[PDL]The Ocala Stampede got goals from Karamba Janneh andIlija Ilic to beat the defending champion Austin Aztex, 2-0, and move into the PDL semifinals.
The Michigan Bucks and Kitsap Pumas, both former champions, also advanced with wins on the road against conference hosts Des Moines Menace and FC Tucson, respectively, on Saturday. Jersey Express is the fourth conference champion.
Austin, which will move to USL PRO in 2015, had won the its Central Conference semifinal with a 3-1 win over the SW Florida Adrenaline before a record 4,754 fans in House Park.
July 22 in West Lawn, Pa.
Reading United AC 0 CFC Azul 3
July 26 in Newark, N.J.
Jersey Express 2 CFC Azul 0
West Virginia Chaos 2 Seacoast United Phantoms 0
July 27 in Newark, N.J.
Jersey Express 3 West Virginia Chaos 1
July 25 in Des Moines, Iowa
Michigan Bucks 3 St. Louis Lions 1
Des Moines Menace 0 K-W United 0
(Des Moines Menace wins on penalty kicks.)
July 26 in Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines Menace 0 Michigan Bucks 2
July 26 in Austin, Texas
Ocala Stampede 1 Laredo Heat 1
(Ocala Stampede wins on penalty kicks.)
Austin Aztex 3 SW Florida Adrenaline 1
July 27 in Austin, Texas
Austin Aztex 0 Ocala Stampede 2
July 25 in Tucson, Ariz.
Kitsap Pumas 3 Ventura County Fusion 3
FC Tucson 1 Vancouver Whitecaps FC U-23 0
July 26 in Tucson, Ariz.
FC Tucson 0 Kitsap Pumas 3