U.S. Soccer

AFC Cleveland (NPSL) 0, Saint Louis FC (USL) 2
Saint Louis FC topped AFC Cleveland 2-0 in the Second Round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday night. Saint Louis forward Jamiel Hardware chipped the ‘keeper for the game’s first goal in the 22nd minute. Jordan Roberts doubled Saint Louis’ lead in the 77th minute thanks to an impressive assist from Seth Rudolph. Saint Louis is set to host NASL’s Minnesota United FC in the Third Round on Wednesday, June 1.

AFC Cleveland (NPSL) at Saint Louis FC (USL)
Time/Location: 7 p.m. CT; World Wide Technology Soccer Park; Fenton, Mo.
AFC Cleveland Previous Appearances (Best Finish): First appearance (Second Round: 2016)
Saint Louis FC Previous Appearances (Best Finish): Second appearance (Fourth Round: 2015)

  • Making their first Open Cup appearance, AFC Cleveland advanced to the second round thanks to Antonio Manfut’s 24th minute goal in the team’s 1-0 win against GPS Portland Phoenix on May 11.
  • AFC Cleveland qualified via an At-Large NPSL berth after finishing 8-2-2 in NPSL play last season.
  • Saint Louis FC makes their second Open Cup appearance after running to the fourth round in 2015, defeating the Des Moines Menace 2-1 in second round and Minnesota United 3-1 on penalty kicks in the third round before falling 1-0 to eventual champions Sporting KC.
  • Saint Louis FC holds a 3-3-2 record in USL play this season, placing them sixth in the league’s Western Conference.
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