The Charleston Battery (USL1) topped a reserve-heavy Houston Dynamo 1-0 in extra time Tuesday night in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Blackbaud Stadium. The Battery's Stephen Armstrong netted the 108th minute penalty to push the Battery through to the quarterfinals against FC Dallas.
Renewing an Open Cup rivalry that carried back to Dynamo
players’ San Jose days, the teams traded early goals from Alan Gordon for the
Galaxy and Dwayne De Rosario for the Dynamo. Los Angeles pulled away, however,
with a free kick from Landon Donovan late in the first half, and an insurance
goal from Santino Quaranta in stoppage time.
Houston Dynamo vs. Los Angeles Galaxy
September 06, 2006 -- The Home Depot Center, Carson CA
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup -- Semifinals
Facing FC Dallas yet again, this time in knockout play, the Dynamo cruised to their third victory in four tries against Dallas. Eddie Robinson, Alejandro Moreno, and Chris Wondolowski all scored in the rout as Houston advanced to the semifinals.
FC Dallas vs. Houston Dynamo
August 23, 2006 -- Carl Lewis Track Complex, Houston TX
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup -- Quarterfinals
The Dynamo won their first ever game in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, downing the Premier Development League’s Carolina Dynamo 4-2 behind two goals from Alejandro Moreno and tallies from Ronald Cerritos and Eddie Robinson.
Carolina Dynamo vs. Houston Dynamo
August 02, 2006 -- Robertson Stadium, Houston TX
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup -- Round 4