2003 U.S. Open Cup

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2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
CountryUnited States
ChampionsChicago Fire
(3rd title)
Runners-upMetroStars
Top goal scorer(s)Amado Guevara
(4 goals)
2002
2004

The 2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ran from June through October, 2003, open to all soccer teams in the United States.

The Chicago Fire won their 3rd Open Cup title with a 1–0 victory over the MetroStars in the final at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Chicago missed out on a domestic treble (with the Supporters' Shield) when the Fire lost MLS Cup 2003.

The Open Cup tournament was dominated by MLS squads, as only two non-MLS teams reached the quarterfinals. The Pro Select League's Wilmington Hammerheads were the story of the tournament, winning four straight games to reach the quarterfinals, including a 4-1 thrashing of MLS side Dallas Burn. The A-League's Seattle Sounders were the only other minor-league team to beat an MLS team, winning 1-0 over San Jose.

Open Cup bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Third Round Fourth Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
               
 
 
MLS Columbus Crew 3
MLS MetroStars 4
PDL Mid Michigan Bucks 0
MLS MetroStars 4
MLS MetroStars (ASDET) 2
MLS New England Revolution 1
 
 
MLS New England Revolution 2
A-L Rochester Rhinos 1
A-L Rochester Rhinos 4
PSL New Hampshire Phantoms 1
MLS MetroStars 3
MLS D.C. United 2
PSL Wilmington Hammerheads 2
A-L Atlanta Silverbacks 1
PSL Wilmington Hammerheads 4
MLS Dallas Burn 1
 
 
PSL Wilmington Hammerheads 0
MLS D.C. United 1
MLS D.C. United 2
A-L Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1
MLS D.C. United (ASDET) 1
A-L Virginia Beach Mariners 0
A-L Virginia Beach Mariners 5
PDL Carolina Dynamo 0
MLS MetroStars 0
MLS Chicago Fire 1
A-L Milwaukee Wave United 4
USASA Bavarian SC 1
A-L Milwaukee Wave United 1
MLS Chicago Fire 4
 
 
MLS Chicago Fire 2
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
 
 
MLS Colorado Rapids 3
MLS Kansas City Wizards 2
 
 
MLS Chicago Fire 3
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 2
A-L Minnesota Thunder 0
A-L Seattle Sounders 1
A-L Seattle Sounders 1
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 0
 
 
A-L Seattle Sounders 1
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 5
 
 
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 3
PDL Fresno Fuego 1
A-L El Paso Patriots 2
PDL Fresno Fuego 5

Schedule[edit]

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.

June 4, 2003 Chico Rooks (USASA)0–1Fresno Fuego (PDL)Fresno, California
(Report) Jose Luis Espindola 80' Stadium: Steinert Field
Attendance: 200
Referee: Abi Mohebbi (USA)
June 5, 2003 Bavarian Soccer Club (USASA)2–1 (asdet)Des Moines Menace (PDL)Des Moines, Iowa
Ryan Seymour 66'
Brian Doherty 111'
(Report) Daryl Brazeau 90' Stadium: Cara McGrane Memorial Stadium
Attendance: 3,152
Referee: Douglas Jotzke (USA)
June 7, 2003 D.S. United (USASA)1–4Raleigh CASL Elite (PDL)Cary, North Carolina
Adrian Miron 45' (Report) David Buehler 26'
Keith Nicholson 34'
Ray Fumo 55'
John Izzo 87'
Stadium: SAS Stadium
Attendance: 389
Referee: Guy Goodrich (USA)

Second round[edit]

Six PSL and two PDL teams enter.

June 24, 2003 Reading Rage (PSL)0–1Bavarian SC (USASA)Milwaukee
(Report) Dan Stebbins 86' Stadium: Bavarian Soccer Park
Attendance: 450
Referee: Kelly Ross (USA)
June 25, 2003 Utah Blitzz (PSL)0–4Fresno Fuego (PDL)Fresno, California
(Report) Jose Luis Espindola 28'
Edgardo Contreras 69', 86
Orlando Ramirez 78'
Stadium: Steinert Field
Attendance: 1,076
Referee: Cory Dean (USA)
June 25, 2003
match annulled after first-rd. protest upheld
Bridgeport Italians (USASA)0–3 – n/aNew Hampshire Phantoms (PSL)Manchester, New Hampshire
(Report) Ryan Ackerman 19'
Bjørn Hansen 38' (pen)
Ebbie Kodiat 83'
Stadium: Singer Park
Attendance: --
Referee: Erich Simmons (USA)

Third round[edit]

Eight A-League and two MLS teams enter.

July 16, 2003 MetroStars (MLS)4–0Mid Michigan Bucks (PDL)Berkley, Michigan
Amado Guevara 5'
John Wolyniec 83'
Mike Nugent 87'
José Galván 88'
(Report) Stadium: Hurley Stadium
Attendance: 4,010
Referee: Richard Rodriguez (USA)

Fourth round[edit]

Eight MLS teams enter.


Quarterfinals[edit]

August 27, 2003 New England Revolution (MLS)1–2 (asdet)MetroStars (MLS)Piscataway, New Jersey
Jay Heaps 45' (Report) Clint Mathis 29'
Amado Guevara 116'
Stadium: Yurcak Field
Attendance: 3,853
Referee: Roni Canales (USA)
August 27, 2003 D.C. United (MLS)1–0Wilmington Hammerheads (PSL)Wilmington, North Carolina
Ronald Cerritos 30' (Report) Stadium: Legion Field
Attendance: 5,026
Referee: Gus St. Silva (USA)
August 27, 2003 Colorado Rapids (MLS)1–2Chicago Fire (MLS)Naperville, Illinois
John Spencer 36' (Report) DaMarcus Beasley 44'
Robin Fraser 53' (og)
Stadium: Cardinal Stadium
Attendance: 5,156
Referee: Michael Kennedy (USA)

Semifinals[edit]

October 1, 2003 D.C. United (MLS)2–3MetroStars (MLS)Piscataway, New Jersey
Galin Ivanov 18'
Ronald Cerritos 76'
(Report) Amado Guevara 20', 43'
John Wolyniec 88'
Stadium: Yurcak Field
Attendance: 3,791
Referee: Terry Vaughn (USA)

Final[edit]

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Amado Guevara MetroStars 4
2 Antonio Martínez Los Angeles Galaxy 3
Alejandro Moreno Los Angeles Galaxy 3
John Spencer Colorado Rapids 3
Greg Howes Milwaukee Wave United 3
Orlando Ramirez Fresno Fuego 3
Carlos Ruíz Los Angeles Galaxy 3