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2008 US Open Cup First Round Results

USL-1 Rochester and Seattle survived contests that went into overtime, Carolina slipped by Brooklyn 1-0 and Atlanta needed penalties to advance in Austin. The USL-1 Portland Timbers were the lone professional USL side to be upset on the night, falling 3-2 in the final minute to a Hollywood United side that featured several former MLS and USL-1 veterans. 

Former MLS vet Dunseth helped down Portland (Pamelo Ho)The Lone Upset

Hollywood stuns Portland late 3-2
A club featuring former professionals from the US and England, as well as a mix of Hollywood celebrities on occasion, fittingly wrote the movie plotline of the night as the lone amateur side to win against professional opposition on the night. Two penalties from former Timber Matt Taylor gave the visitors hope as regulation came to a close and Earl Alexander shocked the crowd in the 90th for the win.
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The Close Calls

Seattle wins 1-0 in OT at Arizona
The defending USL-1 champions and 2007 tournament semifinalists were nearly shocked in their opener on the road, tallying the game-winner in a scoreless stalemate with just two minutes left in overtime. Kenji Treschuk took advantage of a missed clearance for the win on a hot night in Phoenix.
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Watson gave the PDL Aztex the initial leadAtlanta advances past Austin in penalties
Facing a club that will be launching a USL-1 side next year, the Silverbacks survived a 2-2 draw with a 5-4 decision in penalties for the win. Spot kicks were the theme of the game with David Hayes having two from the mark during regulation, missing the first and making the second.
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Rhinos top RWB Adria 2-1 in OT
Like Portland, the Rhinos had to contend with former players squaring off against them in their tournament opener. Their slow start to the season extended to the Open Cup with their lone goal in regulation coming on a Tiger Fitzpatrick penalty in the 74th only to see it negated by an equalizer four minutes from time. Hamed Diallo, who was taken down for the penalty, scored his first goal of the year in extra time for the victory.
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Carolina slips by Brooklyn 1-0
The PDL side nearly forced the RailHawks into overtime only to see Kupono Low connect on a free kick five minutes from time.
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6/13: Real Maryland edges NY Freedoms 3-2 in OT 
A match postponed from Tuesday due to weather, it went the distance on its new date. Facing a team well-known in the tournament and in the greater Metropolitan area, the expansion Monarchs came from behind to register the victory over New York Friday evening on a night in which former two-time USL-2 MVP Julio Cesar Dos Santos nearly guided an upset over a USL-2 side in the tournament.  
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Winning on the Road

Palace wins late in LA 2-1
Baltimore had to cross the nation for their fixture and on a night when the Lakers were victorious in the NBA Finals, the Legends were unable to duplicate the efforts. Pat Healey put the visitors on the board two minutes febore teh break and following a second half Kevin Gallaugher strike, he scored again two minutes before the end of the half for the win.
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Cleveland clips Bucks 2-1
In a battle of league title contenders, the 5-1-3 USL-2 City Stars travelled to face 8-0-0 Michigan and came away from what is believed to be the first indoor US Open Cup match with a victory over one of the most storied amateur teams in modern tournament history. They fell behind just four minutes into the match, but Floyd Franks and Neil Hlavaty set one another up for a pair of goals before the break as the defense held for the remainder of the match.
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Additional Reports

Spicer netted all three for Charleston (Vin Duffy)Battery blank ASC New Stars 3-0
Darren Spicer scored his first goals of the year for the hosts - three to be precise. His first half hat-trick was good enough to put the visiting USASA side away as the Battery cruised to the victory.
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Charlotte storms past Clearwater 5-2
The Clearwater Galactics proved to be a challenge for the USL-2 league leaders in the early going. Dustin Swinehart set up Robert Ssejjemba and after falling behind 2-1, converted a penalty for a tie in the 54th. Two minutes later a storm delay interrupted play, and apparently the Galactics’ momentum. When play resumed Swinehart and Ssejjemba each tallied a second goal, along with one from Jorge Herrera, to move onto the next round.
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Miami downs Bradenton 4-2
The visitors took a surprising early lead and after Miami had equalized, an own goal gave the Academics the lead again. It was not enough, however, as the Blues, who were upset in the First Round the last two years, were dedicated to advancing. A free kick leveled the action and Alex Afonso scored the winner in the 69th and, despite playing a man down since the 79th, added a fourth to secure the victory.
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Richmond silences Gunners 3-0
David Bulow set up Eliot Paschalis for the opening goal 11 minutes in and capped the scoring with a penalty in the 24th as the Kickers cruised to the win over nearby rival club to the PDL Kickers Future and W-League Kickers Destiny.
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Brooklyn Knights 0 :: 1 Carolina RailHawks
CAR: Kupono Low 85
BRO: Tarik Smith 31, Hemir Niebles 76

Yakima Reds 1 :: 5 Harrisburg City Islanders
HAR: David Schofield (Brett Weisner) 1
HAR: Own goal 16
HAR: Brett Weisner (David Schofield) 43
HAR: Almir Barbosa (Brett Weisner) 45
HAR: Geoff Bloes (Brett Weisner) 57
YAK: Angel Rojas 86
YAK: Alvaro Valencia 60

St Louis Lions 1 :: 4 Minnesota Thunder
MIN: Melvin Tarley (Stephen deRoux)
MIN: Ricardo Sanchez (Brian Kallman) 57
STL: Tommy Heinemann (Kyle Patterson) 79
MIN: Melvin Tarley (Dayton O’Brien) 80
MIN: Aaron Paye (Dayton O’Brien) 89
STL: Sam Gelvin 45, Deno Merrick 45, Tommy Heinemann 70
MIN: Dan O’Brien 88

ASC New Stars 0 :: 3 Charleston Battery
CHA: Darren Spicer (David Kenga) 19
CHA: Darren Spicer (Aaron King) 27
CHA: Darren Spicer 43
CHA: Osvaldo Alonso 55

Clearwater Galactics 2 :: 5 Charlotte Eagles
CHA: Robert Ssejjemba (Dustin Swinehart) 35
CLE: Oscar Carmona 42
CLE: Eewin Diaz 48
CHA: Dustin Swinehart (penalty) 54
CHA: Dustin Swinehart (Joseph Kabwe) 66
CHA: Jorge Herrera (Patrick Daka) 73
CHA: Robert Ssejjemba (Joseph Kabwe) 76
CLE: R Garcia 61, Andrew Restrepo 82

Fredericksburg Gunners 0 :: 3 Richmond Kickers
RIC: Eliot Paschalis (David Bulow) 11
RIC: Stanley Nyazamba 20
RIC: David Bulow (penalty) 24
FRE: Jonathan Bownse 23

Cleveland City Stars 2 :: 1 Michigan Bucks
MIC: Ty Shipalane 4
CLE: Floyd Franks (Neil Hlavaty) 23
CLE: Neil Hlavaty (Floyd Franks) 34
CLE: Adam Ruud 29, Neil Hlavaty 68, Mark Schulte 90
MIC: Piotr Nowak 47, Kenny Uzoigwe 85
MIC: Kenny Uzoigwe 90

Hollywood United 3 :: 2 Portland Timbers
POR: Chris Brown 32
HOL: Matt Taylor (penalty) 45
POR: Arsene Oka (Neil Dombrowksi) 51
HOL: Matt Taylor (penalty) 58
HOL: Earl Alexander 90
HOL: Brian Dunseth 26, Derk Droze 50
POR: Bryan Little 36, Chris Brown 45, Justin Thompson 65, Miguel Guante 73, Arsene Oka 90

Boston Olympiakos 0 :: 2 Western Mass Pioneers
WM: Neil Krause (Jeff Deren) 32
WM: Jeff Deren (Everson Maciel) 66
BOS: Geoffrey Walker 36
WM: Anthony Augustine 35, Neil Krause 45

Crystal Palace Baltimore 2 :: 1 Los Angeles Legends
CPB: Pat Healey (Val Teixeira) 43
LA: Kevin Gallaugher (Reid Baker) 62
CPB: Pat Healey (Andrew Marshal) 88
LA: Joey Pachew 44
LA: Ross Schunk 59

Atlanta Silverbacks (5) 2 :: PK :: 2 (4) Austin Aztex
AUS: Jamie Watson (Kevin Klaus) 45
ATL: Macoumba Kandji (Martin Lancaster) 81
AUS: Willie Guadarrama (Kevin Klaus) 101
ATL: David Hayes (penalty) 112 
ATL: Josh Bolton G, Blake Camp G, Macoumba Kandji G, Jason McLaughlin G, David Hayes G
AUS: Austin da Luz G, Beto Papandrea M, Willy Guadarrama G, Jamie Watson G, Josh Alcala G
ATL: Josh Bolton 23, Matt Bobo 38
AUS: Ezual Lewis 40, Jamie Watson 75, Jorge Vega 105, Miguel Gallardo 113, Carlos Vicens 116
ATL: Chris Mahaffey 54

Bradenton Academics 2 :: 4 Miami FC Blues
BRA: Zak Boggs (Anthony Ampaipitakwong) 17
MIA: Sean Cameron 25
BRA: Own goal 48
MIA: Leo Inacio Nunes 57
MIA: Alex Afonso (Sean Cameron) 59
MIA: Alex Afonso (Eddie Gutierrez) 90
BRA: Anthony Ampaipitakwong 36, Christian Ibeagha 41, Matt McFarland 56
MIA: Caue da Mata 48, Avery John 49, Leo Inacio Nunes 78
MIA: Cristiano Dias 69

RWB Adria 1 :: OT :: 2 Rochester Rhinos
ROC: Leslie Fitzpatrick (penalty) 73
RWB: Awadallah Morad (Joe Carver) 86
ROC: Hamed Diallo (Matthew Delicate) 97
RWB: Semir Mesanovic 65, Justin Dugena 78
ROC: Johnny Menyongar 55, Leslie Fitzpatrick 116 

Pittsburgh Riverhounds 4 :: 0 AAC Eagles

Seattle Sounders 1 :: OT :: 0 Arizona Sahuaros

NY Pancyprian Freedoms 2 :: OT :: 3 Real Maryland Monarchs
Reschedule: Friday, June 13 - 8:00 pm ET


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