Wednesday, June 14, 2017

US Open Cup: Three Non-MLS Clubs Reach Round of 16

The fourth round of the US Open Cup tournament is set to conclude on Wednesday with 13 games.

At Cincinnati:

Djiby Fall scored the only goal of the match in the 64th minute as FC Cincinnati from the USL knocked off the visiting Columbus Crew 1-0 in front of the largest crowd to watch an Open Cup non-final match, 30, 160 fans at Nippert Stadium.

At Cary, North Carolina:

In a contest that was delayed for 88 minutes by lightning, Memo Rodriguez scored the game-winning overtime goal in the 109th minute as the Houston Dynamo fought off North Carolina FC of the NASL 3-2 on the road.

At Providence, Rhode Island:

Teal Burbury (PK-44'), Donnie Smith (50'), and Zachary Herivaux (51') each scored a goal as the New England Revolution dominated the visiting 10-man Rochester Rhinos from the USL 3-0.

At Chester, Pennsylvania:

C.J. Sapong scored what proved to be the game-winning goal in the 33rd minute as the Philadelphia Union defeated the visiting Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) 3-1.  Goalkeeper John McCarthy made four saves as the Union reached the Round of 16 for the fourth straight year.

At Kennesaw, Georgia:

In a match that was delayed for two hours and 42 minutes due to rain, Brandon Vazquez scored the winning goal in the 72nd minute as Atlanta United came up victorious in their Open Cup debut by outlasting the visiting Charleston Battery of the USL 3-2.

At Orlando, Florida:

Stefano Pinho scored a natural hat trick (30', 36', 55') as Miami FC (NASL) knocked off Orlando City 3-1 on the road.

At Harrison, New Jersey:

Daniel Royer scored the game's only goal in the 67th minute as the New York Red Bulls defeated visiting New York City 1-0 in a battle of the metropolitan area's two Major League Soccer clubs.

At Fenton, Missouri:

Luis Solignac scored the only goal of the match in the 27th minute as the Chicago Fire defeated Saint Louis FC of the USL 1-0 on the road.

At University Park, Texas:

Modou Jadama's own goal in the second minute of second-half stoppage proved fatal to the Tulsa Roughnecks as FC Dallas defeated the visiting USL club 2-1 to open their Open Cup title defense.

At Kansas City, Kansas:

Sporting Kansas City demolished visiting Minnesota United 4-0, ruining the Loons' Open Cup debut. Ike Opara (43'), Gerso (45'+1), Dom Dwyer (72'), and Daniel Salloi (83') each scored once for the hosts.

At Sacramento, California:

Agustin Cazarez scored what proved to be the winning goal in the 43rd minute as the Sacramento Republic from the USL knocked off visiting Real Salt Lake 4-1.

At Carson, California:

Jose Villarreal (7'), Jack McBean (PK-36'), and Ariel Lassiter (73') each scored once as the Los Angeles Galaxy downed visiting Orange County (USL) 3-1.

At San Jose, California:

Jackson Yueill (4') and Cordell Cato (6') each scored once very early in the match as the San Jose Earthquakes blanked the visiting San Francisco Deltas of the NASL 2-0.

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