2010 U.S. Open Cup

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2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
CountryUnited States
Teams40
ChampionsSeattle Sounders FC (2nd title)
Runners-upColumbus Crew
Matches played39
Goals scored110 (2.82 per match)
Top goal scorer(s)Paulo Araujo Jr.
Nate Jaqua
(5)
2009
2011

The 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was the 97th edition of the USSF's annual national soccer championship, running from June through early October.

The tournament proper featured teams from the top five levels of the American Soccer Pyramid. These five levels, namely Major League Soccer, the USSF D-2 Pro League, the United Soccer Leagues (Second Division and Premier Development League), and the United States Adult Soccer Association, each have their own separate qualification process to trim their ranks down to their final eight team delegations in the months leading up to the start of the tournament proper. The eight MLS clubs received byes into the third round, while the remaining 32 teams play in the first two rounds with brackets influenced by geography.[1]

The final took place on October 5, with Seattle Sounders FC defeating the Columbus Crew 2–1 at Qwest Field in Seattle, WA in front of a U.S. Open Cup record crowd of 31,311. The Sounders became the first MLS team (and first team in 27 years) to win back-to-back Open Cups.[2]

Matchdays[edit]

Date Round Notes
June 15 First 32 USSF D2, USL, and USASA clubs enter
June 22 Second
June 29/30 Round of 16 8 MLS clubs enter
July 6/7 Quarterfinals
Sept. 1 Semifinals
Oct. 5 Final

Participating teams[edit]

The tournament consisted of 40 teams. Eight teams each from the MLS, PDL, and USASA qualified according to their own procedures. All 15 American D-2 Pro league and USL Second Division teams qualified. The final slot went to the winner of a one-game playoff between the Sonoma County Sol and PSA Los Gatos Storm.[3]

Major League Soccer (8 teams)
USSF D-2 Pro League (9 teams)
USL Second Division (6 teams)
Premier Development League (8 teams)
United States Adult Soccer Association (9 teams)

Open Cup bracket[edit]

Match pairings were determined by a blind draw. The Second round winners advanced to play one of eight MLS clubs in 16-team knockout tournament.
Home teams listed on top of bracket

First round Second round
      
Harrisburg City Islanders (AET) 4
Brooklyn Italians 2
Harrisburg City Islanders 1
Long Island Rough Riders 0
Long Island Rough Riders 2
NY Pancyprian-Freedoms 0
First round Second round
      
Richmond Kickers (AET) 1
Crystal Palace Baltimore 0
Richmond Kickers 3
Real Maryland Monarchs 1
Reading United 1
Real Maryland Monarchs (AET) 2
First round Second round
      
Charleston Battery 4
CASL Elite 2
Charleston Battery 2
Carolina RailHawks 1
Carolina RailHawks 1
Charlotte Eagles 0
First round Second round
      
Rochester Rhinos 2
Dayton Dutch Lions 0
Rochester Rhinos 3
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 0
Pittsburgh Riverhounds 2
Detroit United 0
First round Second round
      
NSC Minnesota Stars 4
KC Athletics 2
NSC Minnesota Stars 0
AC St. Louis 1
Des Moines Menace 0
AC St. Louis 1
First round Second round
      
Miami FC (AET) 5
Central Florida Kraze 1
Miami FC (AET) 2
FC Tampa Bay 1
Legends FC 0
FC Tampa Bay 3
First round Second round
      
Austin Aztex 3
DFW Tornados 0
Austin Aztex 3
Arizona Sahuaros 1
Ventura County Fusion 1 (2)
Arizona Sahuaros (AET/PSO) 1 (4)
First round Second round
      
Kitsap Pumas (AET) 4
Bay Area Ambassadors 2
Kitsap Pumas 1
Portland Timbers 4
Portland Timbers 3
Sonoma County Sol 0
Round of 16 Quarterfinals Semifinals Final
            
Portland Timbers 1 (3)
Seattle Sounders FC 1 (4)
Seattle Sounders FC 2
Los Angeles Galaxy 0
Los Angeles Galaxy 2
AC St. Louis 0
Seattle Sounders FC 3
Chivas USA 1
Houston Dynamo 1
Miami FC 0
Houston Dynamo 1
Chivas USA 3
Chivas USA 1
Austin Aztex 0
Seattle Sounders FC 2
Columbus Crew 1
D.C. United 2
Richmond Kickers 0
D.C. United 2
Harrisburg City Islanders 0
Harrisburg City Islanders (AET) 1
New York Red Bulls 0
D.C. United 1
Columbus Crew 2
Columbus Crew 2
Rochester Rhinos 1
Columbus Crew 3
Charleston Battery 0
Chicago Fire 0 (0)
Charleston Battery (AET/PSO) 0 (3)

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]

Second round[edit]

Third round[edit]

Quarterfinals[edit]

Semifinals[edit]

Final[edit]

Columbus Crew1–2Seattle Sounders FC
Burns Goal 24'
Francis Yellow card 28'
Carroll Yellow card 41'
Barros Schelotto Yellow card 87'
(Report) Riley Yellow card 23'
Nyassi Goal 38'66' Yellow card 76'
Alonso Yellow card 72'
Attendance: 31,311
Referee: Michael Kennedy (Wisconsin)

Goal scorers[edit]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MLS Qualifiers". TheCup.us. Archived from the original on May 16, 2010. Retrieved May 2, 2010.
  2. ^ "US Soccer unveils 2010 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup format". thecup.us. May 5, 2010. Archived from the original on May 7, 2010. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  3. ^ Anderson, Eric (May 5, 2010). "US Soccer unveils 2010 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup format: Extra amateur play-in game added". TheCup.us. Archived from the original on May 9, 2010. Retrieved May 17, 2010.
  4. ^ Bob Hunter (July 2, 2010). "Bob Hunter commentary: Rumblings ... Crew crowd, Troy Smith, Big 12's future and more". The Columbus Dispatch. Archived from the original on July 5, 2010. Retrieved July 3, 2010.