Playing a mix of starters and reserves, the Houston
Dynamo fell 1-0 in extra time to a full-strength Sporting Kansas City
squad in Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying Wednesday night at the
Aggie Soccer Stadium in College Station, Texas.
The match was Houston’s second ever game at Texas A&M University,
with a crowd of 2,383 on hand for the dramatic event. With the loss, the
Dynamo are eliminated from Open Cup contention, while Kansas City
advances to within one game of qualifying for the tournament.
Rookie forward C.J. Sapong broke a 0-0 stalemate in the third minute of extra time to put Sporting Kansas City past the Houston Dynamo 1-0 in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualifying match Wednesday night at the Aggie Soccer Complex in College Station.
The Houston Dynamo have had their share of success in the MLS Cup, but they’ve yet to solve the U.S. Open Cup.
The two-time MLS champions will get their latest chance at USOC glory on Wednesday, when they open tournament play against Sporting Kansas City in College Station, Texas, in a qualifying match (7 p.m. CT, radio on SportsTalk 790, video stream on HoustonDynamo.com and audio stream on Sports790.com).
The Houston Dynamo will host Sporting Kansas City in a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
qualifying match on Wednesday, April 6, at 7:00 p.m. at the Aggie Soccer Stadium in College Station,
Texas, it was announced today.
Major League Soccer announced today the pairings for Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
qualifying rounds, including a match-up between the Houston Dynamo and Sporting
Kansas City to be played in April. The date and location of the match will be
announced in the coming weeks.
For video highlights from the Dynamo's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal against Chivas USA on July 6, click here or see below:
The Dynamo played Chivas USA in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night. Visit the photo gallery for more pictures of the game.
The Dynamo defense continued to unravel Tuesday night, giving up three poor goals and numerous quality scoring chances as Chivas USA ousted Houston from
the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
“Credit to them, they probably deserved to win this game,” coach Dominic
Kinnear said after the match. “I think they wanted to play and some of our guys
did not want to, and it showed.”
Justin Braun scored a brace and Chivas USA got their first ever win at Robertson Stadium on Tuesday, as the Goats beat the Dynamo 3-1, reaching the semifinals of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the first time in club history.
Houston Dynamo were eliminated from the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday
night after a 3-1 loss to Chivas USA at Robertson Stadium. The Dynamo are back
in action with their second of five consecutive home games on Saturday, hosting
the Columbus Crew at Robertson Stadium.
was Chivas’ first ever win at Robertson Stadium (1-7-2) and broke an 11-game Dynamo
unbeaten streak against Chivas USA, dating back to the 2006 MLS Cup playoffs.