1999 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

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1999 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Country United States
Champions Rochester Rhinos
(1st title)
Runners-up Colorado Rapids
Top goal scorer(s) Romania Mugurel Dumitru
(6 goals)

The 1999 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ran from June through October, 1999, open to all soccer teams in the United States. It was the first Open Cup tournament to be named after Lamar Hunt.

The Rochester Raging Rhinos of the A-League defeated the Colorado Rapids by a 2–0 score in the final at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.

The Rhinos became the only minor-league team to win the Open Cup title since the inception of Major League Soccer by defeating four MLS teams in the tournament. Another A-League team - the Charleston Battery - also reached the semifinals, and the A-League's Staten Island Vipers were the other minor-league squad to beat an MLS team.

Open Cup Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
A-L Charleston Battery 2
D3 Wilmington Hammerheads 1
A-L Charleston Battery 4
MLS D.C. United (ASDET) 3
A-L Charleston Battery 2
A-L Staten Island Vipers 1
MLS MetroStars (ASDET) 2
A-L Staten Island Vipers 3
A-L Staten Island Vipers 7
USASA United German-Hungarians 0
A-L Charleston Battery 0
MLS Colorado Rapids 3
A-L Minnesota Thunder 1
PDL Mid-Michigan Bucks 2
PDL Mid-Michigan Bucks 1
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny 2
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny 0
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
A-L Seattle Sounders 0
A-L Seattle Sounders 3
PDL Spokane Shadow 1
MLS Colorado Rapids 0
A-L Rochester Rhinos 2
MLS Dallas Burn 3
A-L Jacksonville Cyclones 0
PDL Cocoa Expos 2
A-L Jacksonville Cyclones 7
A-L Rochester Rhinos 2
MLS Dallas Burn (ASDET) 1
A-L Rochester Rhinos (ASDET) 2
PDL New York Freedom 1
A-L Rochester Rhinos 1
MLS Chicago Fire 0
A-L Rochester Rhinos 3
MLS Columbus Crew 2
A-L San Diego Flash 7
D3 Arizona Sahuaros 2
A-L San Diego Flash 2
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 3
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 1
MLS Columbus Crew 3
MLS Columbus Crew 3
PDL Carolina Dynamo 0
A-L Orange County Zodiac 0
D3 Carolina Dynamo 2


Note: Scorelines use the standard U.S. convention of placing the home team on the right-hand side of box scores.

First round[edit]

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

Second round[edit]

Eight A-League enter.

Third round[edit]

Eight MLS enter.

Quarter finals[edit]

This game doubled as an MLS regular season match.

Semi finals[edit]


September 13, 1999
Rochester Raging Rhinos (A-League) 2–0 Colorado Rapids (MLS)
Doug Miller 65'
Yari Allnutt 90'
Crew Stadium
Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 4,555
Referee: Tim Weyland (USA)

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Mugurel Dumitru San Diego Flash 6
2 Jorge Munoz Jacksonville Cyclones 4
2 Kevin Wilson Staten Island Vipers 4
2 Brian Hunter Wilmington Hammerheads 4

See also[edit]