The 108th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup came down to a pair of games on Wednesday night, and both of them needed extra time to be decided.
Inter Miami CF traveled to FC Cincinnati and battled to a dramatic 3-3 draw in front of a packed crowd. Miami would prevail in the penalty kick shootout, 5-4. The next match a match that culminated in a penalty kick shootout. In the second game, the Houston Dynamo defended their home turf with a 3-1 extra time win over Real Salt Lake. It was just the third time in tournament history that both Semifinals went to extra time.
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Amine Bassi (Houston Dynamo)
Bassi played all 120 minutes and assisted on all three of Houston’s goals in a 3-1 home win vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS). He becomes just the 14th player in the Modern Era to have 3 assists in a game
2023 TheCup.us Player of the Round winners
Round 1: Nicklas Rulle (Jacksonville Armada U-23s)
Round 2: AR Smith Jr. (Chicago House AC)
Round 3: Christian Volesky (Monterey Bay FC)
Round 4: Bongokuhle Hlongwane (Minnesota United FC)
Round of 16: Corey Baird (Houston Dynamo)
Quarterfinals: Damir Kreilach (Real Salt Lake)