July 1, 2015
Soccer News Net staff
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
Round of 16 roundup-Match day 2
NEW YORK RED BULLS 4, NEW YORK COSMOS 1
HARRISON, N.J. – Three days removed from their comeback win over New York City FC, the New York Red Bulls downed the New York Cosmos 4-1 in the round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Red Bull Arena Wednesday night.
The Red Bulls opened up the scoring five minutes into the match. Sam Llyod sent a pass to Sal Zizzo, who headed the ball from eight yards out past Cosmos’ keeper Jimmy Maurer. The Cosmos evened up the score in the 16th minute off a goal by Lucky Mkosana.
Maurer sent a pass up field to Walter Restrepo, who quickly raced toward the attacking zone. A pass for Mkosana was initially deflected, but a trailing Leo Fernandes sent the ball right back to Mkosana and he tied the game at one.
The Red Bulls regained the lead in the 42nd minute. A corner kick by Sacha Kljestan found Anatole Abang perfectly and he headed the ball into the net to give the Red Bulls 2-1.
The Red Bulls moved infront of the Cosmos by two in the 63rd minute after Chris Duvall was taken down inside the box. The ensuing penalty kick by Kljestan found the back of the net and put the game out of reach for the Cosmos.
Mike Grella made it 4-1 with a goal in the 90th minute.
The Red Bulls advance to face the Philadelphia Union in the quarterfinals.
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SPORTING KANSAS CITY 6, FC DALLAS 2
KANSAS CITY, Kan.-- Dom Dwyer scored the first of his four goals just five minutes into the game, as Sporting Kansas City routed FC Dallas 6-2 Wednesday night at Sporting Park.
Sporting led 4-0 at halftime thanks to additional goals by Dwyer in the 30th minute, courtesy of another header, and in the 41st minute off a penalty kick.
Krisztian Nemeth, who had the other two goals for SKC, added one in first-half stoppage time to make it a four-goal contest at the break.
Nemeth added his second of the night in the 59th minute, scoring off a chip from the right flank to make it 5-0.
Dwyer added his fourth of the night 10 minutes later off a free kick.
Dallas did pull two back, one from Michael Barrios in the 62nd minute and another from Kellyn Acosta in the 73rd to make it 6-2, but that’s how it finished.
Besides Dwyer’s four goals and Nemeth’s pair, Benny Feilhaber also contributed three assists for Sporting.
Kansas City will face the Houston Dynamo in the quarterfinals.
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REAL SALT LAKE 2, PORTLAND TIMBERS 0
SANDY, Utah---Real Salt Lake got a pair of second half goals to defeat the Portland Timbers 2-0, in a round of 16 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game in front of 15,840 at Rio Tinto Stadium Wednesday,
The Timbers' Gaston Fernandez had a goal called back for offside in the first half. Salt Lake went up nine minutes into the second half, when Sebastián Jaime ran onto a through ball from Olmes Garcia and one-timed a shot into the back of the net.
RSL sealed the win with a penalty kick by Javier Morales in the 70th minute after George Fochive was called for a foul against Joao Plata.
LOS ANGELES GALAXY 1, SAN JOSE EARTHQUAKES 0
SAN JOSE, Calif.---Jose Villarreal scored his first U.S. Open Cup goal six minutes into the game, and that's all the Los Angeles Galaxy needed to defeat the San Jose Earthquakes 1-0 Wednesday night at Avaya Stadium.
The Galaxy, who lost to the Quakes 3-1 on Sunday in the same stadium, advance to meet Real Salt Lake in the Open Cup's quarterfinals.
Villarreal brought down a pass from Kenny Walker with his right foot, then sent a left footed shot past San Jose goalkeeper Bryan Meredith for the game's only goal.