2017 U.S. Open Cup

U.S. Open Cup

Meara on the verge of history with Red Bulls

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Ryan Meara's start in the U.S. Open Cup final for the New York Red Bulls brings great joy to a player who has seemingly been a victim of circumstance throughout his career.

With regular starter Luis Robles available, some viewed the selection as controversial. As Jesse Marsch lamented, it was not an easy choice.

Sporting KC tops Earthquakes in penalty kicks to advance to U.S. Open Cup final

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Wednesday's U.S. Open Cup semifinal went all the way to penalty kicks but, when all was said and done, Sporting KC booked a spot in the tournament finale.

Sporting Kansas City reached the final of the 2017 U.S. Open Cup after winning penalty shootout over the San Jose Earthquakes.

U.S. Open Cup Preview: Red hot SKC hosts Earthquakes in first semifinal

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The U.S. Open Cup semifinals kick off on Wednesday as San Jose Earthquakes head to Children's Mercy Park to face the 2015 winners, Sporting Kansas City.

These two have met twice in MLS play thus far this season. Sporting KC scored a 2-1 win at home back on March 18 and they played out a scoreless draw in San Jose on June 18.

Quakes praise depth and competition within locker room on eve of Open Cup semifinal

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SAN JOSE, Calif. In certain cases a locker room can be a toxic place. It can drag a team's morale and quality to unprecedented lows, it may be the barricade between glory and despair, and ultimately, the reason behind a supporter's disappointment.

At the moment, that is fortunately not the case in San Jose.

U.S. Open Cup preview: Miami FC, FC Cincinnati square off in second division quarterfinal tilt

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While Major League Soccer is celebrating its brightest stars on Wednesday night, two teams from the lower leagues of American soccer will square off for a chance to make the final four of the U.S. Open Cup.

Miami FC of the NASL and USL's FC Cincinnati face each other at Riccardo Silva Stadium at 7;30 p.

Wright-Phillips dagger sends Red Bulls to U.S. Open Cup semifinals

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The New York Red Bulls advanced to the semifinal of the U.S. Open Cup for the first time since 2003, while winning back-to-back games in New England against the Revolution for the first time ever.

The Red Bulls left it late once again, scoring the winner in the 87th minute.

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U.S. Open Cup atmosphere provides another big push for Cincinnati's MLS expansion hopes

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CINCINNATI Minutes after their victory in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals, the New York Red Bulls players went out of their way to applaud the fans in blue and orange who remained inside Nippert Stadium.

Every player in red and white, their manager and the traveling support tucked into the right corner of the stadium was quick to point out how impressive Cincinnati's soccer culture is.