June 29, 2011
U.S. OPEN CUP ROUNDUP
Only one upset, as Richmond advances
NEW YORK RED BULLS 2, FC NEW YORK 1
HARRISON, NJ – The New York Red Bulls earned a berth in the quarterfinals of the 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, defeating USL Pro side, FC New York, 2-1, on Tuesday night at Red Bull Arena.
TFC New York took the lead on a combination from two substitutes in the 56th minute. Just inside the Red Bulls’ end, Don Smart played the ball to Owen Morrison. Morrison fired a right-footed shot at goal from over 25-yards-out that beat goalkeeper Greg Sutton and rose into to the net’s top left corner.
The Red Bulls responded and tied the game just two minutes later on a goal by Corey Hertzog.
Seven minutes later, John Rooney scored to give the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead.
RICHMOND KICKERS 2, COLUMBUS CREW 1
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Richmond Kickers became the only non-MLS team to advance in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup when they knocked off the man-down Columbus Cree 2-1 at Columbus Cree Stadium.
Nozomi Hiroyama gave the visitors an early lead when he connected on a Stanley Nyazamba pass in the 20th minute. Crew midfielder Cole Grossman leveled the score in the 37th minute before the Kickers Matthew Delicâte nodded home the game-winning goal five minutes from regulation.
Columbus was reduced to 10 men shortly after halftime when defender Danny O’Rourke retaliated after Ryan Heins drew a foul in the midfield.
SPORTING KANSAS CITY 3, CHICAGO FIRE PDL 0
KANSAS CITY, Kan--- – Sporting Kansas City defeated the Chicago Fire PDL 3-0 in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night at Livestrong Sporting Park.
Sporting were able to convert their first chance of the match in just the third minute when Teal Bunbury, smashed a low drive past Fire PDL goalkeeper David Meves.
In the 58th minute, a poor clearance by Meves fell straight to the feet of Milos Stojcev. The midfielder took two touches to his left and let loose a rocket that flew into the side netting. Two minutes later, Sporting added another as a Graham Zusi, cross was met by a diving Kei Kamara header.
CHICAGO FIRE 1< ROCHESTER RHINOS 0
ROCHESTER, NY –Diego Chaves 37th minute goal propelled the Chicago Fire to a 1-0 victory over the Rochester Rhinos at Sahlen’s Stadium Tuesday night.
Chaves gave the Fire the first half lead and that was all they needed to claim the win. Building out of the backfield, Chaves slotted a leading ball to Corben Bone rushing down the left flank. The second-year Fire midfielder collected the ball before eluding two Rhino defenders and lashing a driven shot that forced ‘keeper Neal Kitson off his line for a diving save. The parried ball rolled to the top of the 18-yard-box where the Fire’s Uruguayan striker cranked a one-time shot just inside the far post for his first goal since April 23.
FC DALLAS 3, ORLANDO CITY SC 2
FRISCO, Texas – Milton Rodriguez scored a game-winner, the second goal of extra time, in the 94th minute to lift FC Dallas to a 3-2 victory over t Orlando City SC, at Pizza Hut Park Tuesday night.
Orlando City SC took a 1-0 lead in the 24th minute, when Max Griffin nodded a six-yard header into the back of the net for the early lead.
FC Dallas answered in the 39th minute when Jackson brought the ball down and dribbled to the left corner of the six-yard box, where he slid a shot to the back post .
Ricardo Villar’s shot just under the crossbar gave Dallas a 2-1 lead in the 50th minute.
Yordany Alvarez, gave Orlando new life in the 93rd minute volleying a hard, dipping shot over the head of Kevin Hartman to tie the score 2-2.
With a few seconds of stoppage-time remaining, Rodriguez rose above a pack of defenders to redirect a snap header on goal.
REAL SALT LAKE 2, WILMINGTON HAMMERHEADS 0
SANDY, Utah – Real Salt Lake used late first half goals from Tony Beltran and Jean Alexandre to defeat the USL PRO’s Wilmington Hammerheads 2-0 in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Third Round contest in front of 7,620 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.
RSL took the lead in the 40th minute when Beltran banged his shot from the right side of the area off the inside of the right post and past Hammerheads goalkeeper Kyle Polak to open up the scoring. RSL doubled the advantage just four minutes later through Alexandre, who took a through ball from Will Johnson into the area before holding off a defender and calmly slotting inside the left post.
SEATTLE SOUNDERS FC 3, KITSAP PUMAS 0
TUKWILA - Mike Fucito scored twice as Seattle Sounders FC remained unbeaten in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament-related games, topping the Kitsap Pumas, 2-1, on Tuesday night in a third-round match in front of 3,811 fans at Starfire Sports Stadium.
Fucito's game-winning goal came in the 62nd minute . The Harvard graduate's first goal came in the 39th minute when Nate Jaqua headed down a cross to Fucito in the box. Fucito sent a left-footed volley across Meredith and into the back of the net.
The Pumas, unbeaten and atop the Northwest Division of the USL Premeri Development League, got on the scoreboard in the 71st minute on a Nikolas Besagno goal
LOS ANGELES GALAXY 2, LOS ANGELES BLUES 1
FULLERTON, Calif---Mike Magee 81st minute goal gave the Los Angeles Galaxy a 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Blues of USL Pro at Titan Stadium.
Cesar Rivera gave the blues the lead in the 61st minute when Carlos Borja sent a ball to the far post for Rivera, who slipped it past Galaxy third string goalkeeper Brian Perk.
The Galaxy got the equalizer in the 75th minute as Omar Gonzalez leapt up for a Juninho free kick and sent the ball past Blues goalkeeper Oscar Daut.
The game winner came six minutes later, again starting with a Juninho free kick, which was headed down by Gonzalez to an unmarked Magee who finished from ten yards.