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Foxes trash DV8, bound for Washington

June 15, 2011 | 11:35 am No comments
By Shaun Schafer

One goal was all the Real Colorado Foxes would need to beat the DV8 Defenders in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night.

However, the Foxes got far more, adding two second half goals to three scored in the first half in a 5-0 trashing of the team from the San Francisco Bay Area at Shea Stadium in Highlands Ranch.

With the win, the Foxes move forward in the nation’s oldest soccer tournament to face the Kitsap Pumas on June 21 in Bremerton, Wash. The Pumas defeated the Chivas El Paso Patriots 6-5 in a shootout to advance on Tuesday.

At Shea Stadium, the Foxes spread the scoring and the credit. Taylor Kemp, Isaiah Schafer, Kyle Christensen, Sterling Copeland and Craig Thompson scored for Colorado as the team overwhelmed the California visitors.

Johnny Foley played the full 90 minutes for the Foxes in earning the shutout.

The U.S. Open Cup, first contested in 1914, is open to all sanctioned teams in the United States. One hundred fifty-five teams entered the competition and were winnowed to 40 for the start of the tournament proper. The first and second rounds are made up of exclusively lower division and amateur teams, with eight teams advancing to play eight MLS teams on June 28 in the third round.

The quarterfinals will be played on July 12 and the semifinals will be played on Aug. 30. All 2011 U.S. Open Cup matches are scheduled to be played on Tuesdays.

Every winning team’s name is engraved on the base of the Dewar Challenge Trophy which dates to the first year of the tournament and currently resides at U.S. Soccer House in Chicago.

The two-time defending champion Seattle Sounders will enter the tournament in the third round.

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