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The US Open Cup wins in Cincinnati

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON DC (Aug 16, 2017) US Soccer Players - It was a unique moment in the modern history of American soccer. Rarely has a team below the MLS level had the chance to play an established MLS name in a match with something significant on the line. Never before has that lower division team benefited from a sold out crowd bigger than all but a few first division clubs could muster.

The US Open Cup and MLS expansion

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By Jason Davis – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 30, 2017) US Soccer Players - The scene in Cincinnati on Wednesday night would have been mind blowing if it wasn't so similar to the scene just two weeks ago in the same stadium. More than 32,000 fans filled Nippert Stadium to see FC Cincinnati, a second-year club playing in the USL, beat a second consecutive MLS side in this year's edition of the US Open Cup.

2017 US Open Cup round of 16 scores

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The 2017 US Open Cup round of 16 concluded on Wednesday, with two lower division teams advancing alongside MLS teams to the quarterfinals. The big game was Cincinnati FC knocking out the Chicago Fire on penalties in front of another massive crowd and an ESPN audience. They'll play Miami FC in the quarterfinals, meaning a lower division club will make it to the 2017 US Open Cup semifinals.

MLS Cupsets On The Decline

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The 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup1 has reached the round of 16, and, in what should not a be surprise, 13 of the remaining clubs come from Major League Soccer.

Upsets are what mythologize any tournament, and while the Open Cup still has its share of feel-good moments, the instances of lower-level Davids knocking lower-level Goliaths out of our national championship are dwindling.

The Galaxy plays relevance games

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 28, 2017) US Soccer Players - Since the start of the Major League Soccer, the LA Galaxy has been the most relevant team in California. Mostly, anyway. There was a time when the San Jose Earthquakes had more championships than the Galaxy and was winning them at the Galaxy's expense.

Recalibrating our ideas about lower division American soccer

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By Charles Boehm – WASHINGTON, DC (Jun 23, 2017) US Soccer Players - They arrived by the hundreds, some hours early even on a weeknight. Their vehicles backed up for miles down the small country roads and residential streets like the crowds flocking to the baseball diamond in "Field of Dreams.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. New York Red Bulls

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The Union are looking to take another three points from the Red Bulls. After Sapong's hat trick helped secure a 3-0 win in the last meeting, PSP gets you primed for what to expect on Sunday. Nick Fishman with the match preview.

The LA Galaxy plays their schedule

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By Luis Bueno – RIVERSIDE, CA (Jun 14, 2017) US Soccer Players - Bruce Arena's shadow looms large over Curt Onalfo. The new LA Galaxy coach has tried to do his best to focus on the present without looking to the past. How he handles the Galaxy over the next few weeks will determine if others will stop looking at the past as well.

FC Dallas sends its Open Cup message

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FC Dallas won the 2016 US Open Cup and let the rest of MLS know that it's in the hunt for all of the trophies in 2016.

FC Dallas wins Open Cup, Vancouver beats Sporting KC in CCL

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FC Dallas is the 2016 US Open Cup champions, coming back to beat the New England Revolution while Vancouver advanced in the Champions League.

A trophy on the line for FC Dallas and New England

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The first trophy of the 2016 season is on the line on Tuesday with New England at FC Dallas in the US Open Cup final.

LA’s Cup run ends

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The LA Galaxy exited the US Open Cup with a semifinal loss to FC Dallas, denying them a home field date in the final and a route to the CCL.

FC Dallas advances to face New England in US Open Cup final

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FC Dallas needed extra time to get past the LA Galaxy in their 2016 US Open Cup semifinal, setting up a Dallas vs New England final in Frisco.

New England Revolution advance to 2016 Open Cup final

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The New England Revolution beat the Chicago Fire in the US Open Cup and success for several USMNT players in England's League Cup.

Does the LA Galaxy take the US Open Cup seriously?

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On the night and playing in an auxiliary stadium, LA decided winning their US Open Cup quarterfinal was worth it, but does that change anything?

Revolution, FC Dallas , Fire, and Galaxy advance in US Open Cup

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MLS took all of the semifinal slots in the 2016 US Open Cup, with New England, Dallas, Chicago, and the Galaxy advancing.

Philadelphia Union

News roundup: Crippling loss, untrust the process, Cinci Open Cup semi, more

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The implications of the Union's loss to Montreal set in, Bethlehem looks for a USL playoff berth, and FC Cincinnati host NYRB tonight in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals.

U. S. Open In Pictures: Union 1 (3) – 1 (5) Red Bulls

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday nights as the Philadelphia Union were eliminated from the U. S. Open Cup in penalty kick by the New York Red Bulls 1 (5)-1 (3). Here's what he saw.

Stock rising, stock falling: New York Red Bulls 1 (5)-1 (3) Philadelphia Union

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PSP takes a look at who is rising and who is falling after a wild affair in Harrison, N.J.

In Pictures: Union 3-1 City Islanders

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Union defeat the Harrisburg City Islanders 3-1 in the Fourth round of the U. S. Open Cup.

Stock rising, stock falling: Union 3-1 Harrisburg

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The Union breezed past Harrisburg on Wednesday night. Which players helped their standing with the team, and which players failed to seize the opportunity?

Match Report: Philadelphia Union 3-1 Harrisburg City Islanders

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Derrick Jones, Marcus Epps, and C.J. Sapong were all on target as the Union defeated Harrisburg 3-1 in the U.S. Open Cup.

Match Preview: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders

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The Islanders make their yearly pilgrimage to Chester for the U.S. Open Cup.

Match Report: New England Revolution 1-1 Philadelphia Union (4-2 APK)

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Philadelphia crashed out of the U.S. Open Cup, losing to New England Revolution 4-2 on PKs.

US Open Cup In Pictures: Union 2-1 Red Bulls

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PSP photographer Paul Rudderow was on hand Wednesday night as Philadelphia Union defeated the New York Red Bulls 2-1 in the round of 18 of the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open.

US Open Cup postgame: Union 2-1 NYRB

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Mike and Kevin's postgame wrap. Transcript and video of Jim Curtin's postgame press conference and remarks from Chris Pontius, Andre Blake, and Warren Creavalle. More.

New England Revolution

New York beats New England

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Friday's soccer news starts with the New York Red Bulls knocked the New England Revolution out of the US Open Cup at the quarterfinal stage. The Red Bulls won 1-0 at Jordan Field in Boston. New England went a man down in the 75th when Chris Tierney saw red for violent conduct. Bradley Wright-Phillips scored the game's only goal in the 87th.

3 things you should know about the Revs before the US Open Cup Final

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Rowe could make history tonight and two more things to know.

The New England Revolution have the opportunity to hoist their first U.S. Open Cup trophy since 2007 on Tuesday when they travel to FC Dallas. Here are three things you need to know ahead of the 10 PM kickoff.

1. Tuesday's game might bring on a case of déj vu.

Soccer TV: New England Revolution vs Chicago Fire

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The New England Revolution play the Chicago Fire in the 2016 US Open Cup semifinals on ESPN2 and the UEFA Super Cup is on the soccer TV schedule.

Sporting Kansas City

Major Link Soccer: Wesley Sneijder next big name linked to LAFC

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Derlis Gonzalez rumors and Round of 16 US Open Cup results.

Seattle

You've been wanting transfer rumors, and Derlis Gonzalez's name has popped up again. It looks like he is on the move, and the Sounders seem to be a plausible destination.

Last week, Seattle Reign FC's Lauren Barnes spoke to 2 Up Front about the 2017 season, and her overall career in Seattle.

Sporting KC and playing to win in the CCL

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Sporting Kansas City isn't expected to go with their starters facing a must win scenario in the CONCACAF Champions League in the soccer news.

Portland Timbers

Seattle Sounders travel to face San Jose in the US Open Cup round of 16

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Seattle will host quarterfinals at Starfire if they advance.

The San Jose Earthquakes will host the Seattle Sounders in the next round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the round of 16. US Soccer broadcast their draft Thursday for the upcoming games, which will be held on June 28 at Avaya Stadium.

Eleven T2 Players Called Up for The Cup

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You thought T2 was ineligible for the US Open Cup? Loophole!

First things first. Go listen to the most recent episode of Play The Kids. It's short (35 mins). I'll wait.

Now, let's get into it. The Portland Timbers have signed to short-term contracts (read: loaned up for a non-MLS-league game) a total of eleven (yes!

D.C. United

D.C. United vs. Christos FC: Time, TV schedule and how to watch 2017 US Open Cup online

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The Black-and-Red are out to spoil the David vs. Goliath story today against the amateurs from Maryland

Tonight, for just about everyone in American soccer, D.C. United is the villain. The US Open Cup usually has a lower-division Cinderella team, but it's exceedingly rare that we're talking about a true amateur team like Christos FC facing an MLS side.

2017 US Open Cup Third Round results

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The Third Round of the 2017 US Open Cup concluded on Wednesday. Amateur team Christos FC advanced and will play DC United in the next round. LA Wolves, coached by former USMNT player Eric Wynalda, lost to Orange County FC. Nine USL teams made it through along with three from the NASL. All play MLS teams in the Fourth Round.

The Rest

The life — and murder — of a U.S. Soccer president

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In September 1953, Elmer Schroeder, U.S. soccer's first American-born president, was brutally murdered in his West Philadelphia apartment. No one was ever convicted for his murder. PSP's Ed Farnsworth writes about the life and death of a man who was an American soccer pioneer in more ways than one.

CONCACAF has a French Guiana problem

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If anything could make what turned out to be a scoreless draw that much worse, it's that French Guiana might have made it irrelevant as soon as the whistle blew to start the game. That's CONCACAF's conundrum following French Guiana's use of an ineligible player. Ineligible according to CONCACAF's rules and common sense, but technically not FIFA's.

Cincinnati and Miami

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Thursday's soccer daily starts with Cincinnati and Miami getting through to the US Open Cup semifinals. More to the point, they'll play each other guaranteeing a lower division club makes the semifinals. That's important since normally there are multiple MLS roadblocks for lower division clubs to get anywhere in the later stages of the Open Cup.

2017 US Open Cup Second Round

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The 2017 US Open Cup Second Round added teams from the NASL and USL, but four amateur clubs made it through to the next round. That included unaffiliated amateur team Christos FC knocking out the Richmond Kickers. The Eric Wynalda coached LA Wolves also continued their run, knocking out Chula Vista FC.

Timbers sleepwalk through match, bounced out of U.S. Open Cup by Galaxy 1 to 0

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The Portland Timbers were hoping to right some of the unfortunate luck they've had in the U.S. Open Cup over the years with a home match versus the Los Angeles Galaxy, and the ability to host the next round match with win. Unfortunately, an early goal from the Galaxy and a lackluster effort were enough to doom the Timbers as the Galaxy advanced to the next round.