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Archives: US Open Cup

First-hand account of US Open Cup derby between New York Red Bulls and New York Cosmos

Posted on by Andrew Puopolo
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It’s the magic of the cup. A second division side drawn to play away from home against their local rivals, a “proper cup tie” some might call it. It’s David against Goliath, a potential giant killing, a banana skin, as … Continue reading

Clint Dempsey should get 3-month ban after ripping up ref’s notebook

Posted on by Earl Reed

So Tuesday night in their US Open Cup match against Portland, the Seattle Sounders were probably hard-done by a series of bad calls by a relatively inexperienced official. And certainly this tournament means a lot to the Sounders. Add the burn … Continue reading

US Open Cup competition has improved but TV and radio coverage is lacking

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

With the level of competition in MLS, NASL and USL improving, this year’s US Open Cup promises to be one of the most competitive in recent memory. Combined with the fact that the level of tension between the three aforementioned … Continue reading

Why Are MLS and US Soccer Scheduling US Open Cup Games During The World Cup?

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

As the sport of soccer grows in the United States, the domestic league and national team continue to make strides. But sadly the US Open Cup, which was showing signs of improvement and greater respect from the US soccer institutions, … Continue reading

Cal FC Looks To Pull Off Another Magical Run in the US Open Cup

Posted on by Jameson Lam
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The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer.  It is the oldest ongoing soccer competition in the United States. This year marks the 101st edition of the … Continue reading

MLS ’13: The Centennial Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

As we prepare for the next league season in US Club Soccer, whether it be in Major League Soccer, the North American Soccer League, United Soccer Leagues Pro Division, PDL, NPSL, USASA or what have you. There is another competition … Continue reading

Sporting KC Ends Seattle’s Run, Wins U.S. Open Cup On Penalties

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

The 99th final of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup had fireworks, excitement and after a long delay to start the game due to a thunderstorm with lightning, heavy rain, and hail, Livestrong Sporting Park finally got underway. After a … Continue reading

Sounders Score Four to Get into Fourth US Open Cup Final

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

It just never gets old when this Pacific Northwest side continues to make their march on another US Open Cup run. They may have had to play an extra round to get to that final destination, but no matter who … Continue reading

Sporting Kansas City Frustrates Philadelphia 2-0

Posted on by Earl Reed

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup resumed on Wednesday night, with the first semifinal pitting the Philadelphia Union against visiting Sporting Kansas City. The Union had recently pounded Kansas City 4-0 in league play, the first win in the John … Continue reading

Open Cup Changes Have Been Fantastic, But More Needed

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

When US Soccer made these wonderful changes to the structure of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, most of us who follow the tournament were thinking, “Thank goodness,” to a new respect of this domestic cup competition. Surely it was … Continue reading

The Rest Of The US Open Cup Results

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

The 99th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup has become one of the best seasons that anyone can remember. Drama, excitement, tons of action and so many upsets you might have lost track of some. While the Semi-finals … Continue reading

Two Storybook Tales End In USOC Round 4

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

The fireworks continued for one or two sides, but sadly the magical pixie dust had officially run out on two darlings of this editions tournament of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Great Lakes and Southern California had their … Continue reading

Red Bulls Eliminated Off The Island In Extra Time

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

For the second time in the three seasons that Hans Backe has been in charge of the Red Bulls, he had to make a trip to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania to reach the Quarterfinals of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Standing … Continue reading

Feuerstein’s Fire This Evening! – And Later This Week

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Sunday, June 3rd 9:30PM EDT – 6:30PM PDT USA At Canada Post Game Show Guest: Earl Reed Fellow MLS Talk Writer Thursday, June 7th 8PM EDT – 5PM PDT 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Round 4 Review Special Co-Host … Continue reading

Miracles And Magic In Round 3 Of The U.S. Open Cup

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Did we expect to see this much excitement when US Soccer fixed their problems with the US Open Cup? Did we expect all this crazy, nutty, “What the hell is going on???” type of moments in Round 3 Proper? I … Continue reading

Backe Shows Commitment To U.S. Open Cup As Red Bulls Win

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

Last year’s U.S. Open Cup was considered a sham. Last year’s tournament was considered a mockery. When Hans Backe came over to the Red Bulls two years ago he said that all Cups mattered. Yet when he refused to take … Continue reading

Philadelphia Wins In Rainy U.S. Open Cup Affair

Posted on by Earl Reed

The new-look U.S. Open Cup saw most of the American-based Major League Soccer clubs in action on Tuesday evening. At PPL Park, the Philadelphia Union rode two goals from Freddy Adu to outmatch the visiting USL-Pro side Rochester Rhinos, 3-0. … Continue reading

The U.S. Open Cup Venue Change Controversy

Posted on by Daniel Feuerstein

As we approach the matches for Round 3 Proper of the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the discussions continue about the venue switch for the Seattle Sounders vs. Atlanta Silverbacks match. Here’s the backdrop: if the Silverbacks won their … Continue reading