Wednesday, June 6, 2012

8 Teams Remain in U.S. Open Cup

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Three more MLS clubs were eliminated in the Round of 16 highlighted (or lowlighted depending on your allegiances) by another upset win for the Harrisburg City Islanders (USLP). This time Harrisburg City took out the New York Red Bulls behind a pair of goals from former Red Bull Sainey Touray and an insurance goal from Lucky Mkosana as they advanced to the U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals. The Islanders have now eliminated five MLS teams since 2007.

Here's a look at the other seven games played yesterday:

*Sporting KC advanced with a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids behind a first half own goal and an insurance goal from Teal Bunbury in the second half.

*Freddy Adu assisted on Antoine Hoppenot's extra time game winner as the Union knocked off DC United by a score of 2-1.

*The Dayton Dutch Lions (USLP) ended the Michigan Bucks (PDL) cinderella run in this year's Cup thanks to an extra time penalty kick from Joel DeLass.

*The Charlotte Eagles (USLP) followed their 2-0 win over FC Dallas with a 2-1 win over the San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) thanks to an extra time penalty kick from Mauricio Salles.

* Juan Agudelo put Chivas USA up early, and Juan Pablo Angel won it with a stoppage time penalty kick as the Goats edged out the Carolina RailHawks (NASL) by a score of 2-1.

*Steven Lenhart's goal late in the second half was the difference as the San Jose Earthquakes defeated the Minnesota Stars 1-0.

*The Seattle Sounders got a pair of goals from both Fredy Montero and Osvaldo Alonso as the Sounders ended the dream for amateur club Cal FC in a 5-0 rout. The Sounders have now outscored their opponents 10-1 through the last two rounds.

The quarterfinals will kick off on June 26th. Here's a look at the pairings:

Harrisburg City Islanders vs Philadelphia Union
Dayton Dutch Lions vs Sporting Kansas City
Charlotte Eagles vs Chivas USA
Seattle Sounders vs San Jose Earthquakes

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