Fueled by a pro-debut brace by Haitian international Jacques Francois, San Antonio FC (USL) defeated Corinthians FC of San Antonio (NPSL) 3-1 to advance in the U.S. Open Cup. The scoring opened up early as Jason Johnson scored in the 3' off a Francois assist in the box. The Alamo boys continued to put on pressure for most of the first half, with multiple scoring opportunities wasted.
The sides would break at half with the home team up 1-0. That lead did not last however, as Corinthians were able to equalize in the 47' when Chapman-Page rolled the ball past captain Josh Ford. The excitement in Toyota Field was almost bursting from its seams in the 70' when Jacques Francois opened up his professional account with a howler of a goal after taking the ball solo from midfield. He doubled his tally in the 74' to put the game out of reach for the visitors.
With the Des Moines Menace (PDL) defeating fellow USL side Tulsa Roughnecks 2-0, San Antonio FC will next travel to Iowa to face the Menace in the Open Cup Third Round on June 1. Should the Alamo City boys win that match, a date with either FC Dallas or the Houston Dynamo will likely be in store as MLS clubs enter the competition in the Fourth Round.
Alamo Soccer's Man of the Match: Jacques Francois (2 goals, 1 assist)
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