Three of four semifinalists have been decided — in very different fashions — as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup’s quarterfinals were staged Wednesday.
The L.A. Galaxy and Seattle Sounders are just underway in California, and the winner will face FC Dallas. That’s because — surprise!! — Fabian Castillo continued his incredible MLS career with a late winner to knock Houston out of the Open Cup via a Texas Derby-sized quarterfinal victory at BBVA Compass Stadium.
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That game took time to decide, as a 0-0 score line existed well into the second half.
Earlier, the New England Revolution ensured that the final would not be hosted in Pennsylvania for the first time in three years by defeating the Philadelphia Union in kicks.
After 120 minutes saw the teams deadlocked at 1-1 thanks to Je-Vaughn Watson’s 44th minute goal and a 90th minute equalizer from Philly’s Fabian Herbers. But Brad Knighton saved PK efforts from Sebastian Le Toux and C.J. Sapong’s to push the Revs into the semis, where they’ll face…
The Chicago Fire. David Accam’s wonderfully mazy run stands as the highlight of the night, but it was far from the Fire’s lone product in a 3-0 win over the NASL’s Fort Lauderdale Strikers.