U.S. Open Cup: Three amateur sides survive, NASL teams roll in second round

U.S. Open Cup: Three amateur sides survive, NASL teams roll in second round

U.S. Open Cup

U.S. Open Cup: Three amateur sides survive, NASL teams roll in second round



The U.S. Open Cup often brings about surprise results, and Tuesday's second-round of the new-look tournament was no different.

Three amateur sides are alive after pulling second-round upsets of USL Pro clubs. USASA club Cal FC, coached by Eric Wynalda, got two more goals from former UCSB and U.S. youth product Danny Barrera to surprise the Wilmington Hammerheads 4-0. Stew Givens' stoppage-time penalty kick lifted PDL side Michigan Bucks over the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1-0, and Frankie Lopez scored twice to help PDL's Ventura County Fusion knock off the Los Angeles Blues 3-1 in extra time.

NASL teams were a perfect 6-for-6 and posted some of the tournament's more lopsided results. Orlando City SC pounded KC Athletics 7-0, with John Rooney scoring twice. The Carolina RailHawks got four goals from Brian Shriver to top PSA Elite 6-0, and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers got a hat trick from Aly Hassan to beat Fresno Fuego 6-2.

The winners from Tuesday's games advance to next week's third-round meetings against MLS clubs, with the pairings being determined last week. The host sites for three of those games have changed, though, with the Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders and Real Salt Lake all now having home games instead of going on the road, which was initially the plan. Pairings for the fourth-round games are expected to released later in the day. 

Here are all of the results from Tuesday's second-round games and the third-round matchups:


Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0, Michigan Bucks 1

Harrisburg City Islanders 2, Long Island Rough Riders 0

Wilmington Hammerheads 0, Cal FC 4

Carolina RailHawks 6, PSA Elite 0

Fort Lauderdale Strikers 7, Fresno Fuego 2

Orlando City SC 7, KC Athletics 0

Charleston Battery 2, Reading United AC 1

Rochester Rhinos 3, Brooklyn Italians 0

Jacksonville United 0, Tampa Bay Rowdies 3

Dulles Sportsplex Aegan Hawks FC 0, Richmond Kickers 4

Georgia Revolution 0, Atlanta Silverbacks 1

San Antonio Scorpions 2, Laredo Heat 0

Chicago Fire PDL 1, Dayton Dutch Lions 2

Des Moines Menace 0, Minnesota Stars FC 2

El Paso Patriots 0, Charlotte Eagles 1

Los Angeles Blues 1, Ventura County Fusion 3 (AET)


San Antonio Scorpions vs. Houston Dynamo

Michigan Bucks vs. Chicago Fire

Sporting Kansas City vs. Orlando City SC

Richmond Kickers vs. D.C. United

Columbus Crew vs. Dayton Dutch Lions

FC Dallas vs. Charlotte Eagles

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Philadelphia Union vs. Rochester Rhinos

Harrisburg City Islanders vs. New England Revolution

Charleston Battery vs. New York Red Bulls

Ventura County Fusion vs. Chivas USA

Carolina RailHawks vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Colorado Rapids

Portland Timbers vs. Cal FC

Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta Silverbacks

Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota Stars FC 


Were you surprised by any of the second-round results? Think any of the three remaining amateur sides can keep moving on? Which MLS teams do you think could be in for a rough go of it in next week's third-round?

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