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Wynalda's Cal FC stuns Portland Timbers
by Paul Kennedy, May 31st, 2012 1:20AM
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[U.S. OPEN CUP] The Cinderella story of Eric Wynalda's amateur Cal FC continued as the USASA team upset the Portland Timbers, 1-0, in overtime to move into the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, where it will face three-time defending champion Seattle Sounders, 5-1 winners over the Atlanta Silverbacks.

Cal FC survived a late penalty kick -- missed by Scotsman Kris Boyd -- and a barrage of 43 shots and won the game on Armenian Artur Aghasyan's goal in the 95th minute.

It marked the first time an MLS team lost to an USASA team in the run of play.

Goalie Derby Carrillo, who has bounced around the country to teams in the PDL and USL PRO, stopped wave after wave of Portland attacks.

Aghasyan, who played last season with MLS's Real Salt Lake, beat Troy Perkins with a shot as the Portland goalkeeper slid on the turf.

In Seattle's 5-1 win, Sammy Ochoa led the Sounders with two goals.

Victories by Cal FC and the PDL's Michigan Bucks mean two amateur teams are in the fourth round of the Open Cup for the first time since MLS's launch in 1996.

Results:
Third Round
May 30
Portland Timbers (MLS) 0 Cal FC (USASA) 1
Seattle Sounders (MLS) 5 Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) 1

May 29
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) 2 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 1
Real Salt Lake (MLS) 1 Minnesota Stars (NASL) 3.
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) 3 New England Revolution (MLS) 3
(4-3 on penalties.)

Columbus Crew (MLS) 1 Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) 2
Michigan Bucks (PDL) 3 Chicago Fire (MLS) 2
San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) 1 Houston Dynamo (MLS) 0
FC Dallas 0 Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) 2
Sporting KC (MLS) 3 Orlando City (USL PRO) 2
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) 1 D.C. United (MLS) 2
Philadelphia Union (MLS) 3 Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) 0
Charleston Battery (USL PRO) 0 New York Red Bulls (MLS) 3
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) 0 Chivas USA (MLS) 1
Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) 1 Colorado Rapids (MLS) 3
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 2 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) 1

Schedule:
Fourth Round
June 5 in Hershey, Pa.
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS)
June 5 in Boyds, Md.
D.C. United (MLS) vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS)
June 5 in Pontiac, Mich.
Michigan Bucks (PDL) vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO)
June 5 in Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS)
June 5 in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) vs. Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO)
June 5 in Stanford, Calif.
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Minnesota Stars (NASL)
June 5 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) vs. Chivas USA (MLS)
June 5 in Tukwila, Wash.
Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) vs. Cal FC (USASA)



2 comments
  1. Nikolaus Gabris z
    commented on: May 31, 2012 at 11:12 a.m.
    I always enjoyed watching Wynalda play and being a commentator and now coaching , he might be brash but he tells it like it is, and I'm sure it rubbs off on his players, which is what a team needs, an attitude, very refreshing. All the best to his team and hope they go all the way. Would like to see Wynalda be utilized by our national program.
  1. Mark Johnston
    commented on: May 31, 2012 at 3:03 p.m.
    This is what makes "the cup" great. just too bad media and USSF would build this up. 99 years going. I would hope for next year with the 100th edition we could get a major sponsor and put the QT- SF- FINALs on Saturdays and do this tourny justice. Second oldest behind FA. Its the true national championship, NOT the MLS CUP. MLS may think otherwise, but sorry. The league needs to understand the Supporters Shield and the USOC should be the priorities as they reflect upon our teams going to the CCL. I have no sympathy for an MLS team loosing to lower division teams. The gap between MLS and those leagues is probably smaller than what they want to admit to on a team level. MLS may have more "stars", but this is a team game.

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