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.
Playing yet another road game on turf in a hostile
environment, the Dynamo took a 1-0 lead on the first Dynamo goal by Ade
gamely tried to hold the lead, with Brian Mullan playing through injury when
the Dynamo ran out of substitutions, but former Dynamo Nate Jaqua tied the game
in the 89th minute, and Stephen King netted the winner early in overtime. Tally
Hall tied a club record with 10 saves in a sterling performance.
Houston avenged its two
previous Open Cup defeats with a 4-0 demolition of the Battery
on two headers from Geoff Cameron and goals from Bobby Boswell and Dominic
Oduro. John Michael Hayden tallied two assists, while Tally Hall earned his
second straight shutout.
The Houston Dynamo advanced to the quarterfinals of the
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the second time in four years with a 2-0 win over
the Austin Aztex Wednesday night at Nelson Field in Austin. Midfielder Corey Ashe, a halftime substitute, had a hand
in two goals in the final 20 minutes to lift the Dynamo to the win and a road
date next Tuesday in the quarterfinals against the Charleston Battery, the team
that knocked the Dynamo out of the tournament in each of the last two years.