Following each year’s competition, TheCup.us honors a player with the distinction of being named “Player the Tournament” for their outstanding performance. However in 2012, an additional honor was added: TheCup.us Lower Division Player of the Tournament.
2022 US Open Cup
The Player of the Round award is voted by TheCup.us staff, a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters and select backers (those that pledge $10 or more) of TheCup.us’s Patreon team.
It finally happened. After eight seasons in Major League Soccer, Orlando City finally lifted their first silverware as they beat Sacramento Republic 3-0 on Wednesday night.
On Wednesday night, the Sacramento Republic FC, the underdogs from the second-tier USL Championship, will travel to Florida to take on Orlando City SC.
Two teams separated by 2,800 miles but connected by a shared season in the USL Pro league in 2014 – Sacramento’s first season of USL play, Orlando’s last before moving up to MLS – are now meeting again for a chance at US Open Cup glory.
After 120 minutes of a scoreless draw had passed, the only remaining form of defense left against Sporting Kansas City was Sacramento Republic’s goalkeeper Danny Vitiello. Tied at 4-4 in penalty kicks, only 12 yards separated him from glory and it came down to the last kick. Sporting veteran Graham Zusi stepped up to the […]
After a scoreless draw, the match would be ultimately decided by penalty kicks, with Republic FC winning 5-4 over Sporting KC to advance to the 107th US Open Cup Final against Orlando City SC.
On a rainy night in Central Florida, Orlando City scores four second half goals to beat the New York Red Bulls 5-1 en route to the club’s first US Open Cup Final.
The Semifinals of the 2022 U.S. Open Cup have a little bit of everything in the four clubs seeking a spot in the Final. New York Red Bulls: The team that has struggled in the Open Cup since switching to the Red Bulls name, not only find themselves within reach of their first Cup championship. […]
Sacramento Republic’s Luis Felipe scored one of the goals of the tournament to send his club into the Semifinals of the 2022 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Felipe’s 70th minute strike was good enough to eliminate LA Galaxy from the competition and earned Felipe the title of TheCup.us Player of the Round for the Quarterfinals. […]