July 11, 2007
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
City Islanders add to MLS body count
LANDISVILLE, PA---D.C. United became the third Major League Soccer team to get bounced out of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, following the LA Galaxy and Houston Dynamo, by losing to the Harrisburg City Islanders 1-0 at Hempfield High School Wednesday night.
Steve Fisher scored in the 44th minute to provide the difference for the City Islanders. Its the first time that DC United had fallen to a Second Division side in the Open Cup, and only the third time that they have lost to a USL club at any level.
Goalkeeper Matt Nelson kept the clean sheet that moved the City Islanders into the quarterfinals in their first Open Cup appearance.
Harrisburg will face the New England Revolution in the next round. The Revs are hosting the next round at Lusitano Stadium in Ludlow, MA -- the home of the Western Mass Pioneers.