CHICAGO (July 7, 2010) – The quarterfinals of the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup kicked off Tuesday, July 6, as Chivas USA advanced to the semifinals for the first time in club history with a 3-1 win against the Houston Dynamo. The Columbus Crew also advanced to the semifinals by posting a 3-0 victory against the Charleston Battery (USL-2).
Justin Braun scored twice for Chivas USA, in the fifth minute and the 90th minute, and Michael Lahoud added another in the 65th minute as the club posted its third Open Cup victory since 2005. Dominic Oduro pulled one back for the Dynamo in the 86th minute, but it was not enough to spark the necessary comeback.
In Columbus, three different goal scorers led the Crew into the semifinals as Emilio Renteria opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the 38th minute. In the second half, Steven Lenhart and Eddie Gaven added tallies, in the 70th and 87th minute, respectively.
The quarterfinals continue Wednesday, July 7, when the Los Angeles Galaxy travel to face the Seattle Sounders at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. The quarterfinal round concludes Wednesday, July 21, when D.C. United hosts the Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md.
The semifinals are set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1. The final will be played Oct. 5.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which is recognized as U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 95 consecutive years dating back to 1914. 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.
2010 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP QUARTERFINAL RESTULS/SCHEDULE
|33||*July 21||Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) at D.C. United (MLS)||7:30 p.m. ET||*Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.|
|34||July 6||Charleston Battery (USL-2) 0, Columbus Crew (MLS) 3||7:30 p.m. ET||Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio|
|35||July 6||Chivas USA (MLS) 3, Houston Dynamo (MLS) 1||7:30 p.m. CT||Robertson Stadium; Houston, Texas|
|36||July 7||Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)||*7 p.m. PT||Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.|
2010 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP POTENTIAL SEMIFINAL MATCHES
|37||Sept. 1||Columbus Crew (MLS) at D.C. United (MLS)||7:30 p.m. ET||Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.|
|Aug. 31||Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) at Columbus Crew (MLS)||7:30 p.m. ET||Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio|
|38||Sept. 1||Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) at Chivas USA (MLS)||7:30 p.m. PT||The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.|
|Sept. 1||Chivas USA (MLS) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)||7 p.m. PT||Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.|