West Chester United SC (Pa., Open Division) 0, Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) 2
Harrisburg City Islanders advanced to the Third Round of the Open Cup for the third consecutive year after a 2-0 win against West Chester United SC. Bobby Warshaw scored the opener for the visitors, turning in a cross from Craig Foster after 14 minutes. Shortly after halftime, the Islanders doubled their lead when Matt Boluc finished at the far post in the 49th minute. In a game of few chances, the City Islanders coasted to victory after building their two-goal lead and will face Chattanooga SC in their next match of the Open Cup.
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) at West Chester United SC (Pa., Open Division)
Time/Location: 7:30 p.m. ET; West Chester United Soccer Club; West Chester, Pa.
Harrisburg City Islanders Previous Appearances (Best Finish): 10 appearances (Quarterfinals: 2007, 2009-2010, 2012)
West Chester United SC Previous Appearances (Best Finish): First appearance (Second Round: 2016)
- Making their 10th appearance in the competition, Harrisburg advanced to the third round in 2015, defeating Reading United AC 3-0 in the second round before falling to the Rochester Rhinos 3-1 in the third round.
- Eight matches into the USL season, Harrisburg is 2-5-1, sitting 12th in the USL’s Eastern Conference.
- Falling a 1-1 draw with Fredericksburg FC, West Chester United advanced to the second round after winning 8-7 on penalty kicks.
- West Chester United qualified via the Open Division, defeating Junior Lone Star FC 2-1 in extra time on October 17 and Salone FC 3-0 on November 15.