FC Motown, Lansdowne Bhoys and the Long Island Rough Riders reached the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in different ways Wednesday night.
FC Motown overcame a 1-0 deficit to upend the Red Bulls’ Under-23 team, 2-1, in Madison, N.J.
Lansdowne Bhoys bested the Brooklyn Italians, 2-0, in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The Rough Riders overcame a two-goal deficit in the second half to score three times in extratime for a 6-3 win.
And Erie Commodores FC overcame the Rochester River Dogz, 5-4, in penalty kicks after playing to a 1-1 draw over 120 minutes.
The second round is set for Wednesday, May 16.
Here is a quick rundown of four games of interest to our readers:
FC Motown 2, Red Bulls U-23 1
Former Red Bulls midfielder Dilly Duka keyed FC Motown’s comeback with two goals at Rangers Stadium on the campus of Drew University in Madison, N.J.
FC Motown will welcome Penn FC (United Soccer League) at Drew University May 16 at 7 p.m.
Lansdowne Bhoys 2, Brooklyn Italians 0
Lansdowne scored early in each half and held off the Italians at the LIU Athletic Complex in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Daryl Kavanagh connected in the eighth minute and Mamadou Guirassy added an insurance goal in the 47th minute.
Lansdowne will visit North Carolina FC (United Soccer League) in the next round.
Brooklyn defeated Cosmos B, 3-2, in a play-in match at LIU Brooklyn.
Lansdowne won two national titles in 2017, the National Amateur Cup and the Werner Fricker Cup.
Long Island Rough Riders 6, Kingston Stockade FC 3
In a wild and crazy game, Tyler Botte and Charlie Ladula each scored twice to cap a two-goal comeback for the Rough Riders at John Burns Parks in Massapequa, N.Y.
Bruce Jeter scored in the 11th minute and Michael Creswick added a goal in the 52nd minute to give Stockade FC a 2-0 advantage.
Botte tallied for the Rough Riders (PDL) in the 55th minute and Tom Wharf found the equalizer.
Stockade FC’s Bernardo Mattos was awarded his second yellow card in the 90th minute, setting up a wild extratime.
Junior Rosero snapped a 2-2 draw as he drilled a hard shot from outside the penalty area in the 107th minute. In the same minute, defender Shaun Foster was given his marching orders for incurring his second yellow card of the match for celebrating the goal.
That left both teams with 10 players, but it didn’t stop the Riders.
Ladula tallied in the 112th minute to give Long Island a 4-2 advantage.
Botte, returning after an eye injury, scored his second goal of the match to give the hosts some more breathing room only a minute later.
Kingston answered back with a Mateusz Koziol penalty kick to cut the lead to 5-3.
But Ladula struck yet again in the 120th minute to seal the victory.
The Rough Riders will play at Louisville FC (USL) next week.
Erie Commodores FC 1, Rochester River Dogz 1
(5-4 penalty kicks)
After the teams played to a 1-1 draw in a battle of NPSL sides, Erie prevailed in the shootout, 5-4, at Gannon University in Erie, Pa.
Erie will host the Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) to Gannon University.
More details to come.