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

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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:


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.


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.


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 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.


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.


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.


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


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?

Share your thoughts below.

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

  1. MG says:

    I have to say, i love the way Jason Kreis is approaching the US Open Cup. He knows that winning competitions is the most important thing. He also wants back in the Champions League badly. The rest of the league should follow the example he has set.

  2. lurking says:

    SKC is taking this pretty seriously as well. They have a big hill to climb in the standings, but if they can keep hosting USOC games at LSP, they have a great shot at a trophy.

  3. Test says:

    that the same #1 draft pick Nick Besagno from a few years ago? Yikes..

  4. jonk says:

    Yep he was drafted as like a 16 year old, so he’s still pretty young. At least he’s still making a run at it.

  5. Rev up those Revs says:

    And the fact that they are in the East half of the bracket. The fact that SKC, the Fire or the Kickers could be playing for a spot in the CCL is frightening. I hope Red Bulls win the east half even though I hate them just because they might score a goal and even win a game in the CCL.

  6. jimbo says:

    Judging by this final field, it seems as if either the MLS teams are taking it more seriously or simply that they are getting deeper in terms of talent. As recent years had more lower division teams at this point, or am I wrong?

  7. solles says:

    lets all laugh at cowbus…bwahaahhaahhaaahha!

  8. Pierre says:

    RSL/NY final? I hope to see it

  9. Agenda says:


  10. Charles says:

    I just read that Kreis was taking this seriously.

    Then I just read the Salt Lake was outbid for the home game by…Dallas.

    Something isn’t adding up. Enlighten me.

    Seattle will be at home, where soccer should be played….(on turf 😉 ).

    Hopefully they will 3peat.

  11. doktoramor says:

    dangit – i thought rochester was going all the way a la 1999

  12. skinnyj says:

    Yeah, RSL is broke. There’s no excuse to not have a better bid, unless Dallas had Cuban submit the bid. We’ve never won in Dallas, and I’m sure we would draw a much bigger attendance than the Hoops will get. Money seems tight, which is curious giving that they probably made quite a bit during their Champ League run.

  13. Hector says:

    I don’t buy it. Sales haven’t been better in the past months…They need to get a replacement for Morales though.

  14. sammysounder says:

    This is the our cup.