The Fresno Fuego pulled off one of the upsets of the round in the US Open Cup, knocking off the professional side Orange County Blues 2-0 behind some solid defending and two opportunistic goals.
2014 Second Round
A early goal and domination on set pieces lifted Los Angeles Galaxy II to a relatively simple 6-1 win over the USASA team from Thousand Oaks, Calif. Wednesday night in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup at the Stubhub Center’s track stadium.
Two second half goals propelled Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup debutants Sacramento Republic FC past the Ventura County Fusion 2-1 Wednesday night at Cosumnes River College.
Entering the competition, the league, as a whole, was 0-15-0 against pro competition all-time, but a pair of goals from Luke Winter helped lead the way to the team’s first tournament victory.
The Menace will now face NASL-side Minnesota United FC at home on May 28.
In rematch of last year’s tournament, we had a sequel that, unlike most Hollywood films, was far better than the original by a wide margin as the Rayados fell behind three times, and equalized each time, including the third time in second half stoppage time.
For the second Wednesday in a row, the group of amateur and former professional players that make up Red Force FC packed their bags and flew across the country, this time to Laredo, Texas, where, unfortunately for the Miami-based team, their US Open Cup dream ended in a wild 2-1 defeat to the Laredo Heat.
Heviel Cordoves logged his first professional hat trick and his fellow Cuban teammate Maikel Chang scored his first goal as a pro Saturday to lead the Battery to a 4-0 win over visiting Panama City Beach.
With the victory, Orlando City will host the Tampa Bay Rowdies on May 28 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup, which will be held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.
The Western Mass Pioneers pushed the Rochester Rhinos to extra time, but a pair of late goals doomed the PDL side in a 2-1 loss at Sahlen’s Stadium in the Second Round of the U.S. Open Cup.