2013 U.S. Open Cup Final

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2013 U.S. Open Cup Final
Event2013 U.S. Open Cup
DateOctober 1, 2013 (2013-10-01)
VenueRio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah, United States
Man of the MatchBill Hamid
RefereeJuan Guzman (California)
WeatherClear, 71 °F (22 °C) [1]

The 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final was the 100th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the oldest ongoing competition in American soccer. The match featured Major League Soccer (MLS) teams D.C. United and Real Salt Lake. It was played on October 1, 2013, at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, a southern suburb of Salt Lake City, it was the first Open Cup final to be held in the state of Utah. The final score was D.C. United 1, Real Salt Lake 0; this was D.C. United's third title.

It was the first final since 2008 not to feature the Seattle Sounders, it was Salt Lake's first trip to the Open Cup final, and marked their first time in a final of any competition since the 2011 CONCACAF Champions League Finals. It was D.C. United's fifth, and their first time in the final of a major North American sporting competition since 2009, when they lost the 2009 Open Cup final to Seattle.

D.C. United, the winner of the match, earned a $250,000 cash prize, as well as a berth into the 2014–15 CONCACAF Champions League. Real Salt Lake, the runner-up, received a $60,000 cash prize. D.C. United had a 5-0 record in the tournament, despite posting a 3-24-7 record in MLS play.

Road to the final[edit]

The U.S. Open Cup is an annual American soccer competition open to all United States Soccer Federation affiliated teams, from amateur adult club teams to the professional clubs of MLS; the 2013 tournament was the centennial edition of the oldest soccer tournament in the United States.

For the second consecutive season, all American-based MLS teams earned automatic qualification into the third round tournament proper. Previously, only eight teams from MLS could qualify for the tournament, six automatically based on the previous year's league results, and two more via a play-in tournament.[2]

D.C. United[edit]

Dwayne De Rosario was D.C. United's top scorer in the cup with five goals.

Prior to 2013, D.C. United had won the U.S. Open Cup 2 times, in 1996 and 2008, they had played in 4 finals of the competition, with the last appearance being in 2009 when they lost 2–1 to Seattle Sounders FC.

In the 2013 third round, they faced the Richmond Kickers of the USL PRO at City Stadium in Richmond, Virginia, on May 28, 2013. After a goalless draw after extra time, D.C. United won on penalties 4–2.[3] In the fourth round, they played at home against the Philadelphia Union of MLS in Boyds, Maryland, on June 12, 2013. D.C. United won 3–1. Dwayne De Rosario scored 3 goals for United; the first came in the 24th minute of the first half, followed by goals in the 75th and 85th minutes. The only goal scored by Philadelphia was by Jack McInerney in the 76th minute.[4]

In the quarterfinals, D.C. United played at home on June 26, 2013, against the New England Revolution. D.C. won 3–1 with goals from Chris Pontius, Dwayne De Rosario, and Lionard Pajoy in the 45th, 69th, and 87th minutes, respectively.[5]

In the semifinals, D.C. United played on the road against the Chicago Fire on August 7, 2013, at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois; the final score was 2–0 with goals from Dwayne De Rosario and Nick DeLeon, thus sealing United's place in the cup final.[6]

Real Salt Lake[edit]

Real Salt Lake's best finish prior to the 2013 tournament was in 2011, when they reached the quarterfinals, losing 2–0 away to FC Dallas. On May 28, 2013, Real played in the third round at home versus the Atlanta Silverbacks of the NASL at Rio Tinto Stadium; the end result was a 3–2 win in overtime.[7] In the fourth round, they played against the Charleston Battery of the USL PRO league on June 12, 2013. Real Salt Lake won 5–2 after extra time.[8]

In the quarterfinals, Real played against the Carolina RailHawks of the NASL on June 26, 2013. Salt Lake won 3–0 with goals from Tony Beltran in the 35th minute, Chris Wingert in the 51st minute, and Álvaro Saborío in the 86th minute.[9]

In the semifinals, Real played against the Portland Timbers of the MLS on August 7, 2013; the end result was a 2–1 victory for Real with goals from Álvaro Saborío in the 7th minute and Joao Plata in the 78th minute. In the final minutes, Portland scored with a goal by Diego Valeri.[10]


Venue Selection[edit]

Rio Tinto Stadium, in Sandy, Utah.

The United States Soccer Federation conducted a coin flip on July 30, 2013, to determine the host of the tournament; the winner of the coin flip was the Portland Timbers/Real Salt Lake semifinal, meaning that whoever won that semifinal would host the final. As Salt Lake beat Portland 2–1 in that game, the final took place at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah.[11]


The match was televised live on GolTV.

Match details[edit]

Real Salt Lake0 – 1D.C. United
Report Neal Goal 45'
Attendance: 17,608
Referee: Juan Guzman (California)
Real Salt Lake
D.C. United
Real Salt Lake:
GK 18 United States Nick Rimando Yellow card 90'
DF 2 United States Tony Beltran
DF 6 United States Nat Borchers
DF 16 Mexico Carlos Salcedo Substituted off 81'
DF 17 United States Chris Wingert
MF 5 United States Kyle Beckerman (c) Yellow card 45+2'
MF 26 Colombia Sebastián Velásquez Substituted off 69'
MF 20 United States Ned Grabavoy
MF 11 Argentina Javier Morales
FW 15 Costa Rica Álvaro Saborío
FW 8 Ecuador Joao Plata Substituted off 57'
GK 24 United States Jeff Attinella
DF 7 Jamaica Lovel Palmer
MF 12 United States Cole Grossman
FW 13 Colombia Olmes García Substituted in 57'
DF 14 Cuba Yordany Álvarez
MF 23 Jamaica Khari Stephenson Substituted in 69'
MF 27 United States Chris Schuler
FW 49 United States Devon Sandoval Substituted in 81'
United States Jason Kreis
D.C. United:
GK 28 United States Bill Hamid
DF 22 United States Chris Korb Yellow card 80'
DF 15 United States Ethan White
DF 5 Canada Dejan Jakovic
DF 2 United States James Riley Yellow card 21'
MF 18 United States Nick DeLeon Yellow card 58'
MF 8 United States John Thorrington
MF 23 United States Perry Kitchen
MF 24 England Lewis Neal
FW 7 Canada Dwayne De Rosario (c) Substituted off 75'
FW 13 United States Chris Pontius Substituted off 87'
GK 31 United States Joe Willis
DF 3 Switzerland Dennis Iapichino
MF 12 United States Luis Silva Substituted in 75'
MF 19 Canada Kyle Porter
DF 21 United States Daniel Woolard
MF 25 United States Jared Jeffrey
FW 30 United States Conor Doyle Substituted in 87'
United States Ben Olsen

Man of the Match:[12]

Bill Hamid (D.C. United)

Assistant referees:
Kermit Quisenberry (Florida)
Fabio Tovar (California)
Fourth official:
Baldomero Toledo (California)

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Seven named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.


Salt Lake D.C. United
Goals scored 0 1
Total shots 19 6
Shots on target 4 1
Saves 1 4
Corner kicks 10 1
Fouls committed 16 14
Offsides 3 3
Yellow cards 2 3
Red cards 0 0


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