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U.S. Open Cup Game of the Round: New York Cosmos host New York Red Bulls


Atlanta Silverbacks and Carolina RailHawks Complete Trio of NASL Clubs Advancing Past MLS Sides into Fifth Round

CHICAGO (June 14, 2014) – The fourth round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup included three matches Saturday night, with North American Soccer League (Division II) sides New York Cosmos, Atlanta Silverbacks and Carolina RailHawks stunning Major League Soccer (Division I) opponents to advance to the tournament’s fifth round.

In U.S. Soccer’s “Game of the Round,” the host Cosmos defeated the New York Red Bulls 3-0 with a brace from Mads Stokkelien that was capped off by an Alessandro Noselli goal as the NASL side pulled away in the second half.

Elsewhere, the Silverbacks triumphed over visiting Real Salt Lake 2-1 as Kwadwo Poku scored the game-winning goal in the 90th minute. The RailHawks received a heroic performance from goalkeeper Joseph Goodwin to emerge victorious 3-2 on penalty kicks after playing to a 1-1 draw through regulation and overtime with Chivas USA.

2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup “Game of the Round” Coverage:

 The Gotham Derby between the Cosmos and Red Bulls got off to a fast start as the NASL club carved out a handful of chances in the opening minutes of the match, and seizing a 1-0 lead through Stokkelien in just the seventh minute.

The lanky forward latched onto a long ball played over the Red Bulls’ back line by Cosmos captain Carlos Mendes, and from just outside the top left corner of the Red Bulls’ six-yard box, lashed a thunderous shot past goalkeeper Ryan Meara into the far side roof of the net.

The teams then traded chances until halftime with the Cosmos creating the majority of the opportunities. The NASL side was unlucky not to add to its lead in the 25th minute as Stokkelien rang a wide open chance off the crossbar, but needed goalkeeper Jimmy Maurer to come up with an impressive stop on Johnny Steel’s close-range effort seven minutes later to preserve the goal advantage.

After the break, the Cosmos were able to maintain their high energy level, shutting down the Red Bulls’ reshuffled midfield formation while carving out chances in their offensive half. The pressure paid off just after the 70th minute as Stokkelien struck for his second.

Moments after Meara made a superb denial of a Sebastián Guenzatti blast, Stokkelien found himself all alone at the back post to volley home Danny Szetela’s pin-point cross for a 2-0 Cosmos lead. Noselli then struck five minutes later to cement the final 3-0 margin.

In the fifth round, the Cosmos will face the winner of the Philadelphia Union-Harrisburg City Islanders matchup, and will either travel to PPL Park or host the Islanders at Belson Stadium in Queens, New York, on June 24.

Round 4 continues next week with six matches on June 17 and five games on June 18. The U.S. Open Cup’s fifth round kicks off June 24.

U.S. Soccer is broadcasting one match during each round of this year’s Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the 101st edition of the tournament, which features a record 80 teams. ussoccer.com’s “Game of the Round” for the fifth round will be announced at a later date.

Fourth Round Roundup – Saturday, June 14:
Real Salt Lake (MLS) 1, Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) 2
: The Atlanta Silverbacks left it late against last year’s U.S. Open Cup runner-up Real Salt Lake, scoring the winning goal in the 90th minute to advance to the fifth round.

It was RSL that took the initial lead in the 10th minute through Robbie Findley’s first goal in the U.S. Open Cup. The home side then equalized in the 33rd minute after a well-worked passing move led to Junior Burgos converting with a fine effort. The teams continued to trade chances throughout the match, with both goalkeepers making imperative saves to keep the score level.

Ultimately, Kwadwo Poku scored in second-half stoppage time for Atlanta to send the Silverbacks on to the fifth round where they will travel to play the winner of the Colorado Rapids-Orlando City matchup.

Chivas USA (MLS) 1, Carolina RailHawks (NASL) 1 (Carolina RailHawks win 3-2 on PKs): The Carolina RailHawks punched their ticket to the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup thanks to a master class effort from goalkeeper Joseph Goodwin in a 3-2 penalty-kick shoot win against Chivas USA.

The RailHawks took the initial lead in the 29th minute through Zack Schilawski, but were pegged back by Chivas USA’s Ryan Finley in the 40th minute. Deadlocked at one goal apiece, the second half and 30 minutes of overtime could not separate the sides, both of which spurned numerous chances during the penalty kick shootout that saw Goodwin save a penalty attempt from opposite ‘keeper Dan Kennedy.

After coming back from an early deficit in the shootout, the RailHawks were sent through when rookie striker Daniel Jackson converted in the seventh round of penalty kicks. Carolina will host the winner of the LA Galaxy-Arizona United FC matchup on June 24 in Cary, North Carolina.

2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule
Fourth Round

Date

Game

Result/Time

Venue

June 11

Laredo Heat (PDL) at Houston Dynamo (MLS)

0-1

BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

June 11

Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) at San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

1-2

Kezar Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.

June 14

Real Salt Lake (MLS) at Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)

1-2

Atlanta Silverbacks Park; Chamblee, Ga.

June 14

Chivas USA (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)

1-1 (2-3 PKs)

WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

June 14

New York Red Bulls (MLS) at New York Cosmos (NASL)

0-3

Shuart Stadium (Hofstra University); Hempstead, N.Y.

June 17

Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) at Philadelphia Union (MLS)

7 p.m. ET

PPL Park; Chester, Pa.

June 17

D.C. United (MLS) at Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO)

7:05 p.m. ET

Sahlen’s Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.

June 17

Indy Eleven (NASL) at Columbus Crew (MLS)

7:30 p.m. ET

FirstEnergy Stadium (Univ. of Akron); Akron, Ohio

June 17*

San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) at FC Dallas (MLS)

8 p.m. CT

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

June 17

Orlando City (USL PRO) at Colorado Rapids (MLS)

7 p.m. MT

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

June 17

Orlando City U23s (PDL) at Portland Timbers (MLS)

7:30 p.m. PT

Providence Park; Portland, Ore.

June 18

New England Revolution (MLS) at Richmond Kickers (USL PRO)

7 p.m. ET

Richmond City Stadium; Richmond, Va.

June 18

Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) at Chicago Fire (MLS)

7:30 p.m. CT

Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.

June 18

Minnesota United FC (NASL) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS)

7:30 p.m. CT

Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.

June 18^

PSA Elite (USASA) at Seattle Sounders (MLS)

7 p.m. PT

Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.

June 18

LA Galaxy (MLS) at Arizona United SC (USL PRO)

7:30 p.m. PT

Peoria Sports Complex; Peoria, Ariz.

# Kickoff time changed June 2     * Date changed on May 27, time changed May 29     ^ Date changed on May 21

Fifth Round

Date

Game

Time

Venue

June 24

 New York Cosmos (NASL) at Philadelphia Union (MLS)

7 p.m. ET

PPL Park; Chester, Pa.

  or

 

 

 

June 24

Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) at New York Cosmos (NASL)

7 p.m. ET

Belson Stadium (St. John’s Univ.); Queens, N.Y.

June 24

New England Revolution (MLS) at D.C. United (MLS)

7 p.m. ET

Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.

  or

 

 

 

June 24

Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) at D.C. United (MLS)

7 p.m. ET

Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.

  or

 

 

 

June 25

Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) at New England Revolution (MLS)

7:30 p.m. ET

Stevenson Field (Brown University); Providence, R.I.

  or

 

 

 

June 25

Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) at Richmond Kickers (USL PRO)

7 p.m. ET

Richmond City Stadium; Richmond, Va.

June 25

Indy Eleven (NASL) / Columbus Crew (MLS) winner at Chicago Fire (MLS)

7:30 p.m. CT

Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.

  or

 

 

 

June 25

Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) at Columbus Crew (MLS)

7:30 p.m. ET

Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio

  or

 

 

 

June 25

Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) at Indy Eleven (NASL)

7:30 p.m. ET

Carroll Stadium; Indianapolis, Ind.

June 24

   or 25

San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) / FC Dallas (MLS) winner at Houston Dynamo (MLS)

7:30 p.m. CT

BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

June 24

LA Galaxy (MLS) / Arizona United SC (USL PRO) winner at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)

7:30 p.m. ET

WakeMed Soccer Park Field 2; Cary, N.C.

 

June 24*

San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

7:30 p.m. PT

Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.

  or

 

 

 

June 24

PSA Elite (USASA) at San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)

7:30 p.m. PT

Buck Shaw Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.

June 24

Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) at Colorado Rapids (MLS)

7 p.m. MT

Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

  or

 

 

 

June 25^

Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) at Orlando City (USL PRO)

7:30 p.m. ET

ESPN Wide World of Sports; Kissimmee, Fla.

June 24

Orlando City U23s (PDL) / Portland Timbers (MLS) winner at Sporting Kansas City (MLS)

7:30 p.m. CT

Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.

  or

 

 

 

June 25

Orlando City U23s (PDL) at Minnesota United FC (NASL)

7 p.m. CT

National Sports Center Stadium; Blaine, Minn.

  or

 

 

 

June 24

Portland Timbers (MLS) at Minnesota United FC (NASL)

7 p.m. CT

National Sports Center Stadium; Blaine, Minn.

* Kickoff time changed June 4     ^ Date changed June 4


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