2002 U.S. Open Cup

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2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
CountryUnited States
ChampionsColumbus Crew
(1st title)
Runners-upLos Angeles Galaxy
Top goal scorer(s)Johnny Menyongar
(4 goals)

The 2002 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a tournament open to all soccer teams in the United States, ran from June through October.

The Columbus Crew won the Cup with a 1-0 victory over the defending-champion Los Angeles Galaxy in the final at Columbus Crew Stadium. Just three days before, Los Angeles had won MLS Cup 2002.

Every third-round game featured an MLS team against an A-League squad. Although MLS won seven of the eight games, four went to overtime, including San Jose's memorable 4-3 win over Seattle. The Des Moines Menace turned in the best performance by a PDL team, taking Rochester to overtime in a 3-2 second-round loss.

Open Cup Bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Second Round Third Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
D3 South Jersey Barons 0
A-L Hampton Roads Mariners 1
A-L Hampton Roads Mariners 0
MLS MetroStars 1
MLS MetroStars 1
MLS Columbus Crew 2
MLS Columbus Crew 3
A-L Richmond Kickers 0
PDL Raleigh CASL Elite 0
A-L Richmond Kickers 3
MLS Columbus Crew (ASDET) 3
MLS Kansas City Wizards 2
A-L Milwaukee Rampage 4
D3 New York Freedom 0
A-L Milwaukee Rampage 1
MLS Chicago Fire 0
A-L Milwaukee Rampage 0
MLS Kansas City Wizards 2
A-L Rochester Rhinos (ASDET) 3
PDL Des Moines Menace 2
A-L Rochester Rhinos (ASDET) 2
MLS Kansas City Wizards 3
MLS Columbus Crew 1
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 0
D3 Utah Blitzz 1
A-L Seattle Sounders 2
A-L Seattle Sounders 3
MLS San Jose Earthquakes (ASDET) 4
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 0
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy (ASDET) 1
A-L Minnesota Thunder 6
PDL San Diego Gauchos 1
A-L Minnesota Thunder 0
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 4
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 4
MLS Dallas Burn 1
A-L Atlanta Silverbacks 2
PDL Memphis Express 0
A-L Atlanta Silverbacks 1
MLS Dallas Burn (ASDET) 2
MLS Dallas Burn (ASDET) 1
MLS Colorado Rapids 0
A-L Charleston Battery 0
MLS Colorado Rapids (ASDET) 1
D3 Greenville Lions 0
A-L Charleston Battery 3


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

First round[edit]

Seven D3 Pro League, five PDL, and four USASA teams start.

Second round[edit]

Eight A-League teams enter.

Third round[edit]

Eight MLS teams enter.

Quarter finals[edit]

Semi finals[edit]


Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)0–1Columbus Crew (MLS)
(Report) Freddy García 30'
Attendance: 6,054
Referee: Brian Hall (USA)
Los Angeles Galaxy
Columbus Crew

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Johnny Menyongar Minnesota Thunder 4
2 Carlos Ruiz Los Angeles Galaxy 3
Tomas Boltnar Des Moines Menace 3
Jerome Lee Yaw Greenville Lions 3

See also[edit]