Osvaldo Alonso of Seattle Sounders, Danny Barrera of Cal FC take TheCup.us Player of the Tournament honors

Posted on 28. Aug, 2012 by in 2012, History, News, Player of the Round

Osvaldo Alonso of Seattle Sounders, Danny Barrera of Cal FC take TheCup.us Player of the Tournament honors

In an open vote that saw six different players names selected on ballots for the TheCup.us Player of the Tournament, it was five-time finalist Osvaldo Alonso of the Seattle Sounders that received the honor while Cal FC’s Danny Barrera was an overwhelming choice as TheCup.us Lower Division Player of the Tournament as well as runner-up behind Alonso.

Finalists for the 2012 TheCup.us Player of the Tournament awards unveiled

Posted on 22. Aug, 2012 by in 2012, History, News

Finalists for the 2012 TheCup.us Player of the Tournament awards unveiled

After three amazing years of the Seattle Sounders as US Open Cup champions, there are new kings of the tournament. In that theme, TheCup.us embarks on a new era for the post-tournament awards, unveiling for the first time finalists for TheCup.us Player of the Tournament as well as the newly-created Lower Division Player of the Tournament honor.

2012 US Open Cup Final: Sporting KC wins second title in PKs, ends Seattle Sounders’ historic run (video)

Posted on 09. Aug, 2012 by in 2012, Final, Recaps

2012 US Open Cup Final: Sporting KC wins second title in PKs, ends Seattle Sounders’ historic run (video)

In a frantic finish at the end of regulation and a dramatic, and controversial, penalty kick shootout, Sporting Kansas City won their second US Open Cup title and deny the Seattle Sounders an unprecedented fourth straight championship.

2012 US Open Cup Semifinals: Player of the Round Osvaldo Alonso sends Seattle Sounders back to the Final

Posted on 30. Jul, 2012 by in 2012, History, Player of the Round, Semifinals

2012 US Open Cup Semifinals: Player of the Round Osvaldo Alonso sends Seattle Sounders back to the Final

Osvaldo Alonso’s tenacious play proved to be a thorn in Chivas USA’s side, and helped Seattle Sounders FC to become only the third team in the tournament’s 99-year history to reach the US Open Cup Final four years in a row.

2012 US Open Cup Semifinals: Seattle Sounders make history by repeating it against Chivas USA (Video)

Posted on 12. Jul, 2012 by in 2012, Recaps, Semifinals

2012 US Open Cup Semifinals: Seattle Sounders make history by repeating it against Chivas USA (Video)

No team has ever won four straight tournament titles in the 99-year history of the US Open Cup, and to accomplish that, the Sounders will have to win it on the road. The Final will be hosted by Sporting Kansas City, who defeated the Philadelphia Union 2-0 in the other Semifinal, at LiveStrong Sporting Park on Aug. 8.