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May 29, 2013 at 9:02 PM

MLS loses four teams, including Sounders FC, in U.S. Open Cup third round

usoc logoUPDATE 9:30 p.m. — Add Sounders FC and the Los Angeles Galaxy to the list of MLS victims. That’s 12 of 16 moving on to the fourth round.

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The third round of the U.S. Open Cup kicked off Tuesday. This is the round when the 16 American teams in MLS enter the annual knockout-style tournament. It was a wild day of action, as is typical, and after the dust settled, two MLS sides were eliminated by lower-league competition.

The Colorado Rapids suffered a 3-1 road loss to Orlando City SC, a team in the third-tier USL PRO that beat the Sounders in a reserve game earlier this month.

The San Jose Earthquakes lost on the road, as well, a 1-0 defeat to the USL PRO Charleston Battery (the former team of Sounders like Osvaldo Alonso, Lamar Neagle and Alex Caskey).

The seven other MLS teams in action Tuesday advanced, but Real Salt Lake needed overtime and D.C. United needed penalty kicks. The third round comes to a close Wednesday with seven more games involving MLS teams.

Here is how things went:

TUESDAY’S RESULTS

Philadelphia Union (MLS) 2-1 Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL)
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) 0-0 D.C. United (MLS), D.C. advances 4-2 on PKs
Rochester Rhinos 1-5 New England Revolution (MLS)
Orlando City SC (USL PRO) 3-1 Colorado Rapids (MLS)
Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) 0-2 FC Dallas (MLS)
Charleston Battery (USL PRO) 1-0 San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 2-0 Des Moines Menace (PDL)
Real Salt Lake (MLS) 3-2 Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL), overtime
L.A. Blues (USL PRO) 1-2 Chivas USA (MLS)

WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS

Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) 0-2 Chicago Fire (MLS)
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) 2-0 LA Galaxy (MLS)
Columbus Crew (MLS) 2-1 Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO)
New York Red Bulls (MLS) 2-0 Reading United AC (PDL)
Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) 1-0 Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)
Houston Dynamo (MLS) 2-0 FC Tucson (PDL)
Portland Timbers (MLS) 5-1 Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO)


FOURTH ROUND SCHEDULE:

New York Red Bulls (MLS) at New England Revolution (MLS)
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass., Wednesday, June 12, at 4:30 p.m. PT

Philadelphia Union (MLS) at D.C. United (MLS)
Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md., Wednesday, June 12, at 4 p.m. PT

Columbus Crew (MLS) at Chicago Fire (MLS)
Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill., Wednesday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. PT

Orlando City SC (USL PRO) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan., Wednesday, June 12, at 5:30 p.m. PT

Houston Dynamo (MLS) at FC Dallas (MLS)
FC Dallas Stadium; Frisco, Texas, Wednesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. PT

Chivas USA (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C., Wednesday, June 12, at 4:15 p.m. PT

Charleston Battery (USL PRO) at Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah, Wednesday, June 12, at 6:30 p.m. PT

Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) at Portland Timbers (MLS)
JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore., Wednesday, June 12, at 7:30 p.m. PT

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