US Open Cup

Philadelphia Union

What a long, strange trip it’s been: Union return to U.S. Open Cup Final

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Two Union red cards, two sets of penalties, a false 9, a 4 pm weekday game, and a Fabinho game-winning goal. Kevin Kinkead on what a long, strange trip Philadelphia has taken to this year's US Open Cup final.

US Open Cup semifinal postgame: Union 1-0 Fire

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Postgame video wrap with Mike and Kevin. Video and transcript of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference. Locker room interviews with Sebastien Le Toux, Richie Marquez, and Michael Lahoud.

Match report: Philadelphia Union 1-0 Chicago Fire

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Philadelphia Union were stout in defense and rode a second half strike from Sebastien Le Toux to the 2015 US Open Cup final.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: Tranquillo Barnetta

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Tranquillo Barnetta joins Greg and Eli to talk about signing with the Union. Then Greg and Eli talk about the US Open Cup semifinal against Chicago.

Fans’ View: One little thread

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One Union fan recalls the atmosphere of last year's U.S. Open Cup final as he charges Union fans to recreate it tonight at PPL Park.

US Open Cup semi tonight, Green Cards, more news

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Union host Fire tonight in US Open Cup as both teams look to salvage poor seasons. Injury update. Union working to secure Green Cards for Fabinho and Nogueira. More news.

Bum Fights at the Blackjack Table: Chicago Plays Philly in Back-to-Back Shrug Off

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Try, Try Again. (via GoldStar.com)

In case youhaven't successfullysifted through U.S. Open Cup game date information (info whichMajor League Soccerhas little incentiveto promote), theChicago Fire are meeting fellow cellar dwellingPhiladelphia Union in a semi-final match tomorrow,Wednesday 8/12.

Host of USOC final to be determined on Wednesday, more Union bits, more news

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Host of USOC final to be decided by coin flip on Wednesday. Union bits. Jack McInerney traded to Columbus. More news.

“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.

And the USOC Opponent is...

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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.

Sporting Kansas City

Match Day USOC: Another Rivalry Renewed

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For the second round in a row of the US Open Cup Sporting KC will face off against an opponent that they've developed an on the field rivalry with. Last round it was the Houston Dynamo visiting Sporting Park, tomorrow night it will be Real Salt Lake stepping onto the field at Sporting Park with a spot in the US Open Cup finals on the line.

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.

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.

Player News and Rumors

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

#TBT The US Open Cup 1997

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With the US Open Cup final later this month, and Sporting KC doing a count down with posts each day this month heading into the US Open Cup final, I thought I'd do a Throw Back Thursday today on an old US Open Cup video I found the other day while doing some other work.

I'm going way back into the vault with this one, most die hard fans and 96ers probably haven't even seen this game.