U.S. Open Cup: Struggling Fire and Sounders triumph

The Chicago Fire and Seattle Sounders, MLS's most successful clubs in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with four titles apiece, moved into the quarterfinals of the 2016 edition with wins over MLS opposition on Tuesday.

The Fire, last in MLS's overall standings, got two goals from David Accam in the first half hour and held on for a 2-1 win over the Columbus Crew.

The Sounders, losers of five of their last six MLS games, beat Real Salt Lake in a shootout after a 1-1 tie that drew 17,087 fans at Rio Tinto Stadium.

U.S. Open Cup Results:
June 28 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago Fire 2 Columbus Crew 1.
CHI: David Accam (John Goossens) 7
CHI: David Accam (Rodrigo Ramos, Nick LaBrocca) 29
CLB: Ethan Finlay pen. 79
Chicago -- Lampson, Ramos, Kappelhof, Campbell, Vincent, LaBrocca, Stephens, Cocis, Goossens (Gehrig 60), Accam (Meira 69), Igboananike (Calistri 80). 
Columbus -- Stuver, Wahl, Parkhurst, Barson, Francis, Jimenez, Saravia, Tchani (Trapp 46), Meram (Larsen 67), Kamara (Finlay 46), Martinez.
Att.: 6,190.
June 28 in Sandy, Utah
Real Salt Lake 1 Seattle Sounders 1.
Joao Plata pen. 43
Nelson Valdez 51
(Seattle Sounders win 4-1 on penalties.)
Real Salt Lake -- Attinella; Beltran, Glad (Wingert 119), Maund, Phillips; Beckerman, Mulholland (Allen 72); Martinez, Morales, Plata; Movsisyan.
Seattle --
Miller; Fisher, Scott, Alfaro, Remick; Sturgis, Roldan, Mathers (Friberg 64); Valdez (J.Jones 100), Gomez, Anderson (Morris 79).

First Round: May 11
Second Round: May 18
Third Round: June 1
Fourth Round: June 14-15

U.S. Open Cup Schedule:
June 29 in Chester, Pa.

Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls
June 29 in Jamaica, N.Y.
New York Cosmos vs. New England Revolution
June 29 in Orlando, Fla.
Orlando City vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
June 29 in Houston
Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City
June 29 in Frisco, Texas
FC Dallas vs. Colorado Rapids
June 29 in Portland, Ore.
Portland Timbers vs. LA Galaxy

Quarterfinals: July 20
Semifinals: August 10
Final: September 21
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