Home team listed first.
Here's a wrap-up of NSL teams competing in the Illinois State Cup.
CKS Warta eased pasted FC Macedonia 7:0 to advance to the quarterfinals. Warta got goals from Juan De La Cruz, Jose Castellanos, William Butler, and Luis Adame to race out to a 4:0 lead by halftime. Better finishing could have netted Warta three more goals.
Castellanos, Davis and Adame piled on more goals after the break to complete the thrashing of a overmatched Macedonia side.
Gazelle SC disposed of UPSL opponent Joliet United 3:1.
SAC Wisla were eliminated from the Cup, losing 1:0 to SAC Lightning (PSLC). The match remained scoreless until the 75th minute, when Lightning capitalized on a Wisla defensive error.
28 June - Quarterfinals
SAC Lightning (PSLC) v RWB Adria
CKS Warta v Czarni Jaslo (PSLC)
Gazelle SC v Schwaben AC (MSL)
Vikings AA climbed the table on Thursday night, beating up on Stare Byki FC 6:3 at Hawthorne. The match was played at a furious pace, as Vikings kept the Byki in chase mode for much of the contest.
The home side made a statement early, finding the back of the net three times in the first 11 minutes. Vikings' superior speed beat the Byki defense decisively on two of the tallies. The third came from the penalty spot.
The Byki started their comeback bid in the 19th minute, when Erik Yamane redirected a loose ball into the net following a goalmouth scramble that resulted from a well-placed corner kick.
The score went to 3:2 in the 65th minute. Byki winger Byron Perez slammed a shot off of the near post and past Vikings goalkeeper Jose Castillo.
Vikings reasserted control of the contest with a pair of goals seven minutes apart to take a 5:2 lead.
The Byki earned a penalty two minutes from the end, converted by Francesco de Felice, and Vikings wrapped up the scoring with a slick goal in stoppage time.
CKS Warta got into the win column on Thursday with a comprehensive 9:3 victory over Dundalk FC at Hawthorne Sports Complex. Warta ran out to a 4:0 lead in the first half and the teams racked up eight goals in aggregate after the break.
Warta wasted no time getting into a scoring groove, when Trache Lostovski found the back of the net in the fourth minute with a shot from distance.
Juan de La Cruz made it 2:0 in the 20th minute and Wilmer Moreno finished off a great cross from Luis Adame a minute later for a 3:0 lead.
Edgar Pacheco scored a cheeky goal in the 30th minute, the culmination of a slick passing sequence through the visitors' defense to make it 4:0.
Dundalk got on the board in the 48th minute, but Paco Gonzalez responded in the 53rd minute to make it 5:1.
Dundalk pulled back another in the 57th minute, and Adrian Ortiz restored the four-goal advantage just after the hour mark. The score went to 6:3 in the 68th minute, as Dundalk continued to battle.
But Warta revved their engine, bagging three more to complete the rout: Ortiz (73rd minute), de la Cruz (84th), and Gonzalez (87th).
SAC Wisla broke open a game level at halftime with four second-half goals to beat AAC Winged Bull at River Road on Sunday. Konrad Malinowski and Artur Giedroic led the goal parade for Wisla, bagging two apiece.
Wisla needed 31 minutes to break the ice in a contest that saw lots of two-way action to that point. Alex Lulek finished off a ball from the wing. Wisla thought they had gone 2:0 up four minutes later, but the goal was nullified by offside.
Winged Bull equalized in the 36th minute, but the floodgates opened for Wisla just ten minutes after the break, when Malinowski recorded his first tally. Malinowski made it 3:0 in the 60th minute.
Giedroic notched both of his goals six minutes apart in the late stages, sealing victory for Wisla.
Gazelle SC maintained their perfect start to the season on Sunday with a 3:1 victory over Stare Byki FC at Olympic Park.
Gazelle wasted little time getting on the scoreboard, when they pounced on a weak clearance and drove a shot from the top of the box into the back of the net in the fifth minute.
The visitors exploited space on the right side of the Byki defense in the 39th minute to double their lead. A lightning-quick counterattack four minutes later put Gazelle in total control at 3:0.
The Byki pulled one back just before halftime, when Joe Sauerman redirected a cross from the right wing past the Gazelle goalkeeper.
The sides battled on nearly even terms in a goalless second half.
SAC Lightning (Premier Soccer League of Chicagoland) came back from a 2:1 deficit to beat AAC Winged Bull 3:2 in the first round of the Illinois State Cup in a match played on Friday at Olympic Park.
Lightning took an early lead, which lasted until the end of the first half. Winged Bull equalized in the 44th minute through a goal by Steve Younus.
Winged Bull needed just six minutes of the second half to go ahead, when Antwan Mousa scored on a breakaway.
Lightning came back to level the contest at 2:2 in the 75th minute and then bagged the winner five minutes from the end.