A long awaited match, the Kitsap Pumas have been on the path to meet the Seattle Sounders of Major League Soccer the past two years only to be knocked out of the potential Puget Sound derby by a professional club, the Portland Timbers. By downing the visiting Real Colorado Foxes 3-1 Tuesday night in the US Open Cup Second Round a second consecutive win over rival PDL competition, the finally got to turn in that ticket.
Lubin kept a shutout through 120 minutes against Chivas El Paso Patriots and helped the club win the penalty kick shootout, 6-5. The award is voted on by the staff of TheCup.us and a selected panel of members of the North American Soccer Reporters.
Kitsap Pumas advanced to the second round of the US Open Cup after beating Chivas El Paso Patriots on a penalty shootout.
Nate Jaqua tied for the tournament lead in goals (5), and carried the Sounders to the US Open Cup final. Despite only playing a couple of minutes in the championship game, Jaqua was voted the Player of the Tournament by the staff at TheCup.us and a select panel of the North American Soccer Reporters.
Sanna Nyassi became the first player in the Modern Era (1995-present) to score twice in the US Open Cup Final as the Seattle Sounders FC retained the US Open Cup as the first back-to-back champions from Major League Soccer.