FC Dallas squeaks by Orlando City, Crew falls in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16

FC Dallas squeaks by Orlando City, Crew falls in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16

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FC Dallas squeaks by Orlando City, Crew falls in U.S. Open Cup Round of 16

Milton Rodriguez 1 (Getty Images)

 

By FRANCO PANIZO

Orlando City F.C. scored a 93rd minute equalizer in its U.S. Open Cup match against FC Dallas, but that wasn't the last goal scored in regulation.

FC Dallas defeated Orlando City, 3-2, in a Round of 16 match on Tuesday night courtesy of a 94th minute goal from Milton Rodriguez. The hosts avoided overtime when Rodriguez headed home a Jackson cross, just seconds after Yordany Alvarez had netted to pull Orlando level.

Not all MLS teams advanced to the quarterfinals as the Columbus Crew lost to the Richmond Kickers, 2-1. Matthew Delicate scored the winner five minutes from time, but the game ended in controversy as Columbus' Tommy Heinemann had a last-gasp effort deflect off of Delicate and into the arm of teammate Henry Kalungi, who was on the goal line. The Crew appealed for a penalty kick, though none was awarded.

Here are the rest of the results from Tuesday night's U.S. Open Cup matches as well as the quarterfinal match-ups:

LOS ANGELES GALAXY 2, LOS ANGELES BLUES 1

Battlefield L.A. could've been the title for the Los Angeles Galaxy's game against the Los Angeles Blues, a game that saw the Galaxy need a come-from-behind effort to win. Having given up a goal in the 62nd minute, the Galaxy needed a pair of goals from Omar Gonzalez and Mike Magee to come out victorious. Neither David Beckham nor Landon Donovan dressed in the Galaxy's 2-1 win.

NEW YORK RED BULLS 2, FC NEW YORK 1

The New York Red Bulls reached the quarterfinals with a 2-1 victory over FC New York. Second-half finishes from Corey Hertzog and John Rooney were enough to overcome a 56th minute goal from Owen Morrison. Juan Agudelo and Tim Ream, who both just returned from international duty, were credited with the assists on the Red Bulls' goals.

SEATTLE SOUNDERS 2, KITSAP PUMAS 1

The Seattle Sounders kept their hopes of winning a third U.S. Open Cup in as many years alive with a 2-1 triumph against Kitsap Pumas. Mike Fucito netted a goal in each half before Kitsap Pumas made things interesting with a goal from Nikolas Besagno in the 71st minute.

SPORTING KANSAS CITY 3, CHICAGO FIRE PDL 0

Sporting Kansas City progressed in the tournament, and it did so with relative ease. SKC defeated Chicago Fire PDL, 3-0, on goals from Teal Bunbury, Milos Stojcev and Kei Kamara. Stojcev and Kamara scored a minute apart in the second half after Bunbury opened the scoring in the third minute.

REAL SALT LAKE 2, WILMINGTON HAMMERHEADS 0

A pair of late first half goals from Tony Beltran and Jean Alexandre were enough to see Real Salt Lake dispose of the Wilmington Hammerheads, 2-0. Alexandre assisted on Beltran's goal in the 41st minute before scoring one of his own three minutes later. Beltran's goal was his first in any competition since being drafted by Real Salt Lake in 2008.

CHICAGO FIRE 1, ROCHESTER RHINOS 0

Interim head coach Frank Klopas advanced the Chicago Fire with a 1-0 win over the Rochester Rhinos. Diego Chaves scored eight minutes prior to halftime to propel the visitors to victory. Sean Johnson started and went the distance as he recorded a cleansheet.

QUARTERFINAL MATCHES

Chicago Fire vs. New York Red Bulls

Sporting Kansas City vs. Richmond Kickers

FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake

Seattle Sounders vs. Los Angeles Galaxy

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What do you think of these results? More shocked that FC Dallas needed a last-minute goal to beat Orlando City, or that the Crew lost to Richmond? Which quarterfinals match are you most looking forward to?

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