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Richmond knocks off MLS's Crew
June 28th, 2011 11:05PM

TAGS:  mls, us open cup, usl


[U.S. OPEN CUP] The Columbus Crew fell to the Richmond Kickers of the USL PRO, 2-1, in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. The Seattle Sounders began their pursuit of a third straight Open Cup with a 2-1 win over the PDL's Kitsap Pumas. All other MLS clubs won their third-round games.

Third Round
June 28 in Columbus, Ohio

Columbus (MLS) 1 Richmond (USL PRO) 2. Goals: Grossman (Meram) 37; Hiroyama (Nyazamba) 20, Delicate (Edson Elcock) 85.
Columbus -- Gruenebaum, Veeder (Iro 88), Gehrig, Burns, O'Rourke, Prim (Heinemann 59), Grossman, Rusmir, Rogers (Anor 87), Meram, Cunningham.
Richmond -- Pascale, Gorres, Kalungi, Yomby, Hertel, Vercollone, Wallace, Hiroyama (Elcock 54), Heins (Bulow 87), Nyazamba (Bangura 78), Delicate.
Referee: Sorin Stoica.
Att.: 1,845.

June 28 in Harrison, N.J.
New York (MLS) 2 FC New York (USL PRO) 1. Goals: Hertzog (Agudelo) 58, Rooney (Ream) 65; Morrison (unassisted) 56.
FC New York -- Diaz, Cole, Smith, Hoffer, Snelgrove (Reed 65), Boughton (Smart 55), Holder, Aquino, Terra, Welch (Morrison 46), Arteaga.
New York -- Sutton, Jones, Ream (Hot 46), Keel, Kassel, Schneider (Lassiter 67), da Luz, Rooney, Marcos Paullo, Hertzog, Agudelo.
Referee: Jose Carlos Rivero.
Att.: 2,074.

June 28 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester (USL PRO) 0 Chicago (MLS) 1. Goal: Chaves 37.
Rochester -- Kitson, Bellamy, Roberts, Kirk, Gore (Costanzo, 44), Motagalvan, Tanke (Kissi, 68), Donatelli, Rosenlund, Jagdeosingh, Hoxie (Banks, 67).
Chicago -- Johnson, Ristic, Mikulic, Robinson (Anibaba, 49), Pantazopoulos, Bone (Oduro, 75), Videira, Paladini, Ferrari (Nyarko, 46), Nazarit, Chaves.
Referee: Daniel Fitzgerald.
Att.: 5,558.

June 28 in Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting KC (MLS) 3 Chicago (PDL) 0.
Goals: Bunbury (Sassano) 3, Stojcev (unassisted) 58, Kamara (Zusi) 59
Sporting KC -- Kronberg, Harrington, Thomas, Collin (Besler 83), Lorenz, Sassano (Zusi 46), Diop, Stojcev, Kamara (Ellis 63), Bunbury, Aiyegbusi.
Chicago Fire Premier -- Meves, Gorskie, Cope, Raj, Polak, Ribiero, Bushue (Mallace 46) Estridge, Christianson, Petts (King 63), Voz.
Referee: Landis Wiley.
Att.: 4,487

June 28 in Frisco, Texas
FC Dallas (MLS) 3 Orlando City (PDL) 2.
Goals: Jackson (Villar) 39 Villar 50, Rodriguez 90+; Griffin (Molino, Neal) 24, Alvarez 90+.
FC Dallas -- Hartman, Ihemelu, Loyd (Guarda, 68), Weideman, Benitez, Warshaw, Villar, Jacobson (Alexander, 46), Shea, Jackson, Luna (Rodriguez, 52).
Orlando City -- Gallardo, Traynor (Watson, 69), Stewart, Valentino, Mechack, Ustruck, Olum, Alvarez, Neal, Griffin, Molino (Chin, 79).
Referee: Armando Villarreal.
Att.: 1,876.

June 28 in Tukwila, Wash.
Seattle (MLS) 2 Kitsap (PDL) 1. Goals: Fucito (Jaqua) 39, Fucito 61; N.Besagno 71.
Seattle -- Boss, Z.Scott, Gonzalez, Graham, Tetteh, Estrada (Noonan, 54), Alonso, Seamon (Carrasco, 85), Montano, Fucito (Parke, 68), Jaqua.
Kitsap -- Meredith, Mohn, D.Scott, Hyde, Lee, N.Besagno, Fauske, Christner, Friesen (Gray, 83), Hepple (Perdido, 83). Burke (Silva, 70).
Referee: Tyler Ploeger.

June 28 in Sandy, Utah
Real Salt Lake (USL) 2 Wilmington (USL PRO) 0. Goals: Beltran (Alexandre) 40, Alexandre (Johnson) 44.
Real Salt Lake -- Reynish, Beltran, McKenzie, Borchers, Schuler (Russell 63), Williams, Beckerman (Grabavoy 63), Warner (Gonzalez 74), Johnson, Alexandre, Gil.
Wilmington -- Polak, Parratt, Becerra, Evans, Riley, Guzman (Noviello 60), Taylor (Jata 52), Nicholson, Avesyan (Cuero 74), Muholland, Budnyy.
Referee: Allen Chapman.

June 28 in Carson, Calif.
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 2 Los Angeles Blues (MLS) 1. Goals: Gonzalez (Juninho) 75, Magee (Gonzalez) 81; Rivera (Borja) 62.
Los Angeles Galaxy -- Perk, DeLaGarza, Berhalter, Gonzalez, Franklin, Magee, Kirovski (Juninho, 64), Stephens, Jordan (Lopez, 46), Barrett (Cristman, 83), Cardozo.
Los Angeles Blues -- Dautt, Dunn (Griffin, 40), Akwari, Garcia, Randolph, Momeni (Priestly, 87), Tudela, Miranda (Rivera, 46), Sesay, Borja, Chijindu.
Red Card: Los Angeles Blues -- Sesay 90.
Referee: Alejandro Mariscal.
Att.: 3,627

July 12
Chicago (MLS) vs. New York (MLS)
Sporting KC (MLS) vs. Richmond (MLS)
FC Dallas (MLS) vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Seattle (MLS) vs. Los Angeles (MLS)

  1. C. Zee
    commented on: June 29, 2011 at 8:16 a.m.
    Congratulations to Richmond Kickers for being the final PDL team in the Open Cup. It would be nice if some company would sponsor the tournament like Budwiser has done for the the English FA Cup. US Soccer has done very little to keep this wonderful competition at its deserving best. With almost 20 clubs in MLS, there will be more desire to win this trophy as silverware becomes scarcer.
  1. Marc Silverstein
    commented on: June 29, 2011 at 8:59 a.m.
    C Zee, if you look at the dreadful attendance numbers you'll know why no top corporate sponsor is looking at this as an investemnt.

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