Pennsylvania-based teams Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) and Philadelphia Union (Major League Soccer) were among four overtime winners during Tuesday's fourth-round play of the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The City Islanders notched their second straight win against an MLS side, defeating the New York Red Bulls 3-1. It marked Harrisburg's fifth win against an MLS team since it debuted in the tournament in 2007 and followed up the team's incredible come-from-behind victory against the New England Revolution in the third round.
The Union pulled off a 2-1 overtime victory against D.C. United as Antoine Hoppenot netted the winner five minutes into the extra session. Other overtime winners on Tuesday included the USL PRO's Dayton Dutch Lions advancing past the PDL's Michigan Bucks 2-1 and the USL PRO's Charlotte Eagles capitalizing on a late penalty kick to edge the NASL's San Antonio Scorpions 2-1.
Three-time defending U.S. Open Cup champion Seattle Sounders FC put an end to the storied run of the USASA's Cal FC with a strong second-half burst en route to a 5-0 victory in Tukwila, Wash.
The 99th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup includes a random selection process for determining home teams from the first round through the quarterfinals among clubs that have applied to host. The process, conducted by a coin flip, gives participating teams with venues meeting tournament standards an equal chance at hosting their possible opponent for these rounds.
Format, Composition of 2012 U.S. Open Cup
2012 U.S. Open Cup
FOURTH-ROUND RESULTS - Tuesday, June 5
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) 3, New York Red Bulls (MLS) 1 (OT): Harrisburg defeated an MLS team for a second straight week, led by Sainey Touray's two-goal performance on Tuesday at the Skyline Sports Complex in Harrisburg, Pa. Touray's second tally came in the fourth minute of overtime, and teammate Lucky Mkosana added an insurance goal in the 117th minute. The City Islanders were coming off a thrilling come-from-behind victory against the New England Revolution in the third round. Since Harrisburg's first U.S. Open Cup in 2007, the club has posted a 5-3 record against MLS teams.
Philadelphia Union (MLS) 2, D.C. United (MLS) 1 (OT): Antoine Hoppenot scored the game-winning goal in the fifth minute of overtime as the Union hung on for the win at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md. The first half included two stoppage-time goals, one by Philadelphia's Brian Carroll and an equalizer by D.C.'s Josh Wolff to take a 1-1 score into halftime.
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) 2, Michigan Bucks (PDL) 1 (OT): Joel DeLass converted a penalty kick seven minutes into overtime during the Dutch Lions' win against Michigan on Tuesday at the Oakland University Soccer Field in Rochester, Mich. Dayton's Eli Garner netted the game's first goal in the 12th minute and the Bucks' Anthony Grant scored unassisted in the 55th minute.
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 2, Colorado Rapids (MLS) 0: Teal Bunbury found the net 79th minute for host Sporting and Rapids goalkeeper Matt Pickens allowed an own goal in the 28th minute as Kansas City blanked its fellow MLS side on Tuesday at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in Kansas City, Kan.
Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) 2, San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) 1 (OT): Charlotte's Mauricio Salles lifted his team in overtime with a 116th-minute penalty kick goal at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio, Texas. The Eagles' Devon Grousis garnered a 1-0 lead in the 28th minute, but the Scorpions were able to tie the score in regulation with Pablo Campos goal in the 75th minute.
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 1, Minnesota Stars FC (NASL) 0: Steven Lenhart's header goal in the 85th minutebroke up what had been a scoreless affair through most of regulation as the Earthquakes defeated the Stars on Tuesday atStanford University's Cagan Stadium in Stanford, Calif.
Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) 5, Cal FC (USASA) 0: Osvaldo Alonso and Fredy Montero each posted two goals as the Sounders erupted with five goals in the second half at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. Andy Rose also chipped in with a goal for the three-time defending U.S. Open Cup champion Seattle.
Chivas USA (MLS) 2, Carolina RailHawks (NASL) 1: Juan Pablo Angel's penalty kick in second-half stoppage time lifted Chivas to a victory against the RailHawks on Tuesday at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C. Chivas got on the board first with Juan Agudelo's 31st-minute goal. Carolina's Mike Palacio found the equalizer in the 79th minute. In the final stages, RailHawks defender and 2010 U.S. Soccer Young Athlete of the Year Gale Agbossoumonde committed a handball in the closing stages and Angel converted the late PK for his first Open Cup goal.
QUARTERFINALS - Tuesday, June 26
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) at Philadelphia Union: PPL Park; Chester, Pa.; 7:30 p.m. ET
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS): LIVESTRONG Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.; 7:30 p.m. CT
Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) at Chivas USA (MLS): Home Depot Center Track & Field Stadium; Carson, Calif.; 7:30 p.m. PT
Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) at San Jose Earthquakes (MLS): Kezar Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.; 7:30 p.m. PT
Match Round-Up courtesy of U.S. Soccer
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