The Brooklyn Italians, winners of the U.S. Open Cup twice in the pre-MLS days, knocked off the New York Cosmos B, 3-2, in their 2018 Open Cup play-in game.
The Cosmos B were the only one
of the three NASL-backed teams to lose on Sunday night. Miami FC 2 and the Jacksonville Armada both advanced to the first round, which will be played on Wednesday.
A pair of LIU players led the Italians to the win on their home turf. Dane Rasmus Hansen
scored twice and Giuseppe
, the son of NPSL chairman and Cosmos senior vice president Joe Barone
, scored the third goal for the Italians, who will host the Lansdowne Bhoys on Wednesday.
B twice came back from a goal down thanks to goals from Bledi Bardic
and Wojciech Wojcik
and then hit the woodwork twice before Hansen won the game with the second goal in the 85th
The Cosmos B started a pair of former U.S. internationals Danny Szetela
and Chris Wingert
. Results, Play-in Round May 6 in Jacksonville, Fla.
The Villages SC (PDL) 1 Jacksonville Armada (NPSL) 2 May 6 in Miami
FC Miami City (PDL)
1 Miami FC 2 (NPSL) 3 May 6 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) 3 New York Cosmos B (NPSL) 2 Schedule, First
Round May 8 in Salem, Ore.
Portland Timbers U23 (PDL) vs. Kitsap SC (NPSL) May 9 in Ypsilanti, Mich.
AFC Ann Arbor (NPSL) vs. Ocean City Nor'easters
(PDL) May 9 in Ludlow, Mass.
Western Mass Pioneers (PDL) vs. Elm City Express (NPSL) May 9 in Massapequa Park, N.Y.
Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) vs. Kingston
Stockade (NPSL) May 9 in Madison, N.J.
FC Motown (NPSL) vs. New York Red Bulls U23 (PDL) May 9 in Reading, Pa.
Reading United (PDL) vs. Christos FC (Md.)
May 9 in Erie, Pa.
Erie Commodores (NPSL) vs. Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) May 9 in Amesbury, Mass.
Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) vs. Kendall Wanderers (Mass.)
May 9 in Hamtramck, Mich.
Detroit City FC (NPSL) vs. Michigan Bucks (PDL) May 9 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) vs. Lansdowne Bhoys (N.Y.) May 9 in Montverde, Fla.
SIMA Aguilas (PDL) vs. Jacksonville Armada (NPSL) May 9 in Matthews, N.C.
Charlotte Eagles (PDL) vs. Inter Nashville FC (NPSL) May
9 in Little River, S.C.
Myrtle Beach Mutiny (PDL) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC (PDL)
May 9 in Miami, Fla.
Miami FC 2 (NPSL) vs. Red Force FC (Fla.) May 9
in New Orleans, La.
New Orleans Jesters (NPSL) vs. Mississippi Brilla (PDL) May 9 in Miami, Fla.
Red Force FC (Fla.) vs. FC Miami City/Miami FC 2 winner May 9 in
FC Wichita (NPSL) vs. OKC Energy U23 (PDL) May 9 in Duluth, Minn.
Duluth FC (NPSL) vs. Dakota Fusion (NPSL) May 9 in Midland, Texas
Midland-Odessa Sockers (NPSL) vs. Lakeland Tropics (PDL) May 9 in Dallas, Texas
NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. Fort Worth Vaqueros (NPSL) May 9 in Thornton, Colo.
Denver (Colo.) vs. Azteca FC (Colo.) May 9 in Oakland, Calif.
CD Aguiluchos USA (NPSL) vs. San Francisco City FC (PDL) May 9 in Whittier, Calif.
FC Golden State
Force (PDL) vs. L.A. Wolves (Calif.) May 9 in Irvine, Calif.
Orange County FC (NPSL) vs. Santa Ana Winds (Calif.) May 9 in Mesa, Ariz.
FC Arizona (NPSL) vs.
Sporting AZ (Ariz.) May 9 in Tucson, Ariz.
FC Tucson (PDL) vs. La Maquina FC (Calif.)