Las Vegas – Las Vegas native Asriel Gonzalez scored two goals to take hometown club Las Vegas Lights FC against the LA Force on Wednesday night at the 2023 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup at Peter Johan Field on UNLV’s campus A comfortable 4-0 win. , sending the hosts to the third round of the tournament for the first time since 2019.
In his first start of the season, González opened the scoring in the 16th minute with a powerful free kick into the bottom left corner of the net. Seven minutes later, he added his second goal with Eric Oten’s cross from inside the box.
Las Vegas added to their lead eight minutes before half-time when Justin Ingram scored from outside the penalty area into the left corner, before Eric “Cubo” Torres scored his second goal of the season midway through the second half that night. concluded with
Orange County SC 5, Capo FC 0: 17-year-old Bryce Jamison was one of the goalscorers as Orange County SC sent Capo FC to the second round of the Open Cup for the second consecutive year with five goals at the championship football stadium.
The hosts nearly took an early lead in the 11th minute when Jamison fired fellow teenager and US U-20 international Correde Osundina from the crossbar, but Emil Nielsen powered up in the 33rd minute. Orange County took the lead when they gave . Go down the left side and finish from close range.
Jamison added two seconds to the hosts just before half-time when Jamison headed in a Daniel Pedersen free-kick from the left. Orange County then pulled away in the second half, with Milan Iloski scoring twice after being brought in as a substitute around Thomas Amann’s first goal for the club since his late-offseason transfer from San Diego Royal SC.
San Diego Royal SC 2, Albion San Diego 0: Halftime goals from both sides by Charlie Adams and Evan Conway sent the San Diego Royal SC to the third round for the second year in a row as 16-year-old goalkeeper Duran Ferry recorded a shutout on the SDSU Sports Deck. rice field.
Another SD Royal youth played a key role in the hosts’ scoring when 18-year-old Xabi Gnaulati was brought down in the penalty area and awarded the side a spot-kick. Adams stepped up and coldly converted to give the side the half-time lead. Conway added a second goal seven minutes into the second half with Adrian Perez’s cross home from the left.
Phoenix Rising FC 1, Greenville Triumph SC 0: Panama international Carlos Harvey scored the lone goal as Phoenix Rising FC secured their first victory of the season and a shutout against USL League One club Greenville Triumph SC at the Phoenix Rising Stadium.
Rising FC took the lead in the 21st minute when Eddy Munjoma crossed the ball over the back post before Babkar Nizier returned a volley pass into the penalty area and Harvey scored his new club’s first goal at close range. robbed.
Phoenix had chances to add to their lead in the second half by Jackson Conway and Eddie Munjoma, both of which were well denied by Greenville goaltender Jared Mazzola, but Harvey’s goal was eventually scored. It was enough to secure a place in the third round.
Loudown United FC 2, North Carolina FC 1 (AET): Wesley Leggett scored the winning goal in the 116th minute as Loudon United FC won their Open Cup debut against USL League One club North Carolina FC after extra time at Segura Field.
Loudon got off to a positive start in the contest as Zach Ryan continued his strong start to the season with an opening goal in the seventh minute. North Carolina fought back in the second half, but Puerto Rico international Jaden Servania fired a shot into the corner from the edge of the penalty area.
Both sides had chances to win in regulation, but the game went to overtime and Leggett proved to be a hero. After coming on as a late substitute in the second half, Leggett capitalized on a counter-attack led on the left by Abdou Zanne, who served Leggett a squared ball to finish.
Indy Eleven 3, Michigan Stars FC 1 (AET): Sebastian Genzatti scores his first goal for Indy Eleven and Boys in Blue prove game winners as they beat Michigan Stars FC at Michael A. Carroll Stadium it was done.
Indy controlled most of the plays and chances in the first half, and Genzatti was denied twice around the half-hour mark as Michigan blocked chances. However, the visitors took the lead just before the break as Nebojsa Popovich scored from the penalty spot after being fouled in the penalty area.
The hosts fought back just before the hour mark when Harrison Robredo scored the first goal on loan from FC Cincinnati with a shot from the top of the penalty area. Indy could not find a way to win in regulation. Juan Tejada then sealed the Boys in Blue advance with a goal in the 111th minute.
Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC 3, Colorado Springs Switchback FC 1 (AET): Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC lost to in-state rivals Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC for the second year in a row in Round 2 of the Open Cup, winning as Donald Benamma and Marquee Hernandez scored for the visitors in overtime. I got .
The Switchbacks had to absorb the pressure during regulation as goaltender Alec Smeal made five saves, but the hosts looked headed for victory with eight minutes remaining. The attack fell where USL Academy-signed Marco Rios hit a low cross down the middle where Drew Skundrich was 25.
Colorado Springs’ lead was short-lived, but shortly after they had a chance to react at the right post, Thomas Amann found the net in the 88th minute to send the game into overtime. Benamma, who represented the Central African Republic in last month’s African Cup of Nations qualifiers, led Hailstorm FC five minutes before him in extra-time before Hernandez provided an insurance marker with nine minutes remaining, and at the first hurdle. Finished running the Switchbacks open cup. .
South Georgia Tormenta FC 2, Rio Grande Valley FC 1: The late penalty kick proved crucial as Rio Grande Valley FC lost to USL League 1 title holders South Georgia Tormenta FC at Tormenta Stadium at Optim Sports Medicine Field.
Tormenta took the lead six minutes before half-time as James Murphy found the net from the center of the penalty area, but with 21 minutes remaining, when Ricky Lewis was knocked down in the box by a Tormenta defender, the Toros scored. had a chance to react. Taylor Davila’s penalty was saved by South Georgia veteran Pablo Jara, but the rebounding chance went wide.
South Georgia added an insurance goal in the eighth minute through Kingsford Ajay. It proved vital as Luis pulled back the goal for the Toros in his first minute of stoppage time. However, even though he held a 25-for-4 advantage in shots, RGVFC were unable to force extra time to end this year’s Open Cup.
Union Omaha 2, El Paso Locomotive FC 0: El Paso Locomotive FC again failed to beat their Ligue 1 opponents as late goals from Junior Palacios and Stevendos Santos led Union Omaha to victory at Morrison Stadium.
Locomotive FC put the home side under pressure early on, with Omaha goalkeeper Rashid Nouf forced to make a key save just before the hour mark, but Palacios had his own rebound home after his first shot was deflected. As a result, Los Bujos quickly took the lead. Former Tampa Bay Rowdies forward Dos Santos added a second to the hosts with 15 minutes remaining and Omaha joined forwards Madison FC (2019) and Central Valley Fuego FC (2022) in Round 2. defeated El Paso in
Tulsa Athletic 1, FC Tulsa 0: FC Tulsa lost to local amateur club Tulsa Athletic at Hicks Park.
Both teams had chances in the first half, with 19-year-old Watts Leazard (Haiti U-20 International) coming closest to the visitors as he made his debut in the colors of FC Tulsa. Aaron Ugba also gave Athletic a good chance in the 24th minute, but just after the hour mark, Harris homered a pass from Roman Torres to score the decisive finish in the contest.