Ventura County Fusion (PDL) 2, L.A. Wolves (Calif.) 1
PDL Power Ventura County Fusion punched its ticket to the Second Round of the U.S. Open Cup for the second year in a row with a 2-1 win against L.A. Wolves at Ventura College Sportsplex. Angel España put the Fusion up in just the fifth minute before Albert Ruiz doubled the host’s lead in the 26th. Just before the stroke of half time, Joey Chica found the back of the net to draw L.A. Wolves within one, but it would be all the visitors could muster. Ventura County Fusion advances to the Second Round and will next face the Orange County Blues in a cross-LA derby at Ventura College Sportsplex on May 18.
L.A. Wolves FC (Calif., Open Division) at Ventura County Fusion (PDL)
Time/Location: 7 p.m. PT; Ventura College Sportsplex; Ventura, Calif.
L.A. Wolves FC Previous Appearances: First appearance
Ventura County Fusion Previous Appearances: Seventh appearance
- L.A. Wolves FC arrive in their first U.S. Open Cup after a 3-1 victory against Del Rey City SC on October 24 and a 2-1 win against Cal FC on November 22.
- Making their seventh straight appearance in the competition, Ventura County Fusion qualified via an At-Large berth after finishing with a 10-2-2 record in 2015 PDL play.