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USOC: Southie Upsets Seacoast to Advance

Photo credit: Southie FC

Photo credit: Southie FC

Roy Sandeman scored on each side of the break as Boston-based USASA outfit Southie FC pulled off the first round U.S. Open Cup upset in Wednesday’s  2-0 win over PDL squad Seacoast United Phantoms at Della Russo Stadium in Revere, Mass.

Sandeman opened the account the 28th minute, then struck from the spot in the 59th minute after a Seacoast defender was called for a handball inside the box.

While Sandeman provided the scoring, the Southie backline rose to the occasion to keep Seacoast’s most potent weapon, striker Alencar Junior, off the board.

Wednesday’s match was the first in the tournament proper for the Boys in Neon, who were formed in 2012. They joined the Bay State Soccer League in 2014, and recently competed in the National Amateur Cup tournament.

Southie, who booked Wednesday’s first-round spot via the Open Divison, will face the USL’s Rochester Rhinos in the second round on May 18 at Rhino’s Stadium in Rochester, N.Y.

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