Luke Winter added to his growing list of achievements as his two goals propelled Chattanooga FC to a historic US Open Cup win in Round 2. By defeating the Wilmington Hammerheads 3-1 on May 14, the Tennessee club became the first NPSL side to register a win against professional competition.
2014 Second Round
The Second Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup took place on May 13 and 14 with a record 24 games on the schedule. After a rare forfeit, the remaining 23 games did not disappoint as all 46 teams were looking to book a place in the next round, which features the entrance of NASL clubs into the competition.
It took more than 45 minutes of shooting for the Harrisburg City Islanders to find the back of the net, but when they did, they couldn’t stop. They eventually got four in a victory over Lehigh Valley United Sonic in Round Two of the 2014 US Open Cup
The 4-2 road victory earned the Italians the right to face the NASL Soccer Bowl champions New York Cosmos in the third round.
On Wednesday night in Charlotte, NC, USL PRO’s Charlotte Eagles defeated Greensboro’s PDL side Carolina Dynamo 3-1 in the Second Round of the 2014 US Open Cup, thanks to two goals and one assist from Colombian forward Jorge Herrera.
Josh Trott scored both goals as the four-time US Open Cup champions beat the Nor’easters 2-0 to earn their first tournament win of the Modern Professional Era.
This was the first game for the Bohemians under newly-appointed coach Santino Quaranta.
It was the first Open Cup game held in Oklahoma since 1997 when Los Lobos (USASA) welcomed the Central Jersey Riptide to Tulsa for a first round game (Riptide won 1-0). 17 years later, the tournament has returned to the Sooner State.
The winless streak, which included a 2-1 loss to Jacksonville in 2012, was the longest active Open Cup losing streak in American soccer.
A strong second-half powered Reading United past the Greater Binghamton FC Thunder 5-2 advancing the team to the third round.