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.
The first ever FFA Cup final took place on Tuesday night in Adelaide and it was the home side, Adelaide United who lifted the inaugural trophy as they managed a 1-0 win over Perth Glory.
The 2014 FFA Cup is ready to crown its first-ever champion as two teams reached the Final of Australia’s inaugural national cup competition. The championship game will take place on Dec. 16.
Australia’s first-ever FFA Cup Semifinal fixtures have been set as Bentleigh Greens and Perth Glory used extra time wins to join the Central Coast Mariners and Adelaide United in the tournament’s final four.
2014 FFA Cup: Central Coast Mariners first to reach Semifinals after thrashing Palm Beach Sharks (video)
Central Coast’s Matt Sim made history, scoring the fastest hat trick and becoming the first player to score four goals in the FFA Cup’s short history despite only coming on in the 72nd minute.