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DC United Stunned in Open Cup

The third division Harrisburg City Islanders defeated MLS giants DC United 1-0 in a US Open Cup match last night. DC United played a reserve lineup and like many MLS clubs appear not to be taking the Open Cup, one of the world’s oldest domestic cup competitions seriously. Back in days of the NASL, the league’s clubs didn’t even compete in the cup, and now with the exception of a few clubs most MLS teams seem to be viewing these matches as glorified reserve games. What a pity.


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About Kartik Krishnaiyer

A lifelong lover of soccer, the beautiful game, he served from January 2010 until May 2013 as the Director of Communications and Public Relations for the North American Soccer League (NASL). Raised on the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old NASL, Krishnaiyer previously hosted the American Soccer Show on the Champions Soccer Radio Network, the Major League Soccer Talk podcast and the EPL Talk Podcast. His soccer writing has been featured by several media outlets including The Guardian and The Telegraph. He is the author of the book Blue With Envy about Manchester City FC.
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