The Fort Lauderdale Strikers advanced in the Lamar Hunt U.S Open Cup with a third-round victory on penalty kicks over the Richmond Kickers at Broward College South Campus on Wednesday. The Strikers move on to the next round where they will travel to Maryland and face D.C. United of Major League Soccer on June 15.
Manny Gonzalez converted on a direct kick in the second minute of play to give the Strikers the early lead. Richmond evened the contest 1-1 during the 28th minute on a goal by Yudai Imura.
There was no scoring in the second half and in extra time as the game moved into penalty kicks. Fort Lauderdale got goals by PC on the first attempt and Geison Moura on the fourth attempt.