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U.S. OPEN CUP

June 14, 2014
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
NASL teams sweep the night


ATLANTA SILVERBACKS (NASL) 2, REAL SALT LAKE (MLS) 1
ATLANTA – A late goal gave the Atlanta Silverbacks a 2-1 win over Real Salt Lake the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Saturday night.

Real Salt Lake jumped out to an early lead, going ahead in the 10th minute on a goal by Robbie Findley, who was making his first start in 2014 since undergoing knee surgery last December. The speedy striker was able to take advantage of a mistake from Atlanta ‘keeper Carrillo at the top of the box. Carrillo came out of his area in an attempt to clear the ball but whiffed his kick, allowing Findley to pick up the pieces and easily dribble the ball into the back of the net.

Atlanta found its l equalizer in the 33rd minute through a great solo effort from midfieldder Junior Burgos. The Salvadoran decided to test Jeff Attinella from distance, firing a shot from 20 yards out that took a skip and bounced off the inside of the right post past the RSL ‘keeper.

The Silverbacks found the game-winner it was desperately searching for in stoppage time. Kwadwo Poku found room at the top of the box to rifle a long-range shot that found the bottom left corner, beating a diving Attinella.


NEW YORK COSMOS (NASL) 3, NEW YORK RED BULLS 0 (MLS)
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- The New York Cosmos own the professional soccer bragging rights of New York.

In the very first meeting of the area's two professional clubs, the Cosmos prevailed over the Red Bulls, 3-0, in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at James M. Shuart Stadium on Saturday night.

The Cosmos will play the winner of the Philadelphia Union-Harrisburg City Islanders in the next round on June 24.

Norweigan striker Mads Stokkelien scored twice for the Cosmos as he tallied in each half at Hofstra University, and Alessandro Noselli added one in the 78th minute.

The Cosmos came out of the gate with a ton of intensity, outplaying the Red Bulls in the first half. They were rewarded for their efforts in the seventh minute. Team captain Carlos Mendes sent a long ball out of the ball into the path of Stokkelien, who fired a shot from the right side that landed in the far corner past goalkeeper Ryan Meara for a 1-0 lead for the hosts.

Stokkelien added a spectacular goal in the 73rd minute, volleying in a right-wing cross to the far right corner for a 2-0 advantage.
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CHIVAS USA (MLS) 1, CAROLINA RAILHAWKS (NASL) 1 (Carolina Railhawks win 3-2 on pks)
CARY, NC---The Carolina RailHawks punched their ticket to the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup thanks to a master class effort from goalkeeper Joseph Goodwin in a 3-2 penalty-kick shoot win against Chivas USA.

The RailHawks took the initial lead in the 29th minute through Zack Schilawski, but were pegged back by Chivas USA's Ryan Finley in the 40th minute. Deadlocked at one goal apiece, the second half and 30 minutes of overtime could not separate the sides, both of which spurned numerous chances during the penalty kick shootout that saw Goodwin save a penalty attempt from opposite 'keeper Dan Kennedy.

After coming back from an early deficit in the shootout, the RailHawks were sent through when rookie striker Daniel Jackson converted in the seventh round of penalty kicks. Carolina will host the winner of the LA Galaxy-Arizona United FC matchup on June 24 in Cary, North Carolina.

Remaining Fourth Round Schedule
Tuesday, June 17

Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) at Philadelphia Union (MLS) 7 p.m. ET PPL Park; Chester, Pa.
D.C. United (MLS) at Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) 7:05 p.m. ET Sahlen's Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.
Indy Eleven (NASL) at Columbus Crew (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET FirstEnergy Stadium (Univ. of Akron); Akron, Ohio
San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) at FC Dallas (MLS) 8 p.m. CT Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
Orlando City (USL PRO) at Colorado Rapids (MLS) 7 p.m. MT Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
Orlando City U23s (PDL) at Portland Timbers (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT Providence Park; Portland, Ore.

Wednesday, June 18
New England Revolution (MLS) at Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) 7 p.m. ET Richmond City Stadium; Richmond, Va.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) at Chicago Fire (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
Minnesota United FC (NASL) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
PSA Elite (USASA) at Seattle Sounders (MLS) 7 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.
LA Galaxy (MLS) at Arizona United SC (USL PRO) 7:30 p.m. PT Peoria Sports Complex; Peoria, Ariz.


   
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