Galaxy among 7 MLS teams out in third round of U.S. Open Cup

May 30 2012 - 2:27pm

CARY, North Carolina -- Brian Shriver scored in the 88th minute as the Carolina RailHawks scored an upset 2-1 upset over Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday, knocking the MLS champions out in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.

Shriver beat Galaxy keeper Bill Gaudette with a heaader from the right side as the RailHawks, winless this season in the second-tier North American Soccer League, rallied with two goals in the last 15 minutes after conceding a goal in the 38th minute to Pat Noonan.

The Galaxy, which won Cups in 2001 and 2005, were without David Beckham, Landon Donovan and Robbie Keane and slumped to an eighth consecutive loss.

Six other Major League Soccer top division clubs went out in a day of upset results.

Chicago Fire, the four-time U.S. Open Cup champion and runnerup last season, lost 3-2 in extra time to the Michigan Bucks of the USL Premier Development League.

New England Revolution wasted a 3-0 lead and allowed three late goals before losing 4-3 in a shootout to Harrisburg City Islanders of the third-tier USL Pro competition.

Other MLS teams going out included Houston Dynamo and Real Salt Lake, which lost to NASL teams San Antonio Scorpions and Minnesota Stars, and Columbus Crew and FC Dallas, ousted by USL Pro teams Dayton Dutch Lions and Charlotte Eagles.

The third round finishes Wednesday with three-time champion Seattle Sounders hosting the NASL's Atlanta Silverbacks and Portland Timbers hosting the USASA's Cal FC.

 

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