Charlotte Eagles vs. Inter Nashville FC

MAY 9 | 7 p.m. ET | Mecklenburg County Sportsplex; Matthews, N.C.

Charlotte Eagles (PDL) 1, Inter Nashville FC (NPSL) 6
From the first whistle to the last, Chuka Aruh could do no wrong. The Inter Nashville FC striker netted a first-half hat trick as his club steamrolled the Charlotte Eagles, 6-1. After opening the scoring in the fifth minute, Aruh struck again a minute later when he intercepted a pass in the final third and calmly slotted home his second of the night. Inter Nashville FC added three more before the Charlotte Eagles pulled one back on a 56th-minute penalty kick. An Ivan Sakou goal put the match to rest in the 85th minute, setting up a Nashville derby in the Second Round against Nashville SC of the USL.