In what turned out to be an exciting match for all patrons in attendance, the second act of the Magic City Clásico became both managers’ worst nightmare as Inter Miami outlasted Miami FC, 5-3 in penalties after a 2-2 draw.
Claudio Repetto of Miami FC broke a 1-1 tie in the 82nd minute and broke the game open with penalty kick two minutes later to deliver a 3-1 win over Jacksonville Armada U-23s.
It was the most anticipated match up of the round as Inter Miami CF made the trek down to … Miami to finally play in Miami-Dade County against established club Miami FC of the USL Championship.
Miami FC, now a USL Championship side, started their Open Cup campaign by beating Miami United FC 3-0 on Wednesday night.
The reigning national champions of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) Miami FC began their Lamar Hunt US Open Cup campaign Wednesday night with a 2-1 win over the Miami-based Florida Soccer Soldiers.
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.
Another year, another south Florida nightmare for Orlando City in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. This time, Miami FC did the job, emerging with a convincing 3-1 victory. Stefano Pinho’s hat trick, the first in the history of the new Orlando City Stadium, paced an outstanding performance by the NASL league leaders.
Miami FC’s Michael Lahoud: “This tournament is about survive and advance. We beat a very good team, and made a statement for our league , that we’re better than one of the best teams in USL. We earned the right to show we can compete against MLS teams, and hopefully we continue this great run.”
Miami FC earned the club’s historic first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup win with a 3-2 victory over the South Florida Surf at the University of Miami’s Cobb Stadium. The game, played in blustery conditions with intermittent rain, had a bit of everything: strong attacking play, hard-nosed defense, heroic goalkeeping and tactical nous.
The Wilmington Hammerheads defeated a Division 2 team in regulation for the first time since 2006.