2000 U.S. Open Cup

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2000 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
CountryUnited States
ChampionsChicago Fire
(2nd title)
Runners-upMiami Fusion
Top goal scorer(s)Welton
Josh Wolff
(6 goals each)

The 2000 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ran from June through October, 2000, open to all soccer teams in the United States.

The Chicago Fire earned their second Open Cup by defeating the Miami Fusion 2-1 in the final at Soldier Field, Chicago.

Amateur club Uruguay SC narrowly missed a major second-round upset, losing in overtime to the Tampa Bay Mutiny. Two PDL teams - the Mid Michigan Bucks and the Chicago Sockers - beat MLS teams in the second round, but the quarterfinals were an all-MLS affair. Mid Michigan came closest to duplicating its second-round upset, losing in a shootout to eventual runner-up Miami. Two referees were used for all games from the second round through the semifinals as part of a FIFA experiment.

Open Cup Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
D3 Riverside County Elite 1
A-L San Diego Flash 2
A-L San Diego Flash 0
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 2
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 2
A-L Seattle Sounders 1
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 2
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 0
D3 Stanislaus United Cruisers 0
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 5
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 2
A-L Richmond Kickers 0
A-L Richmond Kickers 3
MLS Colorado Rapids 0
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy (ASDET) 1
MLS Chicago Fire 2
PDL Chicago Sockers 0 (7)
MLS Kansas City Wizards
0 (6)
PDL Chicago Sockers 0
MLS Chicago Fire 1
MLS Chicago Fire 4
D3 Texas Rattlers 0
MLS Chicago Fire 5
MLS Dallas Burn 1
A-L Minnesota Thunder 7
USASA Mexico SC 0
A-L Minnesota Thunder 0
MLS Dallas Burn 2
MLS Dallas Burn 3
A-L Tennessee Rhythm 0
MLS Chicago Fire 2
MLS Miami Fusion 1
PDL Cape Cod Crusaders 0
MLS Columbus Crew 2
MLS Columbus Crew 4
A-L Hampton Roads Mariners 1
A-L Hampton Roads Mariners 3
D3 Northern Virginia Royals 2
MLS Columbus Crew (ASDET, PSO) 1 (6)
MLS MetroStars 1 (7)
D3 Wilmington Hammerheads 1
MLS MetroStars 2
MLS MetroStars 3
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny 0
MLS Tampa Bay Mutiny (ASDET) 1
USASA Uruguay SC 0
MLS MetroStars 2
MLS Miami Fusion 3
A-L Charleston Battery 0
MLS D.C. United 4
MLS D.C. United 3
A-L Rochester Rhinos 0
A-L Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1
A-L Rochester Rhinos 2
MLS D.C. United 2
MLS Miami Fusion (ASDET) 3
MLS New England Revolution 0
PDL Mid Michigan Bucks 1
PDL Mid Michigan Bucks 3 (5)
MLS Miami Fusion (ASDET, PSO) 3 (6)
MLS Miami Fusion 6
D3 New Jersey Stallions 1


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

First round[edit]

Four PDL and four USASA teams start.

Second round[edit]

Twelve MLS, nine A-League, seven D3 Pro League teams enter.

Third round[edit]

Quarter finals[edit]

Semi finals[edit]


Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Josh Wolff Chicago Fire 6
Welton Miami Fusion 6
2 Jaime Moreno D.C. United 5
Diego Serna Miami Fusion 5

See also[edit]