FC Tacoma 253 advanced to the next step of U.S. Open Cup qualifying thanks to a 2-1 win over Spartans Futbol Club at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA.
Tacoma were paced by goals from midfielder Bradley Jacobson (27th minute) and forward Gareth Vaughn (32nd minute). Vaughn contributed an assist on the first goal as well.
FC Tacoma 253 will play the winner of the Southwest Conference qualifying tournament on a date and time to be announced at a later date. The winner of this match will enter into the U.S. Open Cup, representing the NPSL in the one of the oldest national soccer cup competitions in the world.