Second Round Results

Second Round Results

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On June 25, 2008
  • Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

Most of the big boys won last night in the second round of the 2008 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Nothing too shocking though as five USL1 sides and three USL2 sides move on to face the eight Major League Soccer clubs in the third round.

Here are last night’s results:
Harrisburg (USL-2) 2-2 (aet) CP Baltimore (USL-2); CP Baltimore advance on penalties, 3-1
Western Mass (USL-2) 1 : 2 Richmond (USL-2)
Rochester (USL-1) 3 : 0 Pittsburgh (USL-2)
Charleston (USL-1) 2 : 1 Charlotte (USL-2)
Carolina (USL-1) 1 : 0 Real Maryland (USL-2)
Minnesota (USL-1) 0 : 2 (aet) Cleveland (USL-2)
Miami (USL-1) 1 : 0 Atlanta (USL-1)
Seattle (USL-1) 6 : 0 Hollywood United (USASA)

So, as for that next round, here is how things shake up for the bracket:
Carolina Railhawks vs Kansas City Wizards
Richmond Kickers vs New England Revolution
Cleveland City Stars vs Chicago Fire
Rochester Rhinos vs DC United
Miami FC vs FC Dallas
Charleston Battery vs Houston Dynamo
Crystal Palace Baltimore vs New York Red Bulls
Seattle Sounders vs Chivas USA

First game that stands out to me is that Sounders/Chivas match-up. We get a slight preview of Seattle against a MLS club before they join the league next year. Another match-up to see will be Charleston against Houston. I am curious to see just how much effort the Dynamo put into the Open Cup this year. Charleston is never an easy club to beat in this tournament.

Most MLS clubs should advance. I’m going to take a couple upsets though with Charleston, Seattle and Crystal Palace Baltimore moving on to the next round. Yup, a USL2 side knocking off New York. Hey, it could happen!