Know Your Opponent – Carolina Dynamo

May 17, 2017

WHO: Carolina Dynamo (Premier Development League, South Atlantic Division)

WHAT: Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Second Round

WHEN: Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 7 p.m.

WHERE: MacPherson Stadium, Greensboro, N.C.

TICKETS: $7 for adults, $5 for youth, Call the Carolina Dynamo ticket office at 336-669-0841 or buy tickets at the gate.


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Fast Facts:

  • North Carolina FC begins its 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup campaign against the Carolina Dynamo on Wednesday, May 17 at 7 p.m. at Macpherson Stadium
  • The Carolina Dynamo defeated Legacy 76, 2-1, in the first round of the Open Cup to advance to this week’s matchup.
  • The Carolina Dynamo has made 11 appearances in the Open Cup and holds a record of 11-11 in the tournament.
  • The Dynamo’s best Open Cup run in club history came in 1996 when it advanced to the quarterfinals.
  • Wednesday is just the second time that the Carolina Dynamo and North Carolina FC have met in Open Cup history. NCFC won the first meeting in 2013 via a 3-1 victory with goals from Tiyi Shipalane, Austen King and Zack Schilawski.
  • The Dynamo have a lot of young talent, pulling most of its players from colleges around North Carolina.  Shane Mecham, a midfielder from UNC Wilmington, and Mamadee Nyepon, a former RailHawk (2015) and High Point University graduate, both scored in the team’s first-round Open Cup win.
  • Another key Dynamo player to watch is Casey Penland, who played and started 19 games for UNC Greensboro on his way to being named to the 2016 Southern Conference All-Freshman Team. Penland led all SoCon rookies with four goals and one assist.
  • The winner of this match will advance to host the winner between the Charlotte Eagles (PDL) and the Charlotte Independence (USL).


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