United stops Rochester in U.S. Open Cup third round

July 1, 2008

GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- Defender Marc Burch scored twice and D.C. United beat the second-tier Rochester Rhinos 2-0 Tuesday night in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup.

Burch scored in the 78th and 85th minutes for D.C. United, who advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament open to essentially all American soccer clubs.

The Rhinos play in the USL First Division, one level below Major League Soccer.

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