U.S. Open Cup
PDL's Mid-Michigan Bucks end major league Revolution's hopes 1-0.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (June 14, 20000 -- Chad Schomaker registered the game-winner three minutes into injury time to give the fourth division Mid Michigan Bucks of the PDL a shocking 1-0 upset of the host New England Revolution, MLS’s Eastern Division leader. Mid Michigan, which was nipped, 2-1, by the Tampa Bay Mutiny last year took the match before 1,857 at Foxboro Stadium.
It was widely believed that there would not be many upsets in this year's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup following the Cinderella run to the championship last year by the A-League's Rochester Raging Rhinos. It was one of three upsets by USL teams over Major League Soccer in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup.
Schomaker capitalized on a turnover by Carlos Parra in his attacking third and split the defense with a quick combination of passes with Paul Snape and Boniventure Maruti before sending a shot past goalkeeper Juergen Sommer.
Sommer had done well to tip Maruti’s shot over the crossbar in the 90th minute.
New England's Shaker Asad had an eighth-minute penalty kick saved by Mid Michigan goalkeeper Eric Pogue.
Rochester Raging Rhinos 2, Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1
BETHEL, Pa. -- Onandi Lowe nailed a header into the top shelf off an assist from Martin Nash in the 74th minute as the Rochester Raging Rhinos began the defense of their U.S. Open Cup title with a win over A-League rival Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2-1 before 1,626 at Bethel Park Stadium.
Rochester midfielder Nash, fresh off of Canadian national team World Cup qualifying, put Rochester ahead 1-0 with an unassisted goal off a direct kick in the 15th minute to give the Rhinos an early lead. Pittsburgh forward Phil Karn, playing in just his third game this season after recovering from a foot fracture, answered in the 20th minute with an unassisted goal off a breakaway.
An apparent goal by the Rhinos was disallowed in the 44th minute when a hand ball was called by officials. However, the corner kick from Nash to Lowe stood as the difference.
The Rhinos will face defending MLS champion D.C. United in the third round.
D.C. United 4, Charleston Battery 0
CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Jaime Moreno broke a scoreless tie in the 62nd minute and his strike partner Raul Diaz Arce's added three goals to power D.C. United to a 4-0 victory over the Charleston Battery at Blackbaud Stadium. It was payback for United's 4-3 overtime loss to Charleston in last year’s tournament.
Defending MLS champion United next faces the 1999 U.S. Open Cup titlist Rochester Rhinos of the A-League. The showdown will mark the second meeting between the clubs in the history of U.S. Open Cup play. United shutout Rochester 3-0 in the championship game of the 1996 tournament. That season United completed the first "Double" in American soccer history, hoisting the MLS Cup and the U.S. Open Cup.
Tampa Bay Mutiny 1, Uruguay SC 0 (OT)
TAMPA, Fla, -- Mamadou Diallo’s goal in the fourth minute of sudden death gave MLS’s Tampa Bay Mutiny a 1-0 triumph over the amateur Uruguay Soccer Club of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., at the University of South Florida Soccer Stadium.
The match took three hours to complete after a 42-minute delay because of lightning and a second-half bench-clearing fight that saw each team have two players ejected, including Mutiny goalkeeper Scott Garlick and defender Chris Houser.
There were eight yellow cards and the four red cards in a contentious affair that exploded with two minutes left in regulation. According to the St. Petersburg Times, Mutiny midfielder Josh Keller was fouled just outside the Uruguay 18-yard box. A Uruguay player then kicked a loose ball that hit Keller in the head.
Both teams went at each other, and players from the Uruguay bench ran on the field. Players from the Mutiny bench eventually followed. Garlick ran from the other side of the field and threw a punch. Houser had a Uruguay player in a headlock.
In the 94th minute, Ritchie Kotschau crossed to Diallo who netted a five-yard header to end the match.
MetroStars 2, Wilmington Hammerheads 1
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- First-half goals by Mark Ching and Clint Mathis were enough for the MetroStars of Major League soccer to defeat the Wilmington Hammerheads of the third-division D3 Pro League 2-1 before a Legion Stadium record crowd of 5,426.
The MetroStars will play MLS’s Tampa Bay Mutiny in the third round.
The MetroStars controlled the midfield throughout most of the first half, but were unable to connect on five hard shots before Mark Chung finally beat goalkeeper Micheal Rivera inside the box during the 39th minute to make it 1-0. Midfielder Tab Ramos began the scoring play by stealing a pass at midfield from Drew Perry. He fed the left flank for Chung who hit a low roller inside the left post.
The lead became 2-0 four minutes later when a Steve Jolley throw-in deflected off striker Adolfo Valencia inside the box to an unmarked Mathis who beat Rivera from five yards.
Willie Files scored for he Hammerheads to make it 2-1 in the 67th minute, beating an offside trap on a pass from George Corrie. Wilmington almost tied the game in the 89th minute when James Prosser's chip shot hit the upper right side of the crossbar to the dismay of the audience.
Columbus Crew 2, Cape Cod Crusaders 0
SOUTH YARMOUTH, Mass. -- Striker Brian West was in the game for 45 seconds when he netted the decisive goal to help the Columbus Crew of MLS to a hard-fought 2-0 over the third-division Cape Cod Crusaders of the D3 Pro League.
A halftime substitution at forward for Jeff Cunningham, West collected a Dominic Shell through pass deep in the left side of the box and slotted a left-footed shot past Crusader goalkeeper Matt Nelson for a 1-0 advantage in the 46th minute.
The 22-year-old West added an assist on a Roland Aguilera goal in the 55th minute to lead Columbus, which dominated and outshot the Crusaders 15-3, into the round of 16 against the A-League's Hampton Roads Mariners.
Cape Cod goalkeeper Matt Nelson kept his side in the game by making 13 saves in the game, many in spectacular fashion.
Miami Fusion 6, New Jersey Stallions 1
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Brazilian forward Welton exploded for four goals for the Miami Fusion of MLS which recorded a 6-1 rout of the D3 Pro League’s New Jersey Stallions at Lockhart Stadium. It was the biggest goal scoring effort of the Fusion in their team history.
The Fusion opened the scoring in the 14th minute when with Nelson Vargas rocketing a shot from 25 yards out into the upper left corner of the net after a short pass from Guatemalan international Martin Machon.
Then Welton took over, tallying goals in the 27th, 40th, 48th and 71st minute. After Julio Cesar provided New Jersey with its lone goal in the 83rd minute, Welton assisted on Diego Serna’s 88th-minute score to provide the final margin.
"Individually, it was a great night for Welton," said Fusion head coach Ray Hudson. "It was great to see him break out and hit the back of the net with authority. It was great to see a lot of goals going in as a team. On the night, it was a wonderful performance and a nice dress rehearsal for the next round."
Miami next faces the Mid-Michigan (PDL), who upset the New England Revolution 1-0 on a goal in extra time, in the third round.
Hampton Road Mariners 3, Northern Virginia Royals 2
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Underdogs, the Northern Virginia Royals of the D3 Pro League scored early and late, butt it was the three goals in between that propelled the A-League’s Hampton Roads Mariners to a 3-2 victory before 680 at the Virginia Beach Soccerplex.
Next for Hampton Roads is MLS’s Columbus Crew.
Northern Virginia opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a goal by Ricky Engelfried, but the Mariners went ahead 3-1 on goals by Jeff Dominguez, Jeff Clarke and Chris Scrofani within the first 19 minutes of the second half.
In the 88th minute, Northern Virginia's Mark Vita closed the gap to 3-2.
Second-round scoreboardWednesday, June 14
Uruguay (USASA) 0
Mexico S.C. (USASA) 0