After a round of eight that saw few goals and three upsets, 12 goals were scored in the semis, and both favorites, West Chester United and Vereinigung Erzgebirge, advanced to the tournament final.
2014 US Open Cup qualifying: Des Moines Menace clinch USASA berth in snow; Schwaben AC return after 50 years (video)
USASA Region II has submitted their two teams to the 2014 US Open Cup with the Des Moines Menace’s USASA team punching their ticket, while Schwaben AC clinched a spot in the tournament for the first time since 1964.
Mass Premier Soccer would prevail over Valeo Sports in extra time, 2-1, to win their second straight Massachusetts Open Cup title and will move on to next spring’s USASA Region I tournament.
The Player of the Tournament award is voted on by staff at TheCup.us and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters. De Rosario won the vote by an overwhelming majority.
DC United did what few thought they could do: put their regular season disaster behind them, travel to Utah and upset Real Salt Lake in the 100th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.