The semifinals of the 2012 US Open Cup will look familiar to fans of Major League Soccer. All four spots were taken by MLS teams on Tuesday, ending the runs of three USL-Pro clubs.
At PPL Park, Philadelphia advanced 5-2 at the expense of Harrisburg. Freddy Adu opened the scoring in the 5th minute and it was 2-0 by the 9th when Jack McInerney scored. Lionard Pajoy made it 3-0 in the 29th, with that score carrying into halftime. Harrisburg came back early in the second, with Brian Ombiki scoring in the 51st and Morgan Langley cutting the Union’s lead to a goal three minutes later. It would be Pajoy again for Philadelphia with a 69th minute goal. Gabrial Gomez finished off the scoring in the 81st minute.
Kansas City advanced at home 3-0 over Dayton, taking the lead when CJ Sapong scored in the 5th minute. Graham Zusi got a goal in the 56th and Sapong scored his second three minutes later. Chivas USA needed a stoppage time goal to beat Charlotte at Titan Stadium in Fullerton. Chivas USA took the lead when Jose Correa scored in the 65th minute, but Charlotte’s Mauricio Salles equalized in the 89th minute. Correa scored again four minutes into stoppage time to advance Chivas USA to the semifinals.
San Jose lost 1-0 to Seattle with that game played at San Francisco’s Kezar Stadium. Cordell Cato scored the game winner in the 19th minute. San Jose’s Alan Gordon was red carded in the 93rd minute as both teams got overly aggressive.
Tuesday, July 10 or Wednesday, July 11
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) at Philadelphia Union (MLS): PPL Park; Chester, Pa.; 7:30 p.m. ET, July 11th
Chivas USA (MLS) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS): Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.; 7 p.m. PT, July 10th