Category: US Open Cup

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

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 scoreless-but-fantastic first half with some hard tackles, long shots that hit woodwork and side netting it was easy to see that the goals were going to come in the second half. In the 83rd minute Kei Kamara of Sporting Kansas City converted a penalty as Patrick Ianni was called for handling the ball in the Seattle area. The Victors, via ... Read more

Sounders Score Four to Get into Fourth US Open Cup Final

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 was in their sights they found a way to get to Kansas City. Once again it was the Seattle Sounders who took the challenge that was given to them and they found a way to knock it down. At their home away from home in the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington their opponent was Chivas-USA who had a good ... Read more

Sporting Kansas City Frustrates Philadelphia 2-0

PPL Park prematch 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 Hackworth Era. Sporting KC got their revenge this evening, booking their date in the Finals with a 2-0 victory via goals by Jacob Peterson and Graham Zusi. There has been a stigma in past years that Major League Soccer teams largely wrote off the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tournament. That was not the case with this ... Read more

Open Cup Changes Have Been Fantastic, But More Needed

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 a positive step when they eliminated most of the qualifying rounds for MLS & the PDL. What we didn’t expect was the large amount of upsets, where amateur sides and low-level professional teams overtook 8 out of the 16 MLS teams, which advanced a number of underdog sides to Round Four Proper. Cal FC and the Michigan Bucks gave us ... Read more

The Rest Of The US Open Cup Results

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 will have all four MLS sides trying to get into the final, give a hand to those sides from the lower levels entertaining us from the middle of May till the end of June. From the great runs of Cal FC, the Michigan Bucks, the wacky come from behind victory’s of the Harrisburg City Islanders to the amazing run of ... Read more

Two Storybook Tales End In USOC Round 4

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 representatives sent home for good, but they should be applauded for their time. Seattle Sounders 5:0 Cal FC: Two braces by Osvaldo Alonso & Fredy Montero with Andy Rose in between them proved too much for the youngsters over at Starfire Sports Complex, but you can see how hard they tried to get on the score sheet. Holding up a ... Read more

Red Bulls Eliminated Off The Island In Extra Time

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 in his way once again was the City Islanders of USL Pro. For the second straight time, Bill Becher’s side found a way to get the goals they needed and just like in 2010, it would take the extra time session to do the job for the City Islanders. Sainey Touray got the opening goal early and the match winner ... Read more

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

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 Tavio Palazzolo of www.thecup.us Friday, June 8th 6:30PM EDT – 3:30PM PDT 2014 World Cup Qualifying Pre-Game Show USA Vs Antigua & Barbuda Later 9PM EDT – 6PM PDT 2014 World Cup Qualifying Post Game Show USA Vs Antigua & Barbuda Guests: TBD Listen to internet radio with Feuersteins Fire on Blog Talk Radio