On Wednesday night the Houston Dynamo won the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for the first time in club history and no man enjoyed it more than DaMarcus Beasley. The Dynamo defender added yet another trophy to his very high trophy count with the win. The Open Cup win was the third one in his career, his first coming with Chicago back in 2000.
DaMarcus Beasley:— Brian Sciaretta (@BrianSciaretta) September 27, 2018
3 US Open Cups
1 Supporters Shield
2 Eredivisie titles
1 Dutch Cup
2 SPL titles
2 Scot. League Cups
1 UEFA CL semifinal
4 Gold Cup titles
1 GC Golden Boot
4 WC rosters
1 WC quarterfinal
1 Confed. Cup finalist
1 U17 WC Silver Ball
126 USMNT caps
5x MLS All Star
With a long, successful career no one would fault Beasley if winning was old hat to him, but the ageless wonder let loose last night to celebrate his team’s big win.
“It means everything to us, our fans, like I said tonight was special. We haven’t had the best season, and I’ll say it again and I said it before, this does not save our season. We’ve had a bad season, you can’t sugarcoat that,” said Beasley after the win. “This doesn’t save it, but it makes it a little bit better, but it doesn’t save our season. We haven’t been good enough with our league play but it doesn’t matter because right now it’s about the Open Cup; it’s about being Open Cup champions, like I said in the press conference it’s one game and this is what it’s about.
Have it, keep it until the rest of their career so they can hopefully feel this way again and they can pass this experience on to this next position. That’s what I try to do with my time. Hopefully they keep this, they learn from it, and they want to feel this way again, especially for the guys that’s like 20. I’m so happy for everybody, I’m so proud.”
From celebrating on the field;
to locker room celebrations;
to dancing around the locker room;
Nobody enjoyed themselves as much as DMB did.
“It’s special for me. Everyone knew how much this meant to me. I told them, after the Orlando game – I told them, this game is special, it’s a final,” said Beasley. “To the guys who haven’t played in a final, it’s special, it’s one game. The same thing said in the press conference, I said to my teammates. It’s one game. It doesn’t matter where we are in the standings, if we’re in last place; it’s one game, one night to show who we are, one night at our home field to show that we’re the best team on that day.”
While the 2018 MLS season might not be a memorable one for the Dynamo and their fans they will always have the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup and Beasley’s celebrations.
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