A cross-state matchup with the Carolina Dynamo of the Premier Development League highlights the Carolina RailHawks Second Round matchup of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, May 21st at WakeMed Soccer Park at 7:00pm.
The Dynamo completed a come-from-behind 4-4 draw that sent the First Round match into overtime and eventually penalty kicks. After converting their entire share of penalty kicks the Dynamo would send Chattanooga FC home in the knockout style tournament.
“We’re in it to win it and bring the U.S. Open Cup back here,” said RailHawks President Curt Johnson, who won the Cup in 2004 as General Manager of the Kansas City Wizards. “It is a fantastic competition and it really does mean something special and it’s an important tournament that you want to win.”
In the 2012 edition of the Open Cup, the RailHawks hosted PSA Elite in the Second Round at WakeMed Soccer Park. The RailHawks would start the tournament strong with a 6-0 victory over the amateur side. Triangle fans saw MLS Champion, LA Galaxy, and Chivas USA travel out to Cary, NC for the Third and Fourth Round, respectively. The RailHawks would shock the Galaxy with a dramatic 2-1 comeback victory, before dropping a 2-1 heartbreaker to Chivas USA. A Penalty kick in second half stoppage time saw Chivas USA advance to the Quarterfinal Round.
Brian Shriver scored 5 goals across the three Open Cup matches, earning the 2012 U.S. Open Cup Golden Boot. For more information on the U.S. Open Cup and each round’s pairings visit www.ussoccer.com.
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