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Rochester upsets D.C. United in battle of former champs
June 18th, 2014 12:39AM

TAGS:  mls, us open cup, usl


[U.S. OPEN CUP] USL PRO's Rochester Rhinos knocked off MLS Eastern Conference leader D.C. United, 1-0, on Colin Rolfe's early goal to advance to the round of 16 in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

D.C. United, which fielded a team of reserves in the battle of former champions, finished with 10 men when it lost Steve Birnbaum, its top draft pick, to a red card.

All other MLS clubs won, including the Columbus Crew, which needed a penalty kick from Jairo Arrieta in the 114th minute to beat the NASL's Indy Eleven, 2-1, in overtime.

2014 U.S. Open Cup:
June 17 in Frisco, Texas
FC Dallas (MLS) 2 San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) 0
June 17 in  Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia Union (MLS) 3 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) 1
June 17 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) 1 D.C. United (MLS) 0
June 17 in Akron, Ohio
Columbus Crew (MLS) 2 Indy Eleven (NASL) 1
June 17 in Portland, Ore.
Portland Timbers (MLS) 3 Orlando City U23s (PDL) 0
June 17 in  Commerce City, Colo.
Colorado Rapids (MLS) 5 Orlando City (USL PRO) 2

Last Week ...

SATURDAY. The New York Cosmos, the 2013 NASL champions, were the big winners with a 3-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls in the first Big Apple derby. The Carolina RailHawks and Atlanta Silverbacks also won against MLS opposition in fourth-round play.

Mads Stokkelien led the Cosmos with two excellent goals to the delight of 9,364 fans at Hofstra University’s James M. Shuart Stadium. Alessandro Noselli had the third goal for the Cosmos, who could have won by a bigger margin. The Red Bulls lost rookie Chris Duvall to a red card late in the game.

The Silverbacks outshot Real Salt Lake, 20-8, but needed a stoppage-time goal from Ghanaian Kwadwo Poku to beat Real Salt Lake, 2-1. Poku assisted on Junior Burgos' goal after Luke Mulholland had put RSL ahead.

Carolina beat Chivas USA for the second year in a row, though it needed a shootout this time after their game ended 1-1. In 2012, the Goats had won in Cary in stoppage time.

WEDNESDAY. The San Jose Earthquakes and Houston Dynamo both won their opening U.S. Open Cup matches, though the Quakes needed to recover from a 1-0 deficit to beat Sacramento Republic FC, 2-1, on goals by Khari Stephenson and Cordell Cato at San Francisco's Kezar Stadium. Honduran Alex Lopez has his first goal for the Dynamo to beat the PDL's Laredo Heat, 1-0, in a match that saw both teams finish with 10 players.

First Round: Report
Second Round: Report
Third Round: Report

2014 U.S. Open Cup:
June 14 in Chamblee, Ga.
Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) 2 Real Salt Lake (MLS) 1
June 14 in Hempstead, N.Y.
New York Cosmos (NASL) 3 New York Red Bulls (MLS) 0
June 14 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) 1 Chivas USA (MLS) 1
(Carolina RailHawks win on penalty kicks.)
June 11 in San Francisco
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 2 Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) 1
June 11 in Houston
Houston Dynamo (MLS) 1 Laredo Heat (PDL) 0

June 18 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) vs. New England Revolution (MLS)
June 18 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago Fire (MLS) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO)
June 18 in  Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting KC (MLS) vs. Minnesota United (NASL)
June 18 in Peoria, Ariz.
Arizona United (USL PRO)  LA Galaxy (MLS)
June 18 in Tukwila, Wash.
Seattle Sounders (MLS) vs. PSA Elite (USASA)

Philadelphia Union vs. New York Cosmos
*New England Revolution/Richmond Kickers winner vs. Rochester Rhinos
*At Stevenson Field in Providence, R.I.
Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds
Houston Dynamo vs. San Antonio Scorpions/FC Dallas winner
Carolina RailHawks vs. LA Galaxy/Arizona United winner
*Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes
*At Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash.
San Jose Earthquakes vs. PSA Elite
Colorado Rapids vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Sporting KC/Minnesota United winner vs. Portland Timbers

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