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  San Jose advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2004 US Open Cup with a 3-0 win over the Portland Timbers. The Timbers played most of the match with 10 men, after defender Gavin Wilkinson was sent off for a rough foul on San Jose's Brian Ching. The foul was a double blow to Portland, since it occurred in the penalty area , and Ronnie Ekelund scored from the spot to give the Earthquakes the only goal they would need. After the ejection and penalty, Portland lost the momentum they had, leaving the 10,622 fans to leave Portland's PGE park disappointed.

July 15, 2004

PGE Park - Portland, Oregon

Portland Timbers 0-3 San Jose Earthquakes

Scoring
SJ : 18'p Ronnie Ekelund, 55' Ramiro Corrales, 80' Dwayne De Rosario

Portland Timbers

 

Match Reports - San Jose Earthquakes, A-League.com, The Timber Mill (incl. photos)

 

Portland Timbers

Josh Saunders (GK) Shawn Saunders, Gavin Wilkinson, Lee Morrison, Hugo Alcaraz;

Alex Bengard (Edwin Miranda 76'), Andrew Gregor, Brian Winters

(Scot Thompson 60'), Jake Sagare; Alan Gordon (Dan Antoniuk 84'), Byron Alvarez

Cautions: None  Ejections: 17' Gavin Wilkinson

Shots 5, Saves 2, Fouls 12, Corners 4, Offside 3

 

San Jose Earthquakes

Jon Conway (GK) Wes Hart, Ryan Cochrane (Tighe Dombrowski 70'), Craig Waibel,

Todd Dunivant; Brian Mullan, Richard Mulrooney, Ronnie Ekelund, Ramiro Corrales

(Jamil Walker 71'); Landon Donovan (Dwayne De Rosario 46'), Brian Ching

(Chris Brown 80')

Cautions: None  Ejections: None

Shots 9, Saves 3, Fouls 13, Corners 4, Offside 4

 

Attendance - 10,622

 

    The Rochester Raging Rhinos revisited their MLS giant-killing days, knocking off the New England Revolution on penalties. Pat Noonan started the scoring for the Revs on a cross from Richie Baker in the 7th minute. The Rhinos' Kirk Wilson teamed up with Doug Miller to draw the game level 16 minutes into the second half. Rochester played at 10 men for the final 48 minutes of regulation and extra time when Bill Sedgewick was booked a second time. Once the game went to penalties, Rochester goalkeeper Theo Zagar became the star, stopping two New England shots from Jay Heaps and Clint Dempsey, allowing Carlos Mendez to send the Rhinos to the quarterfinals with his penalty.

July 20, 2004
Lusaitano Stadium - Ludlow, Massachusetts

New England Revolution 1-1 Rochester Raging Rhinos

Scoring

NE : 7' Pat Noonan   ROC : 61' Kirk Wilson

Rochester wins on penalties, 3-1

Penalty Summary

NE : Jay Heaps SV, Taylor Twellman G, Clint Dempsey SV, Pat Noonan OV

ROC : Doug Miller CB, Craig Dammin G, Pato Aguilera G, Carlos Mendez G

G-Goal, SV-Saved, CB-Hit crossbar, OV-Shot over goal


Match Reports - MLSnet.com, New England Revolution, Rochester D & C,

Rochester Raging Rhinos

 

New England Revolution       

Matt Reis (GK), Marshall Leonard, Avery John, Daouda Kante (Jay Heaps 46’),

Luke Vercollone, Felix Brillant (Brian Kamler 86’), Andy Dorman, Jose Cancela

(Clint Dempsey 61’)', Richie Baker (Shalrie Joseph 46’), Pat Noonan, Taylor Twellman

Cautions: 72' Avery John Ejections: None

Shots 15, Saves 13, Fouls 12, Corners 8, Offside 8

 

Rochester Raging Rhinos

Theo Zagar (GK), Bill Sedgewick, Craig Demmin, David Wright, Carlos Mendes, Corey Woolfolk (Doug Miller 57'), Kirk Wilson, Lenin Steenkamp (Pato Aguilera 91’), Ryan Trout, (Noah Delgado 46’), Shaun Tsakiris (Ian Pilarski 46’), Chris Carrieri

Cautions: 16' Chris Carrieri, 57', 101' Bill Sedgewick

Ejections: 101' Bill Sedgewick

Shots 24, Saves 8, Fouls 12, Corners 8, Offside 6

 

Referee- Ricardo Salazar
Asst. Referees- Bahij Salman, Claudio Badea
4th Official- Niko Bratsis
Attendance - 1,585

 

     After making a game of it in the first half, the Atlanta Silverbacks eventually fell short as the Kansas City Wizards cruised to a 4-1 victory at DeKalb Stadium. Davy Arnaud scores the first of his two goals ten minutes into the match. With five minutes left in the first half, Alex Pineda Chacon drew the 'Backs level on a free kick from 20 yards out. The Wizards broke the back of the 'Backs in the second half, as Arnaud and Francisco Gomes scored within two minutes of each other to put KC up 3-1. KC never looked back from there, adding another goal to make it 4-1.

July 20, 2004

DeKalb Memorial Stadium - Clarkston, Georgia

Atlanta Silverbacks 1-4 Kansas City Wizards
Scoring

KC : 10', 52' Davy Arnaud, 54' Francisco Gomez, 81' Diego Gutierrez

ATL : 40' Alex Pineda Chacon

Match Reports - Kansas City Wizards


Kansas City Wizards

Tnoy Meola (GK) (Bo Oshoniyi 71'(GK))Nick Garcia, Taylor Graham (Alex Zotinca 46'), Jimmy Conrad, Jose Luis Burciaga Jr.; Chris Klein, Kerry Zavagnin, Diego Gutierrez, Francisco Gomez (Khari Stephenson 75'); Davy Arnaud, Josh Wolff (Justin Detter 63')

Cautions: n/a, 86' Gary Brooks

Ejections: Gary Brooks (Second Yellow) 86'

Shots  8  Saves  2  Fouls  14  CK  5  Offside  2

 

Atlanta Silverbacks

Joe Barton (GK), Fred DeGand, Joe Afful, Alan Woods, Andrew Lewis; Jordy Broder (Velko Iotov 54'), Leslie Fitzpatrick (Philippe Gogoy 83'), John Ball, Alex Pineda Chacon (Gerry Quiroz 84'); Gary Brooks, Mac Cozier (Ivo Ilarionov 75')

Cautions: Davy Arnaud 40', Tony Meola 43', Alex Zotica 68'

Ejections: none

Shots  9  Saves  1  Fouls  10  CK  5  Offside  0

 

Referee- Ricardo Venezuela
Assistant Referees- Richard Edy, Brian D'Amato
Fourth Official- Lawrence Rodriguez

Attendance - 2,212

 

   The Minnesota Thunder scored another upset for the A-League, defeating the Los Angeles Galaxy 1-0 in the Metrodome. The Thunder took the game to their MLS opponents quickly, nearly scoring in the first minute of the match, and eventually netting the game-winning goal from the head of Chris Brunt, re-directing a free kick from Jeff Matteo. Minnesota held strong for the remainder of the game, denying several Galaxy chances to even the score, as well as creating a few of their own to try and widen their lead.

July 20, 2004

HHH Metrodome - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Minnesota Thunder 1-0 Los Angeles Galaxy
Scoring
MIN : 21' Chris Brunt
 
Match Reports - Minnesota Thunder, Los Angeles Galaxy
 

Los Angeles Galaxy

Dan Popik (GK), Ricky Lewis, Ryan Suarez (46' Marcelo Saragosa), Chris Aloisi,

Arturo Torres, Ned Grabavoy (79' Guillermo Gonzalez), Sasha Victorine, Paul Broome

(46' Josh Gardner), Jovan Kirovski, Joseph Ngwenya (57' Carlos Ruiz), Alejandro Moreno.

Cautions: 6' Paul Broome , 68' Carlos Ruiz

Ejections: none

Shots  7  Saves  2  Fouls  17  CK  3  Offside  1

 

Minnesota Thunder

Joe Warren (GK), Dustin Branan, Brent Jaquette, Chris Brunt, Freddy Juarez,

Godfrey Tenoff, Jeff Matteo, Jay Alberts (89' Amos Magee), Kevin Friedland,

Johnny Menyonger (76' Marco Ferruzzi), Melvin Tarley (82' David Castellanos)

Cautions: 26' Johnny Menyongar, 68' Joe Warren, 89' Marco Ferruzzi 89'

Ejections: none

Shots  13  Saves  6  Fouls  20  CK  8  Offside  1

 

Referee- Hilario Grajeda
Asst. Referees- George Gansner, Troy Cohrs
Fourth Official- Jeremy Schroeder
Attendance: 5,505

 

    The Dallas Burn blew by the Colorado Rapids 3-0 on the strength of three second half goals. Colorado held strong in the first half, holding the aggressive Dallas club goalless despite being out shot 9-1. Dallas finally broke through in the second half, with three goals in 15 minutes, two coming from Eddie Johnson.

July 20, 2004

Cotton Bowl - Dallas, Texas

Dallas Burn 3-0 Colorado Rapids
Scoring
DAL : 60' Ronnie O'Brien, 67' Eddie Johnson, 75' Eddie Johnson
 

Match Reports - Dallas Burn

Colorado Rapids

Scott Vallow (GK) (Joe Cannon 70’(GK)), Antonio de la Torre, Nat Borchers, Ritchie Kotschau, Joey DiGiamarino (Kyle Beckerman 46’), Seth Trembly, Matt Crawford, Mark Chung, Chris Henderson, Jordan Cila (Alberto Delgado 57’), John Spencer (Rey Αngel Martinez 65’).

Cautions: 35' Matt Crawford, 81' Nat Borchers, 81' Kyle Beckerman, 82' Rey Angel Martinez

Ejections: 81' Nate Borchers

Shots 6, Saves 9, Fouls 10, Corners 1, Offside 2

Dallas Burn

Jeff Cassar (GK), Carey Talley, Cory Gibbs, Clarence Goodson, Matt Behncke, Ronnie O’Brien (Bobby Rhine 80’), Oscar Pareja (Ramon Nunez 74’), Simo Valakari (David Wagenfuhr 84’), Brad Davis, Eddie Johnson, Jason Kreis

(Jordan Stone 74’)

Cautions: none

Ejections: none

Shots 19, Saves 3, Fouls 7, Corners 3, Offside 4

Referee- Marcel Yonan.
Asst. Referees- Kermit Quisenberry, Gary Owen.
4th Official- Adam Garner.
Attendance: N/A.
 

    On the strength of two goals from Jamaican international Damani Ralph, the Chicago Fire outlasted the Columbus Crew in extra time, 2-1. Despite Chicago controlling much of the early play, the Crew scored first, Frankie Hejduk heading home a goal past Fire 'keeper Henry Ring. The Fire answered back 19 minutes into the second half, when Andy Williams was brought down in the penalty area. Although Jon Busch was able to get a hand on the ball, he was unable to stop the powerful shot from Damani Ralph, leveling the game at one. Both teams slugged it out into extra time, where the Crew were left a man short after 97 minutes when Edson Buddle was sent off for a foul on Fire defender Logan Pause. Just as it seemed the first half of extra time would end, Chicago struck the game winner, a header from Ralph off a free kick from Chris Armas, and the Fire were through to the quarterfinals.

July 20, 2004
Columbus Crew Stadium - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus Crew  1-2  Chicago Fire

Scoring

CLB: 27' Frankie Hejduk   CHI  : 66'p,106' Damani Ralph

 

Match Reports - Columbus Crew

 

Columbus Crew -- Jon Busch (GK), Duncan Oughton, Robin Fraser, Chad Marshall (Brian Maisonneuve 83'), Chris Wingert (Stephen Herdsman 75') (Eric Denton 9'3+), Simon Elliott, Kyle Martino, Ross Paule, Frankie Hejduk, Edson Buddle, Jeff Cunningham.

Cautions - 33'  Frankie Hejduk, 34'  Kyle Martino, 96'  Brian Maisonneuve

Ejections - 97'  Edson Buddle

Shots 12,  Fouls  26, Offside  4, Corners  2, Saves 13

 

Chicago Fire -- Henry Ring (GK), C.J. Brown, Jim Curtin, Denny Clanton, Logan Pause, Chris Armas, Nate Jaqua, Orando Perez (Leonard Griffin 45'), Andy Williams (Dipsy Selolwane 65'), Damani Ralph, Justin Mapp (Kelly Gray 93'+).

Cautions - 13'  Andy Williams, 19'  Logan Pause, 68'  Denny Clanton

Ejections - none

Shots 27, Fouls 19, Offside  1, Corners  9,  Saves  5

 

Referee - Ali Saheli
Asst. Referees - Nathan Clement, Jeffrey Mellen
4th Official - Maikael Lundqvist
Attendance - 5,426

 

    One of the attractive qualities of cup competitions is that is give clubs struggling in their league play a chance to salvage something in their season. Such is the case of the Charleston Battery. Mired in an uncharacteristically dismal season in the A-League, the Battery have taken advantage of their position in the US Open Cup, pulling off a 1-0 upset victory of the MetroStars from Major League Soccer. Charleston game out aggressive, and both clubs had good chances, but the 1st half ended scoreless. Just after halftime, the Battery found the magical goal. Steve Klein collected a loose ball, and sent it over a sliding Zach Wells for the go ahead goal. The Metros pressed for the tying goal, and thought they found it when Eddie Gaven was brought down in the area and awarded a penalty. Mike Magee stepped up and sent the ball off the crossbar, ending the threat and breathing new life into Charleston's lost season.

July 20, 2004
Blackbaud Stadium - Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Battery    1-0  MetroStars

Scoring

CHR : 48' Steve Klein

 

Match Reports - MLSNet.com, Charleston Battery

 

Charleston Battery - Dusty Hudock (GK), Nigel Henry, Mark Watson (Kelvin Jones 74'), Rick Titus, Henrik Jensen, Steve Klein, Justin Evans, Gabe Valencia (Jason Kutney 82'), Ted Chronopoulus (Chris Goos 24')(Greg Simmonds 89'), Paul Conway, Jesus Martinez-Morales.

Shots  11, Saves  0, Fouls  14, Corners  6, Offside  4

Cautions - 9'  Henrick Jensen, 51'  Justin Evans, 51'  Mark Watson

Ejections - None

 

MetroStars - Zach Wells (GK), Chris Leitch, Eddie Pope, Jeff Parke, Seth Stammler (Sergio Galvan Rey 77'), Kenny Arena (Tenywa Bonseu 57'), Joselito Vaca, Mike Magee, Eddie Gaven, John Wolyniec, Cornell Glen (Fabian Taylor 62')

Shots  6, Saves  6, Fouls  8, Corners  3, Offside  3

Cautions - None

Ejections - None

 

Referee -  Okulaja Abiodun
Assistant Referees - Jeff Muschik, Chris Sculthorpe

Attendance - 2,200

 

   With one of the largest crowds in the Richmond Kickers 11-year history on hand to greet teenage phenom Freddy Adu and his DC United teammates, the Kickers sent the 8,776 fans home happy for a different reason, a 2-1 upset win over the eventual MLS champions. An unimpressive United, short stars Ben Olsen, Earnie Stewart and Bobby Convey to injury, were never quite in the game in the first half. McColm Cephas took advantage when Mike Petke misplayed a ball deep in his own half, chipping it over goalkeeper Nick Rimando to go up 1-0 after 33 minutes. DC came alive in the second half, but Cephas struck again, this time on a one-timer from Joey Worthen. United finaly got on the board late in the game, when United newcomer Nana Kuffour heading in a corner from Freddy Adu, but it was too little too late, as the Kickers chalked up a historic fourth win in the round for A-League clubs over MLS sides.

July 21, 2004

University of Richmond Stadium - Richmond, Virginia

Richmond Kickers 2-1 D.C. United

Scoring
RICH : 33', 64' McColm Cephas   DC : 82' Nana Kuffour

 

Match Reports - MLSnet.com, Richmond Kickers

 

Richmond

Ronnie Pascale; Matt O'Toole, Tim Brown, Kevin Knight, Peter Luzak, Tony Williams; Richie Williams, Clyde Simms (Matt Delicate 72), McColm Cephas (Mike Burke 83), Joey Worthington; Kevin Jeffrey

(Paul Lekics 61).

Cautions - 42' Richie Williams, 45'+ Kevin Jeffrey

Ejections - none

Shots 7, Saves 2, Fouls 14, Corners 4, Offside 2

 

D.C. United

Nick Rimando; Brandon Prideaux (Freddy Adu 46), Mike Petke, Bryan Namoff;

Ezra Hendrickson, Kevin Ara (David Stokes 46), Brian Carroll, Dema Kovalenko,

Josh Gros; Alecko Eskandarian, Jaime Moreno (Nana Kuffour 77).

Cautions - 42' Dema Kovalenko, 45'+ Brandon Prideaux, 45'+, Josh Gros, 90'+ Freddy Adu

Ejections - none

Shots 8, Saves 1, Fouls 11, Corners 6, Offside 4

Referee- Hector Tobin
Asst. Referees- Bill Ditmar; Scott Johnson
4th Official- Chip Boatwright
Attendance - 8,776