2013 US Open Cup Fourth Round: Dwayne De Rosario’s hat trick for DC United earns him TheCup.us Player of the Round honors
TheCup.us honors are voted on by the site’s editorial staff and select members of the North American Soccer Reporters.
Just like last round, the Carolina RailHawks welcomed a Major League Soccer team from Los Angeles to WakeMed Soccer Park and sent them packing.
2013 US Open Cup Fourth Round: More Michel set pieces help FC Dallas win ‘Texas Derby,’ reach quarterfinals
Brazilian midfielder Michel worked his magic again on Wednesday night, bending in two decisive free kicks, both of which led to Kenny Cooper goals, as FC Dallas cruised past rival Houston Dynamo 3-0 at FC Dallas Stadium to reach the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals for the second time in three seasons.
De Rosario became the third DC United player to score a hat trick in Open Cup play, following in the footsteps of Raul Diaz Arce (2000) and Abdul Thompson Conteh (2001).
2013 US Open Cup Fourth Round: Orlando City stun their MLS affiliate, defending champ Sporting KC, 1-0
Long Tan scored in the opening minute of the game and Orlando held on the rest of the way to stun the defending US Open Cup champion Sporting KC in what Orlando City manager Adrian Heath called the biggest win in club history.