The award is voted on by TheCup.us staff and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters.
Seattle has run its Open Cup winning streak over its archrivals to four straight (3-1-1, 1-0 in PKs), with its only loss coming in 2005.
Perez becomes the third FC Dallas player to score a hat trick in US Open Cup play in a 5-2 win over the Carolina RailHawks, snapping the NASL club’s 23-game home unbeaten streak.
The Semifinals of the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup are complete with a trio of former tournament champions advancing to the Final Four along with the Philadelphia Union completing the all-MLS field.
Chicago’s Quincy Amarikwa, Jeff Larentowicz, and Alex all scored second half goals to lead the visitors to the Semifinals for a record 10th time where they will face the Seattle Sounders on Aug. 13.
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Le Toux scored his 14th career US Open Cup goal which passes Jaime Moreno, David Bulow and Johnny Menyongar at the top of the Modern Professional Era’s goalscoring chart.
The potential pairings and host scenarios have been announced by the US Soccer Federation for the 2014 US Open Cup Quarterfinals set for July 8-9. As many as three lower division sides could host one of the four contests in the round with an all-MLS foursome in the other potential scenario out west.