New York, OUT: Brooklyn Italians, Red Bulls NPSL ousted from US Open Cup

lamarhuntusopencupThree team’s in the U.S. Open Cup carried the banner for New York. Two have already been eliminated.

U.S. Open Cup debutantes, the Red Bulls U-23 NPSL side, fell decisively on the road 2-0 against a dominant Ocean City Nor’easters side while the storied Brooklyn Italians crashed in Aviator Field, dropping a 4-1 decision to Danny Szetela’s Icon FC.

The Red Bulls U-23s couldn’t get it together against the Nor’easters, who have now advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open Cup five times in their five appearances. Duke LaCroix put the hosts ahead in the 15th minute and Frank Tweneboa added another in the second half in front of 603 fans at Carey Stadium in New Jersey.

The Baby Bulls couldn’t muster a comeback.

Meanwhile, the Italians fell under the weight of an Argjent Duka hat trick. Duka is the younger brother of Chicago Fire player Dilly Duka. The younger sibling scored once in the first and twice in the second as Icon FC sent the Italians packing.

Ocean City (PDL) now host the Pittsburgh Riverhounds next Tuesday while Icon FC travels out to Richmond
to take on the Kickers.

The New York Red Bulls senior side enter the tournament in the third round of competition.


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  • jerichowhiskey

    There were about 15 of us there. RBNY NPSL looked severely out of shape though most were coming back from college just a week ago. Only one I liked was Ethan Decker, who had played in the reserve team, but for some reason was a substitution instead of a starter.

  • Justin

    Waiting to see this Icon FC team tonight in Richmond. Should be interesting. Kickers are a stout team..


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