Inter Nashville was playing in their first-ever US Open Cup game while the Eagles were playing in their 27th, but experience didn’t matter as Nashville dominated Charlotte from the opening whistle, winning 6-1 to advance to Round 2.
In front of a crowd split 50-50 between Independence blue and Eagles orange, the USL’s Independence won a thrilling match 3-2 behind a second half brace from substitute Enzo Martinez and now move on to face North Carolina FC in round three.
The US Open Cup kicked off in Charlotte on Wednesday night with a battle between perennial PDL and NPSL playoff contenders, the Charlotte Eagles and Chattanooga FC.
The Charlotte Independence defeated the team they replaced in the USL by a score of 2-0
While the rain might’ve held off on Wednesday night, the drama didn’t as the Charlotte Eagles won 3-2 against the Myrtle Bay Mutiny in overtime.
The RailHawks clipped the Eagles 2-0 Wednesday evening in Cary, paced by two first-half goals from Nazmi Albadawi and Jun Marques Davidson. Carolina now advances to the third round of the 2014 Open Cup and will host Chivas USA of Major League Soccer on June 14.
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.
Early goals in each half propelled the Chicago Fire into the fourth round of the 100th U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night with a 2-0 victory over the host Charlotte Eagles in Rock Hill, S.C. on the campus of Winthrop University.
After cruising to an easy win last week, the PDL Sounders U23 side could find little of that magic on the road on the other side of the country Tuesday night in Charlotte, falling 3-0 to the unbeaten USL Pro Eagles, who advance to play host to the Chicago Fire in the Third Round next Wednesday.
In the blink of an eye the Charlotte Eagles went from exuberance to having their Cinderella US Open Cup run come to an end. The Eagles were undone by two goals from Chivas USA forward Jose Correa in front of an estimated 1,500 fans at Titan Stadium, falling on a last-second goal reminiscent of the last time the two sides met in 2005.