US Open Cup

Philadelphia Union

Offseason issues: The manager

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PSP's series on Philadelphia Union's offseason issues kicks off with a look at what the Union can and should do about the Union's manager position. PSP's Dan Walsh examines the issue and argues for a managerial hire you may not expect.

All Three Points podcast: Missed opportunities

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The Union's big week didn't go as hoped, but while moral victories ring hollow, the team still has a lot to play for. With the Open Cup final showing both its promise and weaknesses, the team must regroup for the final push.

Analysis and Player Ratings: Union 1-3 Sounders (AET)

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Despite a raucous, electric atmosphere at PPL Park, the Union could not get the job done, falling to a Sounders team that rode their two attacking superstars to glory in extra time.

Fans’ View: The Open Cup Final experience

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Scott Ellis on Tuesday's Open Cup final and what it meant for fans and for the team.

New MLS logo, Union focus now on reaching playoffs, Sak quashes Moyes rumors, more

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MLS unveils new logo. Union moves on from USOC loss to focus on reaching playoffs. Sakiewicz says Moyes in not a head coach candidate. More news.

Recount Of The Drama That Unfolded At The US Open Cup Final

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Many know that while I am a huge soccer fan and a fan of my local Philadelphia Union, I am not a fan of MLS at all. While the quality of play leaves a lot to be desired, my main complaint with the league is the way it (for me) sucks the soul out of the game, with all of its complex rules for signing players, parity mechanisms such as player lotteries and drafts, as well as the fact that many games mean really nothing at all since over half the teams make the play-offs and there is no relegation.

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.

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Homegrown – October 2014

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On this month's Homegrown our hosts, Dan and Jay, bring on special guest Carlos Torres from Threeforawin.comto help them answer some pressing US soccer questions: Is USL-Pro actually the 2nd tier of the US soccer pyramid? DC United has gone from worst to first in one season, is this good..

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).

Philadelphia Soccer History

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.

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.

Amobi Okugo

“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.

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.

The Rest

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.

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.