Orlando City SC (M.L.S.) 1, Miami FC (NASL) 3
In an impressive display, NASL league leaders Miami FC traveled north to down Sunshine State rival Orlando City SC 3-1 and secure a spot in the 2017 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16. Stefano Pinho’s hat trick powered the visitors to a 3-0 lead with his first two goals coming in a six-minute span midway through the opening frame. Pinho bagged his first by converting a Michael Lahoud cross in the 30th minute before heading home a Hunter Freeman cross six minutes later to send Miami FC into the break up 2-0. Pinho then capped off his three-goal performance 10 minutes into the second half. Although Orlando brought on Brazil World Cup-winner Kaka to try and alter the outcome with half an hour remaining, the Lions could only manage a consolation strike from Giles Barnes in the 79th minute.