Will there be an upset?
That’s what many soccer media are wondering today before the Carolina RailHawks of the North American Soccer League and Orlando City of USL Pro aim to spring a giant-killing act and secure a place in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semi finals.
ProSoccerTalk.com speculates that tonight could be the night if you love U.S. Open Cup upsets.
RailHawks skipper Floyd Franks admits the team’s main focus is on winning Saturday’s game and with it the NASL Spring Season championship and the right to host Soccer Bowl. But he also looks at the U.S. Open Cup as a welcome opportunity to win silverware.
Striker Brian Shriver was named NASL Player of the Week on Monday having score two late goals to cap a 3-2 come from behind victory over Minnesota United and return the RailHawks to the top of the table. Shriver, the league’s leading goals with eight strikes, found the net five times in the U.S. Open Cup last season.
Shriver has hit the target once in this season’s competition, grabbing the second goal as Carolina beat the Los Angeles Galaxy 2-0. Yesterday, he was exploring opponent Real Salt Lake’s Rio Tinto Stadium and frequently gives his thoughts on RailHawks games on Twitter
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