Behind Taylor Gray serving up two assists and reigning-NISA scoring champion Markus Naglestad opening his Open Cup goal tally, Chattanooga FC set up a spot in the Third Round for the second straight year with a 4-1 win over the Des Moines Menace.
With the win, Minnesota United becomes the first Minnesota club in the history of the US Open Cup to advance to the championship game. They will face Atlanta United FC on Aug. 27 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
With a hat trick from Colombian forward Angelo Rodriguez, a team from Minnesota will compete in the US Open Cup Semifinals for the first time since 2005.
The Colombian connection offered a potent punch Wednesday at Allianz Field. Combining for three of Minnesota’s goals in the 4-1 win, Darwin Quintero and Angelo Rodriguez propelled the Loons to their first victory in four tries against Sporting KC.
The Open Cup is over for the Des Moines Menace before they could even get running. AFC Cleveland left Valley Stadium in Des Moines with a 3-1 win over the Menace in the 104th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Wednesday night.
Nemeth’s record-tying four-game goal-scoring streak played a big role in Sporting Kansas City’s third US Open Cup title and as a result, he was voted the TheCup.us Player of the Tournament.
Feilhaber was involved in all three goals in Sporting Kansas City’s 3-1 Semifinal win over Real Salt Lake.
Feilhaber scored a goal and dished out his tournament-best fourth assist as Sporting reached their third Open Cup Final.
After falling behind to a shorthanded Houston Dynamo team, Sporting Kansas City scored three second half goals to punch their ticket to the final four.
Sporting Kansas City’s Dom Dwyer produced four goals in his team’s 6-2 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup win over FC Dallas and as a result, has been named TheCup.us Player of the Round. By halftime, Dwyer had hit a hat trick, and added a free-kick goal to his tally in the second half.