United get past Richmond on PKs
Washington D.C. (May 28, 2013) – D.C. United today announced that the club will host the Philadelphia Union in the fourth round of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The match will take place at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md., on Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. United advanced to the fourth round by defeating USL PRO affiliate the Richmond Kickers tonight by virtue of penalty kicks.
After 90 minutes of scoreless play, the game ended 0-0 following an additional 30 minutes of extra time. Goalkeeper Joe Willis stopped the Kickers’ first two penalty kick attempts, and the Black-and-Red came out on top 4-2.
The cost of attending the fourth-round match is $20 for general admission and $10 for D.C. United ticket-plan holders with an ID card. Youth ages 16 and under will be able to enter for free with a purchase of an adult ticket (must be 1 for 1).
D.C. United has won the U.S. Open Cup twice in its 18-year history. In 1996, D.C. United pulled off the first ‘double’ in League history, winning both MLS Cup and the U.S. Open Cup.
The 2013 tournament features 68 teams and is the largest field in the modern era (1995-present). This year also marks the second-consecutive year in which all U.S.-based Division I, II and III teams will participate in the tournament proper: 16 from Major League Soccer, six from the North American Soccer League and 12 from USL PRO. All Division II clubs and eight of the Division III sides entered the competition in the second round while Division I teams received a bye to the third round.