At City Stadium on Wednesday night, the New England Revolution were able to beat the heat and the Richmond Kickers, besting their opponents from USL Pro by the score of 3-2.
Despite a three-hour storm delay that saw heavy rain and lightning dominate the evening, the Richmond Kickers were able to get a comeback victory over New York Greek American Atlas SC thanks to two second half goals from George Davis IV & Tishan Hanley.
To date, the Open Cup has only had a Fourth Round six times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013).
For all of you who ever wanted the #16 seed to win in the NCAA basketball tournament, we hope you are soccer fans!
In the first-ever Richmond derby, the Kickers defeated their in-town rival, RVA F.C. of the NPSL, by a score of 6-1 in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup at Sports Backers Stadium in Richmond, Virginia.
A DC United squad that has not won since their second game of the MLS season (0-8-2) was dearly hoping for a change in fortune in the US Open Cup, and barely even got that as they prevailed in Richmond via penalties 4-2 after a grueling scoreless stalemate with the Kickers, their official affiliate in USL Pro.
Despite some early setbacks, the USL Pro’s Richmond Kickers sent Icon FC of the USASA home packing, 4-1 Tuesday night. Icon FC, anchored by former US international Danny Szetela, didn’t go without a fight, however, tallying an early goal and holding tough until late in a rough, chippy affair.
Some of the best accomplishments, fun facts and upsets from the Quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
A more rested and healthier D.C. United absorbed and endured a stubborn Richmond Kickers team, outlasting the USL PRO side 2-1 in extra time of the third round U.S. Open Cup match.
The Kickers received two goals from Christopher Agorsor, as well as single goals from Gerson dos Santos and Nozomi Hiroyama to lock down the Hawks.