Saturday, October 16, 2021: Falzone Field, Waltham
Brockton FC defeated a short staffed Kendall Wanderers (KWFC) club in the 3rd round of the US Open Cup. KWFC took the field with ten men, using a field player in net hoping to pull off an upset against a strong opponent. Brockton FC, however, took care of business in the middle of the first half and held the Kendall team scoreless through ninety minutes.
The first goal was scored by Geo Alves who led Brockton in scoring by netting a total of four goals. Walter Varela, Jay Veiga, and Ruben Almeida also contributed goals in the 7-0 Brockton victory.
Despite these goals, KWFC left everything on the field. Even playing short a man, they fought to the end, creating several scoring opportunities. Their two keepers contributed some fantastic saves.
Brockton FC advances to the final qualifying round of the US Open Cup in November at a field and time to be determined.
Video highlights of the Brockton goals and Kendall opportunities, can be seen on Twitter: MASS Soccer (@MASS_Soccer) / Twitter
KWFC vs Newtown: Saturday, September 25, 2021: KWFC defeated the 2019 National Amateur Cup Champions, Newtown Pride FC, in the second round of the US Open Cup.
The game remained scoreless until the 106' of extra time when KWFC's Robbie Sabadoz netted the lone goal of the game. Stellar Keeping was turned in by Bjorn Kammholz.
Brockton vs Unations: September 19, 2021 - Randolph HS: Brockton defeated Unations by a score of 5-3 in the US Lamar Hunt Local Qualifying Round.
Although Unation's #8 Busuulwa scored in the first minute of the game, Brockton answered with a goal off a rebounded shot by #2 Carvalho.
Brockton added a second goal by #4 Teixeira in the 19 minute followed by a third Brockton goal, second by Carvalho, in the 35'. Just before the half, #8 Alves added a fourth Brockton goal, making it 4-1 at the half.
Unation's #9 Mohammed netted their second goal in the 51' but Carvalho served up a beautiful cross to Alves for the 5th Brockton goal in the 58'.
Unations continued to press late into the second half and capitalized with a turnover in the Brockton eighteen that #7 Gurung tapped in to make it 5-3. In the 85th, a breakaway opportunity presented itself, but Brockton goalie made the save.