Carolina Dynamo (PDL) 1, North Carolina FC (NASL) 6
North Carolina FC cruised to the Third Round of the 2017 U.S. Open Cup with a 6-1 win against fellow Tar Heel State side Carolina Dynamo. NCFC jumped out to a 3-0 lead by halftime with Brian Shriver, Matt Fondy and Tiyi Shipalane all finding the back of the net. The second half saw more of the same as Jordan Orlando, who also assisted on Fondy’s goal, saw his 57th minute strike bisect a brace from Billy Schuler – his goals coming in the 47th and 85th minutes. The Dynamo goal came courtesy of Justin Shear in the 74th minute. With the six-goal haul tying a club record for goals scored in an Open Cup game, North Carolina FC (formerly Carolina RailHawks) secure a Third Round date against USL club Charlotte Independence.