logo-burn-small2.gif (1346 bytes)Dallas Burn vs. Minnesota Thunder
US Open Cup
Tuesday, July 25th, 2000
7:05 pm, National Sports Center

 
  1 2 Total
Dallas 1 1 2
Minnesota 0 0 0

BURN - Kreis, (Deering), 36,
BURN - Lazo Alavanja, (Martinez), 87.
BURN
Matt Jordan
Jorge Rodriguez
Eric Dade
Ricardo Iribarren (Richard Farrer, 46)
Mark Santel
Oscar Pareja
Lazo Alavanja
Paul Broome (Antonio Martinez, 29)
Chad Deering
Jason Kreis
Bobby Rhine (Ted Eck, 73)
THUNDER
John Swallen
Brian Winters
Eric Otto
Mike Gentile
Morgan Zeba
John Coughlin
Stoian Mladenov (Nate Winkel, 67)
John Sylvester (Paul Schneider, 76)
Aaron Leventhal
Don Gramenz
Gerard Lagos (John Menyongar, 63)
TOTAL SHOTS: 11
FOULS: 14
OFFSIDE: 1
CORNER KICKS: 7
SAVES: 3
CAUTIONS: Alvanja 7, Iribarren, 40
EJECTIONS: none
TOTAL SHOTS: 9
FOULS: 16
OFFSIDE: 0
CORNER KICKS: 4
SAVES: 6
CAUTIONS: Coughlin 41
EJECTIONS: Zeba 23
POSSESSION PERCENTAGE: 49%
Attendance: 3,110 Weather: Stormy - Match suspended for 75 minutes in second half due to lightning

In-Match Highlights

3rd minute - Temperature, 80 degrees. Breezy, cloudy, humid. Storm approaching.
15th minute - Very even game, with no clear chances through 15 minutes.
23rd minute - Morgan Zeba (Minnesota) is red carded in the 23rd minute for stomping the leg of Paul Broom, after Broom had slid in on a tackle. Broom forced out of the game and replaced by Antonio Martinez; Broom being taken to hospital for treatment of deep gash in his leg. POSTMATCH UPDATE: Paul Broom received 25 stitches as a result of his injury.
36rd minute - Dallas scores in the 36th minute, with Jason Kreis - just returned from U.S. National Team duty - finishing from 12 yards out on an assist from U.S. MNT teammate Chad Deering.

HALFTIME


46th minute - Dallas is 45 minutes from eliminating the Thunder and advancing to the quarterfinals as the match resumes for the second half.
60th minute - Thunderstorms moving in. Dallas still holding onto a 1-0 lead and playing with a man advantage.
77th minute - Minnesota officials have cleared the stadium because of lightning. Both teams have left the field. Game suspended in the 77th minute.
Update - Officials are saying the game will be resumed once the weather clears. (game suspended since 8:45 p.m. CT)
Update 9:40 p.m. CT- Continued weather delay (nearly 1 hour since game was suspended at 8:45 p.m. CT).
87th minute - The game resumed after a 1 hour 20 minute weather-related delay. Dallas scored a second goal in the 87th minute to stretch the lead to 2-0. Lazo Alavanja from Martinez, 87th minute. Minnesota, playing shorthanded, was unable to climb back into the match.

FINAL

The Dallas Burn advance to face the Chicago Fire in the quarterfinals - a matchup pitting the 1997 champion (Dallas) vs. the 1998 champion (Chicago). Attendance in Minnesota was 3,110 in unfavorable conditions.

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