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RailHawks fall to FC Dallas: Eliminated from U.S. Open Cup

Posted July 9

A hat trick by Blas Perez was too much for the Carolina RailHawks to overcome, as FC Dallas eliminated Carolina 5-2 from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday at WakeMed Soccer Park.

After allowing the RailHawks Enzo Martinez to tie the score at 2-2 on a penalty shot in the 37th minute, Dallas scored three unanswered goals to leave Cary with the victory.

Carolina defeated the LA Galaxy 1-0 on June 24th to reach the quarterfinals, but the team could not capture the same magic that led to that victory.

Former North Carolina goalie Scottie Goodwin showed great poise against the Galaxy, keeping the high scoring team from reaching the back of the net, but struggled from the beginning of the match against Dallas.

The RailHawks jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the ninth minute on a goal by Zack Schilawski. That lead did not hold for long though, as Perez tied the score with his first goal in the 23rd minute.

With the score tied at two, Dallas scored again in the 44th minute to take a 3-2 lead into halftime, and the score would stay there for most of the second half.

With Carolina desperately trying to score to send the game into extra time, Mauro Diaz scored for Dallas to put the RailHawks in a 4-2 hole.

Perez scored his third goal of the 90th minute to close out the scoring.

The loss also brought an end to the RailHawks 23-match home unbeaten streak.

The RailHawks fell to 6-3 against Major League Soccer teams, having also picked up a victory against Chivas USA earlier this season.

With the win, FC Dallas advances to the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup, and will host the Philadelphia Union on Aug. 12.

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  • vance203 Jul 10, 10:42 a.m.

    I scratch my head every time I read the name "RailHawks." If this is to become an elite team, then certainly a better name can be created. The only team name that is worse than the RailHawks is the Ottawa Redblacks of the CFL. That name just makes no sense.

  • johnrmccray Jul 10, 8:36 a.m.

    Kept it close, most of the game.

  • johnrmccray Jul 10, 8:34 a.m.

    Kept it close and got some compliments on an FC Dallas SBNation page. Great run, and hopefully they have a great fall season!

  • 27615 Jul 10, 8:17 a.m.

    Great job!

  • 27228 Jul 10, 7:47 a.m.

    Hats off to the Railhawks for their run in the US Open Cup. Great wins against Chivas and LA Galaxy!

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TXST 22
 
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4th
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BOS 4
 
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DET 2
 
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OTT 2
NJD 2
 
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MON 3
NYR 1
 
2nd Intermission
STL 3
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3rd
NAS 0
PIT 2
 
2nd Intermission
MIN 6
TAM 2
 
1st Intermission
ARI 0
FLA 0
 
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