2005 U.S. Open Cup

The 2005 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ran from June through September, 2005, open to all soccer teams in the United States.

2005 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
CountryUnited States
ChampionsLos Angeles Galaxy
(2nd title)
Runners-upFC Dallas
Top goal scorer(s)Herculez Gomez
Melvin Tarley
(6 goals each)

The Los Angeles Galaxy won their second Open Cup championship with a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California.

Although two Major League Soccer sides played in the final, the tournament featured several runs by underdogs. The Des Moines Menace of the Premier Development League beat two USL First Division teams to reach the Fourth Round. The Minnesota Thunder of the USL First Division beat three MLS teams in succession to reach the semifinals. The Rochester Raging Rhinos continued to play to record crowds and beat the MetroStars before losing in a shootout to the Chicago Fire. Four of the tournament's final 15 games went to overtime.

Open Cup Bracket

Home teams listed on top of bracket

Third Round Fourth Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
USL1 Portland Timbers 2
USL1 Seattle Sounders 0
USL1 Portland Timbers 0
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 2
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 1
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 2
USL2 Charlotte Eagles 2
MLS Chivas USA (AET) 3
MLS Chivas USA 2
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 5
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 5
USL1 Minnesota Thunder 2
MLS Kansas City Wizards 6
PDL Des Moines Menace 1
USL1 Atlanta Silverbacks 1
PDL Des Moines Menace 5
MLS Kansas City Wizards 1
USL1 Minnesota Thunder 3
USL1 Minnesota Thunder (AET) 6
MLS Real Salt Lake 4
USL1 Minnesota Thunder 4
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
MLS Los Angeles Galaxy 1
MLS FC Dallas 0
USL1 Richmond Kickers 8
PDL Ocean City Barons 4
USL1 Richmond Kickers 1
MLS D.C. United 3
MLS D.C. United 1 (1)
MLS FC Dallas (AET, PEN) 1 (4)
MLS Columbus Crew 1
MLS FC Dallas (AET) 3
MLS FC Dallas (AET) 3
USL2 Wilmington Hammerheads 2
MLS FC Dallas 1
MLS Chicago Fire 0
USL1 Rochester Rhinos 2
USL1 Virginia Beach Mariners 1
USL1 Rochester Rhinos 3
MLS MetroStars 1
USL1 Rochester Rhinos 1 (4)
MLS Chicago Fire (AET, PEN) 1 (5)
MLS New England Revolution 2
MLS Chicago Fire (AET) 3
USL2 Western Mass Pioneers 1
MLS Chicago Fire 3


Note: Scorelines use the standard U.S. convention of placing the home team on the right-hand side of box scores.

Qualifying round

Teams from USASA and PDL start.

First round

Teams from USASA, PDL, and USL-2.

Second round

Four USL-1 and four USL-2 teams enter.

Third round

Four USL-1 and four MLS teams enter.

Fourth round




FC Dallas (MLS)0–1Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
(Report) Herculez Gomez 5'
Attendance: 10,000 (capacity)
Referee: Alex Prus (USA)
FC Dallas
Los Angeles Galaxy

Top scorers

Position Player Club Goals
1 Herculez Gomez Los Angeles Galaxy 6
Melvin Tarley Minnesota Thunder 6
3 Johnny Menyongar Minnesota Thunder 5
4 McColm Cephas Richmond Kickers 4

See also

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