2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup results

Posted by | June 27, 2012 | 13 Comments

2012 US Open Cup bracket [+]
2012 US Open Cup goalscoring leaders [+]
2012 US Open Cup participant map [+]
Meet the USASA: Class of 2012 [+]

Click on the scores below for match reports

May 15Croatian Eagles (USASA)0:1Chicago Fire PDL (PDL)
May 15NY Greek American Atlas (USASA)1:2Reading United (PDL)
May 15Jacksonville United (NPSL)2:1Orlando City U23s (PDL)
May 15Long Island Rough Riders (PDL)2:0FC Sonic Lehigh Valley (NPSL)
May 15Carolina Dynamo (PDL)1:3Aegean Hawks (USASA)
May 15Jersey Shore Boca (USASA)0:6Michigan Bucks (PDL)
May 15Mississippi Brilla (PDL)0:1 AETGeorgia Revolution (NPSL)
May 15Brooklyn Italians (NPSL)3:2GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL)
May 15Des Moines Menace (PDL)3:1 AETMilwaukee Bavarians (NPSL)
May 15KC Athletics (USASA)3:1Real Colorado Foxes (PDL)
May 15ASC New Stars (USASA)2:4 AETLaredo Heat (PDL)
May 15NTX Rayados (USASA)1:3El Paso Patriots (PDL)
May 15Fresno Fuego (PDL)2:0SU Turlock Express (USCS)
May 15Ventura County Fusion (PDL)6:2 AETFullerton Rangers (NPSL)
May 15PSA Elite (USASA)3:1Portland Timbers U23s (PDL)
May 15Cal FC (USASA)3:1Kitsap Pumas (PDL)
May 22Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL)3:0Jacksonville United (NPSL)
May 22Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro)2:1Chicago Fire PDL (PDL)
May 22Long Island Rough Riders (PDL)0:2Harrisburg City Islanders (USL Pro)
May 22Michigan Bucks (PDL)1:0Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL Pro)
May 22Cal FC (USASA)4:0Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Pro)
May 22PSA Elite (USASA)0:6Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
May 22Fresno Fuego (PDL)2:7Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL)
May 22KC Athletics (USASA)0:7Orlando City SC (USL Pro)
May 22Reading United (PDL)1:2Charleston Battery (USL Pro)
May 22Richmond Kickers (USL Pro)4:0Aegean Hawks (USASA)
May 22Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)1:0Georgia Revolution (NPSL)
May 22Brooklyn Italians (NPSL)0:3Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro)
May 22Ventura County Fusion (PDL)3:1 AETLos Angeles Blues (USL Pro)
May 22Minnesota Stars (NASL)2:0Des Moines Menace (PDL)
May 22Laredo Heat (PDL)0:2San Antonio Scorpions (NASL)
May 22Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro)1:0El Paso Patriots (PDL)
May 29New England Revolution (MLS)3:3 (3:4 PK)Harrisburg City Islanders (USL Pro)
May 29DC United (MLS)2:1 (AET)Richmond Kickers (USL Pro)
May 29Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)1:2Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
May 29Colorado Rapids (MLS)3:1Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL)
May 29New York Red Bulls (MLS)3:0Charleston Battery (USL Pro)
May 29Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro)0:3Philadelphia Union (MLS)
May 29Chicago Fire (MLS)2:3 (AET)Michigan Bucks (PDL)
May 29Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro)2:1Columbus Crew (MLS)
May 29Orlando City SC (USL Pro)2:3Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
May 29Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro)2:0FC Dallas (MLS)
May 29Houston Dynamo (MLS)0:1San Antonio Scorpions (NASL)
May 29Minnesota Stars FC (NASL)3:1Real Salt Lake (MLS)
May 29Chivas USA (MLS)1:0Ventura County Fusion (PDL)
May 29Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL)1:2San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
May 30Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)1:5Seattle Sounders (MLS)
May 30Cal FC (USASA)1:0 (AET)Portland Timbers (MLS)
June 5New York Red Bulls (MLS)1:3 (AET)Harrisburg City Islanders (USL Pro)
June 5Chivas USA (MLS)2:1Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
June 5Philadelphia Union (MLS)2:1 (AET)DC United (MLS)
June 5Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro)2:1 (AET)Michigan Bucks (PDL)
June 5Colorado Rapids (MLS)0:2Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
June 5Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro)2:1 (AET)San Antonio Scorpions (NASL)
June 5Cal FC (USASA)0:5Seattle Sounders (MLS)
June 5Minnesota Stars FC (NASL)0:1San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
June 26H’burg City Islanders (USL Pro)2:5Philadelphia Union (MLS)
June 26Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro)0:3Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
June 26Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro)1:2Chivas USA (MLS)
June 26Seattle Sounders (MLS)1:0San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
July 11Chivas USA (MLS)1:4Seattle Sounders (MLS)
July 11Sporting Kansas City (MLS)2:0Philadelphia Union (MLS)
August 8Seattle Sounders (MLS)1:1 (2:3 PK)Sporting Kansas City (MLS)


  • Carlo Salgado-Russo says:

    Allowing teams to buy home games is detrimental to the integrity of your tournament. The excitement of an open cup is the possibility of lower level teams winning, first division teams buying home field advantage looks extremely shady.

  • Bob L says:

    Allowing teams to buy a home field often has advantages for the lower leagues. If there can be a big gate, often the lower league team gets more revenue between the buyout, portion of gate etc then they could have made otherwise. For a cash starved league this could be a good thing. Also, many of their players relish the change to play on a big time pitch. It happens in the FA Cup as well.

  • Randy says:

    I disagree with Carlo. The new system means that teams motivated to host US Open Cup matches work out deals with the lower division teams. Money moving to lower teams instead of US Soccer is a good thing. Lower teams in good situations will be able to turn down offers for the hosting rights. Teams in greater need of money will only take a deal worth more than hosting a MLS team. Atlanta has a very limited roster, but because of the deal with Seattle, they will now be able to sign some more players and put themselves in a better situation. If the loophole is closed, Atlanta still has to deal with a 23 man roster.

  • SWalkerTTU says:

    Apparently Carlo’s argument is not holding this year. Out of 14 3rd-round games (at this time), MLS is even versus the lower divisions, with 7 wins to each side, and three MLS sides going down at home (including my beloved Hoops, who managed to find yet another way to bottle it, again).

  • Rich R says:

    So seven MLS teams crashed out. One of two things is going on: (a) Our lower divisions are competitive, or (b) Our top division is not taking things seriously. Either way, why continue to protect them by waiting to the third round to bring them in? This year especially, the MLS team have failed to earn that privilege.

  • Mike says:

    When do they announce the possible quarterfinal matchups? This week? Or would they wait until after the June 5 matches since they have 3 weeks until the next round? If they waited, then they could get more accurate regional partners if there were upsets in Round 4 rather than pairing MLS regional matchups for the quarterfinals.

  • If they remain true to what they’ve been doing, the Quarterfinal matchups will be announced shortly after Round 3 is complete.

  • Carlo Salgado-Russo says:

    It is not like I said that the games were fixed, I said I thought it looked bad. Also think of the memories the fans of Michigan, Harrisburg, Carolina & San Antonia have gained by seeing their lower level team dispatch of MLS squads, that makes for a much more memorable experience than watching a crappy video stream on your iPad. I believe seeing those home wins will encourage the fans to come back and see more games, building a loyal local fan base is more important than a quick influx of cash, not that lower level teams can not put that cash to good use, I just think in the long run having the chance to see MLS teams in non-MLS markets promotes both the local club and the MLS. Also it is not my argument that is not holding, but soccer karma that is, with 2 of the 3 teams that tried to buy a win failing :)

  • There is no truth that I have been suspended from the next game to give the Union a chance. We will start the following lineup:

    FW: Lionard Pajoy

    MF: Carlos Valdes, Greg Jordan, Antoine Hoppenot, Christian Hernandez, Krystian Witkowski

    DF: Michael Lahoud, Allocation Money, Allocation Money, Chris Albright

    GK: Chris Konopka

  • Ryan Heiser says:

    I am still wishing for how all countries do relegations and promotions, we have enough divisions to do so, even if it has to be one team going up or down per season… they keep adding new teams to mls, but let the teams that’s been playing for a while work their way.

  • Jazman says:

    @ Ryan. Totally agree – introduce the concept to america and maybe it would catch on in some other sports as well – bringing something fresh to an otherwise pretty dull scene imo

  • Richard Olsen says:

    I think that the MLS & NASL teams should have to start out in the first round to make it a real tournament.

  • Having the top division teams start later in the tournament is what just about every cup competition does around the world. While an amateur team eliminating an MLS team DOES happening occasionally … most of them are really one-sided games. I think a lower division team should have to earn their way to a date with an MLS team.

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