At halftime, four of tonight’s six Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games featuring NASL teams see the Atlanta Silverbacks and Tampa Bay Rowdies each hold a 2-1 lead and two are level at the break.
Ruben Luna earned the Silverbacks a fourth minute lead with a volley past Kramar, but Georgia Revolution equalized when Poku played in Smith who slotted his finish past Joe Nasco. Just after the half hour mark, Atlanta regained the lead as Luna scored from the penalty spot.
Silverbacks: Nasco, D Bloom, D Reiss, D Navarro, D Randolph, M James, M Cruz, M Menjivar, M Blanco, M Barrera, F Luna
Revolution: Davis, DeBoer, Enag, Kramer, Maduka, Nicholson, Nwiloh, Papanikolopoulos, Poku, Smith, Sumpter
Defending champion the Tampa Bay Rowdies led after 21 minutes when Georgi Hristov was brought down inside the penalty area and picked himself up to bury the spot kick.
Tampa VSI leveled things up through JT Noone then two minutes before the break, Hristov added a second with a fantastic run and finish for a 2-1 advantage.
Strikers: GK Restrepo; D Gafa, Sanfilippo (C), Scott, Arango; M Frimpong, Mulholland, Campbell, Cox; F Hristov, Cort
VSI: GK Horwath; D Freitas, Hoffer, Rife, Reynolds; M Donatelli, Noone, Toby, Chin; F Dos Santos, Budnyy
The NASL league leaders Carolina RailHawks got on the board through a goal by Ti Shipalane in the 26th minute after he picked up the ball 30 yards out, beat a defender and ripped a shot that deflected into the goal. But 13 minutes later, Carolina Dynamo were level when Martinez beat a defender down the line and his cross deflected off the back of the keeper into the net.
RailHawks: GK 18 Murray,D-17 Graye,15 King,16 Rutkiewicz,3 Low,M-14 Millington,0 Franks,6 da Luz,11 Shipalane, F-21 Shriver,13 Ackley
Dynamo GK-26 Ford,D-5 Ibeagha,23 Dunker,24 McBride,M-22 Davis,13 Durand,9 Fender,11 Lovitz,10 Martinez, 14 Reittinger,F-7 Ilhan
In Fort Lauderdale, the Strikers hit the post through Carlos Salazar, but were unable to break the resistance of the Laredo Heat in the first half.
Strikers: Glaeser; Guillaume, Thomas (c), Ståhl, Guerrero; Gonzalez, Pecka; Restrepo, Salazar; Anderson, King
Heat: Frias; Botero, Hernandez, de Armas, de Souza; Ibarra (C), Garza, Galvan, Mulamba, de la Garza; Kocic
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