DC United beats Union on penalties in US Open Cup

April 8, 2011 7:06:47 AM PDT
D.C. United beat the Philadelphia Union 4-2 in a penalty-kick shootout after the MLS clubs finished overtime tied 2-2 in a wild U.S. Open Cup play.

n game that included two ejections Wednesday night. Carlos Ruiz scored for Philadelphia in the 18th minute, then was sent off in 86th. Union coach Peter Nowak was ejected in overtime.

Josh Wolff made it 1-1 right before halftime, then Daniel Woolard put United ahead 2-1 in the 111th. Brian Carroll tied it for Philadelphia with two minutes left in the extra period.

In the shootout, United made all of their attempts. United goalie Bill Hamid saved Roger Torres' try, and Philadelphia's Jack McInerney missed his penalty kick.

United will host the New England Revolution in another play-in game April 26.

(Copyright 2011 Philadelphia Union. Reprinted by permission)

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