Open Cup: USL teams sweep against NASL teams

In a third-round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup shocker, USL teams won all seven matches against NASL teams. For a look at the seven upsets, plus another win for the USASA's PSA Elite.

Here's a look at the seven upsets:

Richmond Kickers-Jacksonville Armada FC. The Armada dropped its first ever Open Cup match, 3-0. The Kickers had the game out of reach before the hour mark on goals by Brian Ownby, Jason Yeisley and George Davis IV.

Pittsburgh Riverhound-Tampa Bay Rowdies. The 'Hounds put the pressure on former MLS keeper Matt Pickens but it wasn't very late that Rob Vincent unleashed a 25-yard bullet into the corner, giving Pickens no chance.

Charlotte Independence-Carolina RailHawks. In the first-ever meeting between the two North Carolina clubs, former MLS player Ryan Finley was the difference, giving Charlotte a 1-0 victory.

Charleston Battery-Fort Lauderdale Strikers. The Battery trailed late, but goals by Zach Prince and Jamaican Dane Kelly two minutes apart gave the Battery a 3-2 comeback win.

Indy Eleven-Louisville City. Overtime goals by Nate Polak and Sidney Rivera, on loan from Orlando City, gave Lou City a 2-0 win in a game that was delayed because of severe weather in central Indiana.

Saint Louis FC-Minnesota United FC. Bryan Gaul converted a penalty kick for Saint Louis FC to give it a 1-1 tie with Minnesota, but in the shootout only U.S. international Miguel Ibarra could convert on four attempts for Minnesota, and Saint Louis won, 3-1.

San Antonio Scorpions-Austin Aztex. The Aztex pressed the Scorpions and were rewarded with a 2-0 win on goals by Michael Ambrose from about 30 yards out and Trevin Caesar.

Also: the USASA's PSA Elite won 2-1 at Ventura County Fusion to return to the fourth round for the second year in a row. Justin Dhillon slammed home the winner in the 80th minute. The victory combined with other results Wednesday handed PSA Elite a $15,000 prize as the furthest advancing amateur team -- and a fourth-round date at the LA Galaxy.



U.S. Open Cup, Results:
May 13: First Round
May 19/20: Second Round

U.S. Open Cup, Schedule:
THIRD ROUND
May 27 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chattanooga FC (NPSL) 1 Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) 2
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May 27 in Cary, N.C.
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) 0 Charlotte Independence (USL) 1
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May 27 in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston Battery (USL) 3 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) 2
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May 27 in Indianapolis, Ind.
Indy Eleven (NASL) 0 Louisville City FC (USL) 1
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May 27 in Newark, N.J.
Jersey Express (PDL) 0 New York Cosmos (NASL) 3
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May 27 in Harrisburg, Pa.
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) 1 Rochester Rhinos (USL) 3
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May 27 in Sandy, Utah
Real Monarchs SLC (USL) vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL)
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May 27 in Tukwila, Wash.
Seattle Sounders 2 (USL) 2 Portland Timbers 2 (USL) 1
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May 27 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers (USL) 3 Jacksonville Armada (NASL) 0
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May 27 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) 1 Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) 0
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May 27 in Fenton, Mo.
Saint Louis FC (USL) 1 Minnesota United FC (NASL) 1
(Saint Louis FC wins 3-1 on penalty kicks.)
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May 27 in San Antonio, Texas
San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) 0 Austin Aztex (USL) 2
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May 27 at site TBD
Tulsa Roughnecks (USL) 1 OKC Energy (USL) 2
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May 27 in Sacramento, Calif.
Sacramento Republic FC (USL) 7 Chula Vista FC (USASA) 3
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May 27 in Ventura, Calif.
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) 1 PSA Elite (USASA) 2

FOURTH ROUND

June 16 in Hempstead, N.Y.
New York Cosmos vs. New York City FC (MLS)
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June 16 in Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia Union (MLS) vs. Rochester Rhinos
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June 16 in Harrison, N.J.
New York Red Bulls (MLS) vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
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June 16 in Kansas City, Kan.
Sporting KC (MLS) vs. Saint Louis FC winner
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June 16 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago Fire (MLS) vs. Louisville FC
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June 16 in Ft. Worth, Texas
FC Dallas (MLS) vs. OKC Energy FC
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June 17 in Houston
Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. Austin Aztex
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June 16 in Commerce City, Colo.
Colorado Rapids (MLS) vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks
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June 16 in San Jose, Calif.
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Sacramento Republic FC
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June 16 in Tukwila, Wash.
Seattle Sounders (MLS) vs. Portland Timbers (MLS)
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June 17 in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston Battery vs. Orlando City (MLS)
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June 17 in Boston, Mass.
New England Revolution (MLS) vs. Charlotte Independence
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June 17 in Richmond, Va.
Richmond Kickers vs. Columbus Crew SC (MLS)
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June 17 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs. D.C. United (MLS)
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June 17 in Sandy, Utah
Real Salt Lake (MLS) vs. Seattle Sounders 2 winner
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June 17 in Carson, Calif.
LA Galaxy (MLS) vs. PSA Elite

After that ...

Fifth Round: June 30-July 1
Quarterfinals: July 21-22
Semifinals: Aug. 11-12
Final: Sept. 29 or 30

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