1997 U.S. Open Cup

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1997 U.S. Open Cup
Country United States
Champions Dallas Burn
(1st title)
Runners-up D.C. United

The 1997 U.S. Open Cup ran from June through October, 1997, open to all soccer teams in the United States.

Major League Soccer club Dallas Burn prevailed over defending-champion D.C. United, winning 5-3 on penalty kicks after battling to a scoreless draw through extra time. The match was played at Carroll Stadium at IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Open Cup Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
                             
 
 
MLS New England Revolution 3
A-L Long Island Roughriders (ASDET) 4
A-L Long Island Roughriders 1
USASA Bridgeport Italians 0
A-L Long Island Roughriders 0
MLS MetroStars (ASDET) 1
A-L Richmond Kickers 6
D3P Philadelphia Freedom 1
A-L Richmond Kickers 0
MLS MetroStars 3
 
 
MLS MetroStars 1
MLS Dallas Burn (ASDET) 2
D3P Chicago Stingers 3
A-L Orlando Sundogs 0
D3P Chicago Stingers 2
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
 
 
D3P Chicago Stingers 1
MLS Dallas Burn 4
D3P Austin Lone Stars 0
A-L New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (ASDET) 1
A-L New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers 0
MLS Dallas Burn 3
 
 
MLS Dallas Burn (ASDET, PSO) 0 (5)
MLS D.C. United 0 (3)
D3P S.F. Bay Seals 1
A-L Seattle Sounders 0
D3P S.F. Bay Seals 2
MLS Kansas City Wizards 1
 
 
D3P S.F. Bay Seals 2
MLS San Jose Clash 1
PDL Central Coast Roadrunners (ASDET) 3
A-L California Jaguars 2
PDL Central Coast Roadrunners 2
MLS San Jose Clash 5
 
 
D3P S.F. Bay Seals 1
MLS D.C. United 2
A-L Hershey Wildcats 4
D3P Central Jersey Riptide 1
A-L Hershey Wildcats 0 (2)
MLS D.C. United (ASDET, PSO) 0 (3)
 
 
MLS D.C. United 2
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny 0
A-L Rochester Rhinos (ASDET) 3
PDL Mid-Michigan Bucks 2
A-L Rochester Rhinos 0
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny 1
 
 

First round[edit]

Eight D3 Pro, four PDL, and four USASA clubs start.

Second round[edit]

Eight A-League clubs enter.

Third round[edit]

Eight MLS clubs enter.

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

September 2, 1997
Dallas Burn (MLS) 2–1 (ASDET) MetroStars (MLS)
Damian 17'
Jorge Flores 103'
(Report) Branco 85'
Baker Field
New York, New York
Attendance: 1,201
Referee: Rich Grady (USA)

Final[edit]

October 29, 1997
Dallas Burn (MLS) 0–0 (ASDET) D.C. United (MLS)
(Report)
  Penalties  
Damian scored
Jason Kreis scored
Alain Sutter scored
Daniel Peinado scored
Jorge Rodríguez scored
5–3 Marco Etcheverry scored
Raúl Díaz Arce missed
Jaime Moreno scored
Ben Iroha scored
Carroll Stadium at IUPUI
Indianapolis, Indiana
Attendance: 9,766
Referee: Rich Grady (USA)
Dallas Burn
D.C. United

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Marquis White San Francisco Bay Seals 6
2 Gabe Jones Austin Lone Stars 3

See also[edit]