For the second year in a row, the Chicago Fire had to go to a shootout to determine a winner against an Ohio team. This year, things were different.
Every year there’s a surprise team in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. A squad of players that makes it farther than anyone thinks they should. A team vying for that title this year is the Kendall Wanderers from Massachusetts.
FC Cincinnati, who broke multiple US Open Cup attendance records last year, announced that they will host their Second Round match on May 16 at the University of Cincinnati’s Gettler Stadium, a soccer stadium that will have a capacity of less than 3,000.
For the first time in club history, the Red Bulls overcame a two-goal deficit in the US Open Cup and reached the championship game for the first time since 2003.
Fall’s hot streak and history-making goal that sent FC Cincinnati into the Semifinals earned him TheCup.us Player of the Round honors.
FC Cincinnati and New York Red Bulls face off Tuesday to see who will travel to take on Sporting Kansas City for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup championship.
Mitch Hildebrandt has been having a US Open Cup run for the ages, culminating with his performance against the Chicago Fire in which he made 10 saves and stopped three out of four penalty kick attempts to lift FC Cincinnati into the Quarterfinals.
After 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, Cincinnati won the shootout 3-1 sending one of the biggest crowds in tournament history into a frenzy at Nippert Stadium.
The Crew win their US Open Cup opener for the fourth straight year.
After 103 years, the city of Cincinnati has tasted victory in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.