L.A. Wolves FC's Score 9-2 Victory Over Inland Empire FC in 2017 U.S. Open Cup Qualifying
L.A. Wolves midfielder Paolo Cardozo Nets Four Goals in USOC Qualifying Round Two Match
By: la wolves fc
It was delayed gratification but L.A. Wolves FC finally got what it came for.
Paolo Cardozo scored four times, and Charles Pitts added two goals and an assist as L.A. Wolves advanced to the next round of qualifying for the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament with a 9-2 victory over Inland Empire FC on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Jurupa Regional Sports Park.
The club moves on to the third round of U.S. Open Cup qualifying, scheduled for March 2017.
Cordoza had a hat trick by halftime as L.A. Wolves led 5-0, and Gonzalo Salguero, Miguel Sanchez and Kevin Garcia added goals in the win, the club's sixth consecutive across all competitions.
L.A. Wolves midfielder Paolo Cardozo said: "It wasn't easy but I got the chance to get four goals for my teammates, and it was a good outcome at the end. Whether we win by 10, 12 or one (goal), we come out here to play our game and worry about ourselves."
The match, originally scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 23, was postponed because of a lightning storm. L.A. Wolves has played three times since, scoring 22 combined goals.
L.A. Wolves Sporting Director Michael Collins: "We want to keep playing at a very high level, no matter the competition. We want to play our game. Our guys are pushing themselves every game to try to get better, and we had a good result tonight."
"The layoff didn't affect us at all because we come in working every week, everybody works hard, and at the end of the day we come to compete," Cardozo said. "Every game we take it as a new one and we're getting better, so we just have to keep working hard."
Lucas Nascimento made four saves for L.A. Wolves, the UPSL Western Conference leaders. The club (11-1-4 UPSL) has won four straight league fixtures heading into the playoffs.
L.A. Wolves FC
L.A. Wolves FC are an American Soccer club based in Los Angeles, California. We are named after the Los Angeles Wolves, who played in the United Soccer Association in 1967 and the North American Soccer League in 1968.
L.A. Wolves FC are a charter member for the UPSL (United Premier Soccer League) and compete in the Western Division. The club also manages a reserve squad and oversees L.A. Wolves FC Youth Soccer Program.
In addition, L.A. Wolves FC participates in the qualifying round for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup through their affiliation and membership with the UPSL, the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA).
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