U.S. Soccer

Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) 1, D.C. United (MLS) 3 a.e.t.
The nearly 4,000 fans who showed up in Pittsburgh, the largest turnout of the season for the Riverhounds, were treated to an exciting Fourth Round Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup match between the Pittsburgh Riverhounds and D.C. United Tuesday night. The USL side went down early in the eighth minute, when Facundo Coria headed in Luis Silva’s corner from point blank range. It seemed that D.C. might run away with the game, but in the 22nd minute, ‘Hounds midfielder Kevin Kerr was brought down by Kofi Opare in the D.C. box, forcing the referee to point to the spot. Pittsburgh’s Third Round hero Rob Vincent, stepped up to the spot and calmly slotted home to tie the game at 1-1 in the 24th minute. The goal completely opened up after the second goal with the Riverhounds pushing their possession into D.C.’s half, creating chances and forcing ‘keeper Andrew Dykstra into a couple saves. The British duo of Kerr and Vincent combined for Pittsburgh in the final third multiple times in both halves, but were unable to convert their chances. At the stroke of halftime, a United corner saw ‘Hounds captain Danny Earls clear Jalen Robinson’s header off the line. The second half saw a few chances for both sides, but went largely without incident save for the 66th minute, when D.C. assistant coach Chad Ashton was sent off for dissent. The game went into extra time looking very close, but almost right off the kick United grabbed the lead through a 92nd minute corner that Opare headed home from close range. Cheered on by their home support, the ‘Hounds pushed harder to equalize, but that only opened them up further, and in the 104th minute, Nick DeLeon headed home a cross to push D.C. into the Round of 16.

- 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match Report -

Date: June 17, 2015
Match: Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) vs. D.C. United (MLS)
Competition: 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup; Fourth Round
Venue: Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Penn.
Kickoff: 7:08pm ET
Attendance: 3,988
Weather: Overcast

Scoring Summary:           1              2              ET1         ET2         F
PIT                                     1              0              0              0              1
DC                                     1              0              2              0              3

DC – Facundo Coria (Luis Silva)                      8th minute
PIT – Rob Vincent (penalty kick)                      23
DC – Kofi Opare                                                92
DC – Nick DeLeon                                            103

Lineups:
PIT: 30-Calle Brown; 19-Willie Hunt, 21-Fejiro Okiomah, 3-Anthony Arena, 17-Sterling Flunder (11-Tyler Pasher, 77); 10-Kevin Kerr, 7-Stephen Okai (18-Boris Zivanovic, 80), 16-Danny Earls, 6-Rob Vincent; 9-Miro Cabrilo (17-Drew Russell, 83), 8-Mike Green
Head coach: Mark Steffens

DC: 50-Andrew Dykstra; 4-Markus Halsti, 6-Kofi Opare, 20-Jalen Robinson, 34-Luke Misku; 17-Miguel Aguilar, 25-Jared Jeffrey, 30-Conor Doyle; 11-Luis Silva (14-Nick DeLeon, 81), 21-Facundo Coria (22-Chris Korb, 91), 19-Jairo Arrieta
Head coach: Mike Jeffries

Stats Summary: PIT / DC
Shots: 16 / 16
Saves: 4 / 7
Corner Kicks: 10 / 11
Fouls: 17 / 16
Offside: 5 / 9

Misconduct Summary:
PIT – Sterling Flunder (caution)                    41st minute
PIT – Anthony Arena (caution)                     86
DC – Jairo Arrieta (caution)                          90
DC – Chris Korb (caution)                            101
DC – Miguel Aguilar (caution)                     116

Officials:
Referee: Marcos Deoliveira
Assistant Referee 1: Kate Nesbit
Assistant Referee 2: Sean Regan
4th Official: Brandon Artis
Match Commissioner: Jackie Abel-Stavropoulos

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