The Reading United players could hold their heads high after some resolute defending and sensational goalkeeping held New York scoreless for more than 60 minutes.
It took a stoppage time goal for the Union to defeat lower division Ocean City. Why was this Open Cup game so difficult?
A close game turned wild in the final minutes, as Brian Carroll’s last gasp winner ended Ocean City’s inspired run in the U.S. Open Cup.
Take one innocent mistake. Add U.S. Soccer’s inept bureaucratic management. Stir. Get angry. Take on The Man. Now you have Ocean City’s protest vs. U.S. Soccer. PSP dives into this mess before tonight’s match.
PSP’s Earl Reed runs over the big picture related to the big New York City FC announcement.
In the second round US Open Cup battle of the Union affiliates, amateur side Reading United scored early and held on to defeat pro side Harrisburg City Islanders.