Dwayne De Rosario’s tie-breaking second-half goal helped D.C. United to a 3-1 victory over the Revolution in Wednesday’s US Open Cup quarterfinal at Boyds, Md.
Chris Pontius scored before halftime for United, which will make its ninth semifinals appearance during the club’s 18-year history. D.C. won the competition in 1996 and 2008.
Lionard Pajoy added a late penalty kick goal for D.C., which will travel to face the Chicago Fire in the semifinals on Aug. 7.
Juan Toja scored for New England, which was seeking its first semifinals appearance in the competition since losing to D.C. in 2008.
The Revolution, who hit the post twice through Diego Fagundez and Juan Agudelo, had their deepest run in the competition since reaching the semifinals in 2008.
Toja’s curling free kick goal came eight minutes into the second half, and negated Pontius’s 44th-minute strike.
But in the 69th minute, De Rosario reached Pontius’s corner kick and looped a header over goalkeeper Matt Reis and off the crossbar.
United improved to 2-1 in US Open Cup competition against the Revolution.
Fire 5, SC Lions 1 — Chris Rolfe scored twice as Chicago rolled over Orlando City at Bridgeview, Ill.
Rolfe beat goalkeeper Miguel Gallardo on a 7-yard header to open the scoring in the sixth minute and on a short kick from even closer range in the 64th, breaking the contest open.
Real Salt Lake 3, Carolina 0 — Defenders Tony Beltran and Chris Winger took on scoring duties to help Real Salt Lake reach the semifinals for the first time in a shutout of the Railhawks at Sandy, Utah.
Alvaro Saborio added a third goal late for RSL, which has won six straight games across all competitions and is unbeaten in 10 of 11 matches.
RSL coach Jason Kreis made it his 100th career victory since retiring as a player in 2007.
Portland 3, FC Dallas 2 — Darlington Nagbe had a goal and an assist to lead the Timbers at Frisco, Texas.
Portland scored all three of its goals in an 11-minute span in the second half to take a 3-1 lead. Dallas’s David Ferreira almost tied the score in the closing seconds with a shot from just inside the penalty area that hit the right post.