Charleston, South Carolina – Four of the USL Championship’s Charleston Battery secured a 4-1 victory over Savannah Clovers FC in the second round of the 2023 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup at Patriots Point on Tuesday night. different players have found the net.
Robbie Crawford, Augustine Williams, Nick Marcanic and Tristan Traeger scored for the hosts, while Charleston native Charlie Dennis made his professional debut for his hometown team during the win.
Charleston applied consistent pressure early on and it paid off when Robbie Crawford broke the deadlock in the 36th minute. After Savannah half-cleared a corner kick, Crawford fired a shot from outside the penalty area that deflected a defender and flew into the net from under the crossbar.
Williams added a second for the hosts early in the second half before Trager added a third with his first goal on the battery collar in the 62nd minute. Savannah scored in the 15th minute, passing Andres Sanchez, but Charleston responded quickly, with Declan Wynn’s second assist scoring Marcanic just a minute later.
New Mexico United 6, UDA Soccer 0: Josh Dring scored a hat-trick as New Mexico United defeated UDA Soccer at the Rio Rancho Football Stadium to send the hosts into the third round of the Open Cup.
New Mexico got off to a flying start as Daniel Bruce set Joel Sosa for the club’s first goal in just two minutes and Doring added almost a second when he hit Woodwork in the 28th minute. . His second goal for United came five minutes before half-time. However, after Greg his Hurst was brought down in his area on penalty Justin Portillo was due to convert from his spot on penalty.
Doring scored his first goal in United’s colors three minutes into the second half, and the English forward added on his big night after the Blues added a fourth in the 54th minute. Doring found the net from the penalty spot in the 61st minute after the Blues were brought down in the box, before closing out the win with a hat-trick in the 17th minute.
Auckland Roots SC 3, El Farorito FC 1: Auckland Roots SC scored three goals in the first 25 minutes from Johnny Rodriguez and Wolfgang Prentice to beat amateur side El Farorito FC at Pioneer Stadium.
Rootes SC took the lead in the 11th minute when Rodriguez headed in a cross from Ryan Herr, and 17-year-old Ethan Kohler provided his first assist for the club five minutes later when Prentiss added a second from the right side of the penalty area. Prentice added his second goal from close range in the 24th minute after an assist from Rodriguez, while El Farorito scored back from the penalty spot late in the first half thanks to Ricardo Delgado. As Auckland rounded out the win.
Miami FC 3, Jacksonville Armada FC 1: Miami FC established their dominance in the second half thanks to two goals from Claudio Repetto, overtaking Jacksonville Armada FC’s side, who took the lead in the first half, and were knocked down at Ricardo Silva Stadium.
Charles Eloundu gave Jacksonville the lead in the 32nd minute, but the lead was short-lived as Miami’s Ryan Telfer equalized with a header two minutes later. Jacksonville were then reduced to 10 men late in the first half when Root Tom was shown his second yellow card of the game, but when Miami’s Curtis Thorne also received a second yellow card, he was reduced to 5 in the break. After a minute the numbers evened out.
Repetto, however, ensured the hosts moved forward, but as a second-half substitute scored in the eighth minute from close range from an assist from Aidan Stanley. Repetto then added a third from the penalty spot three minutes later to clinch the win and a third round appearance.
Tampa Bay Rowdies 2, Nona FC 0: Lucky Mukosana scored a goal and an assist as the Tampa Bay Rowdies defeated USL League Two club NONA FC at Al Lang Stadium.
Tampa Bay put the pressure on first-time Open Cup entrants, breaking a deadlock in the 25th minute when Mukosana pounced on a loose ball in the penalty area, created a window for space, and centered a pass that J.J. Williams slammed home. The Zimbabwe veteran, who scored four goals in last year’s Open Cup, added another second to home seven minutes later when he matched a Dayon Harris cross to the chest, which was enough for Tampa Bay to move forward. Proven.
Detroit City FC 1, Gold Star Detroit FC 0: Yazeed Matthews scored the only goal of the night as Detroit City FC beat Gold Star Detroit FC at Keyworth Stadium.
As a volatile first half drew to a close, Detroit found a breakthrough. Adrian Birhart sent a slanted ball into the penalty area where Matthews beat the goalkeeper, allowing him to head into the open net. His rouge goalkeeper Ryan Shereau recorded a shutout with his two key saves.