2014 US Open Cup Semifinals: Zac MacMath backstops Philadelphia Union into Final, earns TheCup.us Player of the Round
The award is voted on by TheCup.us staff and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters.
2014 FFA Cup First Round: First giant falls in Week 3 of Australia’s inaugural cup competition (video)
Australia’s Cup competition saw a top division side eliminated by a lower league side for the first time, alongside a demolition and the first appearance of Melbourne City since rebranding from Melbourne Heart as a Manchester City affiliate, as the First Round continued throughout Australia on Tuesday.
The second week of competition saw the A-League sides join the competition as the Newcastle Jets took on Perth Glory and Adelaide United hosted Wellington Phoenix, the lone non-Australian team in the competition.
2014 FFA Cup First Round: Pair of upsets, red cards highlight Day 1 of Australia’s inaugural cup competition (video)
Australia’s version of the US Open Cup, the Westfield FFA Cup, had its first-ever match day on Tuesday night (local time) and it was a thrilling start to the tournament’s history as two matches went to extra time, one forced a shootout and four teams advanced to the Round of 16.
Australia’s version of the US Open Cup gets underway today as the FFA Cup commences its first season, completing a long wait for Australia’s football fans for a national knock-out competition.