After knocking out this year’s Cinderella team, D.C. United will continue on its quest this week to claim a fourth Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title.
D.C. United will take on the New England Revolution in the Round of 16 in Cambridge, Mass., on Wednesday.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is billed as the longest running annual tournament for team sports in the country, and pits teams from all levels and leagues against each other. The 104th edition of the Open Cup has the largest field in the event’s history, with 99 teams participating.
D.C. United beat Christos FC, a Baltimore-based team sponsored by a liquor store and the last remaining amateur team, 4-1 on June 13 in the fourth round of the tournament.
Despite the final score, the game felt much closer. Christos FC scored first in the 23rd minute, before D.C. United netted an equalizer in the 35th. The game then remained tied until the 81st minute, when the professional squad rattled off three goals in the last…