There are some out there who would have you believe that the US Open Cup is not a joke of a competition. To them, I submit Exhibit B: Tonight's match between the Atlanta Silverbacks and Colorado Rapids. (Exhibit A, of course, was the match between Orlando City and the Tampa Bay Rowdies two rounds ago which was not played on a regulation sized field.)
Pablo Mastroeni played a decently strong roster for this one despite having an actual MLS match a few days away, and his Rapids were the better team for the majority of the first 60 minutes, minus a few howlers by the defense and Clint Irwin that allowed Atlanta to get two goals ahead. After that, all hell broke loose, an Atlanta player stomped on
Thank goodness we don't have to deal with this competition for another year.