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  • by Datti Jinkiri

    Mississippi Brilla FC pulled off one of the upsets of the US Open Cup Second Round by defeating the Indy Eleven 1-0 tonight. A crowd of around 900 Central Mississippians witnessed what could arguably be the biggest win in Brilla's history. Defender Koray Easterling scored the lone goal in the 81st minute when he side-footed an Oliver Brock free-kick into the back of the net.

    The match was cagey for long periods, but the Indy Eleven had the larger share of the possession. The team looked calm and composed in their buildup. Towards the latter part of the...

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  • When Mississippi Brilla FC welcomes Indy Eleven to Clinton, Miss. on May 16 for the next round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, a new level of professional soccer will be introduced to Central Mississippi.
     
    After taking the New Orleans Jesters all the way to penalty kicks, Brilla FC earned a spot in the second-round of the knock-out cup competition. 
     
    Much like England’s FA Cup, the US Open Cup allows for American soccer teams to truly decide who holds the most talented squad on the pitch. 
     
    The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is the oldest ongoing...

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  • Mississippi Brilla FC traveled to Memphis to square off with Memphis City FC for the hosts inaugural PDL match and both teams’ regular season opener.

    After a first-minute scare when a Memphis City header crashed off the Brilla post, Brilla took an early lead in the 6th minute when a free kick from Oliver Brock found Ali Brador’s head. Brador nodded the ball into the corner of the Memphis City net. Brilla controlled the bulk of play for most of the first half, but Memphis capitalized on a midfield turnover and evened the score in the 36th minute when Peyton McKnatt...

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  • So you’re saying there’s a chance?

    The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is America’s soccer version of…well, you name it: England’s FA Cup, Spain’s Copa del Rey, NCAA March Madness, David vs Goliath. You get the idea. The tournament is where dreams are born and, more often than not, die. It is where Cinderella teams take a stab at teams they should not have a chance against. It is where David faces off against Goliath. And it is where Mississippi Brilla FC will host Indy Eleven.

    The U.S. Open Cup is a knock-out cup competition in American soccer.  It is...

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  • Two old rivals met on Wednesday night in New Orleans in the First Round of the prestigious Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The tournament began in 1914, and teams from all levels of soccer in the country earn the right to play each year. Mississippi Brilla from the PDL and the New Orleans Jesters from the NPSL squared off in the first round based on their results from last season. The two teams are no strangers to each other as they once competed in the same division in the PDL.

     The first half started at a fast pace as both...

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  • As the old saying goes, “Don’t fix something that isn’t broken.” After arguably the best season in their 11 years in the Premier Development League, Mississippi Brilla FC will begin the 2018 season with a core group of players that led them to the national semi-finals in 2017.

    “Turnover is inevitable in the PDL,” said Rusty Bryant, Brilla’s General Manager. “Anytime you can return players that are familiar with each other and familiar with the culture of the team, you are way ahead of the game.”

    When Brilla kicks off its 2018 season in the newly formed Deep South Division...

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