The Fort Lauderdale Strikers took on a Major League Soccer team Wednesday and upset DC United in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Maryland Soccerplex as they won on penalty kicks. They got by the Richmond Kickers in the same fashion during the third round two weeks ago.
The Strikers ended up outscoring DC United 4-3 in a penalty shootout following 120 minutes of scoreless soccer. DC United scored on their first three attempts by Julian Buscher, Rob Vincent and Taylor Kemp. PC put in the first attempt for Fort Lauderdale then Maicon Santos missed on the second attempt as they fell behind.
Gabriel, Ramon Nunez and Matheus Carvalho converted for the Strikers final three attempts. Strikers goalkeeper Diego Restrepo did not allow a goal in the next two shots by DC United for the victory.