The second round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup provided a bevy of upsets.
Local amateur qualifiers NTX Rayados and Sporting AZ FC along with the Premier Development League trio of Ocean City Nor’easters, Mississippi Brilla and FC Golden State Force and National Premier Soccer League duo Jacksonville Armada and FC Wichita all took down Division II professional sides to be among the 24 teams that advanced to the third round.
That round is set for May 22-23, with the winners earning a fourth round date against a Division I, Major League Soccer side two weeks later.
Out east, Ocean City was the only amateur side able to overcome professional opposition, knocking off Charlotte Independence 3-1. However, the Nor’easters weren’t the only Open Division side to advance from the Northeast region as Elm City Express (NPSL) grabbed a late 2-0 win against PDL opponents Seacoast United Phantoms.
In the Southeast and West regions, the shock results rolled in, beginning with Mississippi Brilla’s unforeseen 1-0 win against established pros Indy Eleven, while NTX Rayados and FC Wichita both found themselves in high-scoring affairs against OKC Energy (USL) and Tulsa Roughnecks (USL), respectively.
And the surprises weren’t done until the final kick of the night when Sporting AZ FC slipped past local professional foes Phoenix Rising 5-4 on PKs.
The Third Round pits the 24 winners from the Second Round against one another with the victors advancing to take on Division I Major League Soccer clubs in the Fourth Round. The Third Round is made up of 15 Division II USL sides and nine Open Division clubs (four from NPSL, three from PDL and a pair of local amateur qualifiers).
A minimum of two teams from the Open Division are guaranteed to reach the Fourth Round and face MLS sides: the winner of Jacksonville Armada FC (NPSL) vs. Miami United FC (NPSL) and winner of NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. FC Wichita (NPSL). There is the potential for up to five other Open Division teams to join them:
Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL)
Elm City Express (NPSL)
Mississippi Brilla FC (PDL)
Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.)
FC Golden State Force (PDL)
U.S. Soccer will conduct the fourth round draw Thursday, May 24 at Soccer House in Chicago. The fourth round is scheduled to be played June 6.
North Carolina FC (USL) 3, Lansdowne Bhoys (N.Y.) 0
Goals at the start and end of the first half fueled North Carolina FC (USL) in its 3-0 win over Lansdowne Bhoys (Cosmopolitan Soccer League) at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Only two minutes into the match, Connor Tobin tallied on his first touch of the season off a Kyle Becker feed. Marios Lomis chipped the Lansdowne goalkeeper off a Dre Fortune feed to double the margin in the 44th minute against the defending National Amateur Cup champions. Bernhard Luxbacher closed out the scoring with his first NCFC goal off Becker’s second assist in the 74th. North Carolina FC will host the Ocean City Nor’easters in Cary, N.C. in the Third Round.
Erie Commodores FC (NPSL) 1, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USL) 2
Donning the black and yellow that is synonymous with its city, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC found the back of the net twice in the first 30 minutes and held off the upset-minded Erie Commondores FC, 2-1, in the Second Round of the 2018 U.S. Open Cup. Thomas Vancaeyezeele got the scoring started just four minutes into the match, heading home a corner from Kevin Kerr. Twenty minutes later, Kerr got a goal of his own when he buried a penalty from the spot. Cam Philpot pulled one back for Erie just before halftime, but the hosts were unable to find the equalizer in the final 45 minutes. Pittsburgh moves on to host FC Cincinnati in the Third Round on Wednesday.
Reading United AC (PDL) 1, Richmond Kickers (USL) 1 (3-4 PKs)
Goalkeeper Trevor Spangenberg made two saves in a 4-3 shootout win to boost the Richmond Kickers over Reading United AC and into the third round at Alvernia University Stadium in Reading, Pa. The teams played to a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes. Spangenberg denied Alexander Lipinski on Reading’s third penalty before making a diving save on Khori Bennett’s attempt on the final penalty kick. Midfielder Neil Hlavaty converted what proved to be the game-winning PK on Richmond’s fifth attempt. The Kickers grabbed the lead in the eighth minute as Koby Osei-Wusu scored his first goal for the club. Reading managed to knot things up in the 70th minute. Richmond will host Penn FC (USL) in the third round at John Gurski Stadium at Wilson H.S. in West Lawn, Pa. on Wednesday, May 23.
Louisville City FC (USL) 5, Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) 0
Louisville City FC turned in one of the most dominant victories of the young 2018 U.S. Open Cup over the Long Island Rough Riders, winning 5-0 in the Bluegrass State. After Long Island’s barnburner first round victory, the reigning USL champions proved too much to handle. The USL side broke through in the 25th minute when Kyle Smith knocked in a ball from Ilija Ilic to give the Boys in Purple a lead they would not relinquish. Ilic notched a goal of his own in the 37th minute, burying a header to double Louisville’s lead before half. The Derby City side continued to pad its lead after the half. Luke Spencer netted in the 68th minute and Brian Ownby blasted a shot to the top right corner in the 81st to put the game firmly out of reach. Cameron Lancaster provided a final exclamation point in the 86th minute, launching a free kick into the back of the net. After a dominant performance, Louisville will look to ride the momentum into the Third Round against St. Louis FC on May 23.
FC Motown (NPSL) 1, Penn FC (USL) 3
Faced with a one-goal deficit on the road entering the final 11 minutes, Penn FC struck three times to seal a comeback victory at Ranger Stadium on the campus of Drew University in Madison, N.J. Miguel Jaime equalized in the 79th minute before Prince Baffoe put the Pennsylvania side into the lead a minute later. One minute into stoppage time, Pedro Fidalgo Galvão added an insurance tally. Former MLS midfielder Dilly Duka, the hero of FC Motown’s first-round win, scored in the 54th minute when Chris Katona intercepted and fed Duka, who worked his way into the penalty area and drilled a shot into the far side netting. Penn FC will meet Richmond Kickers (USL) in the Third Round on Wednesday, May 23.
Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) 0, Elm City Express (NPSL) 2
Two rounds of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup have seen Elm City Express take down two Premier Development League sides on the road. A week after seeing off perennial PDL power Western Mass Pioneers, the Connecticut club traveled back to Massachusetts for an encounter with Seacoast United Phantoms. Just like last week, Shaquille Saunchez opened the scoring for the visitors in the 80th minute and as the hosts pushed forward for a late equalizer, added his second of the match and third of tournament to seal the 2-0 victory for the NPSL side. Elm City Express moves on to a Third Round date at USL side Charleston Battery on Wednesday, May 23.
FC Cincinnati (USL) 4, Detroit City FC (NPSL) 1 (a.e.t.)
The upstarts from Detroit City FC made last year’s professional Cinderellas sweat, but FC Cincinnati’s quality shined through in extra time as the hosts pulled away for a 4-1 victory. The amateurs struck first in the 31st minute when Danny Deakin found Shawn Lawson on the counter wide open in front of net. The advantage did not last, however, as FC Cincinnati responded just four minutes later on an Emery Welshman header. The two sides remained level for the rest of regulation before FC Cincinnati fired home two goals in five minutes of the first period of extra time to put the game to rest. Corben Bone got the first, followed by a screamer from Welshman to bag his brace. Welshman completed his hat trick in the second period of extra time, beating the Detroit City FC ‘keeper far post on a counterattack. FC Cincinnati moves on to face Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC in the Third Round of the 2018 U.S. Open Cup.
Charlotte Independence (USL) 1, Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL) 3
The Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL) pulled off a major upset, stunning the Charlotte Independence (USL) by connecting for three first-half goals en route to a 3-1 win at Mecklenburg County Sportsplex in Matthews, N.C. In fact, the visitors bolted out a 2-0 lead within seven minutes behind two Kyle Gurrieri goals. Gurrieri slotted home the rebound of a Williams N’Dah shot from atop the penalty area before he converted a Deri Corfe feed at the back post three minutes later. Corfe continued his playmaking in the 44th minute, finding Fredlin “Fredinho” Mompremier at the top of the box before he finished at the near post. Jorge Herrera pulled one back for the hosts in the 58th minute. Ocean City will visit North Carolina FC for a Third Round encounter at Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. on Tuesday, May 22.
Charleston Battery (USL) 1, South Georgia Tormenta FC (PDL) 0
The Charleston Battery held off a tenacious effort from PDL side South Georgia Tormenta FC to win 1-0 and secure its place in the Third Round of the U.S. Open Cup. Last week, Tormenta used a late rally to stay alive in the tournament but the Battery’s lone first half goal proved too great a deficit to overcome. Charleston dictated the tempo in the early-going. After a spell of patient build-up midway through the half, Nico Rittmeyer made a run from the right wing to the center of the field before dishing wide to Victor Mansaray. He chipped it up above the six yard line, where Patrick Okonkwo headed it to the near post for the game’s lone score. The Battery advance to face reigning NPSL champion Elm City Express on May 23.
Jacksonville Armada FC (NPSL) 1, Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) 0
Severe weather delayed kickoff for over an hour, but it didn’t take away Jacksonville Armada FC’s appetite for victory, as the NPSL side outlasted Tampa Bay Rowdies 1-0 at Southern Oak Stadium. An even first half gave way to the game’s only goal just before the hour mark, as a build-up down the left gave Armada attacker J.C. Banks an open look at goal. The son of 1990 U.S. World Cup defender Jimmy Banks made no mistake in slotting a low effort inside the left post in the 58th minute. Pushing for an equalizer, Tampa Bay almost pulled level, but saw Zac Portillos’ 71 st minute effort clang off the cross bar before Armada FC closed out the victory. With the win, Jacksonville advances to the Third Round where they’ll host Miami United FC on Wednesday, May 23.
Miami FC 2 1, Miami United FC 3
Miami FC, quarterfinalists in last year’s Open Cup, hosted Miami United FC in a Miami derby dubbed the “Magic City Clasico.” Dylan Mares provided a strong start for the hosts when he powered in a half volley to put Miami FC on top in the 17th minute. But in first half stoppage time, his teammate Kristopher Tyrpak was shown a straight red card for an off the ball foul and everything changed. Miami United took control of the match early in the second half; David Ochoa leveled five minutes after the interval. Three minutes later, Ochoa scored again, and United was over the hills and far away. Miami FC goalkeeper Daniel Vega gave the hosts a fighting chance with several great stops in the second half. But United’s Victor Pelae scored in second half stoppage to send the visiting “La 12 United” supporters into a frenzy as Miami United wrapped up the 3-1 win. Miami United travels to Jacksonville to face the Armada in the Third Round.
Mississippi Brilla FC (PDL) 1, Indy Eleven (USL) 0
Making just their fourth U.S. Open Cup appearance, Mississippi Brilla FC bent, but didn’t break in order to come away with one of the night’s “Cupsets”. Indy Eleven carried the play throughout much of the match, with their best opportunity coming in the 71st minute when Justin Braun’s effort was just tipped over the bar by Brilla goalkeeper Jordan Bell. The save kept thing scoreless, giving the Mississippi hopes of making it to extra time, but they had other ideas. An 82nd minute restart saw Bastien Oberli cross for Koray Eastering who buried the game’s only goal. With the win, Mississippi Brilla FC will make its first-ever foray into the tournament’s Third Round where they will face Nashville SC on Wednesday, May 23.
Nashville SC ( USL ) 2, Inter Nashville FC ( NPSL ) 0
In a Music City derby, it was all Nashville SC (USL), taking down the NPSL’s Inter Nashville FC 2-0. A brace from Tucker Hume separated the squads on the scoresheet, but SC dominated attacking opportunities from the start and claimed a victory in its first-ever Open Cup match. Upstart amateur Mississippi Brilla awaits Nashville SC in the Third Round on May 23 in a Southeast Region showdown.
Tulsa Roughnecks FC (USL) 3, FC Wichita (NPSL) 4
Three separate times FC Wichita trailed on Wednesday night. But on each occasion, the amateurs answered the call. FC Wichita overcame three deficits to stun Tulsa Roughnecks FC, 4-3, in the Second Round of the U.S. Open Cup. After a first half that saw Tulsa emerge with a 2-1 advantage, Franck Tayou put FC Wichita back on level terms in the 48th minute. The two sides traded goals in the 52nd and 60th minute before Tayou scored one of the goals of the tournament thus far. With the score locked at three goals apiece in second-half stoppage time, the striker pulled down a deep cross in the box, pushed it away from the ‘keeper, and snuck in a shot from an impossible angle for the winner. Tayou ripped his jersey off in celebration, his heroics clinching the upset and a date with NTX Rayados in the Third Round next Wednesday.
Duluth FC (NPSL) 0, Saint Louis FC (USL) 2
Kadeem Dacres and Corey Hertzog tallied in the opening half as Saint Louis FC blanked Duluth FC, 2-0, at Public Schools Stadium in Duluth, Minn. Dacres lifted the visitors into the lead in the 25th minute before setting up Hertzog as Saint Louis FC doubled its advantage 10 minutes later. Saint Louis FC will play fellow USL side Louisville City FC at Lynn Stadium in Louisville, Ky. in the Third Round on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. ET.
NTX Rayados (Texas) 5, OKC Energy FC (USL) 2 (a.e.t.)
Another “Cupset” came in the Lone Star State, where NTX Rayados rode a 120-minute roller coaster before upending OKE Energy FC. A cagey first half saw Rayados take a 1-0 lead into the locker room thanks to Alberto Rodriguez’s 40th minute strike, but Energy FC pulled things back around after the break. A 50th minute hand ball led to an OKC penalty kick, which Philip Rasmussen converted and nine minutes later, Miguel Gonzalez gave the USL side a 2-1 lead. It Looked like OKC would cruise out of North Texas with a 2-1 victory, but Rayados had other ideas as Christian Okeke’s 90th minute penalty kick sent the match to extra time. Full of momentum, Okeke added the go-ahead goal – and also his third of the tournament – just before halftime. With the onus on Energy FC to push for an equalizer, the hosts put the match out of reach thanks to Lucio Martinez’s 109th minute penalty and Rodriguez’s second of the match in the 118th minute. With the win, NTX Rayados will host Wichita FC in Third Round play on Wednesday, May 23.
Midland-Odessa Sockers FC (NPSL) 0, San Antonio FC (USL) 4
For much of the night, Midland-Odessa Sockers FC pushed their professional counterparts to the brink, but as the match wore on, San Antonio FC found its stride. The visitors scored three goals after the 87th minute to run away with a 4-0 victory. Darnell King recorded the opener for San Antonio FC on a header in the 34th minute, but his squad would have to wait almost an hour for insurance. The floodgates finally opened when Mikey Lopez buried a free kick to double the lead. Maxi Rodriguez and Owayne Gordon tacked on two more strikes in the waning moments to put a bow on San Antonio FC’s win. The USL side advances to meet Colorado Springs Switchbacks in the Third Round.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks ( USL ) 3, FC Denver ( Colo .) 2
The Centennial State provided the stage for a wild back-and-forth affair on Wednesday night, as the USL’s Colorado Switchbacks escaped amateurs FC Denver 3-2. The Mile High City squad found the game’s first goal late in the opening half. Switchbacks goalkeeper Moise Pouty made a save, but then found himself out-of-place for the follow-up from Magallanes in the 38th minute. A formational shift saw the Switchbacks rewarded soon after the break as Josh Suggs found Pascal Eboussi in front of the net, where he headed it home. Colorado Springs struck again soon after when Uriel Macias volleyed home a booming service from Saeed Robinson to give the Switchbacks a 2-1 advantage. FC Denver refused to go down without a fight. A few minutes after a booming 50-yard free kick goal was ruled out by the offside flag, Joel Millere was fouled in the box, and Castillo, who bagged a brace last week, nailed the penalty to knot things up at two. Colorado Springs drew a penalty of its own in the 84th minute, when Robinson went down in the box. Jordan Burt went to the spot with the game on the line, and nailed it home to the top corner. Colorado Springs advances to take on San Antonio FC on May 23.
Sacramento Republic FC (USL) 3, San Francisco City FC (PDL) 1
Central California native Villyan Bijev scored the game-winning goal and had an assist as Sacramento Republic FC of the United Soccer League (USL) controlled the second half to win at Sacramento State University’s Hornet Soccer Field. Republic FC scored first when Canadian international Kevin Aleman tucked in a rebound in the 23rd minute, but SFCFC’s Arron Lombardi netted an equalizer – his second goal of the tournament – less than 10 minutes later as the partially fan-owned club held its own over the first 45. Bijev came in to start the second half and put the home team ahead in the 60th when he got the final touch on a cross from center back Mitch Taintor. Birthday boy and captain Adam Moffat added an insurance goal in 68thminute, putting away a Bijev assist to capitalize on abundant pressure from Republic FC, which moves on to play Reno 1868 in the Third Round next Wednesday.
Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) 1, Phoenix Rising FC (USL) 1 (5-4 PKs)
The Battle for Arizona came down to a shootout, with Sporting AZ FC of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) pulling a harrowing upset on Didier Drogba’s Phoenix Rising FC at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Ariz. Captain Chris Cortez netted Rising FC’s first goal with a left-footed blast in the 64thminute, but Sporting AZ FC’s Danny Arrubia found the equalizer in the 67th as the teams finished regulation locked at one goal apiece. Sporting AZ had an opportunity to seal the victory several times, and it took a double save by goalkeeper Andrew Weber in the sixth round of penalty kicks to set the table for Eijin Kishimoto to send the crowd into frenzy with a game-winning spot kick. Sporting AZ will host a second straight USL squad, Fresno FC in the Third Round on May 23.
Fresno FC (USL) 2, Orange County FC (NPSL) 0 (a.e.t.)
With assistant coach and former Welsh international Robert Earnshaw manning the touchline, Fresno FC of the United Soccer League (USL) scored two overtime goals to slip past Orange County FC at Clovis High School’s Lamonica Stadium. The teams played a scoreless 90 minutes, but Terran Campbell’s goal off an assist from Jose Cuevas gave Fresno FC a lead in the 95th minute. Campbell then provided the helper for Renato Bustamante to add an insurance goal in the 118th minute as the Foxes earned their first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup victory and a matchup against Sporting AZ FC in the Third Round on May 23.
Orange County SC (USL) 2, FC Golden State Force (PDL) 4
Gritty FC Golden State Force of the Premier Development League (PDL) continues to power in goals and move forward after a dominating second-half performance to beat Orange County SC at the Championship Stadium at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, Calif. An early goal from OCSC captain Christian Duke opened the scoring, but a series of referee decisions went the way of the Force as the visitors tied the game with a penalty kick in the opening minutes of the second half. Samuel Goni gave FC Golden State Force the lead for good in the 67th minute, and Pedro Fonseca added another at the death to cap the scoring and set a home date with Las Vegas Lights FC (USL) in the Third Round.
Reno 1868 FC (USL) 7, Portland Timbers U23 (PDL) 3
Jerry van Ewijk scored three times as Reno 1868 FC (USL) turned on the offense in the second half to overcome a halftime deficit and blow past Portland Timbers U23 at Greater Nevada Field in Reno. Ryo Shimazaki and Wouter Verstraaten had Timbers U23s’ first two goals off set pieces, but van Ewijk got Reno 1868 on the board less than 10 minutes before halftime and again two minutes into the second half to lead the comeback. An own goal gave Timbers U23s a brief lead, but former San Jose Earthquakes forward Danny Musovski scored twice midway through the second half and van Ewijk finished off his hat trick in the 81stminute for Reno 1868 FC, which will host Sacramento Republic FC in a Third Round game.
Las Vegas Lights FC (USL) 4, FC Tucson (PDL) 2
Veteran striker Sammy Ochoa had two second-half goals and even Freddy Adu made an appearance as Las Vegas Lights FC from the United Soccer League (USL) won its first Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game, defeating FC Tucson at Peter Johann Soccer Field in Las Vegas. Carlos Alvarez had a goal and an assist, Adu came on as a late substitute, and Ochoa, the former Seattle Sounders (MLS) and Sacramento Republic FC (USL) standout, started up top for the Lights but waited nearly an hour to punch in two goals in a 10-minute span (56′ and 65′) to break a 2-2 deadlock and send the expansion club to Southern California to face FC Golden State Force (PDL) in a Third Round game next Wednesday.
2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Second Round Results
|Date||Game (home team listed first)||Result||Venue|
|May 16||North Carolina FC (USL) vs. Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.)||3-0||Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.|
|May 16||Erie Commodores FC (NPSL) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USL)||1-2||Gannon University Field; Erie, Pa.|
|May 16||Reading United AC (PDL) vs. Richmond Kickers (USL)||1-1, 1-1 AET (3-4 PKs)||Alvernia University Stadium; Reading, Pa.|
|May 16||Louisville City FC (USL) vs. Long Island Rough Riders (PDL)||5-0||Lynn Stadium (Univ. of Louisville); Louisville, Ky.|
|May 16||FC Motown (NPSL) vs. Penn FC (USL)||1-3||Ranger Stadium (Drew University); Madison, N.J.|
|May 16||Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) vs. Elm City Express (NPSL)||0-2||Seacoast United Sports Park; Amesbury, Mass.|
|May 16||FC Cincinnati (USL) vs. Detroit City FC (NPSL)||1-1, 4-1 AET||Gettler Stadium (Univ. of Cincinnati); Cincinnati, Ohio|
|May 16||Charlotte Independence (USL) vs. Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL)||1-3||Mecklenburg County Sportsplex; Matthews, N.C.|
|Date||Game (home team listed first)||Result||Venue|
|May 16||Charleston Battery (USL) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC (PDL)||1-0||MUSC Health Stadium; Charleston, S.C.|
|May 16||Jacksonville Armada FC (NPSL) vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL)||1-0||Southern Oak Stadium (Jacksonville University), Jacksonville, Fla.|
|May 16||Miami FC 2 (NPSL) vs. Miami United FC (NPSL)||1-3||FIU Soccer Stadium; Miami, Fla.|
|May 16||Mississippi Brilla FC (PDL) vs. Indy Eleven (USL)||1-0||Clinton High School; Clinton, Miss.|
|May 16||Nashville SC (USL) vs. Inter Nashville FC (NPSL)||2-0||Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex; Nashville, Tenn.|
|Date||Game (home team listed first)||Result||Venue|
|May 16||Tulsa Roughnecks FC (USL) vs. FC Wichita (NPSL)||3-4||Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium; Tulsa, Okla.|
|May 16||Duluth FC (NPSL) vs. Saint Louis FC (USL)||0-2||Public Schools Stadium; Duluth, Minn.|
|May 16||NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. OKC Energy FC (USL)||2-2, 5-2 AET||Richland Community College (Field 10); Dallas, Texas|
|May 16||Midland-Odessa Sockers FC (NPSL) vs. San Antonio FC (USL)||0-4||Grande Communications Stadium; Midland, Texas|
|May 16||Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL) vs. FC Denver (Colo.)||3-2||Weidner Field; Colorado Springs, Colo.|
|Date||Game (home team listed first)||Result||Venue|
|May 16||Sacramento Republic FC (USL) vs. San Francisco City FC (PDL)||3-1||Hornet Soccer Field (Sacrament State Univ.); Sacramento, Calif.|
|May 16||Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Phoenix Rising FC (USL)||1-1, 1-1 AET (5-4 PKs)||Chandler-Gilbert Community College; Chandler, Ariz.|
|May 16||Fresno FC (USL) vs. Orange County FC (NPSL)||2-0 AET||Lamonica Stadium (Clovis H.S.); Clovis, Calif.|
|May 16||Orange County SC (USL) vs. FC Golden State Force (PDL)||2-4||Orange County Great Park – Championship Soccer Stadium; Irvine, Calif.|
|May 16||Reno 1868 FC (USL) vs. Portland Timbers U23 (PDL)||7-3||Greater Nevada Field; Reno, Nev.|
|May 16||Las Vegas Lights FC (USL) vs. FC Tucson (PDL)||4-2||Peter Johann Soccer Field; Las Vegas, Nev.|
2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Third Round Schedule
|Date||Game (home team listed first)||Time||Venue|
|May 22||North Carolina FC (USL) vs. Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL)||7 p.m. ET||Sahlen’s Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.|
|May 23||Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USL) vs. FC Cincinnati (USL)||7 p.m. ET||Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Pa.|
|May 23||Richmond Kickers (USL) vs. Penn FC (USL)||7 p.m. ET||City Stadium; Richmond, Va.|
|May 23||Jacksonville Armada FC (NPSL) vs. Miami United FC (NPSL)||7 p.m. ET||Southern Oak Stadium (Jacksonville University), Jacksonville, Fla.|
|May 23||Charleston Battery (USL) vs. Elm City Express (NPSL)||7 p.m. ET||MUSC Health Stadium; Charleston, S.C.|
|May 23||Louisville City FC (USL) vs. Saint Louis FC (USL)||7 p.m. ET||Lynn Stadium (Univ. of Louisville); Louisville, Ky.|
|May 23||Nashville SC (USL) vs. Mississippi Brilla FC (PDL)||7:30 p.m. CT||Vanderbilt Soccer/Lacrosse Complex; Nashville, Tenn.|
|May 23||NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. FC Wichita (NPSL)||7:30 p.m. CT||Richland Community College (Field 10); Dallas, Texas|
|May 23||San Antonio FC (USL) vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL)||7:30 p.m. CT||Toyota Field; San Antonio, Texas|
|May 23||Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Fresno FC (USL)||7 p.m. MST||Chandler-Gilbert Community College; Chandler, Ariz.|
|May 23||FC Golden State Force (PDL) vs. Las Vegas Lights FC (USL)||7 p.m. PT||Rio Hondo College; Whittier, Calif.|
|May 23||Reno 1868 FC (USL) vs. Sacramento Republic FC (USL)||7:30 p.m. PT||Greater Nevada Field; Reno, Nev.|