Peak Eleven trailed 3-1 in the penalty kick shootout but came back to beat FC Denver to advance in the club’s US Open Cup qualifying debut.
On a gorgeous night for soccer in Colorado Springs, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL-C) defeated FC Denver (USASA) in the second round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, 1-0.
Kyle Crouse’s late goal ended up being the difference-maker in FC Denver’s 2-1 win over Sockers FC in the First Round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Wednesday night at Grande Communications Stadium in Midland, Texas.
“I think eventually our goal is to get to a higher level,” Melin told TheCup.us in 2018. A year later FC Denver has used their 2018 US Open Cup matches to springboard into another successful qualification run in 2019 and now is a club growing in all directions.
Comebacks in soccer are part of what makes this game so compelling and FC Denver accomplished one of the biggest in recent Lamar Hunt US Open Cup history against Southwest FC.
FC Denver advanced after eliminating local rival GAM United on a freezing Sunday night on the Metropolitan State University soccer stadium in downtown Denver.
On a night that saw many USL teams fall to amateur or PDL teams, it took everything the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC had not to join the list.
FC Denver outscored Colorado Premier League rivals Azteca FC, 4-2 in their first ever appearance in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
FC Denver hopes that qualifying for the US Open Cup will be a first step toward FC Denver gaining national recognition.
Two goals in the second half of extra time was enough for FC Denver to eliminate UPSL side Indios Denver and qualify for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup competition for the first time.