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2006 U.S. Open Cup Semifinal Capsules


D.C. United at Chicago Fire - Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
Kickoff:
7:30 p.m. CT
All-Time U.S. Open Cup Head to Head: 0-0-0
 

D.C.

Chicago

All-Time Open Cup ...
Record:
Record in OT:
Record in PKs:
Record vs. MLS:


17-5-3
2-2-3
1-2
4-4-1 (0-1 in PKs)


22-5-2
6-2-2
2-0
13-3-1 (1-0 in PKs)

Best Open Cup Finish:

Champion
(1 - 1996)

Champion
(3 - 1998, 2000, 2003)

2006 Open Cup Results

4: v. Columbus - 2-1 W (OT )
Q: v. New York  - 3-1 W

4: Kansas City - 2-0 W
Q: New England - 2-1 W

2006 Leading Scorers

Jamil Walker (3 goals)
Jaime Moreno (1 goal)
Josh Gros (1 goal)

Andy Herron (3 goals)
Calen Carr (1 goal)

Match-Up Notes:

  • The teams are facing each other for the first time in the U.S. Open Cup …
  • Going into 2006, D.C. United was just 2-4-1 (including a loss in PKs) to MLS teams in the Open Cup, but with victories over the Columbus Crew and the New York Red Bulls this year has evened the team’s record at .500 …
  • This is the first semifinal match in U.S. Open Cup between teams that have won the double – both the U.S. Open Cup crown and MLS Cup in the same year. Chicago won the double in 1998, while D.C. United did so in 1996 …
  • The only other MLS team to win the double was the Los Angeles Galaxy in 2005 …
  • The Chicago Fire are one of seven teams to win the Open Cup three times and can become the fifth team to win the Cup four times …
  • Fire rookie Calen Carr has carved a nice niche for himself in two Open Cup matches with an goal vs. Kansas City and setting up two Andy Herron goals vs. New England with an assist and drawing a penalty kick …
  • D.C. United is appearing in its fifth Open Cup semifinal match and they have advance to the final twice, winning the title in 1996 …
  • Forward Jamil Walker helped D.C. advance to the semifinals with goals in the 64th and 84th minute in a 3-1 victory vs. the Red Bulls in the quarters, and an overtime winner vs. the Crew in the fourth round …
  • D.C. United boss Peter Nowak won U.S. Open Cup titles with the Chicago Fire in 1998 and 2000 …
  • No players are in jeopardy of suspension by earning their third yellow card of the tournament.

 

Houston Dynamo at Los Angeles Galaxy; Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif,
Kickoff:
7:30 p.m. PT
All-Time U.S. Open Cup Head to Head: Los Angeles leads 3-0-1 (1-0 in PKs)
 

Houston 

Los Angeles

All-Time Open Cup ...
Record:
Record in OT:
Record in PKs:
Record vs. MLS:


10-6-4
1-1-4
2-2
1-4-2 (0-2 in PKs)


19-5-1
4-1-1
1-0
9-4-1 (1-0 in PKs)

Best Open Cup Finish:

Semifinals
(2004)

Champion
(2 - 2001, 2005)

2006 Open Cup Results

4: Carolina Dynamo 4-2 
Q: FC Dallas 3-0

4: FC Roma 2-0 
Q: Colorado Rapids 3-1 (OT)

2006 Leading Scorers

Alejandro Moreno (3 goals)
Eddie Robinson (2 goals)

Quavas Kirk (2 goals)
Landon Donovan (2 goals)

Match-Up Notes:

  • The Los Angeles Galaxy can become the first back-to-back champion since the New York Pancyprian-Freedom did so in 1982 and 1983, and have won two U.S. Open Cup titles …
  • Herculez Gomez scored the winner in a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas at the 2005 Open Cup final at The Home Depot Center …
  • On the other side, the Houston Dynamo (including San Jose Earthquakes records) recorded their first ever U.S. Open Cup victory over an MLS team in this year’s quarterfinals by defeating FC Dallas by a 3-0 margin …
  • The Galaxy topped the Earthquakes in all four previous meetings of the organizations – all in the quarterfinals including 2005 and a memorable and heated 2001 tilt that almost saw the goalkeepers take PKs before Kevin Hartman saved Wade Barrett’s attempt …
  • Landon Donovan played the first 45 minutes for San Jose in that contest …
  • Donovan scored twice in overtime vs. Colorado to send the Galaxy through to the semifinals …
  • Quavas Kirk has a goal in each of the Galaxy’s two Open Cup games but none in 16 regular season appearances …
  • Alejandro Moreno leads Houston with three goals in two Open Cup games, but has three goals in 25 starts for the Dynamo in regular season play …
  • No players are in jeopardy of suspension by earning their third yellow card of the tournament. 

* This is the first appearances for the team as the Houston Dynamo. Historic records include San Jose Earthquakes records

 

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