FC Hasental dominated FC Santa Clarita Storm in a 6-1 victory, taking them one step closer to a berth in the U.S. Open Cup. They will face the San Diego Flash, who dispatched FC Force by a 3-0 margin.
Hasental will be without Mohammed Basfar, who suffered a broken tibia and fibula during the match.
“We are devastated,” FCH Head Coach Eric Warner stated. “Events like this put the game in perspective. The win was completely minimized for all of us because of what Mo went through and will go through for at least the next 12 months, and possibly the rest of his life. Our thoughts are with Mo right now, not the U.S. Open Cup.”
Seattle Sporting FC also advanced after a 1-0 win over Inter United FC. They will face Spartans Futbol Club, who defeated SO Samba FC 6-0.
The Sonoma County Sol fell 4-3 to CD Aguiluchos USA on penalty kicks, ending their Open Cup hopes.