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2005 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Features Two Overtimes, One Hat Trick and Two MLS Upsets

- Defending Champion Kansas City Cruises in First Open Cup Match
- MetroStars and Rapids Upset, FC Dallas and Fire Need OT to Advance
- Quarterfinal Match-ups Finalized for August 24

The fourth round of the 2005 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup wrapped up on Wednesday night, Aug. 3, and once again, there was no shortage of excitement for the fans, including overtimes, penalty kicks and a pair of shocking upsets. With eight more teams eliminated from the competition, the quarterfinal pairings are now set as play will resume on Aug. 24.

The defending champion Kansas City Wizards (MLS) made the most resounding statement, ending what had been a remarkable run by the Des Moines Menace of the PDL. Paced by Josh Wolff and Davy Arnaud, who each scored twice, the Wizards took the lead in the ninth minute and never looked back, downing the Menace 6-1.

Despite a home crowd, the Portland Timbers (USL1) also saw their improbable run come to a halt as the San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) earned a 2-0 victory to advance to the quarterfinals. The Earthquakes got a first half goal from Wade Barrett in the 27th minute and Brian Mullan sealed the win in the second half with a strike in the 63rd minute.

The Earthquakes will move on to play the Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) whose 5-2 win over Chivas USA (MLS) was actually much closer than the final score would indicate. Landon Donovan (89th minute) and Chris Albright (91+) scored late to ice the game, after Chivas hung around all night. Herculez Gomez netted the game winner from long distance in the waning moments of the first half.

After scoring eight goals in their third round match, the Richmond Kickers (USL1) managed only one goal against a more formidable D.C. United (MLS) side. Freddy Adu gave the defending MLS Cup champs a first half lead, but Richmond fought back to equalize in the 70th minute on a McColm Sephus strike. Just six minutes later, Christian Gomez converted a penalty kick for the game winner, and added an insurance goal in the 81st as D.C. held on for a 3-1 win.

The best individual performance of the fourth round was turned in by Minnesota Thunder’s (USL1) Melvin Tarley, whose four goals provided all of Minnesota’s offense in a 4-1 upset win over the Colorado Rapids (MLS). Tarley caught the Rapids defense off guard in the second half, recording three unassisted goals to go along with his opening goal in the 38th minute. Alain Nkong scored the lone goal for the Rapids.

The Rochester Raging Rhinos (USL1) served up the other upset of the fourth round, topping the MetroStars 3-1. Scott Palguta scored in the 20th minute to give Rochester the lead, and they never looked back, adding goals from Mauro Carabajal and Rene Rivas. Sergio Galvan Rey scored a late goal to avoid the shutout, but the MetroStars never threatened in the loss.

Finally, a pair of overtime thrillers saw four teams pushed to the limit and both visitors come out on top. MLS Eastern Conference co-leaders Chicago Fire and New England Revolution were level at 1-1 through 90 minutes. Chicago broke the deadlock in the first overtime period with two goals. C.J. Brown scored in the 96th minute followed by Andy Herron’s second of the match in the 99th. Andy Dorman’s tally in the 120th minute gave the Revs a glimmer of hope, but Chicago held on for the hard fought win.

FC Dallas (MLS) waited until the final eight minutes of the second overtime to dispatch the Columbus Crew (MLS). Abe Thompson notched the game winner after Columbus has been reduced to nine men when Frankie Hejduk and Danny Szetela received red cards for reckless tackles. Eddie Johnson iced it with a penalty kick three minutes later as FC Dallas advanced with a 3-1 win.

At stake in the tournament is $180,000 in prize money broken down as follows: $100,000 to the champion, $50,000 to the runner up and $10,000 to the team which advances deepest in the tournament from each of the Division II, Division III and amateur levels. The Des Moines Menace of the PDL won the amateur prize as the only amateur team to reach the fourth round. The Division III prize was split three ways between the Charlotte Eagles, Wilmington Hammerheads and Western Mass Pioneers who all lost in the third round. The Minnesota Thunder and Rochester Raging Rhinos have their sights set on the Division II prize as the only USL1 teams remaining in the tournament.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the U.S. Soccer Federation’s National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. It is the oldest annual team tournament in U.S. sports history and among the oldest soccer tournaments of its type in the world. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor long-time soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.

Third Round Results

Fourth Round Schedule

Quarterfinal Schedule

Semifinal Schedule

Future Dates

Final:              Sept. 28    Semifinal winners

Fourth Round Match Reports

Match: San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) at Portland Timbers (USL1)
Match #27
Date: Aug. 3
Venue: PGE Park; Portland, Oregon
Kickoff: 10 p.m. ET
Scoring Summary                    1     2     F
Portland Timbers                          0     0     0
San Jose Earthquakes               1     1     2
Goal Scorers:
SJE: Wade Barrett  (Brad Davis)   27th minute.
SJE: Brian Mullan (Kelly Gray)   63.

Match: Chivas USA (MLS) at Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
Match #28
Date: Aug. 3
Venue: Home Depot Track Center; Carson, Calif.
Kickoff: 10:30 p.m. ET
Scoring Summary                    1     2     F
Los Angeles Galaxy                   3     2     5
Chivas USA                  p;   2     0     2
Goal Scorers:
CHV: Douglas Sequeira (Francisco Gomez)   4th minute. 
LA: Cobi Jones (unassisted)   16.
CHV: Ramon Ramirez (unassisted)   20.
LA: Joseph Ngwenya (unassisted)   36.
LA: Herculez Gomez (unassisted)    45.
LA: Landon Donovan (unassisted)   89.
LA: Chris Albright (Landon Donovan)   91+.

Match: MetroStars (MLS) at Rochester Raging Rhinos (USL1)
Match #29
Date: Aug. 3
Venue: Frontier Field; Rochester, NY
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Scoring Summary                    1     2     F
Rochester Raging Rhinos       2     1     3
MetroStars                                   0    1      1
Goal Scorers:
RRR: Scott Palguta (Tenywa Benseu)   20th minute.
RRR: Mauro Carabajal (unassisted)   30.
RRR: Rene Rivas (penalty kick)   58.
MET: Sergio Galvan Rey (unassisted)   85.

Match: Des Moines Menace (PDL) at Kansas City Wizards (MLS)
Match #30
Date: Aug. 3
Venue: Park University; Parkville, Mo.
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Scoring Summary                    1     2     F
Kansas City Wizards                  3     3     6
Des Moines Menace                  1     0     1
Goal Scorers:
KCW: Davy Arnaud (Josh Wolff, Chris Klein)   9th minute.
DMM: Matt Wieland (unassisted)   12.
KCW: Josh Wolff (penalty kick)   16.
KCW: Sasha Victorine (unassisted)    32.
KCW: Josh Wolff (penalty kick)   65.
KCW: Scott Sealy (Davy Arnaud 1)  75.
KCW: Davy Arnaud (Scott Sealy)   83.

Match: Colorado Rapids (MLS) at Minnesota Thunder (USL1)
Match #31
Date: Aug. 3
Venue: James Griffin Stadium; St. Paul, Minnesota
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Scoring Summary                    1     2     F
Minnesota Thunder                     1     3     4 
Colorado Rapids                        0     1     1
Goal Scorers:
MT: Melvin Tarley (Nathan Knox)   38th minute.
MT: Melvin Tarley (unassisted)   46. 
COL: Alain Nkong (unassisted)   70.
MT: Melvin Tarley (unassisted)   72.
MT: Melvin Tarley (unassisted)   76.

Match: D.C.United (MLS) at Richmond Kickers (USL1)
Match #32
Date: Aug. 3
Venue: University of Richmond Stadium; Richmond, Va.
Kickoff: 7 p.m. ET
Scoring Summary                    1     2     F
Richmond Kickers                      1     0     1
D.C. United                                  1     2     3
Goal Scorers:
DCU: Freddy Adu (unassisted)   26th minute.
RIC: McColm Sephus (unassisted)   70. 
DCU: Christian Gomez (penalty kick)   76.
DCU: Christian Gomez (unassisted)   81.

Match: FC Dallas (MLS) at Columbus Crew (MLS)
Match #33
Date: Aug. 3
Venue: Jesse Owens Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Scoring Summary                    1     2     1OT     2OT     F
Columbus Crew                         1     0        0          0         1
FC Dallas                                    1     0       0          2         3
Goal Scorers:
DAL: Carey Talley (Oscar Pareja )   29th minute. 
CLB: Kyle Martino (Frankie Hejduk )   36.
DAL: Abe Thompson (unassisted)    113.
DAL: Eddie Johnson (penalty kick)    116.

Match: Chicago Fire (MLS) at New England Revolution (MLS)
Match #34
Date: Aug. 3
Venue: Lusitano Stadium; Ludlow, Mass.
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Scoring Summary                    1     2     1OT     2OT     F
New England Revolution          1     0        0         1           2
Chicago Fire                               1     0        2        0          3
Goal Scorers:
CHF: Andy Herron (Ivan Guerrero)   18th minute.
NER: Shalrie Joseph (Jose Cancela)   22.
CHF: C.J. Brown (Jesse Marsch)   96.
CHF: Andy Herron (unassisted)   99.
NER: Andy Dorman (unassisted) 120.