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Sporting KC defeats Minnesota to give leagues split
June 18th, 2014 11:25PM

TAGS:  mls, nasl, us open cup


[U.S. OPEN CUP] Sporting Kansas City, the 2013 MLS champion, beat Minnesota United FC, the 2014 NASL spring champion, 2-0, on late goals by Soony Saad and Alex Martinez to give the leagues a 3-3 split in the six MLS-NASL matchups in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

-- Gyasi Zardes had two goals to lead the LA Galaxy to the 2-1 comeback win at Arizona United FC that moved it into the fifth round.

-- Rookies Patrick Mullins and Steve Neumann each recorded one goal and one assist to help the New England Revolution to a 3-2 win over USL PRO's Richmond Kickers at City Stadium.

TUESDAY. 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 18 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) 1 New England Revolution (MLS) 2
June 18 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago Fire (MLS) 2 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) 1 (called because of bad weather)
June 18 in  Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting KC (MLS) 2 Minnesota United (NASL) 0
June 18 in Peoria, Ariz.
Arizona United (USL PRO) 1 LA Galaxy (MLS) 2
June 18 in Tukwila, Wash.
Seattle Sounders (MLS) 5 PSA Elite (USASA) 0
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
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

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

2014 U.S. Open Cup:
June 24
Philadelphia Union vs. New York Cosmos (NASL)
*New England Revolution vs. Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO)
*At Stevenson Field in Providence, R.I.
Chicago Fire vs. Columbus Crew
Houston Dynamo vs. FC Dallas
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) vs. LA Galaxy
*Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes
*At Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash.
Colorado Rapids vs. Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)
Sporting KC vs. Portland Timbers

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