In its first ever U.S. Open Cup match, Capistrano FC enjoyed a veteran-like second half to come-from-behind and advance to the second round of America’s oldest soccer tournament.
Ventura County Fusion
2017 US Open Cup Round 1: Late PK save helps “dream come true” for Moreno Valley FC in debut
Javier Castro and Norberto Ochoa scored goals in the opening 20 minutes and Jose Mirada saved a late penalty kick as the two-year-old United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) club hung on to advance to a Second Round trip to face the United Soccer League’s Oklahoma City Energy.
Series of forfeits, teams with ineligible players overshadow 2016 US Open Cup
At least five teams either fielded an ineligible player or had one on their gameday roster during the first or second rounds of the tournament. However, only two of the teams were discovered in time to file a protest.
Replay coming? There is precedent for Ventura County Fusion’s appeal of disqualification
“We are embarrassed by the situation,” said Ascencio. “We registered our players and they all came back cleared. That is why we played .”
UPDATE: Ventura County Fusion disqualified for using ineligible player; LA Wolves advance to Round 2
According to LA Wolves head coach Yan Skwara, the Fusion fielded a player that was already cup-tied to another club.
2016 US Open Cup: Motor City rematch headlines most intriguing First Round games
It’s (almost) back! The United States Soccer Federation announced the first and second round matchups for the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Round 1 will kick off on Wednesday, May 11 and features 18 Premier Development League (PDL) teams, 14 National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) sides, and 14 Open Division qualifiers representing the best […]
2015 US Open Cup Round 3: PSA Elite’s 2-1 win over Ventura County earn them $15,000, another shot at MLS
The $15,000 match was decided by dueling substitutes Wednesday night at the Ventura College Sportsplex.
2015 US Open Cup Round 2: Ventura County Fusion upsets LA Galaxy 2 with stoppage time winner (video)
With Bruce Arena in attendance, the Ventura County Fusion upset the Los Angeles Galaxy 2 (USL) 2-1 to join the small cast of underdogs in Round 3.
2015 US Open Cup Round 1: Ventura County Fusion set unbeaten mark with ‘wild’ PK win over Cal FC (video)
Three times in regulation and five more times during the decisive penalty kick shootout, host Ventura County took the lead only to be pegged back by Cal FC. It wasn’t until, after 120 minutes and 16 penalty kicks, when Edgar Espinoza couldn’t answer Matt Sheldon’s spot kick in the third round of sudden death, that the Fusion survived 6-5 on PKs after a 3-3 draw.
2014 US Open Cup Round 2: Sacramento Republic, without Preki, win debut vs. Ventura County Fusion (video)
Two second half goals propelled Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup debutants Sacramento Republic FC past the Ventura County Fusion 2-1 Wednesday night at Cosumnes River College.