U.S. Soccer


New England Revolution (MLS) 0, Charlotte Independence (USL) 1
The Charlotte Independence struck early in the second half of the Declaration Derby to knock out the second Division I team from the 2015 edition of the U.S. Open Cup. After the teams traded chances throughout the opening 45 minutes at Soldiers Soccer Stadium in Boston, Jorge Herrera scored an absolute blinder in the 55th minute. Set up by a nifty chipped pass, Herrera chested the ball down, let it bounce once and ripped a half-volley from outside the right side of the New England penalty area that arched over the out stretched hands of Revs’ goalkeeper Brad Knighton and into the far side netting. Over the remaining half hour, New England pushed for an equalizer, coming close on a number of occasions but was unable to breach the Independence defense. Along with claiming a spot in the Round of 16, Charlotte also receives a $15,000 prize as the Division III club to make it the furthest in the 2015 U.S. Open Cup.

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report –

Date: June 17, 2015
Match: New England Revolution (MLS) vs. Charlotte Independence (USL)
Competition: 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Fourth Round
Venue: Soldiers Field at  Harvard University; Boston, Mass.
Kickoff: 7:30pm ET
Attendance: 2,763
Weather: 66 degrees (Clear)

Scoring Summary:           1              2              F
NE                                      0              0              0
CHA                                   0              1              1

CHA – Jorge Herrera (Alex Martinez)      55th minute

NE: 18-Brad Knighton; 30-Kevin Alston, 28-London Woodberry, 5-Jeremy Hall, 33-Donnie Smith; 11-Kelyn Rowe, 29-Tyler Rudy (6-Scott Caldwell, 72), 4-Steve Neumann, 16-Daigo Kobayasi (21-Zachary Herivaux, 87); 7-Sean Okoli (17-Juan Agudelo, 64), 14-Diego Fagundez
Head coach: Jay Heaps

CLT: 1-Hunter Gilstrap; 2-Mechack Jérôme, 4-Patrick Slogic, 13-Ben Newnam, 15-Bilal Duckett; 6-Andrew Ribeiro, 10-Jorge Herrera, 23-Alex Martinez (14-Raphael Cox, 80), 36-Paolo DelPiccolo, 57-Carlos Alvarez (11-Jack Thompson, 87); 20-Tomasz Zahorski (9-Ryan Finley, 72)
Head coach: Mike Jeffries

Stats Summary: NE / CLT
Shots: 9 / 7
Saves: 2 / 2
Corner Kicks: 8 / 1
Fouls: 9 / 10
Offside: 1 / 2

Misconduct Summary:

Referee: Mark Kadlecik
Assistant Referee 1: Scott Kachmarik
Assistant Referee 2: Tom Felice
4th Official: Randall Kelley
Match Commissioner: Daniel Sibor