For 22 teams, the dream of lifting the U.S. Open Cup will continue into the competition’s second round.
A total of 22 teams clinched a spot in next week’s second round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup, which will take place May 18 and see professional teams introduced into the field. Of the 22 teams that clinched a spot yesterday, nine were from the Premier Development League (PDL), seven came from the Open Division and six from the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
Among the casualties were a pair of familiar U-23 teams, as the New York Red Bulls U-23s and Portland Timbers U-23 each fell. Meanwhile, Detroit City FC booked a spot on penalty kicks, while the Seattle Sounders U-23s also sealed advancement in extra time.
In total, the first round featured seven games that required more than 90 minutes, with two matches finishing in penalty kicks.
The second round will feature teams from the United Soccer League (USL), including first-place Louisville City FC, the Charlotte Independence and FC Cincinnati.
Here are the results from the first round:
Richmond Strikers (NPSL) 1, Aromas Cafe (Va.) 2 (a.e.t.)
The Villages SC (PDL) 1, Kraze United SC (NPSL) 0
West Chester United (Pa.) 1, Fredericksburg FC (NPSL) 1 (West Chester United wins 8-7 on PKs)
Clarkstown SC Eagles (NPSL) 1, New Jersey Express (PDL) 2
Myrtle Beach Mutiny (NPSL) 2, Charlotte Eagles (PDL) 3 (a.e.t.)
Miami Fusion FC (NPSL) 4, Boca Raton Football Club (Fla.) 1 (a.e.t.)
Reading United AC (PDL) 2, Atlanta Silverbacks (NPSL) 0
Indy Eleven NPSL 1, Cincinnati Dutch Lions (PDL) 0
Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) 1, Lansdowne Bhoys (N.Y.) 2 (a.e.t.)
New York Pancyprian Freedoms (N.Y.) 2, New York Red Bulls U-23 (PDL) 1
Michigan Bucks (PDL) 0, Detroit City FC (NPSL) 0 (3-4 on PKs)
Southie FC (Mass.) 2, Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) 0
GPS Portland Phoenix (Maine) 0, AFC Cleveland (NPSL) 1
Mississippi Brilla (PDL) 2, CD Motagua of New Orleans (La.) 0
FC Wichita (NPSL) 1, Des Moines Menace (PDL) 2
Albuquerque Sol FC (PDL) 0, Harpo’s FC (Colo.) 2
Sacramento Gold (NPSL) 3, Burlingame Dragons (PDL) 1
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) 2, L.A. Wolves (Calif.) 1
FC Tucson (PDL) 3, San Nicolas FC (Calif.) 0
San Francisco City FC (Calif.) 0, CD Aguiluchos USA (NPSL) 3
Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) 0, La Maquina (Calif.) 2
Sounders FC U-23s (PDL) 3, Outbreak FC (Calif.) 1 (a.e.t)