CLICK THE HEADLINE ABOVE TO VIEW THE BRACKET. D.C. United won their first Open Cup title since 1996 with a 2-1 win in the Final over the USL First Division’s Charleston Battery. The Battery were trying to become the first non-MLS team to win the championship (1999 – Rochester Raging Rhinos) but Fred’s go-ahead goal in the 50th minute was all United would need to lift the trophy.
CLICK THE HEADLINE ABOVE TO VIEW THE BRACKET. The New England Revolution lift their first trophy in club history with a 3-2 win over F.C. Dallas at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco, Tex. Pat Noonan capped off an outstanding tournament with a goal and two assists in the Final to earn two Player of the Round awards (Semifinals, Final) and was an easy choice as the Player of the Tournament. It was only the third time in the Professional Era (1995 – present) that the road team was victorious in the championship game.
CLICK THE HEADLINE ABOVE TO VIEW THE BRACKET. The Chicago Fire set themselves apart from all other Major League Soccer clubs with their fourth Open Cup championship, beating Los Angeles 3-1 at Toyota Park. Andy Herron scored a goal (his fourth of the tournament) and assisted on another as the Costa Rican earned Player of the Round (Final) and Player of the Tournament honors.
CLICK THE HEADLINE ABOVE TO VIEW THE BRACKET. The Los Angeles Galaxy returned to the championship game and beat F.C. Dallas 1-0 thanks to a Herculez Gomez goal in the 25th minute. It was the second Open Cup title for Los Angeles.
CLICK THE HEADLINE ABOVE TO VIEW THE BRACKET. Playing at home at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City Wizards forward Igor Simutenkov broke the scoreless tie in the fifth minute of extra time with the golden goal that would lift the Wizards to the Open Cup championship and deny the Chicago Fire their second in a row. The 2004 tournament would be the last tournament to utilize the golden goal overtime system.