After a three week break, the US Open Cup resumes with four Quarterfinal matches full of intrigue. Check out a preview of each of tonight’s matches and join the conversation tonight.
Some of the best accomplishments, fun facts and upsets from the Quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
2011 US Open Cup Quarterfinals: Ronnie Pascale leads Richmond Kickers to historic victory, earns TheCup.us Player of the Round
The Richmond Kickers continue to be the Cinderella story of the 2011 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup after a 2-0 historic upset of Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City in the Quarterfinals. At the heart of their Open Cup run is veteran goalkeeper Ronnie Pascale, who made five saves to help the Kickers become the first lower division team to defeat back-to-back MLS teams on the road. For his efforts, Pascale has been voted as TheCup.us Player of the Round for the Quarterfinals.
A stunning first night of US Open Cup Quarterfinal action was highlighted by a shocking upset registered by the USL Pro Richmond Kickers in Kansas City and the actions by coaches before and after each game. Tune in at 9:30 pm ET here for another edition of TheCup.us Live Blog as we follow who becomes the last to join the Final Four with LA visiting Seattle.
A fast start by the two-time defending champion Seattle Sounders at Starfire Wednesday night in the final US Open Cup Quarterfinal literally left the visiting Los Angeles Galaxy defense out of sync early on as the host jumped to a two-goal lead and flew to a 3-1 victory. The win marked a second historic night in the tournament as the Sounders MLS-USL combo became the first ‘team’ to reach five consecutive Open Cup Semifinals in the Professional Era.