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After 120 minutes, and six goals split between them, the Stars from South Carolina prevailed in penalty kicks over their opponents from North Carolina, 3-1.
From the very beginning of a rainy and cold night at Mount Tahoma Athletic Field, Kitsap Pumas SC exhibited their superiority over FC Tacoma 253 in Wednesday night’s US Open Cup first round match pitting the one-time national champion from the PDL against Tacoma’s brand-new NPSL side.
Three different players scored for the Midland-Odessa Sockers FC, which defeated the Tulsa Athletics 3-1 on Wednesday in a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup First Round game at Grande Communications Stadium.
With a backdrop of oaks and pines, AC Connecticut was felled by NPSL expansion darling Virginia Beach City FC 3-2 in the First Round of the US Open Cup.
Daniel Kraynak’s successful penalty sent Greater Binghamton Thunder FC (NPSL) on to the second round of the U.S. Open Cup tournament after beating Western Mass Pioneers (PDL) 1-1 (4-3 on PKs) on Wednesday at Lusitano Stadium.
The rivalry between West Virginia and Pittsburgh area sports fans ran deep. Through the college football series ended a few years ago, soccer picked up the mantle tonight as the West Virginia Chaos took on and defeated the NPSL’s Fort Pitt Regiment 1-0 at Charleston’s Schoenbaum Stadium.
In one of the most anticipated First Round games in Lamar Hunt US Open Cup modern era history, the Michigan Bucks cruised to a 3-0 win over Detroit City FC.
RWB Adria enjoyed playing soccer in Michigan, beating Detroit City FC in penalty kicks and the Michigan Bucks in overtime in the 2014 US Open Cup. A defensive battle the whole game, Lansing United moved on by winning on penalty kicks 4-2 after a 0-0 contest.
Chattanooga FC used a late goal to propel them to extra time against the Ocala Stampede and goalkeeper Gregory Hartley scored from the mark to secure a victory in the First Round of the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.