2013 US Open Cup Fourth Round: Dwayne De Rosario’s hat trick for DC United earns him TheCup.us Player of the Round honors

Posted on 19. Jun, 2013 by Gerald Barnhart in Fourth Round

2013 US Open Cup Fourth Round: Dwayne De Rosario’s hat trick for DC United earns him TheCup.us Player of the Round honors

TheCup.us honors are voted on by the site’s editorial staff and select members of the North American Soccer Reporters.

Breakdown of MLS Player Salaries for 2013 US Open Cup Third Round

Posted on 06. Jun, 2013 by Gerald Barnhart in History

Breakdown of MLS Player Salaries for 2013 US Open Cup Third Round

Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins could easily claim the ‘Million Dollar Man’ tag for the US Open Cup this year, but it would not be a positive nickname. In a breakdown of MLS player salaries for the Third Round based on figures released earlier this year by the MLS Players Union, the Sounders were easily the highest paid MLS club based on who played, and Martins salary was twice that of any other player.

2013 US Open Cup Quarterfinal Round pairings announced for June 26

Posted on 05. Jun, 2013 by Gerald Barnhart in History

2013 US Open Cup Quarterfinal Round pairings announced for June 26

The United States Soccer Federation conducted and announced the draw for the potential Quarterfinal pairings and match hosts Wednesday. Highlighting the announced pairing is the scenario that the third division USL Pro Charleston Battery are the only one of four lower division clubs that will have the opportunity to host a match June 26 when the final eight take the field.

2013 US Open Cup Third Round: Defending champ Sporting KC blank Des Moines Menace 2-0 to move on

Posted on 30. May, 2013 by Gerald Barnhart in Recaps, Third Round

2013 US Open Cup Third Round: Defending champ Sporting KC blank Des Moines Menace 2-0 to move on

On a night where multiple MLS teams fell to lower division opponents, the defending US Open Cup Champion took care of business. Sporting Kansas City made a 12th minute goal by Kei Kamara stand up before adding an insurance strike from Claudio Bieler to defeat the Des Moines Menace 2-0 in front of 13,000 fans at Sporting Park.

2013 US Open Cup Third Round: Struggling DC United finds hope, downs Richmond Kickers in PKs

Posted on 30. May, 2013 by Gerald Barnhart in Recaps, Third Round

2013 US Open Cup Third Round: Struggling DC United finds hope, downs Richmond Kickers in PKs

A DC United squad that has not won since their second game of the MLS season (0-8-2) was dearly hoping for a change in fortune in the US Open Cup, and barely even got that as they prevailed in Richmond via penalties 4-2 after a grueling scoreless stalemate with the Kickers, their official affiliate in USL Pro.