2006 Jul 12

US Open Cup, 3rd round:
Carolina Dynamo  3 - 2  Seattle Sounders (AET)
Macpherson Stadium, Browns Summit, NC

76' SEA: Weaver (Sagare)
78' CAR: Lahoud (Roberts)
96' SEA: Gregor (PK)
98' CAR: Hunter (Thompson)
111' CAR: Roberts

Carolina: Lineup not available.

Seattle: Chris Eylander; Danny Jackson, Ben Somoza (Craig Tomlinson 90'), Jake Besagno, Santa Maria Rivera (Jake Sagare 46'); Roger Levesque (Seyi Abolaji 108'), Kevin Sakuda, Leighton O'Brien, Andrew Gregor; Jamal Sutton (Gabe Sturm 55'), Cam Weaver.

Additional match reports: Triangle Soccer Fanatics, Greensboro News-Record.

Match report from the Sounders:

The Seattle Sounders traveled to the east coast to face the Carolina Dynamo in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup at Macpherson Stadium. In a close match the Sounders fell 3-2 in the second overtime period on a goal by Dynamo forward Darryl Roberts. Scoring for the Sounders were forward Cam Weaver and midfielder Andrew Gregor. Both goals were go-ahead tallies, but the Dynamo were able to respond quickly.

The Dynamo had scoring chances early but Sounder Goalkeeper Chris Eylander made spectacular saves including a punched header over the crossbar to keep the score knotted at 0-0 through the first half.

The flood gates were opened in the 76th minute as the Sounders leading scorer, forward Cam Weaver, netted his 11th goal of the season to give the Sounders a 1-0 lead. Serving the header was midfielder Jake Sagare who was awarded the assist. Just two minutes later the Dynamo's Michael Lahoud responded with the equalizer forcing the match into overtime.

Six minutes into overtime, Sounders midfielder Andrew Gregor gave the Sounders a 2-1 lead on a penalty kick. However, once again the Dynamo were able to answer back just minutes later on a Ben Hunter goal in the 98th minute.

The Dynamo pulled out the victory as the club's second leading scorer, forward Darryl Roberts, who has eight regular season goals, nailed the clincher in the second overtime. Carolina, who has yet to loose a match this season to any opponent advance to the Open Cup's fourth round to face Major League Soccer side Houston Dynamo on August 2nd in Houston.

For the second consecutive season the Sounders have been eliminated in the third round of the annual tournament. Last season the Sounders were defeated by the Portland Timbers in Portland.

The only USL First Division clubs to advance to the fourth round of the 2006 U.S. Open Cup are the Rochester Raging Rhinos and the Charleston Battery, both clubs hosted their third round matchups.

           Carolina   Seattle
Shots:       14         8
Saves:        6         5
Corners:     11         4

26' SEA: Sakuda cautioned
37' SEA: Gregor cautioned
40' CAR: Rose cautioned
84' CAR: Solle cautioned
86' CAR: Wells cautioned
89' CAR: Saxe cautioned
90' CAR: Lewis cautioned