US Open Cup: 10 of 12 MLS clubs advance to Round of 16 on Wednesday

US Open Cup 2016 (Generic)

The 4th Round of the 2016 edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is in the books and there will be 14 MLS clubs in the Round of 16.

With four matches already in the bag from Tuesday, here are the remaining 12 results that took place on Wednesday:

Wednesday, June 15

Columbus Crew SC 4

Tampa Bay Rowdies 0

Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, Columbus OH (MATCH REPLAY)

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- After a long bout of rain and lightning storms delayed their match by nearly two hours, Columbus Crew SC made quick work of the traveling Tampa Bay Rowdies Wednesday night in a 4-0 win.

With Ola Kamara out of the lineup and Conor Casey injured, Gregg Berhalter looked to Justin Meramto lead the line in his 4-2-3-1 system in the first half, and Ethan Finlay in the second half. Both scored, Meram from the run of play and Finlay on a penalty kick. Rookie Marshall Hollingsworth and newcomer Cristian Martinez also tallied for Crew SC.

Columbus Crew SC (4-2-3-1): Brad Stuver - Hector Jimenez, Chad Barson, Michael Parkhurst (c) (Corey Ashe 70), Waylon Francis - Rodrigo Saravia, Tony Tchani (Wil Trapp 46) - Cristian Martinez Emil Larsen, Marshall Hollingsworth - Justin Meram (Ethan Finlay 46)

Tampa Bay Rowdies (4-3-3): Matt Pickens (c) - Ben Sweat, Neil Collins, Frankie Sanfilippo, Darnell King (Stefan Antonijevic 13) - Junior Burgos, Juan Guerra, Joe Cole (Justin Chavez 71) - Georgi Hristov, Tommy Heinemann (Walter Ramirez 45), Eric Avila

-- ANDREW KING | More on

Jacksonville Armada 0

Orlando City 1

Southern Oak Stadium, Jacksonville FL (MATCH REPLAY)

Orlando City pulled out a narrow 1-0 road win over in-state NASL counterparts Jacksonville Armada at Southern Oak Stadium on Wednesday, with a point-blank finish by defender David Mateos deciding the affair.

The Spaniard's goal was the final touch in a well-executed corner-kick routine in the 62nd minute. Antonio Nocerino placed his delivery on the head of Julio Baptista at the near post, and the Brazilian's flicked header flew through the six-yard box to Mateos, who had a simple tap-in at the back stick.

The occasion was marked by heartfelt tributes to the victims of Sunday's Orlando nightclub attack by fans on both sides.

Jacksonville Armada (4-1-4-1): Miguel Gallardo - Bryan Burke (Danny Barrow 77), Beto Navarro, Tyler Ruthven, Anthony Wallace - Kevan George - Junior Sandoval, Patrick Otte (Lucas Scalia 71), Mechack Jerome, Pascal Millien - Alhassane Keita (Charles Eloundou 66)

Orlando City (4-2-3-1): Earl Edwards Jr. - Kevin Alston, David Mateos, Tommy Redding, Luke Boden - Servando Carrasco (c), Harrison Heath - Hadji Barry (Tony Rocha 45), Antonio Nocerino (Kevin Molino 76), Carlos Rivas - Julio Baptista

 -- CHARLES BOEHM | More on

Philadelphia Union 3

Harrisburg City Islanders 2

Talen Energy Stadium, Chester PA (HIGHLIGHTSMATCH REPLAY)

CHESTER, Pa. -- Roland Alberg scored two goals, including a dramatic stoppage-time winner, to lead the Philadelphia Union to a 3-2 win over the Harrisburg City Islanders, their former USL affiliate, at Talen Energy Stadium on Wednesday.

Trailing 2-0 late in the contest, the City Islanders staged an improbable rally, scoring on a 79th-minute Craig Foster roller and then tying the game on a Bobby Warshaw equalizer at the beginning of stoppage time, despite going down a man when Jose Barril was issued a straight red card in the 88th minute for a tackle from behind on Leo Fernandes.

But Alberg saved the day with a pinpoint free kick from just outside the box to help Philly avoid extra time and keep alive their hopes of advancing to a third straight Open Cup final.

Walter Restrepo opened the scoring for the Union, who started a new front four that featured Restrepo, Fabian Herbers, Alberg and Ilsinho. Herbers assisted on Alberg's goal right before halftime, while scored just three minutes into his Union debut.

Philadelphia Union (4-2-3-1): John McCarthy - Ray Gaddis (c), Ken Tribbett, Richie Marquez, Fabinho - Vincent Nogueira (Brian Carroll 73), Warren Creavalle - Ilsinho (Leo Fernandes 61), Roland Alberg, Walter Restrepo - Fabian Herbers (Sebastien Le Toux 78)

Harrisburg City Islanders (4-4-2): Nick Noble - Shawn McLaws, Shane Johnson, Liam Doyle, James Thomas - Mathew Bolduc (Cardell Benbow 70), Bobby Warshaw, Danny DiPrima (Craig Foster 69), Jose Barril - Paul Wilson, Aaron Wheeler

-- DAVE ZEITLIN | More on

Rochester Rhinos 0

New York Red Bulls 1

Rhinos Stadium, Rochester NY (MATCH REPLAY)

Sacha Kljestan's penalty kick in the 20th minute was all the scoring the New York Red Bulls needed against defending USL champions Rochester Rhinos, but it was enough to earn the Red Bulls a workmanlike 1-0 victory in the Fourth Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on Wednesday. 

Fielding a lineup that featured several key veterans, the Red Bulls earned the penalty when Rochester's Vasilios Apostolopoulos brought down Gonzalo Veron in the box.

The visitors had chances to nick a couple late goals, but Rhinos goalkeeper Tomas Gomez made stoppage-time saves on Alex Muyl and Mike Grella to keep the result in question until the final whistle.

Rochester Rhinos (4-4-2): Tomas Gomez - Vasilios Apostolopoulos, Joseph Farrell, Sean Totsch, Marcos Ugarte - Brandon Beresford, Michel Guilavogui (Sofiane Tergou 66), Mike Garzi, Kenardo Forbes - Christian Volesky (Asani Samuels 66), Steevan dos Santos

New York Red Bulls (4-2-3-1): Luis Robles - Sal Zizzo, Aurelien Collin, Gideon Baah, Justin Bilyeu - Dax McCarty, Sean Davis - Shaun Wright-Phillips (Alex Muyl 24), Sacha Kljestan, Gonzalo Veron (Ronald Zubar 80) - Bradley Wright-Phillips (Mike Grella 67)


Carolina RailHawks 0

New England Revolution 1

WakeMed Soccer Park, Cary NC (MATCH REPLAY)

The New England Revolution endured a weather delay that lasted more than two hours and a spirited display from the Carolina RailHawks, but the first career goal from Homegrown midfielder Zachary Herivaux in extra time (WATCH IT HERE) was the difference as the Revolution advanced in the US Open Cup on Wednesday night.

The teams played the first nine minutes of the game before a lightning delay of 2 hours, 15 minutes. After resuming play, both sides had chances, but Carolina had the edge in quality looks through 90 minutes.

New England moved into a higher gear in extra time. Substitute Chris Tierney’s 93rd-minute free kick bounced off the crossbar and back into play, keeping the score level in extra time. Moments later, it appeared Carolina would open the scoring on a counterattack, but Johnny Orlando’s pass for teammate Brian Shriver was mistimed, and the opportunity passed.

Herivaux broke the deadlock in the 103rd minute, as he received a pass from Lee Nguyen and sent a sharp shot past RailHawks goalkeeper Akira Fitzgerald. It was Herivaux's first competitive start for the club.

Carolina RailHawks (4-2-3-1): Akira Fitzgerald - Paul Black, Connor Tobin, Simon Mensing, Drew Beckie - James Marcelin, Matt Watson (Alex Perez 83) - Marvin Ceballos (Johnny Orlando 67), Nazmi Albadawi, Austin Da Luz (Billy Schuler 98) - Brian Shriver

New England Revolution (4-2-3-1): Brad Knighton - Jordan McCrary, London Woodberry, Jose Goncalves, Donnie Smith (Chris Tierney 80) - Scott Caldwell, Zach Herivaux - Juan Agudelo, Kelyn Rowe (Kei Kamara 69), Diego Fagundez - Femi Hollinger-Janzen (Lee Nguyen 56)


D.C. United 0 (3)

Fort Lauderdale Strikers 0 (4)

Maryland SoccerPlex, Boyds MD (MATCH REPLAY)

BOYDS, Md.  – D.C. United welcomed the Fort Lauderdale Strikers to the Maryland Soccerplex on Wednesday evening, hoping to make the NASL club their first stepping stone to their fourth US Open Cup title. Things did not go as planned.

The two teams battled through 90 minutes of regulation and 30 minutes of extra time, with neither able to find the back of the net. In penalties, the Strikers emerged victorious. After United midfielder Jared Jeffrey’s fifth-round attempt clanged off the crossbar, Strikers attacker Matheus Carvalho stepped to the spot and drove his attempt past United 'keeper Travis Worra, sealing his side’s victory.

D.C. United (4-2-3-1): Travis Worra - Sean Franklin (Taylor Kemp 45), Kofi Opare, Jalen Robinson, Luke Mishu - Chris Durkin (Luciano Acosta 86), Jared Jeffrey - Miguel Aguilar (Andrea Mancini 66), Julian Buscher, Rob Vincent - Alhaji Kamara

Ft. Lauderdale Strikers (4-2-3-1): Diego Restrepo - PC, Julius James, Gale Agbossoumonde, Gabriel - Luis Felipe Fernandes, Jean-Marc Alexandre - Jose Angulo (Matheus Carvalho 84), Ramón Nunez, Geison Moura (Giuseppe Gentile 100) - Maicon Santos

-- PABLO MAURER | More on

New York City FC 0

New York Cosmos 1

Coffey Field, The Bronx NY

BRONX, N.Y. – Former MLSer Danny Szetela headed in the lone goal two minutes from full time to lift the New York Cosmos to a 1-0 win over New York City FC, which fielded mainly a reserve lineup on Wednesday night at Fordham University’s Coffey Field.

Szetela capped a quick counter when he latched onto a cross from the left and nodded in an open header from just inside the six-yard box for the game’s lone goal, lifting the Cosmos over NYCFC in Open Cup play for a second consecutive year.

NYCFC (4-3-3): Eirik Johansen - Shannon Gomez, Ethan White, Jefferson Mena (Jason Hernandez 87), Diego Martínez - Mix Diskerud, Mikey Lopez, Mehdi Ballouchy (Jack Harrison 89) - Khiry Shelton (Tony Taylor 73), Patrick Mullins, Kwadwo Poku
NY Cosmos (4-1-4-1): Jimmy Maurer - Hunter Freeman, Roversio, Carlos Mendes, Ayoze - Danny Szetela - Sebastián Guenzatti, Ruben Bover (Adam Moffat 79), Juan Arango, Yohandry Orozco (Jimmy Ockford 89) - Jairo Arrieta (Lucky Mkosana 89)
-- DYLAN BUTLER | More on

Minnesota United 1

Sporting Kansas City 2, aet

National Sports Center, Blaine MN (MATCH REPLAY)

The defending US Open Cup champions were pushed to extra time in their 2016 tournament debut, but in the end Sporting Kansas City advanced to the Round of 16 following a 2-1 extra-time over Minnesota United on Wednesday.

Sporting first broke through in the 63rd minute after a Brent Kallman handball in the box on a Dom Dwyer shot. Benny Feilhaber converted the subsequent spot kick to make it 1-0 for the visitors.

But Minnesota earned a penalty kick themselves in the final 10 minutes on a foul that might have actually been outside the box, with star striker Christian Ramirez converting to tie the game.

In extra time, Sporting retook the lead in the 109th minute, as substitute Diego Rubio received a pass from Feilhaber and made no mistake with his finish.

Minnesota nearly found another equalizer at the very end of extra time, but the chance flew just wide of the post.

Minnesota United FC (4-2-3-1): Sammy Ndjock – Kevin Venegas, Damion Lowe, Brent Kallman, Justin Davis – Jeb Brovsky, Juliano (J.C. Banks 78) – Danny Cruz, Ibson (Ben Speas 61), Stefano Pinho – Christian Ramirez

Sporting Kansas City (4-3-3): Alec Kann – Saad Abdul-Salaam (Chance Myers 99), Lawrence Olum, Ike Opara, Jimmy Medranda – Soni Mustivar, Benny Feilhaber, Roger Espinoza – Jacob Peterson (Brad Davis 90), Dom Dwyer (Diego Rubio 105), Connor Hallisey


FC Dallas 2 (6)

OKC Energy 2 (5)

Westcott Field, Dallas

DALLAS – After surrendering a late Oklahoma City Energy equalizer in the 89th minute and a scoreless extra time, FC Dallas managed to escape with a win over the Energy in a penalty-kick shootout.

Oklahoma City struck first in the 26th minute through former Kansas City academy forward Jordan Rideout, who fired a second-chance opportunity past goalkeeper Jesse Gonzalez after the FCD backline made a textbook tackle to prevent an initial shot.

But Dallas finally connected in the 37th minute, with offseason acquisition Carlos Lizarazo receiving a pass from Coy Craft, putting on a nifty spin move to clear space and firing a laser past C.J. Cochran to equalize the match.

Lizarazo scored in nearly identical fashion six minutes later, again taking a pass from Craft, spinning past a defender and connecting to put FCD up 2-1.

The score stayed that way until the 89th minute, when OKC captain Michael Thomas headed in a corner kick to equalize the match.

Dallas played with 10 men for the second extra-time session after Zach Loyd was taken down hard and carted off on a stretcher.

The teams were tied 4-4 after the five rounds of PKs with Lizarazo, Mauro Diaz, Kellyn Acosta and Atiba Harris sinking the Dallas PKs (a Matt Hedges shot was saved). In the sudden-death round, an OKC miss allowed Dallas rookie Colin Bonner to play hero and sink the winning PK for the win.

FC Dallas (4-4-2): Jesse Gonzalez – Agustin Jara, Zach Loyd, Matt Hedges, Aaron Guillen – Juan Esteban Ortiz, Victor Ulloa (Kellyn Acosta), Mauro Diaz, Coy Craft (Atiba Harris) – Carlos Lizarazo, Maximiliano Urruti (Colin Bonner)

OKC Energy FC (4-4-2): C.J. Cochran – Kalen Ryden (Peter Toth), Michael Harris, Kyle Hyland, Coady Andrews – Michael Thomas, Cyprian Hedrick, Jose Cuevas, Jordan Rideout (Wojciech Wojcik) – Daniel Gonzalez, Evans Frimpong (Danni Konig)

-- SCOTT SIDWAY | More on

Houston Dynamo 4

San Antonio FC 0

BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston (MATCH REPLAY)

HOUSTON – Mauro Manotas and Alex Lima scored in the first half, and Raul Rodriguez and Leonel Miranda chipped in goals in the second half as the Houston Dynamo defeated San Antonio FC 4-0 Wednesday night to advance to the Round of 16 of the US Open Cup.

David Rocha added two assists, and Lima also had an assist for Houston, who earned interim head coach Wade Barrett his first win (1-0-2) since taking over for Owen Coyle.

Manotas opened the scoring in the 39th minute, nailing a shot inside the near post from the top of the penalty area. Lima doubled Houston’s lead at the halftime whistle, sending one inside the back post off a DaMarcus Beasley free kick that Rocha headed.

Rodriguez scored on a diving header in the 60th minute, and Miranda scored six minutes later for the final margin.

Houston Dynamo (4-1-4-1): Joe Willis – Sheanon Williams, David Horst (Raul Rodriguez 45), Agus, DaMarcus Beasley (T.J. Casner 71) – David Rocha – Leonel Miranda, Zach Steinberger, Alex, Boniek Garcia (Cristian Maidana 62) – Mauro Manotas

San Antonio FC (4-4-2): Josh Ford – Milton Palacios (Biko Bradnock-Brennan 74), Stephen McCarthy, Sam McBride, Greg Cochrane – Rafael Castillo, Danny Garcia (Victor Araujo 62), Michael Reed, Carlos Alvarez – Jason Johnson, Shawn Chin (Jacques Francois 45)

-- JEREMY RAKES | More on

Chicago Fire 1 (4)

Indy Eleven 1 (3)

Toyota Park, Bridgeview IL (MATCH REPLAY)

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. – David Accam was the hero for the Chicago Fire on Wednesday, as the four-time US Open Cup winners needed extra time and penalties to overcome the spirited challenge of NASL side Indy Eleven at Toyota Park.

Despite enjoying the better of possession and chances and hitting the bar through Accam in the 23rd minute, the sides remained deadlocked at the end of 90 minutes. However, the hosts fell behind in the 105th minute when Indy dangerman Justin Braun turned on a dime just inside the box before hammering home right-footed past Matt Lampson.

Their lead didn’t last long, as Accam jinked his way through the visiting defense close to the right sideline just six minutes later, before unleashing an unstoppable shot past former Fire netminder Jon Busch to force penalties.

After misses by Indy substitutes Souleymane Youla and Daniel Keller, Accam kept his nerve to hammer home the decisive penalty to give the Fire the victory.  

Chicago Fire (4-4-2): Matt Lampson – Rodrigo Ramos (Johan Kappelhof 74), Eric Gehrig, Jonathan Campbell, Brandon Vincent – Razvan Cocis, Matt Polster (Nick LaBrocca 45), Arturo Alvarez (Joey Calistri 61), Khaly Thiam – Kennedy Igboananike, David Accam

Indy Eleven (4-4-2): Jon Busch – Marco Franco, Colin Falvey, Greg Janicki, Nemanja Vukovic – Dylan Mares (Souleymane Youla 69), Brad Ring (Daniel Keller 81), Nicki Paterson, Duke Lacroix (Sinisa Ubiparipovic 98) – Eamon Zayed, Justin Braun

-- SHANE MURRAY | More on

Seattle Sounders 2

Kitsap Pumas 0

Starfire Sports Complex, Tukwila WA (MATCH REPLAY)

TUKWILA, Wash. -- The Seattle Sounders got all they could handle from the Kitsap Pumas at Starfire Soccer Complex on Wednesday, but Cristian Roldan’s first professional goal and a late insurance tally from Joevin Jones proved decisive in a 2-0 Seattle victory.

The teams battled to a scoreless deadlock in the first half, but Seattle broke through in the 71st minute after an Aaron Kovar free kick took a deflection and found Roldan in the Kitsap penalty box. The second-year University of Washington midfielder lofted his attempt over Kitsap ‘keeper Mike Grosey and into the net to give Seattle the 1-0 lead.

The score held until stoppage time, when Jones finished a breakaway to officially punch Seattle’s ticket to the Round of 16. 

Seattle Sounders (4-3-3): Tyler Miller – Oniel Fisher, Zach Scott, Tony Alfaro, Dylan Remick – Nathan Sturgis (Erik Friberg 45), Zach Mathers, Cristian Roldan – Darwin Jones (Joevin Jones 63), Herculez Gomez (Andy Craven 84), Aaron Kovar

Kitsap Pumas (4-4-2): Matt Grosey – Ian Lange, Rene DeZorzi, Cory Keitz, Matt Eronemo – Javier Castro (Edgar Torres 78), Nick Hamer, Joel Waterman (Ibrahim Diaby 66), Mike Ramos – Jesus Sanchez, Hamza Haddadi (Darius Madison 77)