1999 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
The 1999 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup ran from June through October, 1999, open to all soccer teams in the United States. It was the first Open Cup tournament to be named after Lamar Hunt.
The Rochester Raging Rhinos of the A-League defeated the Colorado Rapids by a 2–0 score in the final at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.
The Rhinos became the only minor-league team to win the Open Cup title since the inception of Major League Soccer by defeating four MLS teams in the tournament. Another A-League team - the Charleston Battery - also reached the semifinals, and the A-League's Staten Island Vipers were the other minor-league squad to beat an MLS team.
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