Miami Fusion FC (NPSL) 0, Wilmington Hammerheads (USL) 6
The Wilmington Hammerheads dominated from start to finish in their 6-0 win against Miami Fusion FC Wednesday night. It took just six minutes for Justin Moose to put the USL side on the board and another three for Logan Miller to double the lead. Austin Martz got in on the scoring with goals in the 23rd and 32nd minutes to take Wilmington into halftime with a 4-0 lead. Not wanting to leave the second half dry, the Hammerheads’ Kyle Parker earned a brace with goals in the 78th minute and second half stoppage time to give Wilmington the 5-0 victory. Wilmington will head down to Florida to face Miami FC (NASL) in the Third Round on June 1.
Miami Fusion FC (NPSL) at Wilmington Hammerheads (USL)
Time/Location: 7 p.m. ET; Legion Stadium; Wilmington, N.C.
Miami Fusion FC Previous Appearances (Best Finish): First appearance (Second Round: 2016)
Wilmington Hammerheads Previous Appearances (Best Finish): 14 appearances (Quarterfinals: 2003, 2009)
- The Miami Fusion arrived in the second round thanks to a 4-1 extra time win against Boca Raton FC in first round play on May 11. Alan Faccini scored two extra time goals in the match while David Santamaria and Daniel Marugo also tallied.
- Miami qualified via an At-Large berth after winning the NPSL’s Sunshine Conference with an 8-1-1 record in 2015.
- The Wilmington Hammerheads return for their 14th Open Cup appearance, looking to make amends for their 5-3 shootout defeat to Chattanooga FC in last year’s tournament.
- Eight matches into the 2016 USL campaign, Wilmington has a 2-3-3 record, placing them ninth in the league’s Eastern Conference.