Fresno Fuego (PDL) 4, La Máquina FC (Calif.) 1
Jose Cuevas ignited a rowdy crowd at Chukchansi Park with a tally in the 19th and minute as Fresno Fuego hosted La Máquina FC. La Máquina, who had advanced to the Fourth Round of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup only to fall to LA Galaxy in extra time, would not go down easy and Jose Montes de Oca leveled the match in the 64th minute. Fresno went back ahead on another Cuevas goal in the 73rd minute and poured it on with additional strikes from Joey Chica and Etiando Tavares for a 4-1 win. Fresno moves on to host the USL’s Phoenix Rising FC in the Second Round.