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Orlando City and Laredo Heat knock off NASL teams
May 28th, 2014 10:25PM

TAGS:  nasl, us open cup, usl


[U.S. OPEN CUP] In their first-ever cup match, the New York Cosmos beat the Brooklyn Italians, 2-0, to set up a fourth-round match with the New York Red Bulls in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, but two other NASL clubs fell at the first hurdle. The Tampa Bay Rowdies were pounded by USL PRO leader Orlando City, 4-1, and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers fell in overtime to the PDL's Laredo Heat, 3-2.

Third-Round Records:
6-2 NASL
2-3 PDL
0-2 NPSL

Seattle Sounders loan player Jimmy Ockord and Hagop Chirishian scored in the first half to give the Cosmos the win over the Italians in a match that saw three players -- one for the Cosmos and two for the Italians -- sent off.

Orlando City was ahead 3-0 after 25 minutes on goals by Kevin Molino, Corey Hertzog and Adama Mbengwe to cruise in the I-4 Derby. Orlando City's U-23s also advanced with a 14-round shootout win (12-11) over USL PRO's Charlotte Battery after their game ended, 2-2.

Laredo came back from a 2-1 deficit at the half to beat the short-handed Strikers on Estebam Bayona's penalty kick in stoppage time. Orlando Alvarado had tied it up in the 86th minute.

The Atlanta Silverbacks beat Chattanooga FC, 5-0, in front of 4,058 fans, a record Open Cup crowd in  Tennessee. Indy Eleven, winless in its first NASL season, finally got its first victory with a 5-2 win over the Dayton Dutch Lions thanks to a hat trick from Blake Smith. The San Antonio Scorpions had to rally to dispose of the USASA's NTX Rayados, 4-2, and set up a date with FC Dallas. Gambian Sainey Touray's second goal tied the score at 2-2 in the 64th minute. NASL leader Minnesota United needed a goal from Christian Ramirez in the 86th minute to beat the PDL's Des Moines Menace, 1-0, on the road. The Carolina RailHawks, 2-0 winners over the Charlotte Eagles, complete the six NASL teams through to the fourth round.

Besides Laredo and the Orlando City U23s, the lone amateur team to advance was PSA Elite, which beat LA Galaxy II in a shootout after a scoreless tie.

U.S. Amateur Cup champion RWB Adria's run ended with a 3-2 overtime loss to USL PRO's Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Jhonny Arteaga's overtime goal. Like Indy Eleven, Pittsburgh is winless in league play.

USL PRO's Harrisburg City Islanders got two goals piece from Morgan Langley and Jimmy McLaughlin to beat the PDL's Baltimore Bohemians, 4-2.

MONDAY. Rochester Rhinos, the last non-MLS team to win the U.S. Open Cup, moved into the fourth round with a 2-1 overtime win over the PDL's Reading United on Colin Rolfe's goal in the 119th minute.

First Round: Report
Second Round: Report

2014 U.S. Open Cup:
May 27 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) 2 Reading United (PDL) 1
May 28 in Jamaica, N.Y.
New York Cosmos (NASL) 2 Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) 0
May 28 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) 2 New York Greek American Atlas (USASA) 1
May 28 in Towson, Md.
Baltimore Bohemians (PDL) 2 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) 4
May 28 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) 3 RWB Adria (USASA) 2
May 28 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) 2 Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) 0
May 28 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chattanooga FC (NPSL) 0 Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) 5
May 28 in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston Battery (USL PRO) 2 Orlando City U23s (PDL) 2
(Orlando City U23s win 12-11 on penalties.)
May 28 in Kissimmee, Fla.
Orlando City (USL PRO) 4 Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) 1
May 28 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) 2 Laredo Heat (PDL) 3
May 28 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Indy Eleven (NASL) 5 Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) 2
May 28 in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) 4 TX Rayados (USASA) 2
May 28 in West Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines Menace (USASA) 0 Minn. United (NASL) 1
May 28 in Peoria, Ariz.
Arizona United SC (USL PRO) 2 OKC FC (USL PRO) 1
May 28 in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) 6 Fresno Fuego (PDL) 0
May 28 in Carson, Calif.
LA Galaxy II (USL PRO) 0 PSA Elite (USASA) 0
(PSA Elite wins 3-1 on penalties.)

June 11 in San Francisco
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Sacramento Republic (USL PRO)
June 11 in Houston
Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. Laredo Heat (PDL)
June 14 in Chamblee, Ga.
Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS)
June 14 in Hempstead, N.Y.
New York Cosmos (NASL) vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS)
June 14 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) vs. Chivas USA (MLS)
June 17 in Frisco, Texas
FC Dallas (MLS) vs. San Antonio Scorpions (NASL)
June 17 in  Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia Union (MLS) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO)
June 17 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) vs. D.C. United (MLS)
June 17 in Akron, Ohio
Columbus Crew (MLS) vs. Indy Eleven (NASL)
June 17 in Portland, Ore.
Portland Timbers (MLS) vs. Orlando City U23s (PDL)
June 17 in  Commerce City, Colo.
Colorado Rapids (MLS) vs. Orlando City (USL PRO)
June 18 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) vs. New England Revolution (MLS)
June 18 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago Fire (MLS) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO)
June 18 in  Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. Minnesota United FC (NASL)
June 18 in Peoria, Ariz.
Arizona United SC (USL PRO)  LA Galaxy (MLS)
June 18 in Tukwila, Wash.
Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) vs. PSA Elite (USASA)

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