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Miles Joseph's night carries Columbus over Hampton Roads 4-1.

(Wednesday, July 19, 2000) Columbus, Ohio -- The Columbus Crew advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2000 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup after defeating the Hampton Roads Mariners (A-League), 4-1, in the third round. The night belonged to Miles Joseph, a late starter, who replaced Dante Washington who missed the game with a hip flexor. Joseph put together one goal and two assists in his absence.

Tom Fitzgerald
Tom Fitzgerald
Columbus Crew head coach Tom Fitzgerald had spoken openly about his desire to capture the Cup named after the team's owner Lamar Hunt. With the exception of the early going when both teams struggled to maintain possession as the slick field caused problems due to heavy rainfall earlier in the day, Columbus looked determined not to let the same occurence happen to them as had occured with several MLS teams in the previous round of competition.

Hampton Roads nearly got on the scoreboard early as a turnover in the Crew box let Jacob Fenger fire a 12-yard shot that Crew 'keeper Matt Napeleon blocked. The rebounded shot fell right to the feet of Mariner Seamus Donnelly who just missed the Crew goal.

Crew forward Miles Joseph broke the game open with a goal off a corner kick from Robert Warzycha soon afterwards in the 25th minute.

Five minutes later the Crew tallied their second goal of the night as Jason Farrell beat Hampton Roads 'keeper Emmit Idzanhl with a 18-yard blast. The play started in the Crew backfield where Todd Yeagley counter-attacked by playing a ball to Miles Joseph in midfield. Joseph turned his defender and played a curling 35-yard pass to a streaking Farrell who put the ball in the back of the net for a 2-0 lead.

Hampton Roads got one back as Jakob Fenger's low shot from 12-yards out beat Napoleon. Saul Martinez was credited with the assist after lofting the ball into the box and creating a scoring opportunity for Fenger, who made no mistake with his finish.

Mike Duhaney widened the Crew lead to 3-1 by heading home a cross dished from the right side by Miles Joseph.

Crew substitute Dominic Schell, who entered the game in the 83rd minute, sealed the Columbus victory with a goal in extra time, the 93rd minute.

Columbus awaits a quarterfinals pairing with the winner of the Tampa Bay Mutiny vs. MetroStars matchup to be held on July 25, 2000. Of the third round games, it is the only contest pitting MLS teams together.

Columbus Crew (MLS) 3, Hampton Roads Mariners (A-League) 1

Lineups: Columbus - Matt Napoleon, Mike Lapper (captain), Mike Clark, Todd Yeagley, Roland Aguilera, Jason Farrell, John Wilmar Perez (Mario Longo 79), Mike Duhaney (Dominic Schell 83), Jeff Cunningham (Mario Gori 71), Robert Warzycha, Miles Joseph. Hampton Roads - Emmit Idzahl, Alan Branigan, Randy Samuel, Steve Kramer, Ian Checcio, Jeff Dominguez, Chris Scrofani (Jamie Bailey 58), Jakob Fenger, Nathan Fairchild (James Tanner 58), Saul Martinez (Dwayne Bergeron 73), Seamus Donnelly (captain).

Columbus - Joseph (Warzycha) 25.
Columbus - Farrell (Joseph, Yeagley) 30.
Hampton Roads - Fenger (Martinez) 39.
Columbus - Duhaney (Joseph, Cunningham) 60.
Columbus - Schell (Farrell) 93+.

Total shots: n/a. Shots on goal: n/a. Saves: n/a. Fouls: n/a. Offside: n/a. Corner kicks: n/a. Yellow card cautions: Hampton Roads - Checcio 32, Martinez 63, Kraemer 85; Columbus - Duhaney 6.

Referee: Kevin Stott, Raymundo Prisco. Referee's assistants: Claude Baudin, Desmond O'Sullivan. Attendance: 3,063 at Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Weather: Cool, partly cloudy.

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