2003 U.S. Open Cup

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

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


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]

Six PSL and two PDL teams enter.

Third round[edit]

Eight A-League and two MLS teams enter.

Fourth round[edit]

Eight MLS teams enter.

Quarter finals[edit]

Semi finals[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