US Open Cup

Philadelphia Union

Why do we fall?

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The Union's cup run is over, but they still have all to play for. Peter Andrews on what we learned last night and where the team can go from here.

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.

Video and transcript: Pre-US Open Cup Final press conference

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Video and transcript of the pre-US Open Cup final press conference with the Union's Jim Curtin and Sebastien Le Toux, and the Sounders' Sigi Schmid and Kenny Cooper.

US Open Cup final preview: Philadelphia Union vs Seattle Sounders

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The US Open Cup trophy will be at PPL Park tomorrow. Can the Union triumph over three-time winners Seattle Sounders in the front of a raucous home crowd?

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.

Fans’ View: I want the Cup

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Scott Pugh on why he wants the Union to win the 2014 US Open Cup.

Notes from Curtin’s weekly presser, new Bimbo deal, 8000 USOC final tickets sold so far, more

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Notes from Jim Curtin's weekly press conference. Union ink new 5-year deal with Bimbo. 8000 US Open Cup tickets sold so far. Union STHs have until Sunday to buy USOC tickets for their regular seats. More news.

The power of the Cup

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Peter Andrews on how the power of the US Open Cup lies not in the frustrating, perplexing moments that got the Union to its first final.

KYW Philly Soccer Show: A momentously busy week, the search for a new manager

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Greg and Eli are joined by KYW Newsradio reporter Matt Leon to talk about the Union's busy week. Also discussed, the search for a new head coach.

Match Photos: US Open Cup, Philadelphia Union at FC Dallas

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Our own Matt Visinsky was at the US Open Cup match this week and brought us some excellent photos. Enjoy.


Union will host Seattle in USOC final, Bone loaned, Union Academy USBNT call-ups, more news

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Seattle thump Chicago 6-0 to set up US Open Cup final against Union at PPL Park. Corben Bone loaned to USL PRO's Hammerheads. Union Academy players get US BNTs call-ups. Suarez ban upheald. More.

Player ratings & analysis: Union 1-1 Dallas (4-3)

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A cagey match opened up in the second half, then the spotlight fell -- as it often has recently -- on Zac MacMath.

Philly and the US Open Cup Final

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As the Union prepare to host their first US Open Cup final, a look at Philadelphia-area teams in the final throughout the history of the country's oldest national soccer tournament, which has had local winners ten times since 1914.

“It’s awesome”: Recaps & reaction to Union’s USOC semifinal win, Ribeiro named USL PRO PotW, more news

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Quotes from Union US Open Cup semifinal win in Dallas. Tickets for Sept. 16 final at PPL Park go on sale on Thursday. Ribeiro named USL PRO Player of the Week. US advances to Women's U-20 World Cup quarterfinals. More news.

US Open Cup semifinal: Union 1-1 Dallas (4-3 APK)

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A mistake followed by a massive save. Zac MacMath shone in the shootout as the Union win and now will host the 2014 US Open Cup final at PPL Park.

USOC semifinal preview: Union at FC Dallas

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Dallas are undefeated in eight league games since May 31, including the only Union loss under Jim Curtin, the consequence of a fluky own-goal.

Union host USOC final with win over Dallas, Valdes’ return, US open Women’s U20 WC play, more

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Union will host US Open Cup final if they defeat Dallas in semi. Valdes returns. MacMath on M'Bolhi signing. US begins play in Women's U-20 World Cup tonight. More.

In Pictures: Union 2-0 Revolution

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow shares his look at the Union's 2-0 US Open Cup quarterfinal win over New England.

Union to face Dallas in USOC semis, Curtin on playoff numbers, Germany-Argentina WC final set, more

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Union will face Dallas on the road in US Open Cup semifinal after Dallas defeats Carolina in quarterfinals. Curtin on points needed to reach playoffs. Argentina outlasts Netherlands to reach WC final. More

Postgame video & quotesheet: Union 2-0 Revolution

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Video of Jim Curtin's press conference, and interviews with Sebastien Le Toux and Amobi Okugo, following the 2-0 US Open Cup quarterfinal win over New England. Also, postgame quote sheet.

In Pictures: Union 2-1 Cosmos

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow's look at the Philadelphia Union's 2-1 extra time win over the New York Cosmos in the fifth round of the US Open Cup.

Another ugly Union USOC win, USA & World Cup news, more

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Recaps and reactions from another long, and ugly, US Open Cup win for the Union. USA and World Cup news. More news.

Postgame video and quotesheet: Union 2-1 Cosmos

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Video of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference and interviews with Antoine Hoppenot, Amobi Okugo, Andre Blake and Sheanon Williams. Also, post game quote sheet.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 2-1 New York Cosmos

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The Union survived another extra time match, taking down the New York Cosmos 2-1 courtesy of a brace from Sebastien Le Toux to advance to the US Open Cup quarterfinals.

In Pictures: Union 3-1 City Islanders

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow shares his look at Tuesday night's Union win in extra time over Harrisburg in the US Open Cup.

2014 US Open Cup

The Union and the US Open Cup

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The Union play Seattle Sounders in the 2014 US Open Cup final on Tuesday. Here's a look back at the Union's past US Open Cup campaigns.

Player Ratings: Union 2-0 Revolution

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Player ratings from the Union's 2-0 U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal victory over New England.

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 2-0 New England Revolution

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Early first and second half goals put the Union into the US Open Cup semifinals with 2-0 storm-interrupted win

Git ‘er done: US faces Germany, more news

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USA news and previews ahead of today's big game. Ghana camp in turmoil. More news.

American Soccer League

It’s time to remember the Ukrainian Nationals

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Steve Holroyd on the remarkable record of the Ukrainian Nationals, which included four US Open Cup titles between 1960 and 1966.

1960 US Open Cup final is a tough act to follow

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In the 1960 US Open Cup final, Philadelphia's Ukrainian Nationals came from behind three times over 120 minutes to win the championship with Mike Noha scoring all five of the Uke Nats goals. Roger Allaway has the story.

Philadelphia German Americans win the 1936 US Open Cup

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On May 3, 1936, Philadelphia German Americans became the first amateur team, and the first team from the city of Philadelphia, to win the US Open Cup.

Sporting Kansas City

KC Bow Out of the Open Cup

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For the fourth time in five seasons, Kansas City bowed out of the US Open Cup at home, falling 3-1 to the Portland Timbers at Sporting Park. The Timbers jumped out to a 3-0 lead before a Soony Saad PK pulled Kansas City closer to make the final few minutes a little more interesting, but it ended up not being enough in the first of two matches this week.

What I’m watching for in Portland Timbers week versus Sporting Kansas City

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In an oddity of MLS scheduling combined with the quirky planning of the U.S. Open Cup tournament, the Portland Timbers will end up playing Sporting Kansas City twice this week in differing competitions. The teams play on June 24 at Sporting's home park for the next round of the U.S. Open Cup, then the teams meet in Portland to resume the MLS regular season on June 27.

Sporting Get to Know Portland This Week

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Sporting KC and the Portland Timbers will get to know each other quite well over the next four days. The two teams will meet twice in short order in two separate competition. Tomorrow night at Sporting Park, the two will meet up in the fourth round of this year's US Open Cup. Then on Friday the two teams will meet in Portland as MLS regular season play returns.

Sporting Will Head West if They Advance

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Sporting Kansas City will be headed West should they beat the Portland Timbers tomorrow night at Sporting Park. The draw for the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup was held today and for the first time in this year's tournament, Sporting will be forced to travel if they win. The winner of the Sporting and Portland match will travel to face the winner of the San Jose vs Seattle game on July 9th.

The Rest

“It’s big”: Quotes & previews ahead of tonight’s USOC semi, more news

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Union and Dallas quotes ahead of tonight's US Open Cup semifinal, as well as a roundup of previews. More Union, MLS, and national team news.

Dispatch: Chicago Fire (1) vs. New York Red Bulls (0)

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Sega was never really a "trust fall" kind of fullback. (Photo via NJ.com)

OTF's Brian Howe Battlesuppressesthe feel-goody-ness that three points bring, and sits you down for some"real talk".

What is this feeling?

Anxiety driven by good fortune? Weird.

It is the feeling of residual pessimism.

Homegrown – All Star Game 8-1-14

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We are proud to present thelatest addition to our podcast lineup, Homegrown. Homegrown will be the Soccer Yanks home for domestic soccer (in the US naturally). The show is brought to us from one of our top contributors,Jay (@rescindedred) and hosted by Dan of Soccer Yank fame (infamy) (@socceryankdan).

Timbers vs. Sporting KC round 1 goes to Portland as Fernandez brace advances them to USOC quarters

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The Portland Timbers faced two battles with Sporting Kansas City in various competitions during the last week of June - a June 24 date in KC in the 5th round of the U.S. Open Cup and a June 27 fixture in Portland in regular MLS league play. The June 24 affair featured another scoring flourish by Gaston Fernandez and exceptional goalkeeper from Andrew Weber as the Timbers advanced to the next round, where they will play the Seattle Sounders on July 9 in Tukwila, WA in the USOC quarterfinals.