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Werner Fricker Cup: Kendall Wanderers compete well in USASA Region I quarterfinals

05/15/2017, 9:00am EDT
By Sean Bakhtiari

Werner Fricker Cup: Kendall Wanderers compete well in USASA Region I quarterfinals


Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) side Kendall Wanderers FC looked to extend their run in the USASA Werner Fricker U.S. Open Cup last month when they hosted N.Y.-based Lansdowne Bhoys FC in the USASA Region I quarterfinals. Wanderers, one of the oldest running amateur clubs in Massachusetts, reached the Werner Fricker Cup quarterfinals with wins over Safira FC and Southie FC in Mass Soccer qualifying, their second qualification in the past two years. Last year's run saw them fall to New Jersey's FC Motown in the Region I semifinals. Despite a valiant effort from the Wanderers, they were unable to overcome an early 1-0 first half deficit and eventually fell 3-0 at Pine Banks Park. Ovan Oakley opened the scoring by converting a Lukas Zargas in the 20th minute to give the Bhoys the lead going into the half. The guests pulled away in the second half Sikele Sylvester met a cross from Ibrahim Diaby at the far post to put Wanderers in deeper ditch. Glen Reid capped the scoring in the 85th minute when he collected a Marcos Nunez pass and blasted it through. Following Oakley’s goal, Wanderers best chance at an equalizer came in the 29th minute when Francis Mulkern uncorked a shot from the left flank that buzzed over the bar. With the win, Lansdowne Bhoys, who beat BSSL side Southie FC in National Amateur Cup play earlier in April, advance to the Fricker Cup semifinal against FC Motown (N.J.).

Congratulations, Kendall Wanderers!

2017 USASA National Open Cup State Results

2017 USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup

USASA will be holding the 2017 Werner Fricker Open Cup!

Massachusetts has a spot reserved in this regional tournament.  Since
regional rounds of play start on 4/30, we will be holding a state
tournament to determine our Mass Soccer Open champion and qualifier for the regional tournament.

Other dates to note:

- The Massachusetts winner will host the New York entrant on April 23rd. 

- The winner of that game will play Connecticut or New Jersey at a location TBD on May 14th in the Regional semifinals.

- The winner of that game will play in Horsham, PA on June 18th in the Regional Final.

 - Tentatively, the winner of Region 1 will move on to the National Semifinals to be hosted by Region II (the midwest) in July.

Click HERE for more information regarding Open Cup policies.

If you have any questions please contact NationalCups@mass-soccer.org

Thank you,

JP Musanda and Kevin Griffth

National Cups Commissioners  

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