KYW's Greg Orlandini and PSP's Eli Pearlman-Storch discuss the Union's exit from the US Open Cup. Then, PSP's Jeremy Lane joins the pod to talk about the USMNT's recent impressive form in World Cup qualification.
Last season the Union needed a US Open Cup run to keep spirits high as they spun down the Nowak rabbit hole. A year later, the team they beat to keep the 2012 USOC run alive is equally desperate for a catalyzing victory in cup competition.
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We have complete player ratings for every Portland Timbers player that appeared in the 2 to 0 win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies to advance to the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals. This also includes a rating for the coaches, plus a composite team rating.
The Portland Timbers have engineered a dramatic turnaround in MLS league play for the 2013 season, and they had a chance to make history in the U.S. Open Cup against Tampa Bay as well. Using a mix of starters, bench players and reserves, Portland defeated the Rowdies 2 to 0 to advance to the USOC quarterfinals, where they will play FC Dallas in Texas on June 26.
The Portland Timbers advance to the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, playing host to the Tampa Bay Rowdies on June 12 at home. Considering the end of the match in Chicago that saw a Timbers team turn a 2 to 0 lead into a 2 all draw, it might be beneficial for this group to have a palette cleansing match before league play resumes on June 15 when FC Dallas comes calling.
We have full player evaluations for every Portland Timbers player that appeared from them against the Wilmington Hammerheads on May 29 in their third round U.S. Open Cup match, plus a rating for the coaches and the entire team.
The Portland Timbers were hoping to avoid the trappings that have plagued previous U.S. Open Cup runs for the franchise, and they couldn't have planned a better result to start their 2013 tournament. Frederic Piquionne scored four goals in the first half to lead the Timbers to a 5 to 1 win over the Wilmington Hammerheads.
No doubt about it, Wednesday's fourth-round match for FC Dallas in the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup not only has meaning because it's against in-state rival Houston, but this match also takes on additional meaning because it is in a tournament bearing the former FCD owner's name of Lamar Hunt.
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We talked about coming out here and how this is a great opportunity for the Strikers to show their measuring stick against MLS players and an MLS team. Right now we're in the fortunate position to be first in MLS so it's a great opportunity and it's also an opportunity to be seen by an MLS coach.
It may be a couple years before we see this again in the US Open Cup. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
Take one look at the pairings from the last two nights in the 2013 edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. One thing you'll notice right away was the four MLS sides from the Western Conference who had to travel to the east coast for their third round matches.
Those are probably some of the best words to describe the mood of Sporting KC fans after tonight's 1-0 loss to Orlando City that knocks Sporting Kansas City out of the US Open Cup. A second minute goal from Long Tan was all that Orlando City needed to take down the defending US Open Cup champs as Sporting KC looked again to lack creativity in the final third.
It's been a week and a half since Sporting KC last took the field against the Montreal Impact at Sporting Park. That's a week and a half that they've had to stew over the 2-1 loss to the Impact that gave them their third home loss of the season in only their 8th home game. Now they get to take on their USL affiliate club, Orlando City in the US Open Cup.
US Soccer today announced the potential quarterfinal pairings of this year's US Open Cup. Should Sporting KC beat their USL affiliate, Orlando City, Sporting will head on the road for their quarterfinal match up. The winner of Sporting KC and Orlando will meet the winner of the Chicago Fire vs Columbus Crew on June 26th.
There's been a big debate since Tuesday night after both Sporting Kansas City and affiliate club, Orlando City, won their US Open Cup matches setting up a fourth round match up where the two would play each other. The debate was whether Orlando City's top scorer and KC's 2012 first round draft pick Dom Dwyer, and KC's 3 other loaned players (Christian Duke, Jon Kempin, and Yann Songo'o) would be able to play in the game.
New York Red Bulls playmaker Juninho (Image via SI Photos)
The New York Red Bulls battled in their first game of the centennial U.S. Open Cup against a mix of college students and amateur players from Reading United AC. The visitors were granted the chance to play against the Red Bulls after defeating USL PRO side Harrisburg City Islanders 1-0 in the second round last week.
Last night in Cleveland, the United States National Team was outclassed by a Belgium squad that exposed the American side's weaknesses, weaknesses that many US fans and Soccer House have conveniently turned a blind eye towards since the team's success in the 2002 World Cup finals.
While the USMNT has made great strides since its days of wandering the non-World Cup finals wilderness between 1950 and 1990, the team, and the USSF program in general, have much work to do.