After rallying for a victory against the Los Angeles Galaxy the week before, it looked like the Carolina Railhawks may repeat the feat against the vanquished sides local rival Chivas USA. Instead, an unfortunate handball in the final moments gave the California club the last-minute penalty winner, 2-1.
FC New York had been looking forward to this match since they proposed an annual exhibition with the New York Red Bulls during their inaugural announcement back on April 1, 2009. The USL Pro side finally got their chance to take on Major League Soccer’s New York Red Bulls, but this game counted. It was a Third Round match in the 2011 US Open Cup, and although they scored a stunning opening goal, they couldn’t hold on, as the Red Bulls won 2-1 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.