US Open Cup

Philadelphia Union

“Heart of a lion”: Recaps and reaction to Union’s heroic USOC win, USA faces Jamaica tonight, more news

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Recaps and reactions from Union's US Open Cup win. US faces Jamaica in Gold Cup semis tonight. More news.

USOC postgame video: NY Red Bulls 1-1 (3-4) Union

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Comments from Jim Curtin, John McCarthy, Fernando Aristeguieta, and Ray Gaddis following Tuesday's US Open Cup quarterfinal victory over NYRB.

USOC match report: NY Red Bulls 1-1 (3-4) Union

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John McCarthy was the star as Philadelphia Union played with ten men for 80 minutes and still came out on top of New York Red Bulls to book a place in the US Open Cup semifinal. They will play Chicago or Orlando City.

Union face NYRB today in USOC quarters, Pfeffer selected, Nowak lawsuit dismissed, more

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Roster questions for the Union ahead of today's US Open Cup game. Pfeffer named to Homgrown Player team. Nowak lawsuit thrownout. FIFA news. More.

US Open Cup in Pictures: Union 2-1 United

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand for another rain drenched game Tuesday night as the Philadelphia Union came from behind to defeat DC United 2-1 in US Open Cup play.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Zach Pfeffer on USOC win

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Greg and Eli talk to the Union's Zach Pfeffer after the big win over DC in the US Open Cup. They then talk about the US win over Germany in the WOmen's WOrld Cup semifinals.

It’s NYRB for Union in next round of USOC, it’s Japan for US in WWC final, new name for PPL Park, more

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Union on the road to NYRB in next round of US Open Cup, date TBD. World Cup final rematch with Japan for US. PPL Park is getting a new name. More news.

Episode 161 – Chilean Fingers

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Join the guys as they talk about DC United's "failed" run in the U.S. Open Cup, the upcoming CONCACAF Champions League and their current run in league play. The boys also give their mid-season player grades.

US onto WWC final, Union fight back to top DC in USOC, Aristeguieta, new DP rule, more

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US advances to Women's World Cup final. Union advance in US Open with comeback win over DC. Fernando Aristeguieta says he's staying with the Union. More.

Postgame video: Union 2-1 DC United

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Greg and Eli's postgame wrap. Curtin's presser. Williams and Pfeffer on the win. Aristegueita on his loan being extended to stay with the Union.

USOC match report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 DC United

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Despite going a goal and a man down, the Union rallied to an impressive 2-1 victory over DC United, sending them into the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup.

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union US Open Cup TV/streaming, previews, prediction, lineup and gamethread

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For the third time in four years, United and the Union will meet in the Open Cup's round of 16.

The rapid-fire schedule continues tonight for D.C. United, who will face the Philadelphia Union tonight in US Open Cup play. This will be the first USOC visit to PPL Park for United, however, as the near-annual tradition of these teams facing each other in cup play has previously involved the Maryland Soccerplex.

D.C. United vs. Philadelphia Union US Open Cup live stream: Time, preview, and how to watch online

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As it is in most years, United will have to get past the Union - a team they played twice last month - to advance in the Open Cup.

Stop me if you've heard this one before: D.C. United will face the Philadelphia Union in a US Open Cup match. Last year was the first time since 2010 that United didn't didn't face their nearest MLS neighbors eithe in America's oldest soccer competition or in the MLS qualifying process to enter the Cup.

US faces Germany in WWC semi, Union faces DC in USOC, that Sakiewicz interview, more

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US faces Germany tonight in Women's World Cup semis. Union faces DC in US Open Cup. That Sakiewicz interview. More news.

Readying for LA, Union draw DC for Open Cup fifth round, Palacios, latest FIFA news, more

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Union face LA on Saturday. US Open Cup draw has Union hosting DC in fifth round. USWNT bits. Latest FIFA news. More.

Stock Rising, Stock Falling: Union 0-0 (3-1) Rhinos

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We take a quick look at the players who impressed during Tuesday night's US Open Cup victory over Rochester Rhinos, and those who left the fans wanting more.

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The Union's US Open Cup opponent revealed and some changes to the US Open Cup next year

This is the first year in US Open Cup history that there will be a set bracket from the round of 16, and this morning at 11 AM, the bracket was announced. The Philadelphia Union's next opponent in the US Open Cup will be D.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: US advances to Round of 16, Union advances in USOC

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Greg and Eli are joined by PSP contributor Jami Dansingburg to talk about the US at the Women's World Cup. Greg and Eli then talk about the Union at the US Open Cup.

Postgame video: Union 0-0 (3-1) Rhinos

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Eli's postgame wrap. Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Interviews with Richie Marquez, Zach Pfeffer, Jimmy McLaughlin, and John McCarthy.

McCarthy saves the day, US finish top of group, latest FIFA news, more

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A McCarthy hat trick of PK saves sees the Union advance in USOC play. US finishes top of Group D after win over Nigeria at Women's World Cup. Swiss investigating 53 possible acts of money laundering connected to 2018/2022 World Cup bids. More.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 0-0 (3-1) Rochester Rhinos

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After a ponderously slow 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, John McCarthy proved the savior with a hat trick of saves in Philadelphia Union's shootout victory over Rochester Rhinos.

A game of cups

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As the "reigning finalists" prepare to enter U.S. Open Cup action tonight, Peter Andrews ponders how the Union should approach the competition.

US faces Nigeria, Union host Rhinos in USOC, Palacios trialing, latest FIFA news, more

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US look to finish top of group tonight. Union host Rochester in USOC. Wilson Palacios trialing with Union. Blazer plea unsealed. More.

Readying for Red Bulls, Sapong cleared to play, Union to face Hburg or Rochester in US Open Cup 4th round

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Union face Red Bulls on Sunday. The importance of Maidana and Nogueira. Sapong cleared to return to play. Union for face winner of Harrisburg-Rochester in fourth round of US Open Cup. More news.

Union bits, transfer rumor, Reading hosts Harrisburg in USOC 2nd rounder, more

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Union news. Reading hosts Harrisburg tonight in US Open Cup second round. Expansion news. More.

Sporting Kansas City

The Name of the Game is Survive and Advance

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Survive and advance, that's the cliche that a lot of people use went it comes to advancing in a knockout tournament, you don't always need to play well, you just need to survive and advance. That's exactly what Sporting KC did last night at Sporting Park against the Houston Dynamo. They weren't playing their best soccer of the year by far, but an early red card by the Dynamo and some tired legs late allowed KC to advance to the US Open Cup semifinals with a 3-1 win over the Houston club.

Match Day USOC: KC Welcome a Familiar Rival

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For the fourth time in five years, Sporting Kansas City welcome the Houston Dynamo to Sporting Park for a knock out game. This time the game is a US Open Cup quarterfinal match tomorrow night, with the winner hosting Real Salt Lake in the competitions semifinal.

Both teams come into the game having had a competitive game on the weekend, Houston was in Salt Lake for a league game against RSL.

Match Day USOC Round of 16: Route to the Final is at Home, it Starts Here

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Sporting KC return to US Open Cup action tomorrow at home against FC Dallas. With the draw a couple weeks ago, the path to the US Open Cup final goes through KC, at least for the Western half of the bracket. So things are in KC's hands at this point, and it's something that they really need to take advantage of.

Match Day USOC: Finally a Meaningful KC vs St. Louis Game

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For the first time since the very early 1970s, Kansas City and St. Louis will face off in a competitive outdoor game on Tuesday night at Sporting Park in the fourth round of the US Open Cup. While the two cities have faced off numerous times in baseball, football, and even indoor soccer with the likes of the Comets, Attack, Ambush, and Steamers, outdoor soccer has always lacked in terms of play between the two teams.

Sporting KC to Face St. Louis FC in the US Open Cup

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Sporting Kansas City will have an I-70 Derby for the fourth round of the US Open Cup at Sporting Park. St. Louis FC topped Minnesota United 1-1 (3-1) on penalty kicks to advance to take on KC.

Minnesota started the game on the front foot, pinning St. Louis back in their own end but were unable to take advantage of the early possession.

Sporting KC to Host US Open Cup Fourth Round

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For the fifth straight year, Sporting KC will host a US Open Cup game at Sporting Park, tonight was the draw to see which teams KC could be matched up with when KC enters the tournament in its fourth round.

As most fans expected, Sporting KC will match up against the winner of USL side St.

Major League Soccer

First-hand account of US Open Cup derby between New York Red Bulls and New York Cosmos

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It's the magic of the cup. A second division side drawn to play away from home against their local rivals, a "proper cup tie" some might call it. It's David against Goliath, a potential giant killing, a banana skin, as well as a local derby. It has all the storylines one would want. An expanded away following that typically comes with a glamor tie is on hand for these romantic cup ties is on hand and prepared to make their presence felt.

First-hand account of US Open Cup derby between New York Red Bulls and New York Cosmos

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It's the magic of the cup. A second division side drawn to play away from home against their local rivals, a "proper cup tie" some might call it. It's David against Goliath, a potential giant killing, a banana skin, as well as a local derby. It has all the storylines one would want. An expanded away following that typically comes with a glamor tie is on hand for these romantic cup ties is on hand and prepared to make their presence felt.

Clint Dempsey should get 3-month ban after ripping up ref’s notebook

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So Tuesday night in their US Open Cup match against Portland, the Seattle Sounders were probably hard-done by a series of bad calls by a relatively inexperienced official. And certainly this tournament means a lotto the Sounders. Add the burn of losing to their Cascadian rival, and it was a pepper pot ready to boil over.

Clint Dempsey should get 3-month ban after ripping up ref’s notebook

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So Tuesday night in their US Open Cup match against Portland, the Seattle Sounders were probably hard-done by a series of bad calls by a relatively inexperienced official. And certainly this tournament means a lotto the Sounders. Add the burn of losing to their Cascadian rival, and it was a pepper pot ready to boil over.

US Open Cup competition has improved but TV and radio coverage is lacking

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With the level of competition in MLS, NASL and USL improving, this year's US Open Cup promises to be one of the most competitive in recent memory. Combined with the fact that the level of tension between the three aforementioned leagues is at an all-time high, this makes the 2015 US Open Cup the most anticipated and must-see in years —except that there's one major problem.

US Open Cup competition has improved but TV and radio coverage is lacking

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With the level of competition in MLS, NASL and USL improving, this year's US Open Cup promises to be one of the most competitive in recent memory. Combined with the fact that the level of tension between the three aforementioned leagues is at an all-time high, this makes the 2015 US Open Cup the most anticipated and must-see in years —except that there's one major problem.

match report

What I'm watching for in Portland Timbers second match versus Houston Dynamo

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Lost in most of the kerfuffle of this week's U.S. Open Cup match because of the disciplinary meltdown late in the affair was the work of Timbers goalkeeper Adam Kwarasey. He made several huge saves on Sounders players - including...

Rose City Soccer Show - USOC meltdown before next busy stretch in MLS for Timbers

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In the latest episode of the Rose City Soccer Show, the lads talk USOC, potential discipline from the epic meltdown, crazy fixtures to end June and preview the June 20th match with the Houston Dynamo.

The Rest

OTF’s Wide World of Soccer – Week 23

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Welcome to the latest attempt at a regular column here at OTF Soccer. This one is called the OTF's Wide World of Soccer, which aims to capture the three of the principles of OTF Soccer in one column: Analysis, Insight, and Fluff.

So, what exactly is "OTF's Wide World of Soccer"?