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2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

 

2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

The 2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ran from June through October, 2003, open to all soccer teams in the United States.

The Chicago Fire won their 3rd Open Cup title with a 1-0 victory over the MetroStars in the final at Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey. Chicago missed out on a domestic treble (with the Supporters' Shield) when the Fire lost MLS Cup 2003.

The Open Cup tournament was dominated by MLS squads, as only two non-MLS teams reached the quarterfinals. The Pro Select League's Wilmington Hammerheads were the story

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| width=12% style="text-align:center;vertical-align:top" | 1–4 | width=23% style="vertical-align:top" class="vcard attendee" | (A-League) ! width=23% style="text-align:left;vertical-align:top;font-weight:normal" | Rochester, New York |- style="font-size:85%" | style="vertical-align:top;text-align:right;" | | style="vertical-align:top;text-align:right;" | Bjørn Hansen 10' | style="vertical-align:top;text-align:center;" | (Report) | style="vertical-align:top;" | Viktor Paco 17'
Stoian Mladenov 67'
Fred Commodore 85'
David Hayes 90' | style="vertical-align:top;" | Stadium: Frontier Field
Attendance: 7,461
Referee: Vladimir Fabre (USA)

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July 16, 2003 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (A-League) 1–2 D.C. United (MLS) Germantown, Maryland
Thiago Martins 74' (Report) Mike Petke 33'
Dema Kovalenko 44'
Stadium: Maryland SoccerPlex
Attendance: 3,073
Referee: Hector Tobon (USA)
July 16, 2003 Fresno Fuego (PDL) 5–2 El Paso Patriots (A-League) El Paso, Texas
Eric Farfan 11'
Orlando Ramirez 73', 81'
Ernie Vega 83'
Eddie Gutierrez 87'
(Report) Omar Mora 16'
Laurenco Andrade 34' (pen)
Stadium: Dudley Stadium
Attendance: 1,750
Referee: Troy Travis (USA)

Fourth round

Eight MLS teams enter.
August 5, 2003 San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 0–1 Seattle Sounders (A-League) Seattle, Washington
(Report) Kyle Smith 41' Stadium: Husky Soccer Field
Attendance: 2,510
Referee: David Simon (USA)
August 6, 2003 MetroStars (MLS) 4–3 Columbus Crew (MLS) Columbus, Ohio
Brian Maisonneuve 24'(og)
Steve Jolley 54'
Eddie Pope 77', 86'
(Report) Edson Buddle 10', 11'
Brian Maisonneuve 43'
Stadium: Crew Stadium
Attendance: 5,590
Referee: Kevin Stott (USA)
August 6, 2003 Dallas Burn (MLS) 1–4 Wilmington Hammerheads (PSL) Wilmington, North Carolina
Eddie Johnson 6' (Report) Jeff Johnson 33'
Kevin Nylen 52'
Glenn Murray 69', 89'
Stadium: Legion Stadium
Attendance: 3,019
Referee: Roni Canales (USA)
August 6, 2003 D.C. United (MLS) 1–0 (asdet) Virginia Beach Mariners (A-League) Germantown, Maryland
Hristo Stoitchkov 97' (Report) Stadium: Maryland SoccerPlex
Attendance: 2,870
Referee: Abbey Okulaja (USA)
August 6, 2003 Kansas City Wizards (MLS) 2–3 Colorado Rapids (MLS) Arvada, Colorado
(Report) Stadium: North Area Athletic Complex
Attendance: 1,421
Referee: Richard Heron (USA)
August 6, 2003 Fresno Fuego (PDL) 1–3 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) Carson, California
Eddie Gutierrez 89' (Report) Arturo Torres 25'
Alejandro Moreno 33'
Paul Broome 89'
Stadium: Home Depot Center
Attendance: 6,860
Referee: Ramon Hernandez (USA)

Quarter finals

August 27, 2003 New England Revolution (MLS) 1–2 (asdet) MetroStars (MLS) Piscataway, New Jersey
Jay Heaps 45' (Report) Clint Mathis 29'
Amado Guevara 116'
Stadium: Yurcak Field
Attendance: 3,853
Referee: Roni Canales (USA)
August 27, 2003 D.C. United (MLS) 1–0 Wilmington Hammerheads (PSL) Wilmington, North Carolina
Ronald Cerritos 30' (Report) Stadium: Legion Field
Attendance: 5,026
Referee: Gus St. Silva (USA)
August 27, 2003 Colorado Rapids (MLS) 1–2 Chicago Fire (MLS) Naperville, Illinois
John Spencer 36' (Report) DaMarcus Beasley 44'
Robin Fraser 53' (og)
Stadium: Cardinal Stadium
Attendance: 5,156
Referee: Michael Kennedy (USA)
August 27, 2003 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 5–1 Seattle Sounders (A-League) Seattle, Washington
Carlos Ruiz 3', 87', 90'
Antonio Martinez 39'
Alejandro Moreno 67'
(Report) Jason Farrell 70' Stadium: Seahawk Stadium
Attendance: 7,542
Referee: Jesse Johnson (USA)

Semi finals

September 23, 2003 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 2–3 Chicago Fire (MLS) Naperville, Illinois
Alejandro Moreno 73'
Arturo Torres 75'
(Report) DaMarcus Beasley 55'
Damani Ralph 63'
Ante Razov 69'
Stadium: Cardinal Stadium
Attendance: 5,327
Referee: Gus St. Silva (USA)
October 1, 2003 D.C. United (MLS) 2–3 MetroStars (MLS) Piscataway, New Jersey
Galin Ivanov 18'
Ronald Cerritos 76'
(Report) Amado Guevara 20', 43'
John Wolyniec 88'
Stadium: Yurcak Field
Attendance: 3,791
Referee: Terry Vaughn (USA)

Final

October 15, 2003
Chicago Fire (MLS) 1–0 MetroStars (MLS)
Damani Ralph 68' (Report)

Top scorers

Position Player Club Goals
1 Amado Guevara MetroStars 4
2 Antonio Martinez Los Angeles Galaxy 3
Alejandro Moreno Los Angeles Galaxy 3
John Spencer Colorado Rapids 3
Greg Howes Milwaukee Wave United 3
Orlando Ramirez Fresno Fuego 3
Carlos Ruíz Los Angeles Galaxy 3
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