The Dayton Dutch Lions, third-division vanquishers of the Columbus Crew, advanced to the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup. Despite being outshot 21-8, Dayton defeated the Michigan Bucks, 2-1, in overtime.
And the darlings of the tournament, amateur side Cal FC, suffered a 5-0 defeat in Seattle to the three-time defending champion Sounders. Cal FC played the Sounders to a scoreless first half, but the MLS team poured in five goals in a 25-minute span to blow the game open in the second half.
MLS teams won three of four interleague matchups this round, with only the New York Red Bulls falling. The third-division Harrisburg City Islanders, who hosted the match on City Island in the middle of the Susquehanna River, knocked off the big-money team from the Big Apple, 3-1, in overtime.
With tonight’s results, five MLS teams and a trio of third-division clubs remain alive in the quarterfinals.
U.S. Open Cup results from June 5, 2012:
(NASL = 2nd division / USL Pro = 3rd division / PDL = 4th division / USASA=amateur)
Chivas USA (MLS) 2, Carolina RailHawks (NASL) 1
Philadelphia Union (MLS) 2, D.C. United (MLS) 1 [OT]
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL Pro) 3, New York Red Bulls (MLS) 1 [OT]
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro) 2, Michigan Bucks (PDL) 1 [OT]
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 2, Colorado Rapids (MLS) 0
Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro) 2, San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) 1 [OT]
Seattle Sounders (MLS) 5, Cal FC (USASA) 0
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 1, Minnesota Stars (NASL) 0
2012 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals (June 26)
Harrisburg City Islanders (USL Pro) at Philadelphia Union (MLS), 7:30 p.m.
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS), 8:30 p.m.
Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro) at Chivas USA (MLS), 10:07 p.m.
Seattle Sounders (MLS) at San Jose Earthquakes (MLS), 10:30 p.m.