Josh Hakala

About this site: How TheCup.us became US Open Cup’s premier independent media outlet

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Once upon a time, before the proliferation of podcasts, social media and YouTube, there was an internet radio show based out of Lansing, Mich. that was the only one of its kind that covered every level of American soccer, from the still-fledgling Major League Soccer (MLS) to the birth of what is now the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).

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The more the merrier: USSF creates Twitter account for US Open Cup coverage (editorial)

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Since 2003, TheCup.us has been covering the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup from the first qualifying game to the championship game. During that time, the site has done very little editorializing because I decided early on that we would stick to simply being a news outlet. However, today seems appropriate to share my thoughts on what could be an important, albeit minor, development in the tournament’s coverage.

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2015 US Open Cup Round 1 and 2 draw: 102nd tournament pairs local powers, former champions

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The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) conducted the initial draw for the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, officially revealing the schedule for the Preliminary Round, First Round and the potential matchups for Round 2. The 102nd edition of the second-longest continuously-running soccer tournament in the world will begin Saturday, April 25.

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