro team, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 4-1 in the US Open Cup Second Round. The Kickers, who defeated the Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro) by the same score in the opening round, received two goals each from David Bulow and Matthew Delicate to cruise into a Third Round matchup with the Columbus Crew of Major League Soccer.
In a match-up of experience versus youth, experience won out. The Los Angeles Blues, boasting multiple players with MLS experience, defeated the Ventura County Fusion on the strength of a late first half Israel Sesay goal, sending the club forward to a Third Round US Open Cup contest with the Los Angeles Galaxy of MLS.
The Wilmington Hammerheads fought back from a 2-0 deficit to beat the Charlotte Eagles 3-2 in overtime to advance in the US Open Cup on Tuesday. Luke Mulholland, who had the Hammerheads’ first shot on goal, provided the winning shot to cap a furious comeback in the last third of the game. This was the […]
A heated back-and-forth contest between USL Pro rivals finishes from the spot as the Rochester Rhinos beat the Harrisburg City Islanders 1-0 on an 89th minute penalty kick by Tony Donatelli in the Second Round of the 2011 US Open Cup.
Orlando City FC defeated the Charleston Battery 1-0 Tuesday night in the Second Round of the US Open Cup with the lone goal coming from an unexpected player. Defender Rob Valentino scored in the 40th minute, and it was enough to put Orlando City through to the Third Round of the tournament where they will face FC Dallas of Major League Soccer.