The Ocean City Nor’easters hope to add yet another scalp to their collection of Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open upsets Wednesday night.
The Premier Development League team hosts the Harrisburg City Islands in a second-round game at Carey Stadium in Carey Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
Out of the hundreds of amateur teams that have competed in the tournament in the Modern Era (1995-present), only two teams have more professional team upsets than Ocean City’s five. The Nor’easters can add a sixth upset to their resume with a win.
Harrisburg performs in the United Soccer League.
“The boys must be buzzing,” Nor’easters head coach John Thompson said. “Despite the lack of media coverage on the Open Cup, everyone in soccer knows that the U.S. Open Cup is the second oldest [continually operating] knockout cup competition in the world, so just playing in such a historic tournament is an honor for any player in this county.”
If Ocean City advances, it will either host the Cosmos or they will travel north to take on their oldest rival, Reading United AC in the third round. Reading hosts the Cosmos Wednesday night.
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