June 17, 2014
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
Rhinos knock out DC, other MLS teams advance
PHILADELPHIA UNION (MLS) 3, HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS (USL PRO) 1
CHESTER, Pa. – A brace from Andrew Wenger in the second of two overtime periods salvaged the debut of Interim Manager Jim Curtin by giving the Philadelphia Union a 3-1 win over their USL PRO affiliate, the Harrisburg City Islanders, in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup Tuesday at PPL Park.
Wenger’s first goal came in the 110th minute, as the forward’s shot from just inside the 18 deflected off a defender and careened into the goal giving Harrisburg keeper Brian Sylvestre no chance to get to it.
The second found the back of the net just seven minutes later, as Wenger had a burst of speed down the left side, getting by the Harrisburg defender. His shot was well placed, going past Sylvestre and hitting the bottom of the crossbar before going in.
In the 39th minute, when Jason Pelletier got the first goal of the match putitng in a rebound after a City Islanders corner kick.
Philadelphia couldn’t convert until the 89th minute, when Maurice Edu found the back of the net for the Union off a pass from Sebastien Le Toux.
Fulll story from Philly Soccer News
ROCHESTER RHINOS (USL PRO) 1, D.C. UNITED (MLS) 0
ROCHESTER, NY---Colin Rolfe scored in the 27th minute to send 10-man D.C. United to its first-ever defeat against the Rochester Rhinos in a U.S. Open Cup fourth round match Tuesday night at Sahlen’s Stadium.
Mike Garzi created the goal when he reached Tony Walls’ long diagonal ball down the left. Garzi beat Robinson to the byline and then cross back toward the near corner of the 6-yard box, where Rolfe appeared to redirect it from between a cluster of United defenders and across the goal line.
D.C. United had to play a man down when in the 60th minute Steve Birnbaum received his second yellow card in 10 minutes for tugging down a Rochester attacker. Moments later, the referee suspended play due to lightning, a delay which lasted 91 minutes before play resumed.
Full story from DC Soccer News
COLUMBUS CREW (MLS) 2, INDY ELEVEN (NASL) 1
AKRON, Ohio – The Columbus Crew defeated the Indy Eleven 2-1 in Fourth Round action of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, held on Tuesday night at FirstEnergy Stadium on the campus of the University of Akron. Down to nine men after a pair of red cards – including ejections in the 33rd and 110th minutes – the Crew’s Jairo Arrieta buried a penalty kick in the 114th minute.
Bernardo Anor gave the Crew the lead 110 minutes earlier in the fourth minute on a ball from Ben Speas. Indy’s Blake Smith leveled the match at 1-1 in the 62nd minute as the two teams were tied after 90 minutes before a pair of extra-time periods.
Full story from ChicagoLand Soccer News
FC DALLAS (MLS) 1 SAN ANTONIO SCORPIONS (NASL) 0
FRISCO, Texas---After failing to generate scoring chances for most of the first 75 minutes, Fabian Castillo broke through in the 74th minute as FC Dallas handed the NASL’s San Antonio Scorpions a 1-0 defeat in a fourth-round U.S. Open Cup match at Toyota Stadium.
Castillo received a long ball from Dallas captain Andrew Jacobson, who came on at halftime, on the left flank. And after showcasing his trademark pace, Castillo fired a left-footed shot past Scorpions goalkeeper Jeremy Vuolo and into the far side of the visiting net.
Full story from Dallas Soccer News
COLORADO RAPIDS (MLS) 5, ORLANDO CITY SC 2 (USL PRO)
COMMERCE CITY, Colo.- Deshorn Brown scored three goals leading the Colorado Rapids to a 5-2 win over Orlando City SC in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park.
Orlando City was able to jump on the score-sheet first when Adama Mbenuge surprised the home crowd with a low-driven effort in the 22nd minute.
Brown provided an equalizer for the Rapids in the 32nd minute after Nick LaBrocca’s strike landed directly at his feet.
LaBrocca managed to find the back of the net in the 41st from a well-placed ball from Marc Burch across the box. LaBrocca’s initial effort was saved by Orlando goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo at point-blank range, but the midfielder did well to finish the follow-up on his second attempt.
Colorado added a third at the start of the second half when Brown finished a curling strike in the 47th minute for his second goal of the match.
Brown’s secured a hat-trick in the 54th minute. Running on to a clipped ball from Jose Mari, the Forward was able to elude the defense and lob it over Gallardo to extend the Rapids’ lead to 4-1.
Orlando cut into the Rapids’ lead when Luke Boden was able to evade veteran defender Marvell Wynne on a corner in the 71st minute and nod the ball past Clint Irwin.
Full story from Sunshine Soccer News
PORTLAND TIMBERS (MLS) 3, ORLANDO CITY U23s (PDL) 0
PORTLAND, Ore.--- The Portland Timbers' Gastón Fernández scored a first half brace and rookie Taylor Peay added another goal as the home side beat Orlando City U23s 3-0 in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.
Forward Maximiliano Urruti contributed two assists as well as earning a penalty that Fernández converted while Timbers goalkeeper Andrew Weber produced a clean sheet in net.
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.