FC Motown (NPSL) 2, New York Red Bulls U-23 (PDL) 1
After making their debut in the 2017 edition of the U.S. Open Cup, FC Motown went one step further this time around, defeating New York Red Bulls U-23, 2-1, in New Jersey, to advance to the tournament’s Second Round. It was all NYRB U-23 in the opening minutes of the game with the PDL side finding the back of the net first in 19th minute courtesy of Brian Saramago. The goal seemed to wake up FC Motown, and the team responded well, putting NYRB on alert with an incredible 30-yard attempt in the 26th minute that looked like a sure thing but was thwarted by the crossbar. A few minutes later, Dilly Duka, a former New York Red Bull himself, flipped the score on his old team and tallied a brace in the 34th and 45th minutes for FC Motown to give his NPSL squad the win. Next, FC Motown will next play Penn FC (USL) on May 16 at 7 p.m. ET at Ranger Stadium (Drew University) in Madison, N.J.