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U.S. OPEN CUP

June 30, 2015
LAMAR HUNT US OPEN CUP
Round of 16 roundup-Match day one

Soccer News Net staff

CHICAGO FIRE 3, CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE 1
BRIDGEVIEW, Ill.---Mike Magee scored two goals and Lovel Palmer added a goal and an assist to defeat the Charlotte Independence 3-1 in a round of 16 game of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Toyota Park Tuesday night.

Charlotte quickly took the lead, when Tomasz Zahorski split Fire defenders Polster and Cochrane and finished to the far post in the 5th minute.

Magee got the equalizer in the 40th minute, putting a cross from Palmer inside the right post for his first goal since August 10 of last year.

Palmer gave the Fire the lead in the 50th minute, settling a ball some 30 yards out and ripping a left footed shot beyond the diving Hunter Gilstrap to the right post.

Patrick Nyarko entered the game in the 77th minute, his first appearance of the season, and immediately had an impact, setting up Magee's second goal just five minutes later.
Full story from ChicagoLand Soccer News

PHILADELPHIA UNION 2, DC UNITED 1
CHESTER, Pa. – Eric Ayuk and Fabinho each scored second half goals and the Philadelphia Union rallied down a man for a 2-1 victory over D.C. United in the round of 16 of the U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night at PPL Park..

The match was halted in the 15th minute because of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, and resumed after a 45 minute delay.

In the 24th minute, the Union's CJ Sapong and Kofi Opare appeared to battle cleanly for a long ball. Yet the referee saw the play differently and gave Sapong a straight red card.

Then in the 27th minute, D.C. United capitalized on the man advantage and went ahead 1-0 on a goal by Jairo Arrieta.

The Union k tied the match at 1 when Ayuk tapped home a cross by Sheanon Williams in the 56th minute.

It didn’t look as if the Union were down a man because they continued to attack and took the lead on Fabinho’s goal in the 79th minute.
Fulll story from Philly Soccer News
Full story from DC Soccer News

ORLANDO CITY SC 2, COLUMBUS CREW SC 1
ORLANDO--- Orlando City SC continued its run in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night, defeating Eastern Conference foes Columbus Crew SC 2-0 to advance to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2013.

Carlos Rivas and Kaka’s goals in the first half would be all the Lions needed to advance on Tuesday night, as City extended its unbeaten run at the Orlando Citrus Bowl to seven games and also recorded its third clean-sheet in as many matches. In addition, City’s home attendance of 13,684 signifies the second highest attended Open Cup game in 2015 for all clubs in the competition.

Kaka’s goal came in the 21st minute, after Darwin Ceren intercepted the ball deep inside Crew SC’s defensive third. The El Salvadorian then drove forward with the ball and laid it off for Kaka, who produced a clinical finish to put Orlando up 1-0.

Fifteen minutes later, Carlos Rivas doubled City’s lead with a blistering strike from 25 yards away.
Full story from Sunshine Soccer News

HOUSTON DYNAMO 1, COLORADO RAPIDS 0
HOUSTON---Mauro Manotas scored his first goal in his first start to give the Houston Dynamo a 1-0 win in their round of 16 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game with the Colorado Rapids at BBVA Compass Field Tuesday.

The 19 year old scored in the 43rd minute, making a run into the area and sending a header of a Nathan Sturgis ball into the net. He became the youngest player to ever score for the Dynamo.

The game was finally played after a two-hour and 48 minute weather delay, which left the field all but unplayable.

The Dynamo will face the winner of Wednesday's game between FC Dallas and Sporting Kansas City.






   
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