Kickers Beat Columbus Crew In Open Cup.
The win was the Kickers’ fourth against MLS opposition in the competition, having previously defeated the Colorado Rapids (2000), D.C. United (2004) and the L.A. Galaxy (2007). The Kickers took the lead in the 21st minute as Nozomi Hiroyama scored his first goal for the club, but the Crew hit back before halftime through Andrew Grossman.
The turning point came early in the second half as Columbus’ Danny O’Rourke, making his first appearance of the season, was sent off and with five minutes remaining Delicâte struck, beating Crew goalkeeper Andy Gruenebaum with a diving header from Edson Elcock’s cross.
The Kickers will travel again in the quarterfinals as they face Sporting Kansas City on July 12 at 8:30 p.m. ET at LiveStrong Sporting Park.
FC DALLAS 3, ORLANDO CITY 2: The Lions appeared to have earned overtime against Dallas when Yordany Alvarez struck in stoppage time to tie the game, but the Hoops had other ideas as Milton Rodriguez scored less than 90 seconds later to send Dallas through to the quarterfinals.
Orlando had initially taken the lead through Max Griffin, but FC Dallas hit back as Ricardo Villar released Jackson in on the left to finish low into the right corner. Villar then added a goal himself five minutes into the second half on a well-placed free kick.
The Lions continued to battle and were rewarded in the third minute of stoppage time when Alvarez fired a remarkable volley from 25 yards that looped over the mass in front of him in the penalty area and into the net. Orlando’s hopes of carrying the momentum from the goal into overtime were dashed when Rodriguez headed home.