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Coming Up Empty: Philadelphia Union 0-0 Houston Dynamo

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Another match against the Dynamo following a U.S. Cup game, another match where the Union dropped points. And this time they can't easily rationalize it through the weather.

Days after their heartbreaking U.S. Open Cup Final loss to Seattle Sounders, the Union did not fare much better tonight in MLS play.

How will the Union respond?

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The Union came up second best in the U.S. Open Cup. Now, the question is: Will they pout about it and collapse, or will they keep up their great play and drive into the playoffs? PSP's Dan Walsh explores.

Recount Of The Drama That Unfolded At The US Open Cup Final

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Many know that while I am a huge soccer fan and a fan of my local Philadelphia Union, I am not a fan of MLS at all. While the quality of play leaves a lot to be desired, my main complaint with the league is the way it (for me) sucks the soul out of the game, with all of its complex rules for signing players, parity mechanisms such as player lotteries and drafts, as well as the fact that many games mean really nothing at all since over half the teams make the play-offs and there is no relegation.

Curtin’s future still in question after Open Cup final loss

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For 120 minutes on Tuesday, the Philadelphia Union played with passion. A trophy was on the line, and they stood toe-to-toe with one of the most talented teams in MLS.

The Seattle Sounders ultimately landed the final blow to hand the Union a crushing 3-1 loss in extra time of a U.

Dynamic Dempsey-Martins partnership proves to be difference in Open Cup

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CHESTER, Penn. Obafemi Martins had a strain. Clint Dempsey had an early missedopportunity.

Neither of those things prevented the dynamic duo from making a significant impact.

The Seattle Sounders emerged victorious from a hard-fought U.

You cannot get any closer than that to a trophy: Philadelphia Union 1-3 Seattle Sounders, a.e.t.

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It took extra time, but the Union eventually fell in a hard-fought match

A couple months ago, the United States found themselves deadlocked with Belgium with time expiring in the second half. With a chance to win the game, Chris Wondolowski was given a perfect opportunity to score a goal that would surely send the United States to the World Cup quarter-finals.

Ex-Revs Steer Sounders to Open Cup Title

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Ex-Revolution scorers Clint Dempsey and Chad Barrett both tallied to send the Seattle Sounders to their fourth U.S. Open Cup title following Tuesday's 3-1 extra time win over the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.

Barrett, who played for the Revolution in 2013, canceled out Maurice Edu's 38th minute opener in the 47th minute, which sent the match into extra time.

US Open Cup final match report: Union 1-3 Sounders (Extra Time)

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The Union turned in a valiant effort, but eventually gave up two goals in extra time as the visiting Seattle Sounders took home the 2014 US Open Cup.

Philadelphia Union fall in U.S. Open Cup Final

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There's always the MLS Playoff race

Well that did not go as fans had hoped.

The Union's magical run to the U.S. Open Cup Final ended on Tuesday with a 3-1 loss in extra time to the Seattle Sounders. The Philadelphia Union kept it close but despite their best efforts and many second half near misses, none of it was not enough to defeat an extremely talented Seattle Sounders side this evening.

Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders FC: A U.S. Open Cup Carol

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The Philadelphia Union play for their first trophy and host MLS' best team, the Seattle Sounders, in the 101st Final of the U.S. Open Cup. It feels like Christmas in September as we approach the game that even a Scrooge has to love.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is alive: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that.

It's a Cup Final

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I have not been to a Philadelphia Union game but tomorrow that changes as I head to US Open Cup final vs. Seattle Sounders. Can't wait.

US Open Cup Final Press Conference feat. Sigi Schmid and Kenny Cooper

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The Union and Seattle had a press conference party.

With the US Open Cup Final tomorrow night, the Seattle Sounders were in town to discuss the final with the Philadelphia Union during today's press conference. Typically Jim Curtin takes center stage but Kenny Cooper and Sebastien Le Toux, brothers from another mother, were the ones with the spotlight.

SBI Weekend Rewind: Good start for Shea’s loan; MLS playoff race ramps up; and more

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It looks like a change of scenery was a good thing for Brek Shea. The U.S Men's National Team pool player notched an assist in his debut with Birmingham City on Saturday. The 24-year-old had left Stoke City in search of more minutes and moved to Birmingham last week on an emergency three-month loan.

Three questions ahead of NYRB and the U.S. Open Cup final

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The Union are entering the most important home stretch in team history, beginning with two Eastern Conference six-pointers and the US Open Cup final in the span of a week. Kevin Kinkead asks who should start, who should come off the bench, and who should be rested.

Curtin, Meola, Harkes, Marsch on Union’s head coach short-list

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The Philadelphia Union are getting closer to identifying their next head coach, and their short-list for the position holds quite a few interesting names.

Union CEO Nick Sakiewicz identified to MLSsoccer.

Philadelphia Union to face Harrisburg City Islanders in friendly

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The Union head to the state capital to face off against the Islanders in a US Open Cup rematch.

The Philadelphia Union head to Harrisburg on Thursday the 28th to face their USL PRO affiliate City Islanders in a friendly, Harrisburg announced Tuesday. While the Union are obligated to play HCI once a year, the sudden announcement left a lot of people wondering "Why now?

Major League Soccer

Seattle Sounders win 2014 US Open Cup

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The Seattle Sounders lift the 2014 US Open Cup with a 3-1 overtime win over the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park. Read More

US Open Cup Preview: Philadelphia Union vs Seattle Sounders

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The Philadelphia Union play the Seattle Sounders in the 2014 US Open Cup final on Tuesday (7:30pm - GolTV). Read More

SBI MLS Team of the Week: Seattle Sounders

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In what was billed as a clash between MLS Cup contenders, the Seattle Sounders once again asserted themselves as the league's top team.

The Sounders officially clinched their spot in the playoffs and extended their lead over the rest of the Western Conference Saturday by claiming a 3-2 victory over fellow contenders Real Salt Lake.

Sounders’ Zavaleta progressing in transition to centerback while on loan with Chivas USA

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COLUMBUS, Ohio Eriq Zavaleta could not stop scoring goals.

That was the best way to describe Zavaleta's sophomore season, and last season in college, at Indiana University.

Analysing The Race For The MLS Playoffs

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September is here, and that means that Major League Soccer enters that period when the results seem to matter even more. Some teams have surprised thus far, others have followed form, but with a month and change left, teams that haven't risen to the top will be fighting to make the cut.

Let's group these teams into categories, and see how they all shake out:


Sure things:

DC United – A dismal 2013 behind them, their lead should help them withstand a slightly road-heavy backend of schedule.

Wins for Philadelphia, New England, and Seattle

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The Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution, and Seattle Sounders opened week 25 of the 2014 MLS season with midweek wins. Read More

‘Unidentified Fan’ Makes Defender Look Silly Before Scoring Cracking Chip vs Chivas USA (Video)

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By Chris Wright

How does Robbie Keane like his chips? With a side-serving of delicious nutmeg...

Nicely done, that man.

For the record, Keane's goal came as Galaxy ran out 0-3 winners over Chivas, keeping there four-game winning streak alive and sent them within two points of Seattle Sounders at the summit of the MLS Western Conference table.

Pick a favorite MLS player

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Jason Davis explains why it's worth picking a favorite player to follow over the last few months of the 2014 MLS season. Read More

Timbers’ Paparatto receives one-match ban for dangerous elbow

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The MLS Disciplinary Committee has announced today a one-game suspension doled out to Portland Timbers defender Norberto Paparatto for a 39th-minute elbow during last Sunday's match against the Seattle Sounders.

Obafemi Martins is MLS Player of the Week

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Seattle Sounders forward Obafemi Martins wins the MLS Player of the Week award for week 24 of the 2014 season with two goals and an assist. Read More

Portland Timbers Fans Perform Enormous ‘Wizard Of Oz’ Tifo Against Seattle Sounders (Photo & Video)

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By Chris Wright

They may have lost the actual game 2-4, but Portland Timbers got their MLS clash against their main rivals Seattle Sounders off to a flyer by unfurling an astounding 'Wizard of Oz' themed tifo before kick-off which showed Dorothy traipsing away from the Emerald City (i.

San Jose Earthquakes

Just The Facts: The U.S. Open Cup Final

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Factoids to know for tonight's Open Cup clash between the Union and the Sounders.

With the latest installment of the country's oldest soccer competition looming, we take a look at some interesting stats and factoids from U.S. Open Cups past.

  • The Seattle Sounders have not played a road game during the 2014 U.

Galaxy stumble again, tie Earthquakes in San Jose

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It was the result that neither team needed, but the one they deserved, as the San Jose Earthquakes and LA Galaxy played to a 1-1 draw in the latest edition of the California Classico Sunday afternoon in front of a crowd of 10,525 at Buck Shaw Stadium in Santa Clara.

Earthquakes, RSL settle for tie at Buck Shaw Stadium

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With one team fighting for their playoff lives, and the other looking to maintain their standing, the stage was set for a physical 90 minutes when Real Salt Lake visited Buck Shaw Stadium to take on the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night.

Earthquakes’ Thompson among 19 players called in for U-20 training camp

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The U.S. Men's U-20 National Team is set to embark on a 10-day training camp to kick off September, and head coach Tab Ramos has taken the chance to call in slew of familiar faces.

U.S. Soccer announced Friday that Ramos has selected a 19-player roster for a training camp inBuenos Aires, Argentina that is set to take place from Sept.

Wondolowski equalizer earns Earthquakes draw with Seattle

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SEATTLE The San Jose Earthquakes were coming off the worst defeat in club history. Earlier in the day, they announced the loss of Designated Player Matias Perez Garcia for four-to-six weeks.

Their fans needed some good news Wednesday night, and they got it in the form of a 1-1 come-from-behind draw with the Seattle Sounders in front of 38,909 at CenturyLink Field.

Andy Rose

The Whole Story: US Open Cup Final against Seattle Sounders

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The Union are hosting their first ever US Open Cup Final against Seattle in the final match of the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. From previews to post-match reviews, this is The Whole Story.

tBG) What has changed with the Sounders since the teams last met back on May 3?

SAH) A few personnel things are different.

Opposite View: Four, no FIVE questions with Sounder At Heart - US Open Cup Edition

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This week we talk with Dave Clark of Sounder At Heart, SBN's Seattle Sounders blog, about the upcoming US Open Cup Final between the Philadelphia Union and Seattle. Questions and hijinks ensued.

tBG) What has changed with the Sounders since the teams last met back on May 3?

SAH) A few personnel things are different.

Rose buries stoppage-time goal, lifts Sounders over Real Salt Lake

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SEATTLE It took 94 minutes and two DeAndre Yedlin assists, but the Seattle Sounders survived a back-and-forth battle of Western Conference heavyweights on Friday night, riding a last-gasp Andy Rose goal to a 3-2 victory in front of 38,976 at CenturyLink Field.

Obafemi Martins

Dempsey volley lifts Sounders over Rapids

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SEATTLE It wasn't the prettiest day and it wasn't the prettiest match, but a moment of class was all the Seattle Sounders needed to knock off a shorthanded opponent on Saturday.

While the Sounders looked short of their best for much of the match, a set piece goal from Clint Dempsey provided all the scoring necessary to beat the Colorado Rapids 1-0 in front of 38,934 at CenturyLink Field.

Portland Timbers 2, Seattle Sounders 4: Three things from Portland's loss (photos and video)

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Portland Timbers conceded four goals at home to Seattle Sounders for the second time this season but could only reply with a late brace from substitute Fanendo Adi and lost 2-4 as Obafemi Martins tore apart the Timbers back line, scoring two goals and assisting Clint Dempsey.

Fanendo Adi nets brace for Portland Timbers, but Seattle Sounders tally four goals for victory

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The Portland Timbers returned home after winning their first CONCACAF Champions League match in Guyana, hoping to gain some traction in the Western Conference playoff chase in hosting the Seattle Sounders. While Fanendo Adi scored twice to give the home fans some great moments, the Timbers defense had issues in controlling Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey and the Sounders tallied four goals on the day to earn a 4 to 2 win.

The Rest

Soccer Tuesday: Your Running Commentary

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Real Madrid's defense of their UEFA Champions League title begins on Tuesday afternoon.

Los Blancos host FC Basel with their two new midfield additions, Toni Kroos and James Rodriguez, each being handed starts, while the famed BBC of (Karim) Benzema, (Gareth) Bale, and Cristiano Ronaldo start in the forward three.

Marco Pappa, el mejor de Centroamérica

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Aunque su selección cayo 2 1 ante Costa Rica en la final de la Copa Centroaméricana realizada en el Memorial Coliseum de Los Angeles, Marco PAPPA, el mediocampista de los Seattle Sounders que regresó a la MLS este año, fue premiado con el Balón de Oro del torneó además de obtener el Botín de [.