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USASA, NPSL and PDL teams pull upsets
by Paul Kennedy, May 15th, 2014 1:14AM

TAGS:  npsl, us open cup, usasa, usl


[U.S. OPEN CUP] It was a night of upsets in the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Chattanooga FC became the first NPSL team to beat a pro club in 16 tries, downing USL PRO's Wilmington Hammerheads. The PDL's Fresno Fuego upset USL PRO's Orange County Blues, while five USASA teams advanced -- four against PDL teams.

RWB Adria, New York Greek American Atlas, Des Moines Menace and NTX Rayados, all carrying the USASA banner, knocked off PDL teams. In the case of the NTX Rayados, they beat the defending PDA champion Austin Aztex in a match that ended 4-4 after overtime. Des Moines is a PDL team that went through USASA regional qualifying. (The NPSL's San Diego Flash forfeited its game when it could not find a field to play its home match against the USASA's PSA Elite.)

-- Luke Winter scored the first two goal for Chattanooga and Chris Ochieng added an insurance goal to the delight of 1,501 fans who braved the rain to attend the match at Finley Stadium.

-- First-half goals by Abraham Campos and Jose Cuevas held up as Fuego topped the Blues, 2-0, at Chukchansi Park in Fresno.

-- In the Austin-Rayados match, the USASA entrant equalized three times -- the third time in stoppage time -- after falling behind three times. In the second overtime, the Rayados went ahead in the 117th minute only for the Aztex, by then reduced to 10 men, to tie the score in the final seconds of overtime

First Round: Report

2014 U.S. Open Cup:
May 13 in Portland, Ore.
Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) 2 Arizona United (USL PRO) 3
May 14 in Sanford, Fla.
Orlando City U23s (PDL) 2 Jacksonville United (NPSL) 1
May 14 in Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Schwaben AC (USASA) 0 Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) 2
May 14 in Towson, Md.
Baltimore Bohemians (PDL) 4 Icon FC (USASA) 1
May 14 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) 3 New York Red Bulls U-23s 1
May 14 in Ocean City, N.J.
Ocean City Nor'easters (PDL) 0 New York Greek American Atlas (USASA) 2
May 14 in Reading, Pa.
Reading United AC (PDL) 5 Greater Binghamton FC Thunder (NPSL) 2
May 14 in Richmond, Va.
RVA FC (NPSL) 1 Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) 6
May 14 in Whitehall, Pa.
FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic (NPSL) 0 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) 4
May 14 in Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) 3 Carolina Dynamo (PDL) 1
May 14 in Pontiac, Mich.
Michigan Bucks (PDL) 0 RWB Adria (USASA) 1
May 14 in Sanford, Fla.
Orlando City (USL PRO) 4 Ocala Stampede (PDL) 1
May 14 in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston Battery (USL PRO) 4 Panama City Beach Pirates (PDL) 0
May 14 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chattanooga FC (NPSL) 3 Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO) 1
May 14 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) 2 Western Mass. Pioneers (PDL) 1
May 14 in Newark, N.J.
Jersey Express (PDL) 2 Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) 4
May 14 in Tulsa, Okla.
Tulsa Athletics (NPSL) 0 OKC Energy FC (USL PRO) 2
May 14 in West Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines Menace (USASA) 3 Real Colorado Foxes (PDL) 0
May 14 in Austin, Texas
Austin Aztex (PDL) 4 NTX Rayados (USASA) 4
(NTX Rayados win on penalties.)
May 14 in Fresno, Calif.
Fresno Fuego (PDL) 2 Orange County Blues (USL PRO) 0
May 14 in Laredo, Texas
Laredo Heat (PDL) 2 Red Force (USASA) 1
May 14 in Sacramento, Calif.
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) 1 Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) 2
May 14 in Mira Mesa, Calif.
San Diego Flash (NPSL) vs. PSA Elite (USASA)
(PSA Elite wins by forfeit after Mira Mesa venue was unavailable.)
May 14 vs. Carson, Calif.
LA Galaxy II (USL PRO) 6 Cal FC (USASA) 1

May 27 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) vs. Reading United (PDL)
May 28 in Jamaica, N.Y.
New York Cosmos (NASL) vs. Brooklyn Italians (NPSL)
May 28 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) vs. New York Greek American Atlas (USASA)
May 28 in Towson, Md.
Baltimore Bohemians (PDL) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO)
May 28 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) vs. RWB Adria (USASA)
May 28 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) vs. Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO)
May 28 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chattanooga FC (NPSL) vs. Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)
May 28 in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston Battery (USL PRO) vs. Orlando City U23s (PDL)
May 28 in Kissimmee, Fla.
Orlando City (USL PRO) vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) at
May 28 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) vs. Laredo Heat (PDL)
May 28 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Indy Eleven (NASL) vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO)
May 28 in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) vs. TX Rayados (USASA)
May 28 in West Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines Menace (USASA) vs. Minnesota United FC (NASL)
May 28 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
OKC FC (USL PRO) vs. Arizona United SC (USL PRO)
May 28 in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) vs. Fresno Fuego (PDL)
May 28 in Carson, Calif.
LA Galaxy II (USL PRO) vs. PSA Elite (USASA)

1 comment
  1. Walt Pericciuoli
    commented on: May 15, 2014 at 10:39 a.m.
    Thank you for covering these games.It shows everyone the interest, the scope and the magnitude of this great sport all around this country.

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