Southie FC (Mass., Open Division) 0, Rochester Rhinos (USL) 7
The 2015 USL champion Rochester Rhinos scored early and often in a 7-0 thrashing of Southie FC. Forward Asani Samuels paced the Rhinos with a hat trick, including two scores in a span of 30 seconds shortly before the half. Christian Volesky began the scoring with a successful penalty kick in the fifth minute, followed by goals from Andre Fortune II and Marcos Ugarte over the ensuing 20 minutes. Rochester continues its 21st consecutive appearance in the Open Cup at home against Lansdowne Bhoys FC on Wednesday, June 1.
Southie FC (Mass., Open Division) at Rochester Rhinos (USL)
Time/Location: 7 p.m. ET; Rhinos Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.
Southie FC Previous Appearances (Best Finish): First appearance (Second Round: 2016)
Rochester Rhinos Previous Appearances (Best Finish): 21 appearances (Champions: 1999)
- Southie FC advanced to the Second Round by beating Seacoast United Phantoms behind two goals from Roy Sandeman on May 11.
- Southie FC qualified via the Open Division with wins against Battery Park Gunners 2-0 on October 17 and a 4-0 victory against Global Premier Soccer Omens on November 15.
- The Rochester Rhinos return to the Open Cup after winning the USL championship in 2015.
- Rochester sits 4-1-2 on the young USL season.
- The Rhinos continue their Pro Era appearance record in the tournament, making their 21st straight appearance.
- Rochester’s 1999 championship marks the last time a non-MLS club won the title.
- In 2015, Rochester advanced to the fourth round, where they fell 3-1 on penalty kicks to eventual finalist Philadelphia Union on June 16 in Chester, Pa.