Home Teams Dominate First Round of 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with 13 of 16 Advancing to Second Round
No Surprises in the First Round as One Game Decided in Extra Time and One Concludes in Penalty Kicks
CHICAGO (June 14, 2011) – Home field proved to be a great advantage in the first round of the 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, as 13 out of 16 games were won by the home team. The only three away teams to win were the Charlotte Eagles, Chicago Fire PDL and Kitsap Pumas.
Only two games went into extra time, with one finishing in penalty kicks. The Pittsburgh Riverhounds came back from a 2-0 deficit against Chattanooga FC with two late goals to send the game into extra time. The Riverhounds scored nine minutes into extra time to dodge the loss. The Kitsap Pumas defeated the Chivas El Paso Patriots in penalty kicks after a scoreless 120 minutes.
All but one USL PRO team advanced to the next round with the Dayton Dutch Lions falling to USL PRO rival Richmond Kickers. The nine USL PRO teams will join four teams from the PDL, the N.Y. Pancyprian Freedoms from the USASA and the Madison 56ers from the NPSL in the second round.
The 16 winners from the first round will face off Tuesday, June 21 in the second round where they hope to advance to the third round on June 28 to face one of eight MLS teams.
2011 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP FIRST ROUND RESULTS
- Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) 1 at N.Y. Pancyprian Freedoms (USASA) 2
After a scoreless first half, Stefan Dimitrov of the Freedoms scored the first goal in the 65th minute. The Italians responded in the 80th minute with a goal by Kordel Samuel, but only 23 seconds later Dimitrov scored his second goal to give the Freedoms the 2-1 win.
- Western Mass. Pioneers (PDL) 0 at FC New York (USL PRO) 3
FC New York shut out the Western Mass. Pioneers 3-0 with a hat trick from Jhonny Arteaga. The hat trick was his first as a professional player.
- Reading United A.C. (PDL) 1 at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) 2
Reading United A.C. drew first blood in the 35th minute off a free kick goal by David Rodriguez and maintained the 1-0 lead at half. In a come-from-behind effort, J.T. Noone scored for the Islanders in the 86th minute to tie the game. In stoppage time, Sainey Touray scored the game-winner and gave the Islanders the 2-1 win.
- Phoenix SC (USASA-Pa.) 1 at Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) 2
Rochester struck first with a goal in the 27th minute by JC Banks and took that lead into halftime. The Rhinos struck again with a goal in the 54th minute by Anthony Hamilton. In the 71st minute, Scott Rowling responded with Phoenix’s lone goal, but it was not enough to defeat the Rhinos.
- Chattanooga FC (NPSL) 2 at Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) 3 OT
Chattanooga took the early lead in the 14th minute when Ivan Heredia scored from 40 yards out. After the half, Chattanooga doubled its score in the 55th minute. Pittsburgh quickly gained strength and scored two goals to send the game into overtime. In the 99th minute, Jeremy Deighton of the Riverhounds scored to give Pittsburgh the overtime win.
- Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) 1 at Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) 4
The Kickers took the early lead in the seventh minute with a goal from David Bulow, assisted by Shaka Bangura. The two teamed up again in the 17th minute to score Richmond’s second goal. Dayton’s lone goal came on a penalty kick in the 59th minute by van de Pluijm. Richmond’s Bulow was not done, as he scored the third goal of his hat trick in the 65th minute, and Bangura followed in the 90th.
- Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) 3 at Carolina Dynamo (PDL) 1
Darren Toby scored the first goal of the match for the Eagles in the 23rd minute off an assist by Diego Maetins. In the 29th minute, Robbie Lovejoy responded for the Dynamo to send the game into halftime tied at 1-1. Charlotte took over the second half with two goals by Maetins (49) and Alan Sanchez (85).
- Central Florida Kraze (PDL) 0 at Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO) 4
The Hammerheads shut out the Kraze as they scored two goals on each side of the half. Jyler Noviello scored in the 33rd minute, and Luke Mulholland scored in the 42nd. Andryi Budnny took over the second half and converted two goals in the 70th and 73rd minutes.
- ASC New Stars (USASA-Texas) 0 at Orlando City Soccer Club (USL PRO) 4
The Orlando City Soccer Club shut out the ASC New Stars for the 4-0 win. Orlando City scored two goals on each side of the half. Devorn Jorsling netted two goals, while Dennis Chin racked up a goal and two assists.
- Regals FC (USASA-Texas) 0 at Charleston Battery (USL PRO) 2
The Battery shut out Regals FC with two goals in the second half. Nicki Paterson converted a penalty kick in the 48th minute and Dane Kelly smashed home the second from eight yards out.
- AAC Eagles (USASA-Ill.) 0 at Madison 56ers (NPSL) 4
Although the first half was scoreless, Madison scored four goals in the second half to deliver a shutout against the AAC Eagles. Tenzin Rampa and Adam Lysak each tallied one goal while Jed Hohlbein scored two for the 56ers.
- Chicago Fire PDL (PDL) 1 at Iowa Menace (USASA) 0
The Chicago Fire PDL and Iowa Menace were scoreless for the majority of the 90-minute game. In the 87th minute, Chicago’s Christopher Estridge scored the lone goal to give the Fire the 1-0 win.
- DV8 Defenders (USASA-Calif.) 0 at Real Colorado Foxes (PDL) 5
The Foxes handed the Defenders a stinging defeat with a 5-0 shutout. The Foxes scored three goals in the first half from Taylor Kemp, Isaiah Schafer and Kyle Christensen. Sterling Copeland and Craig Thompson added to their lead with two goals in the second half.
- Kitsap Pumas (PDL) 0 at Chivas El Paso Patriots (PDL) 0
The Pumas and the Patriots finished tied 0-0 at the end of regulation and extra time. The Pumas came out on top and downed the Patriots 6-5 in penalty kicks.
- Hollywood United (NPSL) 1 at Los Angeles Blues (USL PRO) 3
The Blues took the lead in the 37th minute with a goal by Mehrshad Momeni in his debut, and scored his second goal in an impressive outing in the 56th minute. Jose Morales from Hollywood United responded with the team’s lone goal in the 67th minute, but an additional goal in stoppage time by Blues Gerardo Bravo would give Los Angeles the 3-1 win.
- Doxa Italia (USASA-Calif.) 1 at Ventura County Fusion (PDL) 3
Doxa Italia scored early in the fifth minute with an unassisted goal off the foot of Bryan Byrne. In the 33rd minute, Fusion’s Andy Rose converted a penalty kick to tie the game, and Mark Magee scored the game-winner 10 minutes later to send the Fusion up 2-1 at the half. Reed Williams would add the third goal in the 78th minute for the Fusion to take the solid 3-1 win.
2011 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP SECOND ROUND
|FC New York (USL PRO) at N.Y. Pancyprian Freedoms (USASA)||7:30 p.m. ET||Belson Stadium, St. Johns University; Queens, N.Y.|
|Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO)||7 p.m. ET||Skyline Sports Complex; Harrisburg, Pa.|
|Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) at Richmond Kickers (USL PRO)||7 p.m. ET||Richmond City Stadium; Richmond, Va.|
|Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) at Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO)||7:30 p.m. ET||Legion Stadium; Wilmington, N.C.|
|Orlando City Soccer Club (USL PRO) at Charleston Battery (USL PRO)||7:30 p.m. ET||Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, N.C.|
|Chicago Fire PDL (PDL) at Madison 56ers (NPSL)||7 p.m. CT||Breese Stevens Field; Madison, Wis.|
|Real Colorado Foxes (PDL) at Kitsap Pumas (PDL)||7 p.m. PT||Bremerton Memorial Stadium; Bremerton, Wash.|
|Los Angeles Blues (USL PRO) at Ventura County Fusion (PDL)||7:05 p.m. PT||Ventura College; Ventura, Calif.|