The 2018 U.S. Open Cup opened with 26 first-round games involving mostly amateur teams. The winners included 12 teams from the NPSL, 10 from the PDL and four Open Division qualifiers.
1 Colorado Premier League
1 Cosmopolitan League
1 North Texas Premier
1 United Premier Soccer League NPSL vs. PDL.
NPSL teams took seven of 12 matches against teams from
the rival PDL.
The victories included 2-1 decisions for FC Motown over the New York Red Bulls U23 thanks to a pair of goals by former MLS player Dilly Duka
and NPSL champion Elm
City Express over the Western Mass Pioneers, one of the oldest clubs in the USL system, in a match decided by a goal from Shaquille Saunchez
On the PDL ledger, the Long Island
Rough Riders came back from two goals down to tie the NPSL's Kingston Stockade, 2-2, and pull away for a 6-3 overtime win. Bernardo Mattos
was shown a second yellow card in the 90th minute,
leaving Kingston with 10 players.
-- One of the 12 NPSL winners was Paul Caligiuri
's Orange County FC, which moved on with a 3-0 win over the UPSL's Santa Ana Winds. Daniel ten
scored two goals and Alessandro Canale
added the third goal. Motor City derby.
In one of six games decided in
shootouts, the NPSL's Detroit City FC beat the PDL's Michigan Bucks, 5-4, after their game ended 1-1. Nate Steinwascher
was the hero, stopping two Bucks' penalty kicks, to the delight of the
3,416 fans in Hamtramck. Battle of the five boroughs.
The Brooklyn Italians took the battle of
Brooklyn with a 3-2 win over the New York Cosmos B, then fell, 2-0, to Lansdowne Bhoys from the Bronx. Hat trick heroes:
-- Chuka Aruh
(Inter Nashville FC, 6-1 vs. Charlotte Eagles)
-- David Ochoa
(Miami United FC, 5-2 vs. FC Kendall)
-- Cesar Castillo (
FC Denver, 4-2 vs.
Azteca FC) Open Division qualifiers.
Lansdowne Bhoys from the Cosmopolitan League were among four teams from Open
Division qualifying who moved into the second round. Also moving on were NTX Rayados, FC Denver and Sporting AZ. Baltimore's Christos FC, which reached the fourth round in 2017, fell to the PDL's
Reading United in a shootout. Eight other qualifiers also lost. NASL survivors.
Both remaining teams backed by NASL clubs won:
Jacksonville Armada (2-0 winner at SIMA Aguilas) and Miami FC (4-0 winner over Red Force FC). Results, Play-in Round
: May 6 Results, First Round May 8 in Salem, Ore.
Portland Timbers U23 (PDL) 5 Kitsap Pumas (NPSL) 0 May 9 in Ypsilanti, Mich.
AFC Ann Arbor
(NPSL) 0 Ocean City Nor'easters (PDL) 3 May 9 in Ludlow, Mass.
Western Mass Pioneers (PDL) 1 Elm City Express (NPSL) 2 May 9 in Massapequa Park, N.Y.
Rough Riders (PDL) 6 Kingston Stockade (NPSL) 3 May 9 in Madison, N.J.
FC Motown (NPSL) 2 New York Red Bulls U23 (PDL) 1 May 9 in Reading, Pa.
(PDL) 1 Christos FC (Md.) 1 (Reading United wins 5-4 on penalties.) May 9 in Erie, Pa.
Erie Commodores (NPSL) 1 Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) 1 (Erie Commodores
win 5-4 on penalties.) May 9 in Amesbury, Mass.
Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) 2 Kendall Wanderers (Mass.) 2 (Seacoast United Phantoms win 7-6 on penalties.)
May 9 in Hamtramck, Mich.
Detroit City FC (NPSL) 1 Michigan Bucks (PDL) 1 (Detroit City FC wins 5-4 on penalties.) May 9 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) 0 Lansdowne Bhoys (N.Y.) 2 May 9 in Montverde, Fla.
SIMA Aguilas (PDL) 0 Jacksonville Armada (NPSL) 2 May 9 in Matthews, N.C.
Eagles (PDL) 1 Inter Nashville FC (NPSL) 6 May 9 in Little River, S.C.
Myrtle Beach Mutiny (PDL) 1 South Georgia Tormenta FC (PDL)
May 9 in Miami,
Miami FC 2 (NPSL) 4 Red Force FC (Fla.) 0 May 9 in Miami, Fla.
Miami United FC (NPSL) 5 FC Kendall (Fla.) 2 May 9 in New Orleans, La.
Jesters (NPSL) 1 Mississippi Brilla (PDL) 1 (Mississippi Brilla wins 3-2 on penalties.) May 9 in Wichita, Kan.
FC Wichita (NPSL) 3 OKC Energy U23 (PDL) 1 May 9
in Duluth, Minn.
Duluth FC (NPSL) 4 Dakota Fusion (NPSL) 4 (Duluth FC wins 3-0 on penalties.) May 9 in Midland, Texas
Midland-Odessa Sockers (NPSL) 3 Lakeland
Tropics (PDL) 0 May 9 in Dallas, Texas
NTX Rayados (Texas) 2 Fort Worth Vaqueros (NPSL) 1 May 9 in Thornton, Colo.
FC Denver (Colo.) 4 Azteca FC (Colo.) 2
May 9 in Oakland, Calif.
CD Aguiluchos USA (NPSL) 0 San Francisco City FC (PDL) 4 May 9 in Whittier, Calif.
FC Golden State Force (PDL) 3 L.A. Wolves (Calif.) 1
May 9 in Irvine, Calif.
Orange County FC (NPSL) 3 Santa Ana Winds (Calif.) 0 May 9 in Mesa, Ariz.
FC Arizona (NPSL) 0 Sporting AZ (Ariz.) 1 May 9 in Tucson,
FC Tucson (PDL) 2 La Maquina FC (Calif.) 1 Schedule, Second Round
May 16 in Cary, N.C.
North Carolina FC (USL) vs. Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) May 16 in Erie, Pa.
Erie Commodores FC (NPSL) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USL) May 16 in Reading, Pa.
Reading United AC (PDL) vs. Richmond Kickers (USL) May 16 in Jeffersonville, Ind.
Louisville City FC (USL) vs. Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) May 16 in Madison, N.J.
FC Motown (NPSL) vs. Penn FC (USL) May 16 in Amesbury, Mass.
Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) vs. Elm City Express (NPSL) May 16 in Cincinnati, Ohio
Cincinnati (USL) vs. Detroit City FC (NPSL) May 16 in Matthews, N.C.
Charlotte Independence (USL) vs. Ocean City Nor'easters (PDL)
May 16 in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston Battery (USL) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC (PDL) May 16 in Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville Armada FC (NPSL) vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) May 16 in Miami,
Miami FC 2 (NPSL) vs. Miami United FC (NPSL) May 16 in Clinton, Miss.
Mississippi Brilla FC (PDL) vs. Indy Eleven (USL) May 16 in Nashville, Tenn.
Nashville SC (USL) vs. Inter Nashville FC (NPSL) May 16 in Tulsa, Okla.
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (USL) vs. FC Wichita (NPSL) May 16 in Duluth, Minn.
Duluth FC (NPSL)
vs. Saint Louis FC (USL) May 16 in Dallas, Texas
NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. OKC Energy FC (USL) May 16 in Midland, Texas
Midland-Odessa Sockers FC (NPSL) vs. San
Antonio FC (USL) May 16 in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL) vs. FC Denver (Colo.)
May 16 in Sacramento, Calif.
Republic FC (USL) vs. San Francisco City FC (PDL) May 16 in Chandler, Ariz.
Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Phoenix Rising FC (USL) May 16 in Fresno, Calif.
(USL) vs. Orange County FC (NPSL) May 16 in Irvine, Calif.
Orange County SC (USL) vs. FC Golden State Force (PDL) May 16 in Reno, Nev.
Reno 1868 FC (USL) vs.
Portland Timbers U23 (PDL) May 16 in Las Vegas, Nev.
Las Vegas Lights FC (USL) vs. FC Tucson (PDL)