Thursday, March 10, 2011

2003 - US Open - Metrostars

Aug 27, 2003 US Open - Metrostars v New England Revolution, Yurcak Field, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ...

The Metrostars defeated the Revolution 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2003 LaMar Hunt US Open Cup before 3,853 fans. With the win the Metrostars advanced to the semi-finals.

In the second golden goal overtime period, a Mike Magee corner was headed in front of the net by Metrostars captain Eddie Pope. Amado Guevara then pounced on the pass to put the ball into the back of the net past Revolution goalkeeper Adin Brown.

Clint Mathis of the Metrostars scored in the 29th minute, while Revolution Jay Heaps scored in the 45th minute to tie the game.

The Metrostars defeated DC United in the semifinals, but lost to the Chicago Fire in the finals. the US Open cup was founded in 1914 and is open to all US Soccer Federation affiliated teams.

Yurcak Field, Rutgers University was dedicated in 1994, and seats 5000 fans at capacity. A great place to see a game.

 Steve Ralston
Tampa Bay Mutiny (MLS 1996-2001)
New england Revolution (MLS 2002-2010)

United States National Team (1997-2007)

Jason Moore
DC United (MLS 1999)
Colorado Rapids (MLS 2000-2001)
Chicago Fire (MLS 2002)
New England Revolution (MLS 2003)

Following the game as we left the bleachers we were near the entrance to the locker room used by the Revolution. Even though they lost a tough game Ralston and Moore were gracious in signing autographs...

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