Thursday, June 18, 2015

US Open Cup Recap - Round 4, Day 2

Columbus Crew 3 Richmond Kickers 1

Appearing for the Crew for the first time this year, 6'7" striker Adam Bedell scored a pair of goals and Ethan Finlay added another as the Crew defeated the Kickers 3-1.

DC United 3 Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1 (a.e.t.)

Facundo Coria's first DC United goal wasn't enough by itself as United needed 30 extra minutes to knock off the Riverhounds. Kofi Opare netted the game winner while Nick DeLeon added an insurance goal.

New York Cosmos 2 New York City FC 2, Cosmos win 4-3 in Shootout

City wasted a pair of goals by Kwadwo Poku and blew a 2-0 lead on their way to elimination. Cosmos strike Lucky Mkosana scored in the 90th minute to tie the game and Patrick Mullins missed saw his attempt to win the shootout saved by Jimmy Maurer, the 4th overall pick in the 2011 MLS Supplemental Draft. Shay Facey then missed his attempt from the spot and Hunter Gorskie buried the game winner. The Cosmos have now knocked off MLS clubs from New York in consecutive tournaments.

Orlando City SC 4 Charleston Battery 4, Orlando wins 8-7 in Shootout

Orlando City rallied from 1-0 and 2-1 deficits to force extra time and then blew a 4-2 lead in extra time and needed a 10-round shootout to sneak past the Battery. Carlos Rivas made three penalty kicks during the match, but ironically missed during the shootout. Danny Mwanga scored the winning kick.

Charlotte Independence 1 New England Revolution 0

The Revs were the first MLS team to fall to a lower division side as they dropped a 1-0 decision to Charlotte. The Revs did not start Charlie Davies, Lee Nguyen, Juan Agudelo or Teal Bunbury and the offense struggled as a result.

Houston Dynamo 2 Austin Aztex 0

Despite using a lineup comprised mostly of back-ups, Houston scored on either side of halftime and knocked off Austin 2-0. Joe Willis, formerly a backup to Bill Hamid in DC, picked up the shutout in net for the Dynamo while Ricardo Clark added the insurance goal in second half stoppage time.

LA Galaxy 6 PSA Elite 1

LA actually trailed briefly against underdogs PSA Elite before blowing the game wide open. Robbie Keane scored three times, while Gyasi Zardes and Sebastian Lletget each had one apiece.

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