Three North American Soccer League (NASL) teams have advanced in the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup (#NASLTheCup) - setting up an unbelievably exciting Tuesday, June 24 of soccer. With half of the NASL teams remaining advancing from the Fourth Round to the Fifth Round, the clubs will continue to represent the League as they attempt to secure one of the four U.S. representatives to the CONCACAF Champions League.
“With the Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup concluded for NASL clubs, our three remaining clubs are showing the quality of soccer we are playing in the NASL,” said NASL Commissioner Bill Peterson. “We are proud of the effort of all of our teams in this round. We played competitively in every match, winning three of six matches and just missing out on a couple of additional results.”
The #NASLvMLS Round 5 encounters will be highlighted by New York Cosmos playing on the road for the first time in the US Open Cup, as they travel down I95 to meet Philadelphia Union. Atlanta Silverbacks, who emerged with an exciting late goal to get past Real Salt Lake in Round 4, will travel to Colorado Rapids for the first time and Carolina RailHawks will put their 22-game home streak on the line when they face LA Galaxy.
Results from NASL @ 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - Fourth Round
3 New York Cosmos
0 New York Red Bulls
James M. Shuart Stadium; Hempstead, N.Y.
1 Carolina RailHawks
1 Chivas USA
RailHawks wins 3-2 in PKs
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.
2 Atlanta Silverbacks
1 Real Salt Lake
Silverbacks Park; Atlanta, Ga.
2 Columbus Crew
1 Indy Eleven
First Energy Stadium; Akron, Ohio
2 FC Dallas
0 San Antonio Scorpions
Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Tex.
2 Sporting KC
0 Minnesota United FC
Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
The Fifth Round Matches for NASL clubs:
|New York Cosmos (NASL)
at Philadelphia Union
|June 24 7:00 p.m. ET||PPL Park; Chester, Pa.|
|Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)
at Colorado Rapids (MLS)
|Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.|
|LA Galaxy (MLS)
at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
7 p.m. ET
|WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, NC|