The first round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is in the books.
Below you’ll find the complete list of the results, but the excitement from the first round of U.S. Open Cup is something very unique — providing the amateurs and lower division clubs with a chance to be a part of something special and prestige of advancing and playing against higher division teams.
Of local interest, the Erie Commodores came away with its first-ever win in Open Cup — beating Rochester River Dogz in a match that went to penalty kicks (1-1, 5-4 PKs). This sets up a match next week — where the Commodores will be hosting the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC at Gannon University on Wednesday, May 16. This match-up should provide a fun backdrop and create a nice buzz for soccer in Northwestern PA in the week to come.
In addition to the scores below — I thought it would be fun to capture just a few snippets from the excitement and highlights from first round as folks all across the country were getting swept up in the euphoria of a knockout tournament that includes the heart and soul of American soccer — the local clubs and amateurs.
#USOC2018 1st Round Highlights
How’s this for a ridiculous goal?
Come for the goal, stay for the ???? assist. ????
— U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) May 9, 2018
It’s the first time of year in the US when games go to extra time — and PKs become a thing
Everyone standing for PKs pic.twitter.com/PjUhLwNUW7
— Josh Dalton (@joshdaltn) May 10, 2018
No MLS team in Detroit? Just fine with these folks…
— Detroit City FC (@DetroitCityFC) May 10, 2018
Wins provide a chance to play the pros.
Can't sleep, still buzzing over the Open Cup win and our match against Sac Republic next week! #USOC2018
— Northside Pigeon (@NorthsidePigeon) May 10, 2018
And, who doesn’t love a 7-4 scoreline? (other than Bob Lilley)
????Round 2, here we come!????
— Duluth FC (@DuluthFC) May 10, 2018
Without a doubt one of the most insane sporting events I've ever seen live. The stuff @opencup dreams are made of.
— Blake Hewitt (@blakehewitt) May 10, 2018
Fourth division NPSL and PDL did well, but there were qualifiers and amateurs that got through…
#USOC2018 Rd 1 is in the books.
NPSL 7-5 vs PDL
PDL 4-0 vs qualifiers
NPSL 4-3 vs qualifiers
Qualifiers to advance
Lansdowne Bhoys (N.Y.)
NTX Rayados (Texas)
FC Denver (Colo.)
Sporting AZ (Ariz.)
2 amateur teams guaranteed to reach Rd. 3.
— Jonathan Yardley (@jtyardley) May 10, 2018
|PRELIMINARY ROUND||AWAY TEAM||TIME||HOME TEAM||VENUE|
|May 6||Miami FC 2 (NPSL)||1:3||FC Miami City (PDL)||Tropical Park Stadium – Miami, FL|
|May 6||The Villages SC (PDL)||2:1||Jacksonville Armada FC (NPSL)||Southern Oak Stadium (Jacksonville Univ.) – Jacksonville, FL|
|May 6||New York Cosmos B (NPSL)||3:2||Brooklyn Italians FC (NPSL)||Long Island University Athletic Complex – Brooklyn, NY|
|ROUND 1||AWAY TEAM||TIME||HOME TEAM||VENUE|
|May 8||Kitsap SC Pumas (NPSL)||0:5||Portland Timbers U23s (PDL)||McCulloch Stadium – Salem, OR|
|May 9||Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL)||3:0||AFC Ann Arbor (NPSL)||Scicluna Field (Eastern Michigan Univ.) – Ypsilanti, MI|
|May 9||Elm City Express (NPSL)||2:1||Western Mass Pioneers (PDL)||Lusitano Field – Ludlow, MA|
|May 9||New York Red Bulls U23s (PDL)||1:2||FC Motown (NPSL)||Ranger Stadium (Drew Univ.) – Madison, NJ|
|May 9||Christos FC (USASA)||1:1 (4:5 PK)||Reading United AC (PDL)||Alvernia University Stadium – Reading, PA|
|May 9||Rochester River Dogz (USASA)||1:1 (4:5 PK)||Erie Commodores FC (NPSL)||Gannon Univ. Field – Erie, PA|
|May 9||Jacksonville Armada FC (NPSL)||2:0||SIMA Aguilas (PDL)||Montverde Academy – Montverde, FL|
|May 9||Inter Nashville FC (NPSL)||6:1||Charlotte Eagles (PDL)||Mecklenburg Co. Sportsplex – Matthews, NC|
|May 9||Red Force FC (USASA)||0:4||Miami FC (NPSL)||FIU Stadium – Miami, FL|
|May 9||South Georgia Tormenta FC (PDL)||2:1||Myrtle Beach Mutiny (PDL)||North Myrtle Beach Sports Park (Field 6) – Little River, SC|
|May 9||Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL)||2:2 (5:6 PK)||Kendall Wanderers (USASA)||Seacoast United Sports Park – Amesbury, MA|
|May 9||Michigan Bucks (PDL)||2:2 (5:6 PK)||Detroit City FC (NPSL)||Keyworth Stadium – Hamtramck, MI|
|May 9||FC Kendall (USASA)||1:5||Miami United FC (NPSL)||Ted Hendricks Stadium – Hialeah, FL|
|May 9||Lansdowne Bhoys FC (USASA)||2:0||Brooklyn Italians (NPSL)||Long Island University Athletic Complex – Brooklyn, NY|
|May 9||Kingston Stockade FC (NPSL)||3:6 (AET)||Long Island Rough Riders (PDL)||John Burns Park – Massapequa, NY|
|May 9||Mississippi Brilla (PDL)||1:1 (3:2 PK)||New Orleans Jesters (NPSL)||Pan American Stadium – New Orleans, LA|
|May 9||OKC Energy U23s (PDL)||1:3||FC Wichita (NPSL)||Adair-Austin Stadium (Friends Univ.) – Wichita, KS|
|May 9||Dakota Fusion FC (NPSL)||4:4 (0:3 PK)||Duluth FC (NPSL)||Public Schools Stadium – Duluth, MN|
|May 9||Lakeland Tropics (PDL)||0:3||Midland-Odessa FC (NPSL)||Grande Communications Stadium – Midland, TX|
|May 9||Fort Worth Vaqueros (NPSL)||1:2||NTX Rayados (USASA)||Richland Comm. College (Field 10) – Dallas, TX|
|May 9||San Francisco City FC (PDL)||4:0||CD Aguiluchos USA (NPSL)||Raimondi Park – Oakland, CA|
|May 9||Azteca FC (USSSA)||2:4||FC Denver (USSSA)||North Stadium – Westminster, CO|
|May 9||LA Wolves FC (USASA)||1:3||FC Golden State Force (PDL)||Rio Hondo College – Whittier, CA|
|May 9||Santa Ana Winds FC (USASA)||0:3||Orange County FC (NPSL)||Orange County Great Park (Championship Stadium) – Irvine, CA|
|May 9||Sporting AZ FC (USASA)||1:0||FC Arizona (NPSL)||John Riggs Stadium – Mesa, AZ|
|May 9||La Maquina FC (USASA)||1:2||FC Tucson (PDL)||Kino North Stadium – Tucson, AZ|