Hartford Athletic took a tough 4-0 loss on the road in Round Three of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup against Memphis 901 FC.
Hartford was looking to avenge the loss to Memphis at home just a few weeks ago and came out ready to fight. Unfortunately, 6 minutes into the match Hartford committed a penalty in the box allowing Memphis to score their first goal on a penalty kick.
A free kick from Ryan Williams just a couple minutes later was on target but deflected away. Memphis put another one in the net when Jochen Graf scored off of a free kick in the 21st minute. The score remained 2-0 going into the end of the half.
In the 59th minute Memphis was able to break the defense and Graf scored again to make it 3-0. Shortly after, Sem De Wit was given his second yellow card of the night and sent off the field. Despite the score, Hartford kept the energy up feeding off of a great save from Jacob Lissek.
Ray Lee and Wojciech Wojcik were able to get some good shots on goal but couldn't quite get it into the net. In the 83rd minute Lissek made a great initial save but Morgan Hackworth from Memphis was able to score off of the rebound. With that, Hartford fell to Memphis 4-0 to end their U.S. Open Cup run.
Hartford Athletic is back home at Pratt & Whitney Stadium at Rentschler Field this Saturday, June 1 for a match against North Carolina FC at 7 PM.
Shots: 18-10 MEM
Shots on Target: 10-3 MEM
Corner Kicks: 5-4 MEM
Fouls Committed: 11-10 HFD
Saves: 6-2 HFD
Offside: 1-1 HFD | MEM
Possession: 57-43 MEM
Passing Accuracy: 86-79 MEM
MEM - Marc Burch 6'
MEM - Jochen Graf 21'
MEM - Jochen Graf 59'
MEM - Morgan Hackworth 83'
19' - Kyle Curinga (Yellow)
39' - Sem de Wit (Yellow)
45' - Cameron Lindley (Yellow)
61' - Sem de Wit (Second Yellow)
HARTFORD ATHLETIC STARTING LINEUP
Jacob Lissek; Raymond Lee, Logan Gdula, Sem de Wit, Kyle Curinga; Nicky Downs, Alex Dixon, Jonathan Brown, Phil Rasmussen (c.); Ryan Williams (Mads Jørgensen 63'), Jose Angulo (Wojciech Wojcik 59').
MEMPHIS 901 FC STARTING LINEUP
Scott Levene; Wesley Charpie, Marc Burch (c.), Jacob Hauser-Ramsey, Joshua Morton; Duana Muckette, Cameron Lindley (Morgan Hackworth 75'), Dan Metzger, Adam Najem (Ewan Grandison 67'); Elliot Collier (Lagos Kunga 63'), Jochen Graf.