Two more MLS teams dropped out of the U.S. Open Cup against lower-league competition in Round of 16 action Wednesday.
Defending champion Sporting Kansas City lost at home, 1-0, to USL PRO affiliate Orlando City, which wasn’t even playing its on-loan MLS players. Chivas USA lost in overtime, 3-1, to the NASL’s Carolina RailHawks on the road.
From a U.S. Soccer news release: “As the only Division II and III sides to reach the quarterfinal round, the RailHawks and Orlando City have each earned the $15,000 prize money as the teams advancing the furthest in the competition from their respective divisions.”
The Des Moines Menace (PDL) also won a $15,000 bonus awarded to an amateur team that advances furthest, but that came by way of a tiebreaker over FC Tucson, Ocean City Nor’easters and Reading United AC for beating an opponent in a higher league.
One game was postponed to Thursday afternoon, Chicago vs. Columbus, due to inclement weather (this post will be updated upon completion of that game).
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WEDNESDAY’S RESULTS (Round of 16, home team listed first)
D.C. United (MLS) 3-1 Philadelphia Union (MLS)
New England Revolution (MLS) 4-2 New York Red Bulls (MLS)
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) 3-1, (OT) Chivas USA (MLS)
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 0-1 Orlando City SC (USL PRO)
FC Dallas (MLS) 3-0 Houston Dynamo (MLS)
Real Salt Lake (MLS) 5-2 (OT) Charleston Battery (USL PRO)
Portland Timbers (MLS) 2-0 Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL)
Chicago Fire (MLS) 2-1 Columbus Crew (MLS), played Thursday after weather postponement
New England Revolution (MLS) at D.C. United (MLS)
Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md., June 26, 4 p.m. PT
Carolina RailHawks (NASL) at Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah, June 26, 6:30 p.m. PT
Portland Timbers (MLS) at FC Dallas (MLS)
FC Dallas Stadium; Frisco, Texas, June 26, at 6 p.m.
Orlando City SC (USL PRO) at Chicago Fire (MLS)
Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill., June 26, 5:30 p.m. PT