Monday, May 25, 2009

RCU Out of US Open Cup

Rocket City United fell to Atlanta FC 1:2 yesterday in the penultimate match of the US Open Cup Region III Group II tournament eliminating RCU and seeing the Atlanta club into the next stage.

From the US Open Cup website... "After a scoreless first half, Rocket City scored the "coin flip" goal near the 65th minute, with players from Legends F.C. cheering on the sidelines. Almost three minutes later, Leonardo Sanchez scored for Atlanta off a corner kick, leveling the score at 1-1. Rocket City now needed a 2-1 win for a coin flip, and a 3-1 win to take the group outright. These hopes were dashed about ten minutes later, when Marcelo Garcia nodded in a cross from Abdul Bangura for a 2-1 Atlanta lead, which they would hold until the final whistle, becoming the first USASA team from Georgia to qualify for the Open Cup in the Professional Era."

RCU has its home opener this Saturday night against Chattanooga FC.

1 comment:

  1. Good God, where do you get such accurate information. In fact, the 1st RCU had heard about a coin flip was from the Dallas players, w/ whom RCU's suspended Jeff Preston was sitting. The referee of this match, who was blind to the mauling taken by RCU winger Paul Willoughby throughout, did have eyes for the stands, as one Dallas player/fan was ejected from the premises. Meanwhile, on the sidelines, the 4th official busied himself ensuring no more than one person per bench was standing at any given time. It's enough to make one long for Graham Poll (well, not really).