U.S. Open Cup wrap: “Cupsets” dot second round slate
There were “Cupsets” in several locations during the early matches of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup’s second round on Wednesday.
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Two PDL teams, an NPSL side, and a league qualifier picked up wins over USL competition, with FC Wichita, Mississippi Brilla, Ocean City Nor’easters, and NTX Rayados recording wins.
Tulsa Roughnecks 3-4 FC Wichita
The USL hosts led 1-0 and 2-1 through Jhon Pirez and Riggs Lennon, but the pesky NPSL visitors refused to go away. Franck Yayou scored two goals and outscored its pro opponents 2-1 down the stretch in one of the night’s “Cupsets.”
FC Cincinnati 4-1 (aet) Detroit City FC
There was controversy before the game when FCC decided to play in a much smaller venue and limit away tickets to a few dozen, and Detroit used it as a rallying cry to the tune of an early lead through a counterattack befitting almost any league on Earth. Cincy answered big time, but needed extra time to put away the NPSL side.
FC Motown 1-3 Penn FC
Another scare from an NPSL side saw well-traveled MLS man Dilly Duka put the hosts ahead in the 53rd minute, but the visitors scored thrice in the final 11 minutes to move onto the third round.
Jacksonville Armada 1-0 Tampa Bay Rowdies
An old NASL rivalry saw Jimmy Banks’ 58th minute goal carry the Armada into the third round.
North Carolina FC 3-0 Lansdowne Bhoys FC
Charlotte Independence 1-3 Ocean City Nor’easters
Erie Commodores 1-2 Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Reading United 1-1 (3-4, pks) Richmond Kickers
Seacoast United Phantoms 0-2 Elm City Express
Charleston Battery 1-0 South Georgia Tormenta FC
Louisville City FC 5-0 Long Island Rough Riders
Miami FC2 1-3 Miami United
Mississippi Brilla 1-0 Indy Eleven
Midland-Odessa Sockers 0-4 San Antonio FC
Nashville SC 2-0 Inter Nashville FC
Colorado Springs Switchbacks 3-2 FC Denver
NTX Rayados 5-2 (aet) Oklahoma City Energy
Duluth FC - Saint Louis FC
Sporting Arizona - Phoenix Rising
Fresno FC - Orange County FC
Las Vegas Lights - FC Tucson
Reno 1868 - Portland Timbers U23
Sacramento Republic - San Francisco City FC