2006 U.S. Open Cup

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2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
CountryUnited States
ChampionsChicago Fire
(4th title)
Runners-upLos Angeles Galaxy
Top goal scorer(s)Tomas Boltnar
Andy Herron
Ben Hollingsworth
Randi Patterson
(4 goals each)

The 2006 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ran from June through September, open to all soccer teams in the United States.

The Chicago Fire won 3-1 over defending-champion Los Angeles Galaxy in the final at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. It was the Fire's fourth Open Cup title in nine years.

The early rounds were most notable for the surprising run of amateur side Dallas Roma F.C. of the North Texas Premier Soccer Association. Roma barely survived the first round in a penalty shootout win over PDL side Laredo Heat before upsetting Miami FC of the USL First Division 1-0 in the second round. Roma's biggest upset came in the third round with another shootout win, this time over CD Chivas USA.

The latter rounds of the tournament were dominated by MLS teams and both semifinals were matchups between conference rivals. The Galaxy, who had ended Roma's Cinderella run, beat Houston Dynamo in one semifinal, while Chicago beat league leader D.C. United in the other semifinal. In the championship game played at first-year Toyota Park, the host side scored two early goals en route to their 3-1 win.

Open Cup bracket[edit]

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Third Round
July 12
Fourth Round
August 2
August 23
September 6
September 27
MLS Chicago Fire 2
MLS Kansas City Wizards 0
MLS Kansas City Wizards 2
PDL Des Moines Menace 1
MLS Chicago Fire 2
MLS New England Revolution 1
USL1 Rochester Rhinos 5
USL2 New Hampshire Phantoms 1
USL1 Rochester Rhinos 0 (4)
MLS New England Revolution (AET, PSO) 0 (5)
MLS Chicago Fire 3
MLS D.C. United 0
MLS D.C. United (AET) 2
MLS Columbus Crew 1
PDL Michigan Bucks 1
MLS Columbus Crew 4
MLS D.C. United 3
MLS New York Red Bulls 1
USL2 Wilmington Hammerheads 2
USL1 Atlanta Silverbacks 1
USL2 Wilmington Hammerheads 1
MLS New York Red Bulls 2
MLS Chicago Fire 3
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 1
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 2
MLS Chivas USA 0 (2)
USASA Dallas Roma FC (AET, PSO) 0 (4)
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy (AET) 3
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
MLS Real Salt Lake (AET) 2
USL1 Virginia Beach Mariners 1
MLS Real Salt Lake 0
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 3
MLS Houston Dynamo 1
MLS Houston Dynamo 4
PDL Carolina Dynamo 2
PDL Carolina Dynamo (AET) 3
USL1 Seattle Sounders 2
MLS Houston Dynamo 3
MLS FC Dallas 0
USL1 Charleston Battery 3
USL1 Portland Timbers 1
USL1 Charleston Battery 3 (3)
MLS FC Dallas (AET, PSO) 3 (5)


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

Qualifying round[edit]

Teams from USASA and PDL start.

First round[edit]

Teams from USASA, PDL, and USL-2.

Second round[edit]

USL-1 teams enter.

Third round[edit]

Four MLS teams enter.

Fourth round[edit]

Eight MLS teams enter.




Los Angeles Galaxy
Chicago Fire

Note: All times Eastern Daylight Time unless noted.

Top scorers[edit]

Position Player Club Goals
1 Ben Hollingsworth Charleston Battery 4
1 Andy Herron Chicago Fire 4
1 Randi Patterson Carolina Dynamo 4
1 Tomas Boltnar Des Moines Menace 4