U.S. Open Cup Round-up: Sounders break Cinderella Cal FC’s slipper & more


Massive match: Cal FC coach Eric Wynalda greets fellow Southern California resident Sigi Schmid of the Sounders before tonight’s Seattle-Cal FC U.S. Open Cup game (AP Photo).

*Ventura County-based Cal FC held off the Seattle Sounders for the first 45 minutes then caved as the hosts scored five unanswered second half goals in just 20 minutes. The Seattle Times has more.

*Chivas USA beat the Carolina Railhawks 2-1, setting up a June 26 quarterfinal game at Home Depot Center’s Track & Field Stadium.

Chivas USA lineup – Timothy Melia; James Riley, Danny Califf , Rauwshan McKenzie, Scott Gordon; Peter Vagenas, Laurent Courtois (Ben Zemanski 63), Blair Gavin (Ryan Smith 83), Peter Vagenas, Jose Correa (Juan Pablo Angel 70) Juan Agudelo.

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South Bay-based Los Angeles News Group soccer columnist and blogger Nick Green writes at the 100 Percent Soccer blog at www.insidesocal.com/soccer and craft beer at the Beer Goggles blog at www.insidesocal.com/beer. Cheers!