For Canadian Andres Arango, Wednesday represented the Open Cup end of the line.
De Rosario, who has struggled so far this MLS season and isn’t a sure starter with last-place D.C. United, was back in league-MVP form Wednesday. His hat trick was all that D.C. United needed to beat the Philadelphia Union by a 3-1 count. Two of De Rosario’s goals came from outside the penalty area, including a 40-yard lob to seal the game late.
Two weeks after his Carolina RailHawks knocked the Galaxy out of the U.S. Open Cup, Paul Hamilton and his NASL mates made it a sweep of of Los Angeles MLS sides. Hamilton played all 120 minutes at centre back as Carolina ousted Chivas 3-1 after extra time.
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