Qualifying Round 2: Outbreak SC vs. Cal FC
Cal FC is trying to repeat its 2012 U.S. Open Cup success, but this time Eric Wynalda was in the stands while Keith Costigan was coaching his men to victory. Cal traveled to Orange County and was able to earn a spot in the third round of qualification with a big 6-1 victory. If Cal Football Club can continue on this winning path it will earn its fourth appearance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
“We went up against a tough Outbreak side. We had to respect them for winning their first Open Cup qualifying round. We wanted to carry our momentum from the past wins we've had in the past couple of weeks. Our game plan was to move the ball quickly and get into the open spaces to exploit their defense, which we did. As soon as we got the first goal we wanted to go after them even more. I'm very happy to have gotten the victory. Now it's back to winning our UPSL matches and preparing for the next round of qualification.”
-Eric Gonzalez, left back for Cal Football Club.
That first goal occurred in the 13th minute from midfielder Irvin Parra. There were a total of four goalscorers for Cal FC: Irvin Parra, German Alfaro, Cris Hernandez and Romario Lomeli. CFC's recent goal scoring success will be needed as the team looks to continue on its path to glory.
- Steven Ramirez