FC Arizona vs. Sporting AZ FC

MAY 9 | 7 p.m. MST | John Riggs Stadium; Mesa, Ariz.

FC Arizona (NPSL) 0, Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) 1
What’s old is new again as a group of former FC Arizona players came back to beat their old side as Sporting AZ FC of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) grabbed a second-half goal and held on for a first-ever Open Cup victory. Sporting captain Jon Guse got the last touch on a loose ball in the box for a goal in the 73rd minute to send the crowd at John Riggs Stadium in Mesa (Ariz.) into a tizzy. FC Arizona had the better of the possession and chances in the first half but the game turned immediately after halftime as Sporting started pumping chance after chance into the attacking third. Andrew Weber, a former MLS Cup winner, made three saves and earned the shutout as Sporting move on to play Phoenix Rising FC (USL) in the Second Round.