What's up with the Union's home form? Harrisburg, Ocean City, Reading, and Junior Lone Star in play this weekend. Klinsmann releases US roster for upcoming friendlies and qualifiers. Robots in Brazil. More news.
Bakary Soumare denies reports that Union offered him to Chicago after Saturday's game. Area US Open Cup play begins tonight with Reading United hosting LVU Sonic and Ocean City hosting Red Bulls U-23s. Union PA license plates now available. More.
Jeff Parke says no point in rushing return from injury. Harrisburg to face winner of Lehigh Valley/Reading United in USOC first round. Juan Agudelo traded to Revs. Altidore says club won't release him for May USMNT camp. Feguson to retire as manager of Manchester United. More.
Union begin US Open Cup play on May 28th. U looks to learn from mistakes against KC as they prepare for Rapids. Chandler happy in LA. USWNT begin Algarve Cup play. New Fox channel. Lesbians banned from Nigerian football, more.
When the Union take to the pitch a PPL Park on Saturday they will be continuing their own chapter in the long history of soccer in the Philadelphia area that stretches back to Bethlehem Steel FC and beyond.
MLS to announce home opener dates today. Okugo on what he expects in 2013. Reading United to become first amateur team in modern pro era to play in fifth straight US Open Cup. USMNT friendly announced. More news.
The Portland Timbers announced their opening round match for the 2013 U.S. Open Cup is here in Portland, where they will face the Austin Aztexs or Wilmington Hammerheads. Meanwhile, the Timbers U-23 team advanced to round two with a win over the Sacramento Gold, and will now battle the Charleston Battery for the right to host the San Jose Earthquakes in round four.
The United States Soccer Federation announced the tournament rules and format for the 2013 U.S. Open Cup field that will feature both the Portland Timbers and the Timbers U-23 teams within the 68 team field. For 2013, there is more prize money for the winners, while rules put all decisions for hosting matches between the two sides within a round to be determined by a coin flip.
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Today, US Soccer announced the format and make up of the 2012 US Open Cup, the 100th edition of the competition. A couple of changes were announced that I feel will be for the better of the competition. First, the prize money for the winner has been raised, from $100,000 to $250,000. While I still am not sure that's enough, and would still welcome a corporate sponsor if it brought more money for the prize, it's at least a step up.
The KC Ahtletics will no longer be taking part in the US Open Cup for 2013, we have had our accomplishments stolen from us#whatajoke — KC Athletics (@KC_AthleticsFC) April 25, 2013
Yesterday the announcement came down that the KC Athletics would have to replay their US Open Cup "Win and You're In" qualifier against the Dearborn Stars because the Stars' protest of the result due to the field width had been upheld.
A 90th minute goal from player/coach Kyle Perkins helped to see the KC Athletics through to the US Open Cup for the 3rd time in 4 years as the Athletics topped Dearborn Stars out of Michigan 1-0 yesterday at Olathe North High School. The win sees the Athletics advance to the USASA Region II finals on June 29th in Overland Park, KS against RWB Adria out of Chicago who defeated FC Indiana on Saturday 2-1 in extra time.
The Kansas City Athletics amateur side will attempt to qualify for their 2nd straight US Open Cup and 3rd in the last 4 years when they take the field tomorrow afternoon against the Dearborn Stars out of Michigan. The game tomorrow at noon at Olathe North high school is one of two Region II semifinals (the other taking place today in Chicago between RWB Adria and FC Indiana).
The Kansas City Athletics moved one step closer to qualifying for their second striaght US Open Cup today with a 3-1 over FC Indiana. The win sees the Athletics advance to the semifinals along with RWB Adria, Dearborn Stars, and FC Indiana. FC Indiana advanced because they had the best goal difference of the losers (-2) and scored more goals (1) than the Croatian Eagles who also lost by 2, but did not score.
Sporting Kansas City is still just under 2 months away from beginning their campaign to repeat as US Open Cup champions. Another Kansas City based team is getting ready to start their campaign to qualify for the 100th edition of the competition. The KC Athletics begin their campaign for their second straight and third overall appearance in the competition Saturday.
With the calender now switched over to 2012, let's take a look at my 2012 wishes and how they were fulfilled.
1. Silverware - Your 2012 US Open Cup Champions, Sporting Kansas City has a nice ring to it. While Sporting fell 3 points (and goal difference) short of the Supporters' Shield and fell at the first hurdle in the playoffs, they brought home their first silverware since 2004.
US Soccer today announced the potential draw for the 3rd round of this year's US Open Cup. The third round is when all 16 US based MLS teams enter the competition. The defending US Open Cup champions, Sporting Kansas City learned who their potential opponents could be today. Sporting KC's draw will see them playing at Sporting Park in the 3rd round this year and will be playing a regional team after winning a coin flip with the Chicago Fire.
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