Two teams streaking in the league will take a break from Major League Soccer play to contest a Lamar Hunt US Open Cup semifinal tonight in Frisco, Texas. Follow and use #USOC2014 on Twitter to join the conversation.
2014 US Open Cup
the 2014 Final will be just the ninth time the Philadelphia area has been the site of the championship game, 10 if you include the one played in Bethlehem, Pa. in 1915.
The Seattle Sounders are on their way to their fifth U.S. Open Cup Final in the last six years – and they couldn’t have gotten there in a more emphatic fashion.
US Soccer President Sunil Gulati’s coin flip during the special edition of the Men in Blazers live stage podcast at MLS All-Star events in Portland landed with tails showing, sending the title game to either Frisco, Texas or Chester, Pa.
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.
As always, use and follow the #USOC2014 hashtag on Twitter for all the latest updates from all four games. You can also follow TheCup.us at @USOpenCup. We will have all of the available live video embedded, or at the very least, linked in this article.