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2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinalists, Potential Semifinal Pairings Set


CHICAGO (July 1, 2010) – The third round of the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup concluded Wednesday, June 30, when D.C. United (MLS) defeated the Richmond Kickers (USL-2) 2-0 and the Portland Timbers (D-2) battled the Seattle Sounders (MLS) to a 1-1 tie before bowing out in penalty kicks. The eight winners compete in the tournament quarterfinals starting July 6.

D.C. United veteran Jaime Moreno led his team against the Kickers, scoring in the 47th minute before a 56th minute strike from Santino Quaranta sealed the outcome. In Oregon, the Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders continued their storied rivalry as regulation ended 1-1 with a Sounders goal from Nate Jacqua and a Timbers goal from Bright Dike. The Sounders then relied on the experience of former U.S. Men’s National Team goalkeeper Kasey Keller, who made two saves in the penalty shootout to put the defending Open Cup champions through to the quarterfinals.

Wednesday night’s results mean that the quarterfinals of the Open Cup will include six teams from Major League Soccer and two from the USL Second Division, represented by the Harrisburg City Islanders and the Charleston Battery.

The semifinals are set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1. Six of the eight teams still in contention could possibly host at this stage. 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 THIRD ROUND RESULTS
No. Date Match Venue
25 June 29 New York Red Bulls (MLS) 0, Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) 1 (OT) Skyline Sports Complex; Harrisburg, Pa.
26 June 30 Richmond Kickers (USL-2) 0, D.C. United (MLS) 2 George Mason Univ. Stadium; Fairfax, Va.
27 June 29 Charleston Battery (USL-2) 0, Chicago Fire (MLS) 0 (3-0 PK) Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
28 June 29 Rochester Rhinos (D-2) 1, Columbus Crew (MLS) 2 Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
29 June 29 AC St. Louis (D-2) 0, Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 2 The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
30 June 29 Miami FC (D-2) 0, Houston Dynamo (MLS) 1 Robertson Stadium; Houston, Texas
31 June 29 Austin Aztex (D-2) 0, Chivas USA (MLS) 1 California State-Fullerton; Fullerton, Calif.
32 June 30 Seattle Sounders (MLS) 1, Portland Timbers (D-2) 1 (4-3 PK) PGE Park; Portland, Ore.

2010 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP QUARTERFINAL SCHEDULE
No. Date Match Time Venue
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) at Columbus Crew (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
35 July 6 Chivas USA (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS) 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.
* NOTE: Change of date, time or venue since original announcement on June 23.

2010 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP POTENTIAL SEMIFINAL MATCHES
No. Date Match Time Venue
37  Sept. 1 Charleston Battery (USL-2)/Columbus Crew (MLS) winner 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
  Sept. 1 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) at Charleston Battery (USL-2) 7:30 p.m. ET Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C.
38 Aug. 31 Houston Dynamo (MLS) at Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
  Aug. 31 Houston Dynamo (MLS) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) 7 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.
  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.

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