In a physical game at Texas A&M International University, the Laredo Heat defeated Brazos Valley Cavalry 1-0 on a second half penalty kick by Francois Sakou.
This year, NTX Rayados advanced to play the Houston Dynamo in the US Open Cup, but they are not the first Dallas-based amateur side to face an MLS team. That honor belongs to Dallas Roma FC, who not only faced a MLS team, but they eliminated one.
A small delay and muggy weather didn’t stop the Austin Aztex as they made quick work of some old rivals Wednesday night in the U.S. Open Cup.
After 120 minutes of scoreless, back-and-forth play, the Laredo Heat made four straight penalties to beat NTX Rayados in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup Wednesday night at the Texas A&M International Soccer Complex.
The Houston Dynamo opened its 2014 US Open Cup campaign with a narrow 1-0 win over PDL side Laredo Heat on Wednesday night. Honduran midfielder Alexander Lopez opened his scoring account for the Dynamo with the game’s lone goal.
With the game tied at 2-2 in the finals minute of stoppage time, Orlando Bayona coolly put a penalty kick past veteran Oka Nikolov to give the Laredo Heat of the Premier Development League a 3-2 win over the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League.
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.
It wasn’t as easy as they had hoped, but the second-tier NASL Fort Lauderdale Strikers advanced 7-6 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw against amateur PDL Laredo Heat in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match at Lockhart Stadium on Tuesday.
The Laredo Heat advanced to the second round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for the second consecutive year, downing California amateur club PSA Elite 2-0 Tuesday night at Texas A&M International University.
A dozen clubs are making a return appearance in the event, including 10 that were in the tournament this past year. Four sides will be making their US Open Cup debuts in 2013.