U.S. Soccer


Reading United AC (PDL) 2, Atlanta Silverbacks (NPSL) 0
Reading United earned a spot in the Second Round of its seventh consecutive U.S. Open Cup appearance with a 2-0 home win against the Atlanta Silverbacks. Reading forward Khori Bennett secured a first-half lead when he tapped home a loose ball following a corner kick in the 31st minute. Forward Frantzdy Pierrot doubled the lead in the 86th minute and knocked Atlanta out of its first Open Cup appearance since joining the NPSL. Reading is scheduled to travel to Chattanooga FC for its Second Round matchup next week.

Atlanta Silverbacks (NPSL) at Reading United AC (PDL)
7 p.m. ET; John Gurski Stadium at Wilson High School; West Lawn, Pa.
Atlanta Silverbacks (NPSL) Previous Appearances: Second appearance (First since 2009)
Reading United AC Previous Appearances:
Ninth appearance (Seventh-straight appearance)

  • The Atlanta Silverbacks qualified via an At-Large berth after finishing with an 8-2-0 NPSL record in 2015.
  • Making their seventh straight appearance in the U.S. Open Cup, Reading United AC qualified for this year’s tournament via an At-Large berth after finishing with an 8-3-3 record during the 2015 PDL season.