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U.S. OPEN CUP

June 24, 2014
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
Wild night as two NASL teams advance

Soccer News Net staff

PHILADELPHIA UNION 2, NEW YORK COSMOS 1
CHESTER, Pa.---Sebastien Le Toux scored two goals, including a controversial penalty kick game winner in overtime to give the Philadelphia Union a 2-1 win over the New York Cosmos at PPL Park.

The Cosmos finished the game with nine men and the Union ten, when the Cosmos' Ayoze and the Union’s Michael Lahoud were both given red cards following a fracas. Then Jimmy Ockford got a red card, leaving the Cosmos with nine men.

The Union got the overtime goal in the 115th minute after Jimmy Ockford collided with Maurice Edu in the area and Le Toux buried the penalty kick into the lower left corner of the net.

The Cosmos took the lead in the 56th minute when Danny Szetela played the ball out wide to the right. Union goalkeeper Andre Blake came off his line almost to the corner of the six yard box, and Alessandro Noselli lofted the ball past him.

Just 27 seconds later, the Union equalized. Andrew Wenger brought the ball down the right side then sent it across the 18 yard box. The ball eluded a Cosmos defender and Le Toux was there to slot it in.
Fulll story from Philly Soccer News
Full story from Big Apple Soccer

CAROLINA RAILHAWKS 1, LOS ANGELES GALAXY 0
CARY, NC.---The Carolina Railhawks knocked the Los Angeles Galaxy out of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the third straight year with a 1-0 overtime win at WakeMed Soccer Park Tuesday night.

Daniel Jackson, a second-half substitute, scored on a 105th-minute breakaway, and Carolina held off an onslaught the rest of the way to advance to a July 8 quarterfinal, also in Cary, N.C., against FC Dallas.

The Galaxy created almost two dozen chances, more than a dozen of them dangerous, and it would not have been surprising to see them score at least six, but Carolina's masterful defensive performance -- led by goalkeeper Scott Goodwin and center back Daniel Scott -- kept things tight until Jackson struck.

The Galaxy outshot Carolina, 31-6, but put only eight shots on frame. They also took 11 corner kicks.
Full story from LA Soccer News


PORTLAND TIMBERS 3, SPORTING KANSAS CITY 1
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – The Portland Timbers advanced to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the second consecutive year with a 3-1 win against Sporting Kansas City before 11,138 fans at Sporting Park on Tuesday night.

With the win, Portland advances to take on Seattle Sounders FC in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, July 9, at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash.; kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. (Pacific).

Midfielder Gastón Fernández registered a brace in a second consecutive U.S. Open Cup match for the Timbers, opening the scoring in the 30th minute with a low shot from the middle of the penalty box following a deflected pass from midfielder Kalif Alhassan. Fernández netted his second goal of the match in the 68th minute, depositing a rebound off forward Maximiliano Urruti’s initial effort into an open goal.

Midfielder Will Johnson netted a goal in the 57th minute, converting a penalty kick after midfielder Steve Zakuani dribbled through the Sporting Kansas City defense and into the penalty box when defender Aurelien Colin committed a foul.

Sporting Kansas City, pulled a goal back in the 73rd minute as forward Soony Saad converted a penalty kick following a handball on defender Danny O’Rourke in the box.

FC DALLAS 3, HOUSTON DYNAMO 2
HOUSTON---Tesho Akindele scored eight minutes into extra time to lift FC Dallas to a 3-2 win over the Houston Dynamo in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday at BBVA Compass Stadium.

FC Dallas moves on to the quarterfinals to face the Carolina RailHawks.

Akindele, a rookie forward, collected the ball outside the penalty area and drove into the box before spinning and firing a low shot into the net for a 3-2 lead in the 98th minute.

The visitors seized a lead in the 35th minute when Fabian Castillo sliced through a group of Dynamo defenders and used a deft finish from 15 yards into the side of the net for a 1-0 lead.

The Dynamo answered eight minutes later when Giles Barnes smashed a penalty kick past Chris Seitz.
In the 59th minute, Andres Escobar struck a half-volley well from 20 yards that sliced into the upper part of the net for a 2-1 lead for FC Dallas.

The Dynamo answered quickly. Omar Cummings collected a back pass from FC Dallas and sprinted into the area before driving a low finish inside the far post from a difficult angle, knotting the score 2-2.

Full story from Dallas Soccer News



ATLANTA SILVERBACKS 2, COLORADO RAPIDS 1
COMMERCE CITY, Colo.---Two goals by Jamie Chavez gave the Atlanta Silverbacks a 2-1 win over the Colorado Rapids in the fifth round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park.

Chavez scored a pair of goals in the 21st and 57th minutes, but a melee on the field shortly thereafter three Atlanta players Kwawdo Poku, Borfor Carr, and Chavez, as well as coaches Eric Wynalda ejected, while the Rapids Marc Burch and coach Pablo Mastroeni were also thrown out.

Dillon Powers converted from the penalty spot in the 75th minute,

SEATTLE SOUNDERS 1 (4), SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 1 (1), PKS
TUKWILA, Wash.---The Seattle Sounders FC advanced to the quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, defeating the San Jose Earthquakes 4-1 on penalties after the sides played to a 1-1 draw at the Starfire Sports Complex Tuesday night.

Steve Lenhart gave San Jose the lead in the 24th minute turning on a ball at the edge of the penalty are and firing past Sounders goalkeeper Marcus Hahnemann.

Two minutes later Lamar Neagle slipped a pass to Kenny Cooper in the penalty area and he beat Quakes goalkeeper David Bingham.

After two overtime periods, all four Sounders shooters, Gonzalo Pineda, Marco Pappa, Brad Evans and Neagle converted. Khari Stephenson was the only Quakes shooter who was successful. Alan Gordon missed, and Hahnemann made a save on J.J. Koval.

Wednesday's Schedule
Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) at New England Revolution (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET,
Stevenson Field (Brown University); Providence, R.I.
Columbus Crew (MLS) at Chicago Fire (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT
Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.



   
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