The quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup produced heroes in unlikely roles. Landon Donovan
was the supersub for the Los Angeles Galaxy, and Jamil Walker
made the most a rare start for D.C. United.
Donovan, who came on the 37th minute, scored twice in overtime to give the Galaxy a 3-1 victory
over the Colorado Rapids, its first over Colorado after three 1-0 losses in MLS play. Teenager Quavas Kirk
equalized for Los Angeles just before halftime
after the Rapids' Clint Mathis
had opened the scoring in the third minute.
For the second straight Open Cup game, Walker, starting in place of star
, was the difference for D.C. United. Walker's two second-half goals broke a 1-1 tie and gave United a 3-1 victory over the New York Red
Bulls, spoiling Red Bulls coach Bruce Arena
's return to RFK Stadium. Walker, who hasn't scored for United since late April in MLS action, also had the
winning goal against the Columbus Crew in their fourth-round Open Cup match.
The first two goals in the United-Red Bulls game came late in the first half. Josh Gros
scored for United in the 37th minute, and Amado Guevara
equalized for New York in the 42nd minute. Moreno, who later came on as a
substitute, was one of four United all-stars who didn't start. The game drew 8,637 fans, the largest crowd for the four quarterfinals.
-- The Houston Dynamo remains alive in its bid to win
the Open Cup for the first time after beating FC Dallas, 3-0. Goals by Eddie Robinson
, Alejandro Moreno
and Chris Wondolowski
gave the Dynamo the convincing victory. Trinidad & Tobago World Cup goalie Shaka Hislop
didn't make a save
in his FCD debut.
-- Costa Rican Andy Herron
scored twice for the three-time champion Chicago Fire in its 2-1 win over the New England Revolution.
scored the lone goal for the Revolution. U.S. OPEN CUP SEMIFINALS Sept. 6 in Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago Fire (MLS) vs. D.C. United (MLS) Sept. 6 in Carson, Calif.
Galaxy (MLS) vs. Houston Dynamo (MLS)