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Sounders Select shock Dallas 3-2 in overtime; four MLS teams are losers
in first game.

(Wednesday, June 27, 2001) -- Three more Major League teams were upset in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup second round.

Most shocking was the Seattle Sounders Select of the fourth-division Premier Development league stunning the Dallas Burn 3-2 in overtime at Old Panther Field in Duncanville, Tex.

Also stunning was the ease with which the A-League’s Charleston Battery dispatched the MetroStars 4-1. And the A-League’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds blanked the Colorado Rapids 2-0.

Add that to the A-League’s Connecticut Wolves 3-2 decision Tuesday over the Tampa Bay Mutiny and four MLS teams were eliminated in their first match in the Open Cup.

In the 97th minute -- the seventh minute of sudden death -- Sounders Select sub Kurt Ness score the game-winning golden goal. A Select cross into the penalty area went off Dallas goalkeeper Chris Snitko to Ness, whose quick shot redirected off a defender’s chest, leaving Snitko going in the wrong direction as the winner settled in the net.

"The guys really played with a lot of heart tonight. They really wanted to win this game,’ said Sounders Select coach Teddy Mitalis. "After we scored that goal late in the first half, I was concerned in the second half when Dallas brought some starters. Dallas went balls out in the second half. But our guys wanted it more, but (goalkeeper) Carlos (Castellanos) was awesome. He saved shot after shot. Carlos told the guys at halftime, if you give me a goal, I will save all the rest. He did."

Dallas tied the score 2-2 when Ariel Grazani came off the bench to score in the 80th minute.

After withstanding early pressure, the Sounders Select went ahead 1-0 when forward Greg Foisie took a ball from a Burn defender, carried downfield past several Burn players and scored in the 45th minute.

Alexi Korel tied the game at 1-0 in the 61st minute. Dallas continued to apply the and subbed in several of its regular starters, but it was the Sounders Select who went ahead 2-1 when midfielder Zack Kingsley scored on a quick short shot after a nice pass from defender Billy Sleeth.

The Sounders Select next faces MLS’s Los Angeles Galaxy July 11. Seattle advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open Cup by defeating Olympia-Stamford (Conn.) 4-1 in the first round on June 8.

The loss marks the earliest the Burn was eliminated from this competition


Charleston Battery (A-League) 4, MetroStars (MLS) 0

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Four Charleston Battery players found net in a 4-1 rout of the MetroStars before 4,097 at Blackbaud Stadium.

Defender Gilbert Jean-Baptiste scored two minutes into the second half, intercepting a Petke clearance near the penalty arc. He then avoided a defender and fired from 18-yards past the outstretched arms of Tim Howard for the 1-0 lead.

Paul Conway made it 2-0 in the 70th minute when he took a feed from John Ball. He beat Orlando Perez one-on-one and calmly sent a left-footed lob over Howard into the upper right corner.

"When they picked up their first goal in the second half, we just unraveled and they took advantage of it," MetroStars coach Octavio Zambran said. "We lost our composure at that point and could not recover."

Former Rutgers star Brian Piesner and Mac Cozier scored in the 77th and 79th minute, respectively, to make it 4-0 on a hot and humid night in South Carolina.

MetroStars defender Daniel Hernandez put the MetroStars on the board in the 89th minute when his free kick from 19-yards took two bounces and got by keeper Dusty Hudock.


Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-League) 2, Colorado Rapids (MLS) 0

PITTSBURGH - Alfedo and Phil Karn were the goal-scorers allowing the Riverhounds to drop the Colorado Rapids 2-0 before 1,660 at Bethel Park Stadium

Alfredo, who sent a good cross over the crossbar in the sixth minute, headed in a David Flavius feed in the 54th for a 1-0 lead.

Karn made it 2-0 in the 79th, converting a pass from Henry Gutierrez.

Riverhounds goalkeeper Randy Dedini stopped Colorado striker John Spencer on a breakaway late in the game.


Second round

Tuesday, June 26
Connecticut Wolves (A-League) 3, Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS) 2

Wednesday, June 27
Milwaukee Rampage (A-League) 2, Utah Blitzz (D3 Pro) 0
Chicago Fire (MLS) 3, San Diego Flash (A-League) 0
Richmond Kickers (A-League) 7, Reading Rage (D3 Pro) 2
Charleston Battery (A-League) 4, MetroStars (MLS) 1
New England Revolution (MLS) 7, Mid Michigan Bucks (PDL) 1
Columbus Crew (MLS) 5, Carolina Dynamo 1
D.C. United (MLS) 8, New Jersey Stallions (D3 Pro) 0
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-League) 2, Colorado Rapids (MLS) 0
Miami Fusion (MLS) 4, Uruguay SC (USASA) 0
Kansas City Wizards (MLS) 1, Seattle Sounders (A-League) 0
Seattle Sounders Select (PDL) 3, Dallas Burn (MLS) 2 (OT)
El Paso Patriots (A-League) 4, Chico Rooks (D3 Pro) 3
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 6, Central Coast Roadrunners (PDL) 0
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 5, Nashville Metros (A-League) 0

Monday, July 2
Hershey Wildcats (A-League) at Rochester Rhinos (A-League), 7:35 p.m.

First round
Central Coast Roadrunners (PDL) 1, Mexico SC (USASA) 1 (Roadrunners advance 5-4 in penalty kicks)
Seattle Sounders (PDL) 4. Olympia Stamford (USASA) 1
Mid Michigan Bucks (PDL) 3, Chaldean Arsenal (USASA) 0
Uruguay S.C., (USASA) 3, Miami Strike Force (PDL) 2

Third round - July 11
Quarterfinals - July 24
Semifinals - August 21-22
Championship - October 27

(Wednesday, June 27, 2001) -- Three more Major League teams were upset in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup second round.

Most shocking was the Seattle Sounders Select of the fourth-division Premier Development league stunning the Dallas Burn 3-2 in overtime at Old Panther Field in Duncanville, Tex.

Also stunning was the ease with which the A-League’s Charleston Battery dispatched the MetroStars 4-1. And the A-League’s Pittsburgh Riverhounds blanked the Colorado Rapids 2-0.

Add that to the A-League’s Connecticut Wolves 3-2 decision Tuesday over the Tampa Bay Mutiny and four MLS teams were eliminated in their first match in the Open Cup.

In the 97th minute -- the seventh minute of sudden death -- Sounders Select sub Kurt Ness score the game-winning golden goal. A Select cross into the penalty area went off Dallas goalkeeper Chris Snitko to Ness, whose quick shot redirected off a defender’s chest, leaving Snitko going in the wrong direction as the winner settled in the net. "The guys really played with a lot of heart tonight. They really wanted to win this game,’ said Sounders Select coach Teddy Mitalis. "After we scored that goal late in the first half, I was concerned in the second half when Dallas brought some starters. Dallas went balls out in the second half. But our guys wanted it more, but (goalkeeper) Carlos (Castellanos) was awesome. He saved shot after shot. Carlos told the guys at halftime, if you give me a goal, I will save all the rest. He did."

Dallas tied the score 2-2 when Ariel Grazani came off the bench to score in the 80th minute.

After withstanding early pressure, the Sounders Select went ahead 1-0 when forward Greg Foisie took a ball from a Burn defender, carried downfield past several Burn players and scored in the 45th minute.

Alexi Korel tied the game at 1-0 in the 61st minute. Dallas continued to apply the and subbed in several of its regular starters, but it was the Sounders Select who went ahead 2-1 when midfielder Zack Kingsley scored on a quick short shot after a nice pass from defender Billy Sleeth.

The Sounders Select next faces MLS’s Los Angeles Galaxy July 11. Seattle advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open Cup by defeating Olympia-Stamford (Conn.) 4-1 in the first round on June 8.

The loss marks the earliest the Burn was eliminated from this competition


Charleston Battery (A-League) 4, MetroStars (MLS) 0

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Four Charleston Battery players found net in a 4-1 rout of the MetroStars before 4,097 at Blackbaud Stadium.

Defender Gilbert Jean-Baptiste scored two minutes into the second half, intercepting a Petke clearance near the penalty arc. He then avoided a defender and fired from 18-yards past the outstretched arms of Tim Howard for the 1-0 lead.

Paul Conway made it 2-0 in the 70th minute when he took a feed from John Ball. He beat Orlando Perez one-on-one and calmly sent a left-footed lob over Howard into the upper right corner.

"When they picked up their first goal in the second half, we just unraveled and they took advantage of it," MetroStars coach Octavio Zambran said. "We lost our composure at that point and could not recover."

Former Rutgers star Brian Piesner and Mac Cozier scored in the 77th and 79th minute, respectively, to make it 4-0 on a hot and humid night in South Carolina.

MetroStars defender Daniel Hernandez put the MetroStars on the board in the 89th minute when his free kick from 19-yards took two bounces and got by keeper Dusty Hudock.


Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-League) 2, Colorado Rapids (MLS) 0

PITTSBURGH - Alfedo and Phil Karn were the goal-scorers allowing the Riverhounds to drop the Colorado Rapids 2-0 before 1,660 at Bethel Park Stadium

Alfredo, who sent a good cross over the crossbar in the sixth minute, headed in a David Flavius feed in the 54th for a 1-0 lead.

Karn made it 2-0 in the 79th, converting a pass from Henry Gutierrez.

Riverhounds goalkeeper Randy Dedini stopped Colorado striker John Spencer on a breakaway late in the game.

Second round

Tuesday, June 26
Connecticut Wolves (A-League) 3, Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS) 2

Wednesday, June 27
Milwaukee Rampage (A-League) 2, Utah Blitzz (D3 Pro) 0
Chicago Fire (MLS) 3, San Diego Flash (A-League) 0
Richmond Kickers (A-League) 7, Reading Rage (D3 Pro) 2
Charleston Battery (A-League) 4, MetroStars (MLS) 1
New England Revolution (MLS) 7, Mid Michigan Bucks (PDL) 1
Columbus Crew (MLS) 5, Carolina Dynamo 1
D.C. United (MLS) 8, New Jersey Stallions (D3 Pro) 0
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-League) 2, Colorado Rapids (MLS) 0
Miami Fusion (MLS) 4, Uruguay SC (USASA) 0
Kansas City Wizards (MLS) 4, Seattle Sounders (A-League) 0
Seattle Sounders Select (PDL) 3, Dallas Burn (MLS) 2 (OT)
El Paso Patriots (A-League) 4, Chico Rooks (D3 Pro) 3
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 6, Central Coast Roadrunners (PDL) 0
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 5, Nashville Metros (A-League) 0

Monday, July 2
Hershey Wildcats (A-League) at Rochester Rhinos (A-League), 7:35 p.m.

First round
Central Coast Roadrunners (PDL) 1, Mexico SC (USASA) 1 (Roadrunners advance 5-4 in penalty kicks)
Seattle Sounders (PDL) 4. Olympia Stamford (USASA) 1
Mid Michigan Bucks (PDL) 3, Chaldean Arsenal (USASA) 0
Uruguay S.C., (USASA) 3, Miami Strike Force (PDL) 2

Third round - July 11
Quarterfinals - July 24
Semifinals - August 21-22
Championship - October 27

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