Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) 1, Lansdowne Bhoys (N.Y.) 2 (a.e.t.)
Open Cup debutants Lansdowne Bhoys scored an impressive First Round victory to advance past the Long Island Rough Riders in the 2016 U.S. Open Cup. Ovan Oakley put the Bhoys on the board after only eight minutes, but early in the second half the Rough Riders leveled matters when Alfonso struck on a 59th minute counter attack. The match looked to be headed to penalties until Lansdowne was awarded a penalty kick in the 126th minute that Ciaran Mc Guigan drove home to send the Bhoys into a Second Round match-up with the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at Highmark Stadium in Pttsburgh on May 18.
Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y., Open Division) at Long Island Rough Riders (PDL)
Time/Location: 7:30 p.m.; St. Anthony’s High School; South Huntington, N.Y.
Lansdowne Bhoys FC Previous Appearances: First appearance
Long Island Rough Riders Previous Appearances: Eighth appearance
- Lansdowne Bhoys qualified via the Open Division by defeating Newtown Pride FC 3-0 on October 17 and Worcester FC 5-0 on November 14.
- The Long Island Rough Riders qualified via an At-Large berth after finishing the PDL season with a 9-4-1 record in 2015.