Wednesday, May 16, 2012

The slipper shatters

Stanislaus United Turlock Express, our plucky adopted NSC USOC team, lost its glass slipper tonight in the first round of the US Open Cup, bowing out 2-0 to Fresno Fuego in the 1st round. Shame, but there are still plenty of interesting storylines left to be had. Another unfortunate loss (from my perspective) was NY Greek American Atlas, which found itself on the wrong end of a 2-1 result against Reading United, which made its fourth straight USOC appearance and got its first win in the process. The Greeks dominated this competition in the late 60s and early 70s, winning it three years in a row from 1967-69 and then again in '74. The Michigan Bucks get the golden star for most lopsided victory in a 6-0 trouncing of Jersey Shore Boca, which has Snookie mid-drunk stumble on its shield, I've heard.

Here's the full fixture list. If you're interested, scope out the bracket here.

May 15Croatian Eagles0:1Chicago Fire PDL
May 15NY Greek American Atlas1:2Reading United
May 15Jacksonville United2:1Orlando City U23s
May 15Long Island Rough Riders2:0FC Sonic Lehigh Valley
May 15Carolina Dynamo1:3Aegean Hawks
May 15Jersey Shore Boca0:6Michigan Bucks
May 15Mississippi Brilla0:1 AETGeorgia Revolution
May 15Brooklyn Italians3:2GPS Portland Phoenix
May 15Des Moines Menace3:1 AETMilwaukee Bavarians
May 15KC Athletics3:1Real Colorado Foxes
May 15ASC New Stars2:4 AETLaredo Heat
May 15NTX Rayados1:3El Paso Patriots
May 15Fresno Fuego2:0SU Turlock Express
May 15Ventura County Fusion6:2 AETFullerton Rangers
May 15PSA Elite3:1Portland Timbers U23s
May 15Cal FC3:1Kitsap Pumas

May 22Tampa Bay Rowdies0:0Jacksonville United
May 22Dayton Dutch Lions0:0Chicago Fire PDL
May 22Long Island Rough Riders0:0Harrisburg City Islanders
May 22Michigan Bucks0:0Pittsburgh Riverhounds
May 22Cal FC0:0Wilmington Hammerheads
May 22PSA Elite0:0Carolina RailHawks
May 22Fresno Fuego0:0Fort Lauderdale Strikers
May 22KC Athletics0:0Orlando City SC
May 22Reading United0:0Charleston Battery
May 22Brooklyn Italians0:0Rochester Rhinos
May 22Richmond Kickers0:0Aegean Hawks
May 22Atlanta Silverbacks0:0Georgia Revolution
May 22Minnesota Stars0:0Des Moines Menace
May 22Laredo Heat0:0San Antonio Scorpions
May 22Charlotte Eagles0:0El Paso Patriots
May 22Ventura County Fusion0:0Los Angeles Blues

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