Fresno FC enters the second round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup this Wednesday against El Farolito (NPSL) of San Francisco.
El Farolito defeated Academica SC 2-1 on goals from Miguel Garduna and Leonardo Fredes in the first round two weeks ago. Fredes, who also broke his wrist on the play, made SportsCenter's Top 10 for his strike.
El Farolito went down to 10 men when Walter Mazzolatti received his second yellow of the evening at the 55th minute. Academica halved the deficit on Cory Golbad's strike at the 73rd.
El Farolito is a member of the National Premier Soccer League and have won the U.S. Open Cup in its semi-pro days in 1993 when the club was known as CD Mexico. CD Mexico was founded in 1985.
Fresno FC will compete in the U.S. Open Cup for a second consecutive year. In 2018, Los Zorros defeated Orange County Football Club (2-0) and Sporting Arizona FC (2-1), in the second and third rounds, respectively. Fresno fell in the fourth round to LAFC, 2-0, at Banc of California Stadium.
The winner of the match advances to the third round of the tournament. That round scheduled for May 29. Opponents will be determined after the conclusion of the second round.
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