The Houston Dynamo did what was necessary
and not much more as they defeated Miami FC 1-0 in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night.
“Mission accomplished. We are in the quarterfinals,” said head coach Dominic
Kinnear. “We were hoping for a more dominant performance, but they sat back and
made it hard, and the wet field made it difficult to play over the top, but I am
The Houston Dynamo advanced to the quarterfinals of the
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with a 1-0 win over Miami FC Tuesday night at
Robertson Stadium. Lovel Palmer scored the game-winning goal in the
80th minute for Houston. The Dynamo will host Chivas USA next Tuesday in the quarterfinals.
After matching their best ever Open Cup showing last year by
battling to a semifinal loss against the eventual champions, the Houston
Dynamo hope to build upon that performance in the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The Dynamo will host Miami FC in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. (>>Tickets<<) With a road league game against Toronto FC looming on Thursday, Houston is expected to play a young lineup that include Dynamo Academy product Francisco Navas Cobo, pictured above.
With the Dynamo entering the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the third round and hosting Miami FC Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m., HoustonDynamo.com has prepared some Open Cup trivia.
Did You Know? - Houston in the Open Cup
The Dynamo are one of four MLS teams to qualify for each of the five Open Cup tournaments since moving to Houston. The Dynamo are joined by the Chicago Fire, Chivas USA, and D.C. United.
Welcome to edition No. 9 of my weekly blog. It appears on the
new HoustonDynamo.com every Monday.
The Houston Dynamo will host a third round match in the Lamar Hunt
U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday, June 29, at 7:30 p.m. at Robertson Stadium, it was
announced today. The Dynamo will face Miami FC,
which beat the Tampa Bay Rowdies 2-1 in extra time Tuesday in the second round at Lockhart Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
For once, the Dynamo's Open Cup journey will include at least one stop at home.
On Wednesday night, U.S. Soccer announced pairings and potential hosts for the third round of the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and the Dynamo will host either Miami FC or the Tampa Bay Rowdies, both of the USSF Division-2 Pro League, on June 29. Details of the match will be announced when finalized.