2012 US Open Cup Quarterfinals: Philadelphia Union prevail in intrastate battle over Harrisburg City Islanders
The US Open Cup magic finally ran out for the Harrisburg City Islanders against their MLS affiliates, the Philadelphia Union. The Union got three early goals and weathered a fierce Harrisburg comeback to eventually win 5-2.
After a three week break, the US Open Cup resumes with four Quarterfinal matches full of intrigue. Check out a preview of each of tonight’s matches and join the conversation tonight.
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The United States Soccer Federation announced the pairings and host scenarios for the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Semifinals set for July 10 or 11, two weeks following the conclusion of the Quarterfinals June 26 featuring five Major League Soccer teams and three sides from the third division USL Pro.
TheCup.us Player of the Round: Two goals by Sainey Touray help City Islanders slay another giant, earn him Fourth Round honor
Former New York Red Bulls signee Sainey Touray became just the third player from a third division club to score twice against a MLS opponent in leading his Harrisburg City Islanders to a surprise 3-1 overtime victory in the Fourth Round of the US Open Cup, earning TheCup.us Player of the Round honors. The award is voted on by the staff of TheCup.us and a select panel of members of the North American Soccer Reporters.