2022 U.S. Open Cup Photo Gallery (Round of 16)
Sporting Kansas City had to battle back against 2018 champs Houston Dynamo – and ride two second-half goals from captain Johnny Russell through to the Quarterfinals (Plenty of former Open Cup champs in this photo with 2017 title-winners Daniel Salloi and Roger Espinoza front and center).
Roger Espinoza (left) won the Open Cup in 2017 with Sporting Kansas City and Darwin Quintero (right) was a runner-up and the tournament’s top-scorer in 2019 with Minnesota United (he’s now with Houston Dynamo – and out of the 2022 competition).
Children's Mercy Park, venue of the 2017 Open Cup Final, was in full voice in the Round of 16 when hometown heroes Sporting Kansas City edged Houston Dynamo for a place in the Quarters.
Patryk Klimala of the 2017 Open Cup runners-up New York Red Bulls in action in a 3-1 win over debutants Charlotte FC. The Polish striker assisted on the deciding goal.
New York Red Bull fans were out in their numbers as the club went “back to school” in the Round of 16 contest – played at Montclair State University’s Soccer Park in New Jersey.
All smiles for the New York Red Bulls (and hometown hero Dylan Nealis - left) as their win over Charlotte FC set up an Open Cup installment of the Hudson River Derby in the Quarterfinals.
Captain Conor Doyle (left) won an Open Cup with D.C. United back in 2013 — and now he’s led his third-tier (USL League One) side Union Omaha through to the Quarterfinals with a win over 2019 runners-up Minnesota United (Omaha’s second win over MLS opposition in the 2022 tournament).
A vicious flock of hunting Owls put paid to Minnesota United’s Loons. Union Omaha are THE underdog story of the 2022 Open Cup – with two wins over MLS opposition on the road. Noe Meza (No7) has two goals so far in the competition.
We’re really doing this! Joe Brito scores the winning goal for third-tier pro side Union Omaha in a come-from-behind win over MLS’ Minnesota United in the 2022 Open Cup Round of 16.
Nashville SC – playing in a first Open Cup – are through to the Quarterfinals after eliminating USL Championship powers Louisville City with a late goal from Hany Mukhtar.
The Round of 16 date between Nashville SC and Louisville City was a close-run thing the whole way through – until a late winner saw the MLS side from the Music City into the Last Eight.
Chicharito and LA Galaxy celebrate the derby win over LAFC in the Round of 16 of the 2022 Open Cup.
Boom! Chicharito scores for LA Galaxy on a sizzling counter-attack…
…Then he wheels off to celebrate with the home fans in Carson, California.
There was no lack of tension and heat in the 2022 Open Cup Round of 16 derby between LA Galaxy and LAFC.
Every loose ball was hotly contested in the Open Cup’s first-ever El Trafico derby between LAFC and LA Galaxy.
Members of the Maccabee LA club, who won five Open Cup titles in the 1970s and 80s, are honored at halftime of the Round of 16 game between modern-day LA Cup heroes LA Galaxy and LAFC.
LFG, indeed! Sacramento Republic beat frequent Open Cup opponents San Jose Earthquakes in the Round of 16 to pick up the $25,000 on offer for the best-finishing team from the USL Championship (and seal an historic place in the Quarterfinals).
No-No RoRo! Sacramento Republic hero Rodrigo Lopez is booked against the San Jose Earthquakes. Later, he’d go on to score one of the best goals of the 2022 Open Cup as the California capital side booked passage to the Quarterfinals.
Glory Red in Sacramento. The Republic are the lone remaining USL Championship side in the Quarterfinal stage of the 2022 Open Cup.