U.S. Open Cup

Appearances

*Indicates formally known as The Villages SC

2016
May 11, 2016, First Round – Brave SC*(1) vs Kraze United(0)
– Goal Pedro Dias 90+2′

May 18, 2016, Second Round – Charleston Battery(2 – P2) vs Brave SC* (2 – P4)
-Carlos Araujo 24′ and 66′

2017
May 10, 2017, First Round – Jacksonville Armada (2) vs Brave SC* (1)
– Goal Diogo Alves 1′

2018
May 6, 2018, First Round – Jacksonville Armada (2) vs Brave SC* (1)
– Goal Gabriel Torres 58′

2019
May 7, 2019, First Round – Lakeland Tropics (1 – P7) vs Brave SC* (1 – P8)
– Goal Danilo Seglio 16′

May 14, 2019, Second Round – Tampa Bay Rowdies (4) vs Brave SC* (1 )
– Goal Vandyke Gyau 89′

2020
March 25, 2020, First Round – Brave SC* vs Tormenta 2 Canceled Due to Covid

2021
Canceled Due to Covid

2022
March 22, 2022, First Round – Brave SC* (6) vs OFC Wolves (0)
– Goal Felipe Rojas 12′
– Goal Rafael Vacas 21′ and 63′
– Goal Daniel Oliveira 41′
– Goal Victor France 57′
– Goal Payton Rausch 84′

April 5, 2022, Second Round – Tampa Bay Rowdies (6) vs Brave SC* (0)

2024 Brave SC vs Savannah Clovers

This year Brave SC will compete in the U.S. Open Cup for the sixth time. Thanks to the Buffalo’s Southeast Division title, the club’s first team qualified for the nation’s largest and oldest soccer tournament. We will host the First Round match against the Savannah Clovers.

The opening-round game will be played on March 19th at 7:00 PM at the H.G. Morse Middleton Stadium.

2022 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Brave SC*

April 5, 2022, Second Round

The Buffalo traveled to face the Tampa Bay Rowdies in the Second Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

Tampa Bay Rowdies are a USL Championship team. The Buffalo last played them in 2019 in the Second Round of the Open Cup with a score of 4-1.

The game resulted in a 6-0 loss for the Buffalo.

2022 Brave SC* vs OFC Wolves

March 22, 2022, First Round

Brave SC* (6) vs OFC Wolves (0)
-Goal Felipe Rojas 12′
-Goal Rafael Vacas 21′ and 63′
-Goal Daniel Oliveira 41′
-Goal Victor France 57′
-Goal Payton Rausch 84′

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The Buffalo hosted the Orlando FC Wolves in the First Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup’s 107th Year.

Orlando FC Wolves are an amateur soccer team that competes in the Central Florida Soccer League. They earned their spot after a fourth-round forfeit after the South Carolina Heat were forced to withdraw after a Covid outbreak.

This was the first U.S Open Cup hosted by Brave SC* on their home field, the soccer-specific, Brave Sporting* Complex.

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2020 Tormenta FC vs Brave SC*

March 25, 2020 – Canceled due to Covid

Outside of our Division, Tormenta FC2 has been our biggest rival. We have played them twice in playoffs.

In 2018 we won against them and then went on to win the Southern Conference. In 2019 they won against us and went on to win the Southern Conference.

This would have been the first time the Tormenta FC2 would have come to our home field.

2019 Lakeland Tropics vs Brave SC*

May 7, 2019, First Round
Lakeland Tropics (1 – P7) vs Brave SC*(1 – P8)
-Goal Danilo Seglio 16′

After a very balanced match, the teams went into extra time for ten rounds of penalty kicks. Brave SC* advanced 8-7.  Brave SC*’s Danilo Seglio found a breakaway moment in the 16th minute, scoring after his first shot rebounded to him from the keeper.

2019 Tampa Bay Rowdies vs Brave SC*

May 14, 2019, Second Round 
Tampa Bay Rowdies (4) vs Brave SC* (1 )
-Goal Vandyke Gyau 89′

The Rowdies advanced to the Third Round after a 4-1 home win against Brave SC*. Brave SC* defender, Vandyke Gyau scored for The Buffalo in the 89th minute. 

2018 Jacksonville Armada vs Brave SC*

May 6, 2018, First Round
Jacksonville Armada (2) vs Brave SC* (1)
– Goal Gabriel Torres 58′

pluck·y – ˈpləkē/
adjective: having or showing determined courage in the face of difficulties.

That’s what US Soccer said about our team after our Lamar Hunt US Open Cup “Play-in” game. We had a hard-fought battle against the Jacksonville Armada FC. The difficulty faced in the first half was expected due to having only a few days of practice together. We were able to come back to the second half and even up the game. A great long-pass from Gabriel Cabral, a beautiful assist from Leonardo Paiva, and an excellent finish from Gabriel Torres. The final score was Brave SC* 1 x 2 Jacksonville Armada FC.

2017 Jacksonville Armada vs Brave SC*

May 10, 2017, First Round
Jacksonville Armada (2) vs Brave SC* (1)
– Goal Diogo Alves 1′

Brave SC*, Ericksson Alves scored the first goal of the match in less than a minute to put The Buffalo ahead 1-0. The Jacksonville Armada U23 team won against Brave SC* in the First Round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Jacksonville played in Round 2 of the U.S. Open Cup against the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

2016 Brave SC* vs Kraze United

May 11, 2016, First Round
Brave SC*(1) vs Kraze United(0)
-Goal Pedro Dias 90+2′

Brave SC* hosted Kraze United at The Villages Polo Field. Brave SC* played their first home game ever. Pedro Ivo Dias took the ball to the left of the Kraze goal and put the ball into the lower far corner.  In the second round of the US Open Cup, Brave SC* will face off against the USL’s Charleston Battery.

2016 Charleston Battery vs Brave SC*

May 18, 2016, Second Round
Charleston Battery(2 – P2) vs Brave SC* (2 – P4)
-Carlos Araujo 24′ and 66′

Brave SC* beat the Charleston Battery in penalties in the second round. Brave SC* scored in the 24th minute by Carlos Araujo. Danilo Dias sent a cross that found the head of Araujo who found his second goal in the match. The game ended 2-2 and went to two 15 minute extra time periods. Pita saved Charleston’s first two penalties. The Buffalo made all four of their penalties, sealing the victory. Unfortunately, we were unable to continue to the Third Round because of an unknown Cup Tied player.