Six Teams Advance in 2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Last season, Lamar Hunt's Columbus Crew took home the Dewar Trophy for winning the tournament named after the soccer pioneer, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Six teams are now one step closer to the champsionship game, but teams from the A-League and MLS stand in their way in the third and fourth rounds. Three amateur teams - the Milwaukee Bavarians, Mid-Michigan Bucks and Fresno Fuego - were victorious over professional squads in the second round. The Wilmington Hammerheads, New Hampshire Phantoms and Carolina Dynamo will also live to play another day this year. A fourth amateur side, the Chesapeake Dragons of the PDL, will get another shot because their first-round opponent used an ineligible player.
Second Round scores:
Game 5: Bradenton Academics (PDL) 1, Wilmington Hammerheads (USL-PSL) 2 [Match Report]
Game 6: Long Island Rough Riders (USL-PSL) 1, at Mid-Michigan Bucks (PDL) 2 [Match Report]
Game 7: Bridgeport Italians (USASA) 0, New Hampshire Phantoms (USL-PSL) 3 [Match Report]
Game 8: Raleigh CASL Elite (PDL) 1, Carolina Dynamo (USL-PSL) 2 [Match Report]
Game 9: Reading Rage 0, Milwaukee Bavarians 1 [Match Report]
Game 10: Utah Blitzz (USL-PSL) 0, Fresno Fuego (PDL) 4 [Match Report]
There will be one more second round game played between the Chesapeake Dragons and New Hampshire Phanoms on June 10. The third round is scheduled to begin on July 16.