In the blink of an eye the Charlotte Eagles went from exuberance to having their Cinderella US Open Cup run come to an end. The Eagles were undone by two goals from Chivas USA forward Jose Correa in front of an estimated 1,500 fans at Titan Stadium, falling on a last-second goal reminiscent of the last time the two sides met in 2005.
2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup
The Semifinals are set. Check out how we got here with links to match reports and more.
Seven Major League Soccer teams fell in Tuesday’s Round 3 action, with two more games yet to play on Wednesday. Check to see who moved on to Round 4 and who will play who.
Sporting Kansas City struck early and held on, tacking on a couple more as the Cinderella run for the until-recently-winless Dayton Dutch Lions ended in a 3-0 win for the hosts at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kansas.
The US Open Cup magic finally ran out for the Harrisburg City Islanders against their MLS affiliates, the Philadelphia Union. The Union got three early goals and weathered a fierce Harrisburg comeback to eventually win 5-2.
After a three week break, the US Open Cup resumes with four Quarterfinal matches full of intrigue. Check out a preview of each of tonight’s matches and join the conversation tonight.
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The United States Soccer Federation announced the pairings and host scenarios for the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Semifinals set for July 10 or 11, two weeks following the conclusion of the Quarterfinals June 26 featuring five Major League Soccer teams and three sides from the third division USL Pro.
Former New York Red Bulls signee Sainey Touray became just the third player from a third division club to score twice against a MLS opponent in leading his Harrisburg City Islanders to a surprise 3-1 overtime victory in the Fourth Round of the US Open Cup, earning TheCup.us Player of the Round honors. The award is voted on by the staff of TheCup.us and a select panel of members of the North American Soccer Reporters.
For the first 45 minutes, US Open Cup darlings Cal FC held their own against three-time defending champions Seattle Sounders. However, in the second half, the floodgates opened for the Sounders, as they poured onto the twine, rolling to a 5-0 win at Starfire Sports Complex in suburban Tukwila, Wash.