Dangerous Philadelphia Union rookie Antoine Hoppenot proved to be the difference in a tense match, as his extra time goal propelled the visitors to a 2-1 Fourth Round win over host D.C. United to advance to the Quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup.
Down 2-1 and playing with 10 men, Brian Carroll equalized late in the second overtime for Philadelphia, but DC United would emerge victorious in the penalty kick tiebreaker. United will return to the Maryland Soccerplex to host the New England Revolution in the next round on April 26.
The Mid-Michigan Bucks have always been one of the lower division troublemakers of the US Open Cup, and this match against the New England Revolution at Foxboro Stadium helped build that reputation. Goalkeeper Eric Pogue was the early hero for the Bucks, saving a Shaker Asad penalty kick in the 7th minute to keep the score 0-0. The Bucks stayed with the Revolution for 90 minutes using a high-tempo style of play and eventually sending the sparse crowd of 1,857 Revolution fans home disappointed.