Chivas, Columbus move on to U.S. Open Cup semifinals

Chivas, Columbus move on to U.S. Open Cup semifinals

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Chivas, Columbus move on to U.S. Open Cup semifinals

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For the very first time in club history, Chivas USA has qualified for the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup.

Taking on Houston in the quarterfinals — a club they hadn't beaten in 11 games — Chivas took an early lead through Justin Braun in the game's fifth minute and never looked back against a reserve-heavy Dynamo side. Braun added another in Chivas' 3-1 win, with the winner of the Los Angeles-Seattle matchup up next in the semifinals.

Only one starter saw the field for the Columbus Crew Tuesday night, but thanks to Steven Lenhart's hard work, the Crew easily handled USL-2 opponent Charleston Battery by a 3-0 score. Lenhart drew a penalty in the 38th minute that Emilio Renteria converted, before scoring a goal of his own in the 70th minute. Eddie Gaven's 87th minute goal rounded out the scoring, with Columbus set to meet the winner of the D.C. United-Harrisburg City quarterfinal.

What did you think of Tuesday's Open Cup action? Can Chivas continue a run to the final? Will Columbus keep its run going?

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