2012 US Open Cup Second Round: Dayton Dutch Lions spoil Fire PDL’s late equalizer with even later game-winner
Brendan King’s 90th-minute equalizer off a corner kick pulled the Chicago Fire PDL team back from the brink of elimination, seemingly leading 30 minutes of extra time to determine a winner in its Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Second Round match against the Dayton Dutch Lions in Bridgeview, Ill.
The Chicago Fire PDL side stood their ground, defeating neighboring Croatian Eagles 1-0 in the First Round of the 2012 US Open Cup at Toyota Park’s Practice Field in Bridgeview, Illinois.
A handful of players with US Open Cup playing experience as members of Premier Development League teams were selected in the two-round, 38-player Major League Soccer Draft Thursday afternoon at the NSCAA Convention in Kansas City, MO.
TheCup.us has learned from multiple sources that the Premier Development League, the amateur division of United Soccer Leagues, will receive 16 berths for the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The expanded number of berths will be dispersed, with one exception, to the top two clubs from the 2011 standings in each division.
In front of a sparse crowd of 4,487 at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, MLS side Sporting KC overcame Chicago Fire PDL with goals from Teal Bunbury, Milos Stojcev and Kei Kamara to send them to the Quarterfinals.