U.S. Open Cup: Four amateur teams upset USL clubs

Four amateur teams knocked off USL teams in second-round action in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup: Lansdowne Bhoys FC from New York's Cosmopolitan League, the PDL's new Florida entrant, The Villages SC, PDL power Des Moines Menace, which notched its seventh Open Cup win over a pro team, and the LA Wolves, who will face rival La Maquina from Southern California's UPSL in the third round.

LANSDOWNE BOYS FC. The winless Riverhounds' troubles continued when they lost to Lansdowne Bhoys FC, 2-0, on Craig Purcell's free kick in the 10th minute and fellow Irishman James Kavanagh's late insurance goal. The Hounds extended their winless streak to eight games with the defeat. Their best chance came when Corey Hertzog's header bounced off the crossbar in the 55th minute. The Yonkers-based Boys will play the defending USL champion Rochester Rhinos in the third round.

May 18 in Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0 Lansdowne Bhoys 2. Goals: Purcell 10, Kavanagh 76.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds -- Vargas, Dodson (Kolarac 84), Smith, Hunt, Green, Boggs (Russell 59), Moloto, Okai, Kerr, Branson, Hertzog (Postlewait 77).
Lansdowne Bhoys FC – Danso, Foster, Kelly, Nealis, Wharf (McGuigan 30), Purcell, Roche, Hunter, Kavanagh (Russel 82), Ovan (Bello 86), Slyvester.
Red Card: Pittsburgh -- Russell 69.

THE VILLAGES SC. The Villages SC twice took the lead on goals by center forward Carlos Araujo only for the Charleston Battery to tie the score, 2-2. In the shootout, goalkeeper Paulo Pita, who had a great game, saved Charleston’s first two penalties en route to a 4-2 win that moves the first-year PDL team into the third round against the NASL's Jacksonville Armada.

May 18 in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston Battery 2 The Villages SC 2 (The Villages SC wins 4-2 on penalties). Goals: Marini 45, Tosnis 81; Araujo 24, 66.
Charleston Battery -- Tambakis, Woodbine, Ferguson, Lasso, Adjetey, Marini (Prince 67), Portillo, Hackshaw, Chang, Savage (Garbanzo 67), Tsonis (Williams 101).
The Villages SC -- Pita, Carvalho, Lopes, D.Dias, Rodriguez (Massen 81), DeLima, P.Dias, Alvarenga (Oliveira 63), Da Silva (Pereira 86), Vaz, Araujo.

DES MOINES MENACE. Sean Hoek, who returned after taking a year off, broke a scoreless draw in the 68th minute, and Elvir Ibisevic added on an insurance goal in the 81st minute as the Menace beat the short-handed Tulsa Roughnecks, 2-0, at Valley Stadium. The win sets up another home match against a USL team, San Antonio FC.

L.A. WOLVES SC. The Wolves were only in the second round because the Ventura County Fusion forfeited their first-round match for using an ineligible player. Miguel Sanchez gave them the lead in the 72nd minute only for the Blues to strike back five minutes later through Grady Howe. The Wolves came back from 2-1 down in the shootout to win 4-2. They'll head to Westminster High School for the third round against La Machina. The Wolves, La Machina and Lansdowne Bhoys FC are the only Open Division clubs still alive.

SECOND ROUND
May 18 in West Chester, Pa.
West Chester United SC (Pa.) 0 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) 2
Third round: Chattanooga FC (NPSL) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL)

May 18 in Cincinnati, Ohio
FC Cincinnati (USL) 2 Indy Eleven NPSL 1
Third round: Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) vs. FC Cincinnati

May 18 in Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Eagles (PDL) 0 Charlotte Independence (USL) 2
Third round: Carolina RailHawks FC (NASL) vs. Charlotte Independence (USL)

May 18 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers (USL) 3 Aromas Café FC (Va.) 0
Third round: Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) vs. Richmond Kickers (USL)

May 18 in Wilmington, N.C.
Wilmington Hammerheads (USL) 5 Miami Fusion FC (NPSL) 0
Third round: Miami FC (NASL) vs. Wilmington Hammerheads (USL)

May 18 in Louisville, Ky.
Louisville City FC (USL) 1 Detroit City FC (NPSL) 1
(Louisville City FC wins 3-1 on penalties.)
Third round: Indy Eleven (NASL) vs. Louisville City FC (USL)

May 18 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester Rhinos (USL) 7 Southie FC (Mass.) 0
Third round: Rochester Rhinos vs. Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.)

May 18 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) 0 Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) 2
Third round: Rochester Rhinos (USL) vs. Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.)

May 18 in Tucson, Ariz.
FC Tucson (PDL) 0 Arizona United SC (USL) 5
Third round: Arizona United SC (USL) vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL)

May 18 in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston Battery (USL) 2 The Villages SC (PDL) 2
(The Villages SC wins 4-2 on penalties.)
Third round: Jacksonville Armada FC (NASL) vs. The Villages SC (PDL)

May 18 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chattanooga FC (NPSL) 0 Reading United AC (PDL) 0
(Chattanooga FC wins 4-1 on penalties.)
Third round: Chattanooga FC (NPSL) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL)

May 18 in Fenton, Mo.
Saint Louis FC (USL) 2 AFC Cleveland (NPSL) 0
Third round: Saint Louis FC (USL) vs. Minnesota United FC (NASL)

May 18 in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio FC (USL) 3 Corinthians FC of San Antonio (NPSL) 1
Third round: Des Moines Menace (PDL) vs. San Antonio FC (USL)

May 18 in Clinton, Miss.
Mississippi Brilla FC (PDL) 0 OKC Energy FC (USL) 0
(OKC Energy FC wins 10-9 on penalties.)
Third round: Rayo OKC (NASL) vs. OKC Energy FC

May 18 in West Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines Menace (PDL) 2 Tulsa Roughnecks (USL) 0
Third round: Des Moines Menace (PDL) vs. San Antonio FC (USL)

May 18 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL) 1 Harpo's FC (Colo.) 0
Third round: Arizona United SC (USL) vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL)

May 18 in Bremerton, Wash.
Kitsap Pumas (PDL) 1 Sounders FC U-23 (PDL) 0
Third round: Kitsap Pumas (PDL) vs. Sacramento Republic FC (USL)

May 18 in Wilmington, Calif.
LA Wolves FC (Calif.) 1 Orange County Blues (USL) 1
(LA Wolves FC wins 4-2 on penalties.)
Third round: La Maquina (Calif.) vs. LA Wolves FC (Calif.)

May 18 in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Republic FC (USL) 5 CD Aguiluchos USA (Calif.) 0
Third round: Kitsap Pumas (PDL) vs. Sacramento Republic FC (USL)
 
May 18 in Westminster, Calif.
La Maquina (Calif.) 2 Sacramento Gold (NPSL) 0
Third round: La Maquina (Calif.) vs. Orange County Blues

May 19 in Jamaica, N.Y.
New York Pancyprian Freedoms vs. Jersey Express (PDL)
Winner vs. New York Cosmos (NASL) in Jamaica, N.Y.
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