Harpo’s FC shuts out the Colorado Rovers to move on to Round 2 of the 2017 US Open Cup qualifying.
For the second year in a row the Colorado Springs Switchbacks have knocked Harpo’s FC out of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Harpo’s FC (USSSA) rides two first half goals to an away victory at Albuquerque Sol (PDL).
“We think we could win the USL right now with the players we have,” says Harpo’s FC head coach Steve Lepper.
Colorado Switchbacks (USL) rode two first half goals by forward Martin Maybin to their first ever U.S. Open Cup victory.
Harpo’s FC (USSSA) defeated the BYU Cougars (PDL) 4-2 from the penalty spot after 120 minutes of scoreless soccer on the BYU campus. The result continues Harpo’s dream run into the second round when they return to the Centennial state to face Switchbacks FC (USL) at Sand Creek Stadium in Colorado Springs on May 20.
The award is voted on by the staff at TheCup.us and a select of panel of members from the North American Soccer Reporters.
Lamar Hunt US Open Cup debutants Harpo’s FC celebrated their first tournament berth with a Preliminary Round win over the Kansas City Athletics by a score of 2-0.
Harpo’s FC, which is sponsored by a local bar, Harpo’s Sports Grill, will be making its first-ever appearance in the US Open Cup. Founded in 1997 as a ‘rec league team,’ Harpo’s has gradually grown into one of the regional powers in the Colorado Amateur Soccer League (CASL).
The draw for the First Round of the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup won’t take place until April 8, but fans and teams can start making travel plans for both Preliminary Round games.