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August 11th , 1999 7:00 PM ET
Rochester, New York

Dallas 1 2OT
Rochester 2

Division II Rochester Advances to US Open Cup Semi-Final

The Rochester Raging Rhinos, defending A-League soccer champions (Division II), upset the Dallas Burn of Major League Soccer 2-1 in double overtime on Wednesday night to advance to the U.S. Open Cup semi-finals. The Rhinos, who have an all-time record of 4-3 against MLS clubs in U.S. Open Cup play, advanced to the semi-finals for the second time in four seasons.

Michael Kirmse, who entered the match in the 73rd minute, scored the "golden goal" in the 110th minute of the match for Rochester in front 10,730 fans. Rhinos midfielder Mauro Biello notched the first goal of the match in the 71st minute, while Dallas forward Jason Kreis scored the Burn’s lone goal in the 85 minute.

Rochester had previously beaten the New York Freedoms in the second round of America’s oldest soccer tournament, then upset the defending MLS champion Chicago Fire at Frontier Field 1-0 last July 14.

Box Score Summary - Dallas Burn at Rochester Rhinos
August 11, 1999 - Frontier Field
Scoring                   1 2 OT   F
Dallas Burn           0 1   -     1
Rochester Rhinos 0 1   1    2
Scoring Summary:
ROC -- Biello (Hardy) 71
DAL -- Kreis (Broome) 85
ROC -- Kirmse (Tilley) 110
DALLAS : Matt Jordan, Mark Santel, Oscar Pareja, Jason Kreis, John Jairo Trellez (Paul Broome 38), Brandon Pollard, Leonel Alvarez, Jorge Rodriguez, Richard Farrer (Eric Dade 56), Sergei Daniv, Ted Eck, (Chad Deering, 75)
ROCHESTER : Pat Onstad (Billy Andracki 45), Andrew Restrepo, Craig Demmin, Mali Walton, Nate Daligcon (Michael Kirmse 73), Tommy Tanner (Kirk Dietrich 84), Yari Allnutt, Bill Sedgewick, Mauro Biello, Darren Tilley, Tim

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