Three second-half goals propelled the Philadelphia Union to its third Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Final, blowing away the Chicago Fire, 3-0.
Alejandro Bedoya scored in the fourth minute, and that is all it took for the Philadelphia Union to sneak past Orlando City SC in the US Open Cup Quarterfinals for a 1-0 victory.
The Philadelphia Union are used to crazy US Open Cup matches. The only crazy aspect of Tuesday’s Fourth Round victory against the Richmond Kickers ended up being the 5-0 scoreline.
The next US Open Cup Cinderella story might come out of Eastern Pennsylvania. The clock has not yet struck midnight for the young, but talented, Junior Lone Star Under-23s, who upset one of the oldest clubs in the United States in the second round of Open Cup qualifying.
The unlikely story of Junior Lone Star FC in the US Open Cup is 16 years in the making.
West Chester United took the first step toward qualifying for the US Open Cup for the second year in a row.
In their US Open Cup qualifying debut, the Brick Lions from New Jersey earn the comeback victory and will host their second round match.
Penalty kick shootouts generally turn into a battle of the goalkeepers. After 120 minutes of dazzling saves, Brad Knighton of the New England Revolution came out the winner, leading his team to a 4-2 penalty kick victory over the Philadelphia Union.
The two halves of the Fifth Round US Open Cup game between the Philadelphia Union and the New York Red Bulls could not have been any different. But after getting dominated in the first half, the Union came from behind to earn a 2-1 victory.
Alberg is the first outfield player to win the award in 2016, and is the first player from the Netherlands to ever win the award.