Round One of U.S. Open Cup fails to yield multiple upsets

Round One of U.S. Open Cup fails to yield multiple upsets

U.S. Open Cup

Round One of U.S. Open Cup fails to yield multiple upsets

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By TRAVIS CLARK

U.S. Soccer's knockout tournament is officially back. After two months of intermittent play-in matches between a handful of MLS matches, the tournament proper began between a number of amateur and second/third division clubs in action.

Perhaps the only upset emerging from Tuesday night's opening-round matches was the triumph of USL-2 side Richmond Kickers, winners over USSF D-2 side Crystal Palace Baltimore 1-0. Amateur side Arizona Sahuaros beat PDL Ventura County Fusion on penalty kicks in the other notable result.

The rest of the USSF D-2 teams in action all won — Miami FC needed extra time against the Central Florida Kraze, but scored four in the added time to run away 5-1 winners. The Portland Timbers got two late goals to pad the final scoreline over the Sonoma County Sol, 3-0. Even struggling A.C. St. Louis avoided the upset, winning 1-0 against the Des Moines Menace.

Here's a look at the rest of the results from the opening round of the U.S. Open Cup:

U.S. OPEN CUP ROUND 1

Long Island Rough Riders 2, NY Pancyprian Freedoms 0

Harrisburg City Islanders 4, Brooklyn Italians 2

Real Maryland 2, Reading United 1

Charleston Battery 4, CASL Elite 2

Carolina Railhawks 1, Charlotte Eagles 0

Rochester Rhinos 2, Dayton Dutch Lions 0

Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2, Detroit United 0

NSC Minnesota Stars 4, KC Athletics 2

Tampa Bay Rowdies 3, Legends FC 0

Austin Aztex 3, DFW Tornadoes 0

Kitsap Pumas 4, Bay Area Ambassadors 2

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