By DAN KARELL
The First Round of the 100th U.S. Open Cup is underway, with seventeen of the first eighteen matches having been completed as of Wednesday morning.
Two of the three Major League Soccer U-23 sides won on Tuesday, as Seattle Sounders U-23’s defeated Doxa Italia, 5-1, and the Portland Timbers U-23 squad defeated the Sacramento Gold, 3-2. The New York Red Bulls NPSL team lost at PDL side Ocean City Nor’easters, 2-0.
Other results on Tuesday saw Icon FC record a 4-1 victory over Brooklyn Italians, FC Tucson defeating Phoenix FC, 2-1, and the Dayton Dutch Lions winning 3-0 vs. River City Rovers.
Here’s a full list of Tuesday night’s U.S. Open Cup results with recaps: (after the jump)
(PDL) Reading United 2, (NPSL) FC Lehigh Valley Sonic 0 – (REPORT)
(PDL) Orlando City U23’s 1, (USL Pro) VSI Tampa Bay 1 (3-5 on PK’s) – (REPORT)
(PDL) Carolina Dynamo 4, (NPSL) Chattanooga 4 (4-1 on PK’s) – (REPORT)
(USL Pro) Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1, (USASA) RWB Adria 1 (5-3 on PK’s) – (REPORT)
(USL Pro) Dayton Dutch Lions 3, (PDL) River City Rovers 0 – (REPORT)
(NPSL) Georgia Revolution 4, (PDL) Real Colorado Foxes 3
(PDL) Ocean City Nor’easters 2, (NPSL) New York Red Bulls U23’s 0 – (REPORT)
(USASA) Red Force 2, (PDL) Ocala Stampede 4
(PDL) Michigan Bucks 0, (USASA) Dearborn Stars 2
(PDL) GPS Portland Phoenix 2, (USASA) Mass Premier Soccer 0 – (REPORT)
(NPSL) Brooklyn Italians 1, (USASA) Icon FC 4 – (REPORT)
(PDL) Austin Aztex 3, (USASA) North Texas Rayados 0 – (REPORT)
(PDL) Laredo Heat 2, (USASA) PSA Elite 0 – (REPORT)
(PDL) Ventura County Fusion 3, (NPSL) FC Hasental 2 – (REPORT)
(PDL) Seattle Sounders U23’s 5, (USASA) Doxa Italia 1 – (REPORT)
(PDL) FC Tucson 2, (USL Pro) Phoenix FC 1 – (REPORT)
(PDL) Portland Timbers U23’s 3, (NPSL) Sacramento Gold 2 – (REPORT)
I dig the exposure to all the obscure team names. My favorite so far: Ocean City Nor’easters.
A better headline would be: PDL dominates the First Round of the US Open Cup.
Let’s go Aztex!
Hoping for an all Sounder final.
what does G.Cleverly have to say about Tucson beating Phoenix??
until my MLS team enters the cup im rooting for the Ocean City Nor’easters and the Pittsburgh Riverhounds..
they play-in games where last tuesday. GA Revolution beat Colorado Rover in PK’s and FC Hasental beat Fresno.
I went to the Michigan Bucks v. Dearborn Stars game. The Bucks announced a coaching change in the hours before kick-off, so that may have rattled them a bit. Otherwise, they didn’t threaten the Stars goal much. The first half ended 0-0 without a lot of goalmouth action. The Stars opened the scoring on a counter and then got their second in stoppage time as the Bucks tried to press forward in vain. The Bucks are usually more successful at the early stages of the Cup, but just finished tryouts and really didn’t look like they had trained much as a unit. The Stars played a composed game, never looking flustered, patiently waiting for the right time to press forward. There were a couple hundred people in attendance at the Ultimate Soccer Arenas, an indoor facility with 2 full size field turf fields that have bleachers (and a well stocked bar). The Stars will play at Dayton next Tuesday.
Still bitter about Dearborn. Shouldn’t still be in the tournament.
Excited for the 100th edition of the this tourney! Hope D.C. united gets their 3rd Open Cup in their history!
I’d like that too. Unfortunately, I don’t think DC is going to be winning anything this year.
The North Texas Rayados were garbage. Played most of the game up a man and still couldn’t sniff possession. They had two or three guys playing who looked five pounds overweight.
I really wanted to go to that match last night…how have we looked so far? We are two games in I think? Still trying to free up some time to make it to house park soon.
It was my first game this year so I’m not too familiar with many of the guys. I was impressed with the guy they had playing left back. I think it was Zach Pope. Dude was a blur making runs down the wing. The Hammerheads will be a much stiffer test in round 2.