Murfreesboro, Tennessee – Gabriel Rodriguez’s two goals gave perennial USL League Two powerhouses Des Moines Menace a 3-0 victory over Beeman United at the 2023 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Wednesday night at the Dean A. Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium. advanced to the second round. .
Des Moines will host NISA’s Chattanooga FC in Round 2 at Valley Stadium on Wednesday, April 5 at 8:00 PM ET.
Both teams had early chances, but Menas took the lead in the 21st minute when Rodriguez scored into the right corner from a pass by Chris Bermudez. A penalty kick was awarded just before the hour mark as Fernando Garcia was brought down inside the area and Rodriguez converted from the spot to double the lead.
Menas got two second-half saves by goalkeeper Grant McKellah to keep the lead, while Garcia lay the game down in stoppage time of the second half and closed the scoring with an assist from Boksi Yonba. Sides including former pros Denso Uris and Chris Nanko, who stepped off the bench, watched the match.
Nona FC 1, Club de Lyon B 0: William Ayyan’s first goal saw Ligue 2 side NONA FC advance to the second round after defeating home club De Lyon B at Austin Tyndall Regional Park. NONA FC will visit the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the USL Championship for Round 2 at Al Lang Stadium.
Eyang hit a homer into the bottom left corner of the net, effectively stopping the first offense of the game. From there, the visitors maintained their lead despite being reduced to 10 players after Jefferson Júnior was sent off with 25 minutes remaining. NONA goalkeeper Rafa Santos helped send the team off as he made five saves for the shutout.
Appalachian FC 2 (3), North Carolina Fusion U23 2 (0): US League Two teams North Carolina Fusion U23 fought back from a two-goal deficit after being penalized by 10 players after playing over 80 minutes, but hosts Appalachian FC advanced to the second round. So I couldn’t make it out of the penalty spot.
The Appalachians got off to an ideal start as Camden Holbrook scored within a minute of the hosts. He then attacked again in the 32nd minute to lead by two goals, with the Fusion responding six minutes later with a powerful header from Juancho Fernández. The visitors were reduced to 10 when Brian Torre was sent off in the 40th minute, but despite this, North Carolina continued to create chances in the second half.
The match went into extra time in the 79th minute when Fred Ferreira scored a free kick into the top right corner of the net from outside the top left corner of the penalty area. After a scoreless half hour, the game went to where North Carolina missed all three shots, opening the door for the Appalachians.
Capo FC 4, Ventura County Fusion 1: This season USL League 2 rookies Capo FC are off to a great start to the season, coming back from an early deficit to defeat future Southwest Division foes with Ventura County Fusion at Ventura College. The Fusion took the lead in just six minutes as Jerry Death Dunes scored from close range before Capo FC equalized in the 16th minute through Josh Gallardo.
The Fusion continued to push, hitting woodwork three times in the first half, but Hevany Mota scored from close range to give Capo the lead in first-half stoppage time. Eight minutes into the second half, Parker Scalzo added a third for the visitors before Mota rounded out his performance with a fourth, sending Capo into the second round.
Tulsa Athletic 1, Brazos Valley United FC 0: Stefan Chetanovich’s first-half goal proved the difference for the hosts as Tulsa Athletic overtook USL League 2’s Brazos Valley United FC at Hicks Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
UDA Soccer 1, Park City Red Wolves 0: First-time qualifiers UDA football date in-state pro side New Mexico United for USL Championship as they score a second-half goal from Jose Ispuente to move past USL League 2’s Park City Red Wolves in New Mexico We proceeded to the soccer field.
Chicago House AC 1, Bayern United 0: Six minutes before half-time, John Makowiecki scored the lone goal as Chicago House AC defeated arriving Bayern United in the 2023 USL League 2 at Langhorst Field. Bayern grabbed a second-half equalizer and nearly sent the game into extra time, but Ivan Kuehler and Jose Gutierrez both held it off deep in stoppage time as Chicago goalkeeper Tony Holtermann kept the shutout. was done.
CROSSFIRE EDMOND 3, PROJECT 51O 0: Crossfire Edmund won by three goals in the second half as the youngsters of Project 51O failed to react on the Orlone College soccer field. Luke Houseworth put the visitors ahead in his 49th minute and Project 51O’s goalkeeper Tim Sirrell was able to save his kick from a penalty, but Eric Howard and Hamza Haddaddy also netted in his final five minutes. Crossfire pulled away late because it found a .