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.
The inaugural Australian version had its first ever quarter finalists decided, with no upsets to be found with A-League teams dominating proceedings throughout the round of 16.
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The award is voted on by TheCup.us staff and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters.