July 12, 2011
U.S. OPEN CUP ROUNDUP
Richmond Kickers pull off another upset
CHICAGO FIRE 4, NEW YORK RED BULLS 0
BRIDGEVIEW, ILL---Orr Barouch scored two second half goals, after Domenic Oduro and Yamith Cuesta had scored, leading the Chicago Fire to a 4-0 win over the New York Red Bulls at Toyota Park.
The game was played two and a half hours earlier than originally scheduled because of a power outage in the Chicago area. The Fire used most of their regulars, while New York ony traveled with 14 players, mostly reserves.
Oduro opened the scoring in the seventh minute, running onto a ball that he buried with a low drive under Red Bull ‘keeper Bouna Condoul.
Daniel Paladini’s cross found the head of Cuesta to make it 2-0 in the 48th minute.
Just three minutes later, Barouch notched his first when a bouncing ball in the box fell to his feet. Barouch closed out the scoring firing a low drive underneath Condoul in the 69th minute.
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RICHMOND KICKERS 2, SPORTING KANSAS CITY 0
KANSAS CITY, Kan.---The Richmond Kickers continued to knock off Major League Soccer teams in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, defeating Sporting Kansas City 2-0 at Livestrong Sporting Park Tuesday night.
The match was scoreless into the second half, and was temporarily suspended for lightning in the 65th minute. Less than one minute after the restart, in the 66th, Shaka Bangura scored for the Kickers.
David Bulow played a cross into the area that fell to the feet of Bangura who finished past Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Eric Kronberg.
Bulow converted a penalty kick to score his 14th career U.S. Open Cup goal in the 83rd minute.
FC DALLAS 2, REAL SALT LAKE 0
FRISCO, TX--- FC Dallas bumped Real Salt Lake out of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup competition in a 2-0 victory at Pizza Hut Park after goals from Jair Benitez and Jackson Goncalves.
Benitez gave Dallas early leverage in the match, nailing a 25-yard free kick in the 18th minute.
Dallas really put the hammer down in the 54th minute, with a great shot by Jackson, in stride, from the top of the box on the right.
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The Los Angeles Galaxy face the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday at 10:00 pm ET in Tukwilla, Wash.