Matt Hoff converted the game-winning penalty for a short-handed Mass Premier Soccer squad, which staked a 1-1 (4-2 PKs) victory over East Providence Sports in Saturday’s US Open Cup Massachusetts state final.
East Providence Sports
Mass. Premier Soccer advance to the Massachusetts final with an 8-1 win over Strela Negra. There they will face East Providence Sports for the third year in a row.
Armando Gomes and Kyle Teixeira each bagged a brace as East Providence Sports clinched a U.S. Open Cup state final berth following Saturday’s 4-3 win over Battery Park Gunners at Madison Park High School.
The Commonwealth will send their best to regionals in hopes of the state’s first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup berth since 2009.
Boston Olympiakos needed overtime, while Mass Premier Soccer finished extra time tied 4-4 and required penalty kicks to punch their ticket to the final four.
Home field proved to be a deciding factor on the day as each of the four hosts were victorious in the Quarterfinals of USASA Region I qualifying for the 2011 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Sunday afternoon. Moving onto the Semifinals were Go Soccer FC (NJ), Mass Premier Soccer (MA), NY Pancyprian Freedoms (East NY) and Phoenix SC (East PA).