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USL PRO’s Battery, Orlando City Post Upsets of MLS Sides in 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup


Third Round Resumes Wednesday with Seven Matches

CHICAGO (May 29, 2013) – USL PRO’s Charleston Battery and Orlando City came away with victories over their Major League Soccer opponents in the third round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday.

Charleston topped the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 on the strength of a Colin Falvey goal, while Orlando City’s Dom Dwyer tallied two clutch goals in the second half to lift his side to a 3-1 victory against the Colorado Rapids.

The third round resumes Wednesday night with seven more matches.

TUESDAY’S THIRD ROUND RESULTS (home team listed first):
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) 0, D.C. United (MLS) 0 (2-4 PKs): Ninety minutes wasn’t enough to determine a winner. D.C. United’s Chris Korb was shown his second yellow of the match in the second overtime period. Carlos Ruiz was then shown a straight red a few minutes later. In penalty kicks, D.C. United scored four straight to advance to Round 4.

Charleston Battery (USL PRO) 1, San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 0: There were many scoring chances in the first half, but none found the back of the net. Colin Falvey gave the Battery the lead in the 73rd minute, and then Brad Ring of the Earthquakes was shown his second red card to put San Jose down a man. Reigning MLS MVP Chris Wondolowski’s entrance in the second half couldn’t get the Earthquakes on the board as the USL PRO side went on to capture the win.

Orlando City (USL PRO) 3, Colorado Rapids (MLS) 1: Brian Burke got Orlando City on the board early with a third-minute goal, but Kamani Hill equalized in the 18th minute. Dom Dwyer scored a pair of goals in the second half to seal the win for Orlando City.

Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) 0, FC Dallas (MLS) 2: It took until the 54th minute for FC Dallas to get its first shot on goal, but Blas Perez found the back of the net to give the MLS side a 1-0 lead. Matt Hedges scored a second FC Dallas goal in the 66th minute to put the game out of reach.

Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) 1, New England Revolution (MLS) 5: Kelyn Rowe opened up the scoring for the MLS side in the 23rd minute with his second career Open Cup goal. Rowe then added an assist on an Andy Dorman goal in the second half just before light delayed the match for nearly an hour. New England scored two more soon after play got back underway. Each added one more goal late in the game, but the deficit was too much for the Rhinos to overcome.

Philadelphia Union (MLS) 2, Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL) 1: Philadelphia striker Jack McInerney tallied in the 49th minute while Sebastian Le Toux picked up the assist. The PDL side tied it in the 90 th minute, but Brian Carroll tallied for the Union in stoppage time for the dramatic victory.

Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 2, Des Moines Menace (PDL) 0: Fresh off a stint in the English Premier League, Sporting Kansas City’s Kei Kamara scored 12 minutes into the game to give SKC a 1-0 lead. A 73 rd-minute strike by Claudio Bieler capped off a second half dominated by the defending champs.

Real Salt Lake (MLS) 3, Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) 2: U.S. Men’s National Team midfielder Kyle Beckerman gave Real Salt Lake a 1-0 lead in the second minute. With just three minutes and stoppage time to go, Atlanta evened the score to head to extra time. RSL scored twice in the first overtime period, and Atlanta tried to come back in the second to no avail.

L.A. Blues (USL PRO) 1, Chivas USA (MLS) 2: George Davis IV gave the LA Blues an early lead over the bottom feeders of MLS. But in the second half, Chivas showed some life. Carlos Alvarez tied it up in the 53rd minute, and a Dan Kennedy PK in the 62nd won the game.

REMAINING THIRD ROUND SCHEDULE:
40. Chicago Fire (MLS) at Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO)
Winthrop University Stadium; Rock Hill, S.C.
Wednesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. ET

47. LA Galaxy (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.
Wednesday, May 29, at 7:15 p.m. ET

48. Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) at Columbus Crew (MLS)
Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. ET

49. Reading United AC (PDL) at New York Red Bulls (MLS)
Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. ET

50. FC Tucson (PDL) at Houston Dynamo (MLS)
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. CT

51. Seattle Sounders (MLS) at Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL)
Al Lang Stadium; St. Petersburg, Fla.
Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. ET

52. Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO) at Portland Timbers (MLS)
JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore.
Wednesday, May 29, at 7:30 p.m. PT

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