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Tampa Bay Rowdies fall 2-1 in overtime to Miami FC in U.S. Open Cup

FORT LAUDERDALE — The Rowdies tried to extend their stay in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, but Miami had other ideas.

The Blues beat the Rowdies 2-1 in overtime at Lockhart Stadium, winning the second-round game in the single-elimination tournament that includes the top five tiers of American soccer.

Miami moves on to the Round of 16, where it faces two-time MLS champion Houston Dynamo.

It would have been a reunion for Rowdies coach Paul Dalglish, who won an MLS title with Houston in 2006, as well as former Dynamo player Erik Ustruck.

Miami advanced in much the same way it won its first-round game against the Central Florida Kraze last week. It scored in the second minute then allowed a second-half goal that forced overtime.

The winning goal came on a penalty kick by Abe Thompson in the 98th minute. The penalty was awarded when the Rowdies' Rob Valentino was called for a hand ball in the penalty area.

"Obviously, we're excited," Thompson said. "It's a good chance for everybody on the team to move on the next round against an MLS team."

Miami's Paulo Araujo Jr. scored in the second minute, latching onto Rowdies goalkeeper Josh Lambo's fumble of a Christian Gomez free kick. It was Araujo's sixth goal in three games.

The Rowdies equalized in the 82nd minute on Yendry Diaz's header of a Mozzi Gyorio free kick.

The teams traded several close calls in the second half, with the Rowdies forcing several reflex saves by Miami goalkeeper Caleb Patterson-Sewell.

Miami's Edward Santeliz got behind the Rowdies defense for a one-on-one with Lambo in the 79th minute but failed to finish the chance.

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