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U.S. OPEN CUP

June 24, 2008
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
Second round recaps


CAROLINA RAILHAWKS 1, REAL MARYLAND 0
Cary, NC – The Carolina RailHawks edged Real Maryland 1-0 on Tuesday night with a late game penalty kick by midfielder Kupono Low in the 90th minute in the second round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

Jamil Walker drew the foul when he was brought down in the box by Real Maryland goalkeeper Emilio Zelaya.

The RailHawks now will host Major League Soccer’s Kansas City Wizards on Tuesday July 1st at 7:30 PM at WakeMed Soccer Park in the third round of the tournament.

RICHMOND KICKERS 2, WESTERN MASS PIONEERS 1
LUDLOW, MA – The Richmond Kickers advanced to the Third Round of the US Open Cup with a 2-1 win over the Western Mass Pioneers on Tuesday night.
Kickers defender Kelvin Jones broke the ice in the 59th minute but the score was leveled minutes later by Pioneers leading scorer Jeff Deren.

Richmond sealed the victory in the 84th minute on a Stanley Nyazamba tally. Shortly after, a flurry of red cards ensued when Kickers forward Pat Viray and Western Mass midfielder Anthony Augustine were simultaneously ejected, followed by sendoffs for Pioneers defender Federico Molinari and goalkeeper Matt Glaeser, all within the final minute of regulation.

The Kickers will travel to take on the defending US Open Cup Champions New England Revolution of Major League Soccer on Tuesday, July 1st.

FC MIAMI 1, ATLANTA SILVERBACKS 0
MIAMI--- A goal by Alex Afonso in the 40th minute gave Miami FC a 1-0 win over the Atlanta Silverbacks at Tropical Park Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Brazilian smashed in a long-range cracker into the top left corner, leaving keeper Ryan McIntosh no chance. Miami FC will face FC Dallas on July 3 in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

CHARLESTON BATTERY 2, CHARLOTTE EAGLES 1
Charleston, SC--- Osvaldo Alonso scored in the closing minutes of the game on a penalty kick to give the Charleston Battery a 2-1 win over the Charlotte Eagles at Blackbaud Stadium Tuesday.

Charleston will move on to the third round to host the Houston Dynamo of the MLS on July 1st.
Charleston got off to an early lead with a 12th minute goal by Darren Spicer who volleyed a shot following a scramble in the area.

Charlotte enjoyed the majority of possession after half-time and were rewarded for their efforts in the 66th minute with a goal. Midfielder Ben Johnson hurled a long-throw into the box to Jorge Herrera who snapped his header past Wiggans into the goal.

The game appeared to beheaded to overtime but turned in Charleston's favor in the 90th minute after Randi Patterson was brought down in the box. The referee awarded Charleston a penalty-kick and Alonso slotted it past Boss to give Charleston the win.

CLEVELAND CITY STARS 2, MINNESOTA THUNDER 0
BLAINE, Minn.---The Floyd Franks scored twice in overtime as the Cleveland City Stars defeated the Minnesota Thunder 2-0 at the National Sports Center Tuesday.

With the win, the Stars will face the Chicago Fire in the third round of the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup.

Franks finally broke through for the Stars in the 105th minute, chipping a shpot over Thunder goalkeeper Nicolas Platter.

In the 119th minute, Ian Leibbrandt broke away from the Minnesota defense and was taken down by Platter in the box. Franks put away the pk with a shot to the left corner.

ROCHESTER RHINOS 3, PITTSBURGH RIVERHOUNDS 0
ROCHESTER, NY---The Rochester Rhinos blanked the Pittsburgh Riverhounds 3-0 at PAETEK Park Tuesday night.

Johnny Menyongar gave the Rhinos a 1-0 lead in the 26th minute. Mauricio Salles added a goal iin the 61st minute and Luke Kreamalmeyer made it 3-0 in the 75th

CRYSTAL PALACE 2 (3), HARRISBURG CITY ISLANDERS 2 (1)
HARRISBURG, PA---Crystal Palace Baltimore converted three tie-breaker penalty kicks while the Harrisburg City Islanders converted one to capture their U.S. Open Cup second round game.

Kevin Antonio King and Andongcho Mbuta scored for Crystal Palace in the game, which was 2-2 after regulation.

SEATTLE SOUNDERS 6, HOLLYWOOD UNITED 0
SEATTLE-- Sebastien Le Toux scored four consecutive goals, two in each half, to send the Seattle Sounders to the Third Round with a 6-0 win over Hollywood United.

Zach Scott and Josh Gardner staked the Sounders to a 2-0 lead with goals in the third and 15th minutes. Le Toux then went on a tear, adding goals in the 22nd, 28th, 62nd and 63rd minutes.

   
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