Cal South affiliate LA Wolves FC are out of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup after falling 1-0 to partner Orange County Soccer Club on Wednesday evening at the Azusa Pacific University Soccer Stadium. OCSC advanced to the Fourth Round of the single-game elimination tournament and will face Major League Soccer side the LA Galaxy on Wednesday, June 14 at the StubHub Center in Carson.
While the Wolves are out of Open Cup contention, they remain as finalists in the Cal South Adult State Cup Men’s Division where they will match up against FC Long Beach in the Championship Match. Both teams are also automatically qualified to participate in the United State Adult Soccer Association (USASA) Region IV Amateur Cup that will take place on the first weekend of June at SilverLakes Park in Norco.
The following is a recap of Wednesday night’s match between the Wolves and OCSC, as provided by ussoccer.com:
L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.) 0, Orange County SC (USL) 1
Orange County FC ended the LA Wolves nine-game unbeaten streak in all competitions behind a 42nd minute free kick goal. Roy Meeus hit the game-winning strike from about 22 yards out with his left foot, banging it past the wall and into the lower left corner of the goal. The Wolves, who had twice come back from behind to move on in this year’s Open Cup, put the pressure on the backline of OCFC, but couldn’t break through. With the win, the USL side advanced to the Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup for the first time in their history and will face the LA Galaxy (M.L.S.).