U.S. Soccer Wire: Columbus Downs K.C. 3-2 in Overtime in U.S. Open Cup Semifinal, Advance to Host Defending Champion L.A. in Final on October 24, Live on Fox Sports World
Sep. 16, 2002
The Columbus Crew advanced to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final in dramatic fashion on Sept. 10 at Crew Stadium, coming back from a two-goal deficit midway through the second half to defeat the Kansas City Wizards 3-2 in overtime in a U.S. Open Cup semifinal. Second-half substitute John Wilmar Perez scored the game-tying goal two minutes into second-half stoppage time, then banged in the winner 18 minutes into overtime.