US Open Cup Action

US Open Cup Action

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On July 1, 2008
  • Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, Nutrilite Canadian Championship, US Open Cup

A few games going on tonight. Some under way and some already in the books. A couple MLS clubs have struggled in their third round match, while others had little problems to get through their little brothers from the USL1 and USL2.

Houston gets knocked out yet again early in the US Open Cup! 1-1 versus the Charleston Battery. Charleston playing a man down, but with the lead until Houston leveled. The Battery go another man down…but the Battery hang on for Penalty Kicks!

Upset alert! Crystal Palace USA wins by TWO goals versus the Red Bull New York. The Baltimore team played a man down since the 34th minute of the first half. Yeah, the excuse will be that the Red Bulls were with out six or seven key players. Poor excuse if you ask me, they lost due to no effort or hustle from what it sounded like.

No upset alert! DC United wins fairly easy, 2-0 over the Rochestor Rhinos. Both goals by Marc Burch. Love seeing those outside defensive backs score.

In overtime, the Wizards score, having really turned it around from a 2-0 deficit to the Carolina Railhawks. After another PK in the game, the Wizards turned it up a notch. It’s now 4-2. Caroline came close to scoring a third, but couldn’t manage it, playing a man down too big a handicap. See a theme here tonight? Yeah.

Chicago Fire scored 3 goals on the Cleveland City Stars – in the first half. Cleveland get a consolation goal back.

Games In Progress…

Miami Blues and FC Dallas all tied up at halftime.

Richmond Kickers and New England Revolution – Revs go up a goal early in the second half.

In Canadian soccer news, Toronto FC finally lost a game at home to their little brother from Vancouver. Yikes not a good way to show off their field to a couple potential players (Darren Huckerby and Paul Dickov) who were in the stands.