U.S. Open Cup: Five East Coast teams advance

Three-time U.S. Open Cup champions New York Pancyprian Freedoms were among five teams to advance to the third qualifying round of the U.S. Open Cup with wins over the weekend. Lansdowne Bhoys FC, Aromas Cafe FC, Southie FC and West Chester United, all East Coast teams, also advanced in the 103rd edition of the tournament.

The Pancyprian Freedoms used two first-half goals from Keith Deteli and former Puerto Rico international Chris Megaloudis to beat Jersey Shore Boca, 2-1.

Charlottesville, Virginia-based Aromas Cafe FC got two goals from Jake Van Yahres, who played at American Univrsity and VCU, to defeat Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC, 3-1.

The second round concludes with eight matches played in California, Colorado, Florida and Louisiana on Saturday and Sunday. Twelve of the 14 winners in closest proximity to each other will compete in the third qualifying round to be held next April.

The remaining two winners will be awarded the first two slots into the 2016 U.S. Open Cup from the Open Division local qualifying track and will be joined by the six victors from the third qualifying round.

U.S. Open Cup Results:
Nov. 14
Worcester FC (Mass.) 0 Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) 5
New York Pancyprian Freedoms (N.Y.) 2 Jersey Shore Boca (N.J.) 1
Nov. 15
Aromas Cafe FC (Va.) 3 Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC (Md.) 1
Southie FC (Mass.) 4 Global Premier Soccer Omens (Mass.) 0
West Chester United (Pa.) 3 Salone FC (Pa.) 0

U.S. Open Cup Schedule:
Nov. 21
Chula Vista FC (Calif.) vs. La Maquina (Calif.)
CD Motagua of New Orleans (La.) vs. Queen City United FC (N.C.)
LA Wolves FC (Calif.) vs. Cal FC (Calif.)
Nov. 22
San Francisco City FC (Calif.) vs. Davis Legacy (Calif.)
San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.) vs. Outbreak FC (Calif.)
Uruguay Kendall FC (Fla.) vs. Boca Raton Football Club (Fla.)
Harpo's FC (Colo.) vs. Colorado Rush (Colo.)
Real Sociedad (Calif.) vs. San Nicolas FC (Calif.)
NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. International Portland Select (Ore.)
(NTX Rayados win on forfeit)

U.S. Open Cup Results:
Oct. 17
Battery Park Gunners (Mass.) 0 Southie FC (Mass.) 2
Vereinigung Erzgebirge (Pa.) 0 Salone FC (Pa.) 1
Aromas Cafe FC (Va.) 3 Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (Pa.) 1
Junior Lone Star FC (Pa.) 1 West Chester United (Pa.) 2
Jersey Shore Boca (N.J.) 2 South Jersey Elite Barons (N.J.) 1
Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) 3 Newtown Pride FC (Conn.) 0
Oct. 18
Boston Olympiakos FC (Mass.) 0 Global Premier Soccer Omens (Mass.) 5
Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC (Md.) 2 Maryland Bays 1
New York Greek American SC 2 New York Pancyprian Freedoms 4
Worcester FC (Mass.) 2 Newport FC (R.I.) 0
Oct. 24
Harpo's FC (Colo.) 4 Colorado Rovers 1
Strikers FC South Coast (Calif.) 2 La Maquina (Calif.) 3
International Portland Select (Ore.) vs. KC Athletics (Kan.)
(International Portland Select wins by forfeit)
Corinthians USA (Calif.) vs. San Nicolas FC (Calif.)
(San Nicolas FC wins by forfeit.)
San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.) 9 Footballers Acad. (Calif.) 0
LA Wolves FC (Calif.) 3 Del Rey City SC (Calif.) 1
Oct. 25
Uruguay Kendall FC (Fla.) 3 Red Force FC (Fla.) 0
CD Motagua of New Orleans (La.) vs. Tobacco Road FC (N.C.)
(CD Motagua of New Orleans wins by forfeit.)
International Futbol X-Change Ballistic (Calif.) 0 Davis Legacy (Calif.) 1
San Francisco City FC (Calif.) 2 El Farolito (Calif.) 0
Real Miami Club of Football (Fla.) 1 Boca Raton FC (Fla.) 2
Cal FC (Calif.) 4 Valley United SC (Calif.) 0
Buena Park FC (Calif.) 1 Outbreak FC (Calif.) 5
Queen City United FC (N.C.) 4 Charlotte Sporting Soccer Acad. FC (N.C.) 1
FC Boulder (Colo.) 1 Colorado Rush 5
Ozzy's Laguna FC (Calif.) 2 Real Sociedad (Calif.) 2
(Real Sociedad wins 3-1 on penalties.)
Temecula FC (Calif.) 2 Chula Vista FC (Calif.) 5
Oct. 31
Austin Real Cuauhtemoc (Texas) 2 NTX Rayados (Texas) 4
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