Richmond Kickers vs. Penn FC

MAY 23 | 3-2 | City Stadium; Richmond, Va.

Richmond Kickers (USL) 3, Penn FC (USL) 2
Heviel Cordoves volleyed home a left-wing cross from point-blank range in the 82nd minute to lift the Kickers, who had squandered a two-goal lead to a 3-2 win vs. Penn FC in the Third Round of the 2018 U.S. Open Cup. The first hour was a battle of the braces. After only 22 minutes, Richmond grabbed a 2-0 advantage on Luiz Fernando's two goals. Conor Shanosky assisted the first score in the 13th minute, and Yudai Imura did likewise nine minutes later. The hosts, however, could not hold onto the lead as Penn FC equalized on either side of halftime. Jorge Rivera sliced the lead in half in the 36th minute before knotting things up on the hour for Penn FC, but Cordoves’ late heroics sent Richmond into the Fourth Round on June 6.