U.S. Soccer

Sporting AZ FC vs. Fresno FC

MAY 23 | 1-2 a.e.t. | John Riggs Stadium; Mesa, Ariz.
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Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) 1, Fresno FC 2 a.e.t.
Renato Bustamante scored on a header in the first period of overtime as Fresno FC of the United Soccer League had to come from behind to defeat amateur side Sporting AZ FC at Mesa, Arizona’s Jon Riggs Stadium. Ryan Flood gave Sporting AZ FC a 1-0 lead in the 66th minute with a rocket from distance, but Fresno FC’s Danny Barrera returned the favor less than 10 minutes later to tie the game. Sporting AZ goalkeeper Andrew Weber, who came up with several game-saving stops in the Second Round, stood on his head again and finished with 12 saves, but Bustamante’s goal in the 99th minute sealed the win for Fresno FC, a USL expansion club advancing to the Fourth Round for the first time.


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