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Know Thy Enemy: Revolution vs. Red Bulls Open Cup Edition

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For the second time in as many weeks, the Energy Drinks are in town for a visit.

The New England Revolution have probably never needed the Gold Cup break more than they do right now. Struggling mightily in MLS play, the Revs do have a reprieve today with a rematch against the New York Red Bulls in the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup.

U.S. Open Cup draw: Sounders will go on road for 5th round

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If they win they would remain on the road for the quarterfinals.

Thursday's regional draw for the 5th Round of the Open Cup first lumped the 14 remaining MLS sides and 2 NASL teams into geographic groups. Seattle Sounders FC were in the West with potential pairings of LA Galaxy, Portland Timbers and Real Salt Lake.

Sporting Kansas City

Sporting KC advances to U.S. Open Cup semis after wild extra-time finish

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Though Sporting KC went a man down in the 13th minute of Tuesday's U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal, it was the shorthanded team thatemerged not only winner, but a man up after extra time.

Sporting KC knocked off defending U.S. Open Cup champions FC Dallas by grinding out a physical affair and winning 3-0 after 120 minutes at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas.

Three questions with Once A Metro

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We spoke with Jonathan Machlin of Once A Metro, SB Nation's New York Red Bulls blog, about the upcoming match between the Union and NYRB.

Eugene Rupinski, Brotherly Game) With the Open Cup on Wednesday against New York City FC and a match against them next Saturday, is there a chance the Red Bulls will overlook the Union this weekend?

D.C. United

D.C. United stadium update, FC Cincinnati, and more: Freedom Kicks for 6/30/2017

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Metal going up, Minnesota going down, and bees!

Look, it's been a tough season for D.C. United fans. The team is out of the Open Cup, and making the playoffs will require a tremendous second half of the season. Saturday's game is huge, and it's followed by a brutal trip to Dallas to play a real contender in Texas in early July (so, basically on the sun).

Revs to host Red Bulls in US Open Cup Quarterfinal

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The Revolution will play the Red Bulls at Harvard on July 13th.

It took extra time and penalties but the New England Revolution learned their next US Open Cup opponent on Wednesday, as they'll host the New York Red Bulls in a Quarterfinal match on July 13th. The game will take place at Harvard University's Jordan Field with kickoff set for 7:30 pm.

D.C. United versus New England Revolution preview: Behind Enemy Lines with The Bent Musket

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The Open Cup is in less than an hour

D.C. United kicks off their next US Open Cup match in less than an hour, and we talked to Jake Catanese of The Bent Musket to preview the game.

How is Jay Heaps going to change his lineup for the Open Cup?

Jeez, where do we begin here.

ESPN commentator says the Revs will make the semifinals of the US Open Cup

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Herculez Gomez has high expectations for the Revs.

The New England Revolution will face D.C. United tonight in a Round of 16 U.S. Open Cup match. ESPN commentator Herculez Gomez not only expects the Revs to win that game, but also advance to the semifinals.

Gomez, who posted his Open Cup bracket on Tuesday, has the Revs beating D.

D.C. United to host US Open Cup fourth round game

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United will have their first US Open Cup match at home

D.C. United has a better idea about their first U.S. Open Cup game will be on June 14, as they will host the winner of Baltimore pub team Christos FC or PDL team Chicago FC United in the 4th round, likely at the Maryland Soccerplex.

Chicago FC United got to this position by defeating the USL Pittsburgh Riverhounds, while Christos defeated the Kickers, with both upset wins coming on the road (Jason laid out the scenarios yesterday).

Ten thoughts for ten penalties: On D.C. United's US Open Cup defeat at the hands of the Ft. Lauderdale Strikers

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A look at young players, frustration, and the real reason why the Black-and-Red are out of the Open Cup this early

There's nothing quite like the frustration of losing on penalty kicks, which is just what D.C. United did on Wednesday night. And even within that subset of grating ways to be eliminated, this was a bad one: A first half bereft of action, multiple goal-line clearances by the Fort Lauderdale Strikers, and PK misses from a player who had sparked the game to life (Luciano Acosta) and another who is finally getting his moment as a starter (Jared Jeffrey).

Philadelphia Union

U.S. Open Cup Rewind: Miami FC, FC Cincy provide upsets; Red Bulls edge Union and more

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Reigning U.S. Open Cup champs FC Dallas became the first club to book their spot into the tournament's quarterfinals after defeating the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday evening. On Wednesday, seven other clubs joined them, with the biggest shocks coming from Miami FC and FC Cincinnati.

Dilly Duka's twitter meltdown, NBC's paid subscription EPL service: Brotherly Game Daily Links 6/28/17

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Union can take another step towards the US Open Cup tonight, read all about it in today's links.

Philadelphia Union News

U.S. Open Cup match preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union
The Union face a familiar foe in the Open Cup Round of 16.

Union notes: Bruised ribs, 'beautiful' baseball fields .

Three questions with Once A Metro

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We spoke with Jonathan Machlin of Once A Metro, SB Nation's New York Red Bulls blog, about the upcoming U.S. Open Cup match between the Red Bulls and Union.

Eugene Rupinski, Brotherly Game) The last time the New York Red Bulls beat the Philadelphia Union in Open Cup play was 2010 when the Union had played just four games in club history.

U.S. Open Cup match preview: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

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The Union face a familiar foe in the Open Cup Round of 16

Game: New York Red Bulls vs. Philadelphia Union

Date: Wednesday, June 28th

Time: 8:00 p.m. Eastern, 7:00 p.m. Central, 5:00 p.m. Pacific, 12:00 a.m. UTC

Venue: Red Bull Arena (Harrison, N.

Union to host Red Bulls in next round of Open Cup

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The two teams meet in the Open Cup for the second year in a row.

The Philadelphia Union have been drawn against the New York Red Bulls in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Talen Energy Stadium is set to host the matchup on June 29th. The winner will travel to either Foxboro or Nassau County for the quarterfinals.

Union outlast Islanders in 3-2 victory

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A late free-kick goal from Roland Alberg pulled victory from the jaws of two agonizingly long extra-time periods on Wednesday night.

The Philadelphia Union's quest for a third-straight Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final appearance (or loss, depending on how optimistic you're feeling) began tonight.

Match preview: U.S. Open Cup - Philadelphia Union vs. City Islanders FC

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The Philadelphia Union are hoping this is their year to win the US Open Cup, while City Islanders FC hope to exact revenge on their former parent club.

Game: Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup 4th Round: Philadelphia Union vs. City Islanders FC

Date: Wednesday, June 15th

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: Talen Energy Stadium

Referees: TBA

Television: None

Stream: philadelphiaunion.

Houston Dynamo

US Open Cup Edition: Previewing Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City with the Blue Testament

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We spoke with Cody Bradley at the Blue Testament to discuss the US Open Cup and the round 5 matchup between the Dynamo and SKC

The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is back in action as the Houston Dynamo will face Sporting Kansas City in round 5 of the competition. Both clubs will be missing some personnel to international call-ups and each side will also have an eye on fixtures this weekend for MLS play.

U.S. Open Cup Round Five: Houston Dynamo vs. Sporting Kansas City Preview

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Sporting Kansas City will travel south to BBVA Compass Stadium to take on the Houston Dynamo in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

The Houston Dynamo will take on Sporting Kansas City in the fifth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Wednesday June, 28th at 5:30 PM at BBVA Compass Stadium.

Dynamo travel to North Carolina in US Open Cup

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The Dynamo will play North Carolina FC in the fourth round of the US Open Cup.

In their first game since early this month due to the international break, the Houston Dynamo will travel to play NASL side North Carolina FC in the US Open Cup fourth round on Wednesday at 6:30pm CT.

Given that the Dynamo have to travel to LA to face the Galaxy three days after the USOC game, it's not great timing for the Orange.

Houston Dynamo vs San Antonio FC: Dynamo start US Open Cup against in-state team

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Dynamo enter Open Cup action.

The Houston Dynamo host San Antonio FC on Wednesday night in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

Both team have struggled in their respective leagues this season. San Antonio, a USL team, is currently 13th in the standings. Houston currently sit last in the Western Conference of MLS.

Jay Heaps

U.S. Open Cup: Who should the Revolution start vs. Rochester?

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Share your preferred Starting XI in this week's open thread.

Seeking a return to U.S. Open Cup final, the Revolution host the Rochester Rhinos tonight at Providence College. And, as with any Open Cup match, all eyes will focus on Jay Heaps' Starting XI.

In last year's Open Cup debut, the Revs beat the Carolina RailHawks, 1-0, behind a 103rd-minute goal from Zachary Herivaux.

Busy schedule could mean time for Revolution reserves

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Jordan McCrary is dreaming about making his Revolution debut this Wednesday.

After two weeks off, the New England Revolution will now play two games in four days as the club will travel to North Carolina for the US Open Cup before heading to Vancouver to resume league play. It's a busy stretch for the Revs, but one that they're prepared for ahead of this season's second stanza.

Portland Timbers

Sounders vs. Portland Timbers, live stream: Game time, TV schedule and lineups

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This 4th Round US Open Cup match is available via YouTube and on Seattle radio.

Two ad hoc lineups will enter Starfire Stadium Tuesday night. Both the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers lack the depth to make up for injuries, international duty and fatigue; a total of 20 players were signed from their two USL sides.

Sounders will host Portland Timbers in fourth round of US Open Cup

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The last time these teams met under these circumstances things got very ... interesting.

The Seattle Sounders will enter the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in the fourth round like the other 19 U.S.-based MLS teams. Unlike the vast majority of them, the Sounders will be facing another MLS team on June 14.

Harrisburg City Islanders

The SBI View: U.S. Open Cup feels stale, boring with regional schedule

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The fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup begins on Tuesday, and unfortunately for the competition, the stage where Major League Soccer teams arrive comes with little intrigue.

A full complement of factors has gone against the Open Cup in recent years as the tournament tries to gain traction among soccer fans and the mainstream sports scene.

Brotherly Bag #8: It’s Open Cup Time

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Mid-June means one thing: a Wednesday night match versus the Harrisburg City Islanders.

Are we winning the Open Cup this year?

Jordan Wohl: No doubt. In years where the Union have been terrible in MLS, they've somehow been great in the Open Cup. Is this going to be the case this year?

Local Soccer Notebook 5/19/17

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More local Open Cup action, overseas trips for local colleges, recruiting news and more

Reading United and Harrisburg City Islanders both advanced to the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday and will meet in Exeter, Pa. on May 31.

Philadelphia Union Academy grads Will Campbell and Rob Campbell (Wallingford, Pa.

US Open Cup match an opportunity for Bethlehem Steel FC standouts

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Bethlehem Steel FC isn't able to compete in the competition, but that doesn't mean some of their players can't.

Earlier this year when U.S. Soccer announced that MLS-owned teams in the USL would no longer be eligible to compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, it was a big blow to the Bethlehem Steel FC fanbase.

Brian Schmetzer

2016 Sounder at Heart Moment of the Year

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We're ignoring past years' group stage and just jumping into the major events that defined Puget Sound soccer in 2016.

The Sounder at Heart Annual Awards wrap up with voting for the Moment of the Year in 2016. Past winners, in order from ‘09 to ‘15, are fans meeting the team after winning the Open Cup in DC, Nyassi brace to win the Open Cup repeat, Alonso's dagger to earn Open Cup three-peat, Zakuani returns to MLS play & exchanges jerseys with Mullan, Traore's goal to draw level with Tigres in CCL play, Pappa pickpockets Pinedo to secure Supporters' Shield, and the Red Card Wedding.

Predicting Sounders’ Open Cup lineup harder than ever

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Predicting U.S. Open Cup lineups is always tough. But what makes this one a bit more complicated is that the Seattle Sounders are coming off a full two-week break between competitive matches, only to be followed by a league match across the country three days later.

The Sounder at Heart staff discussed Sigi Schmid's likely mindset and we couldn't come close to anything resembling a consensus, as a good argument could be made for any number of lineups.

Kitsap Pumas

Sounders vs Kitsap Pumas US Open Cup 4th Round: News, updates, highlights, analysis

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Wednesday night the Seattle Sounders FC being their quest for their 5th Lamar Hunt US Open Cup title. Their fourth round opponent is the Kitsap Pumas of the PDL (NW Division). The 7:30 PM match at Starfire Sports will be steamed on YouTube, SoundersFC.com with radio play-by-play on KIRO 97.3 FM Seattle.

Major Link Soccer: Seattle's drive for no.5

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The Seattle Sounders start their quest for a fifth U.S. Open cup title tonight against the Kitsap Pumas.

Seattle/US Open Cup

In case you are unfamiliar with the US Open Cup, here is everything you need to know about the 103rd edition. Side note, if the Seattle Sounders are able to win the tournament this year they will tie Bethlehem Steel FC and Maccabi Los Angeles for the most titles in Open Cup history.

Sounders to face Kitsap Pumas in fourth round of US Open Cup

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Seattle's first Open Cup opponents of the year won't have to travel very far after beating the Sacramento Republic on the road.

While the date and location for the Seattle Sounders' first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup match of the season was set weeks ago, their opponent was not revealed until Wednesday, when the Kitsap Pumas knocked Sacramento Republic FC out of the tournament with a 3-1 win in Sacramento.

The Rest

Seattle Sounders vs. San Jose Earthquakes: Open Cup postgame survey

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We have another edition of our survey of your impressions of the S2-heavy lineup that took the pitch against San Jose.

Although Wednesday's Open Cup round of 16 match did not go as planned, the Seattle Sounders worked hard to recover from an early goal against and a red card to Francisco Narbón that left them short-handed.

News roundup: Open Cup riffs, Pulse remembrance, Arena the Phoenix, more

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The Yanks are marching and Arena's earning accolades, plus Open Cup musing, Orlando remembers, and more.

Seven storylines to catch you up on the 2017 U.S. Open Cup

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From Cinderella stories to pitch invaders, here's everything you need to know about the tournament thus far.

Through three rounds of action, the U.S. Open Cup has left supporters with countless storylines to follow. Noise complaints, winning streaks by amateur teams, obscure CBA rules—the tournament is off to a memorable (and chaotic) start.

Scouting Report: Sounders-Timbers Open Cup

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It's time to add another trophy to the case.

Who You'll Watch

For the second time in three years, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers will meet in the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Only three words need be uttered when referring to the last time these two faced off in the Open Cup — Red Card Wedding.

Local Soccer Notebook 5/12/17

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Open Cup debuts, pro signings, schedule announcements and more

Junior Lone Star FC was seemingly everywhere this week in the soccer news ahead of their debut in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in Ocean City on Wednesday night. They fell to Ocean City Nor'easters 3-1 in a hard fought match that was every bit as enjoyable to watch as a cup match should be.

Fire v Indy Eleven US Open Cup match preview

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What Are They All About? Indy Eleven Preview

The Return of the Cup! The Chicago Fire drew 1-1 against the Portland Timbers in their last MLS outing before a league wide break for COPA America Centenario but will find themselves back in action for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday against Indy Eleven (7:30 at Chicago-Fire.