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Philadelphia Union Reaches Semifinals of U.S. Open Cup


Other Three Quarterfinals Take Place Wednesday, July 9, with ‘Game of the Round’ Featuring Portland Timbers and Seattle Sounders FC Broadcast Live on ussoccer.com

CHICAGO (July 8, 2014) – Sebasten Le Toux set a modern era goal scoring record in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup and the Philadelphia Union defeated the New England Revolution 2-0 to open this year’s quarterfinals at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania.

Le Toux’s free kick goal early in the second half of the all-MLS quarterfinal match gave Philadelphia a 2-0 lead. It was Le Toux’s 14th goal in the Open Cup, surpassing the previous record of 13 he shared with David Bulow, Johnny Menyongar and Jaime Moreno.

Conor Casey opened the scoring in the ninth minute and the Union now hits the road for the tournament’s semifinal stage against either the Carolina RailHawks (NASL) or FC Dallas (MLS). The game was delayed for approximately an hour in the second half because of weather.

The other three quarterfinals take place Wednesday, July 9, capped off by U.S. Soccer’s “Game of the Round” coverage between the Portland Timbers (MLS) and host Seattle Sounders FC (MLS). The live stream of the match will be available at ussoccer.com, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. PT at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington.

2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule

Quarterfinal Round Schedule

Date

Game

Time

Venue

July 8

New England Revolution (MLS) at Philadelphia Union (MLS)

0-2

PPL Park; Chester, Pa.

July 9

Chicago Fire (MLS) at Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)

7:30 p.m. ET

Atlanta Silverbacks Park; Chamblee, Ga.

July 9

FC Dallas (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)

7:30 p.m. ET

WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

July 9

Portland Timbers (MLS) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

7:30 p.m. PT

Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.

 

Semifinal Round Possible Pairings

Date

Game

Time

Venue

Aug. 12

Philadelphia Union (MLS) at FC Dallas (MLS)

8 p.m. CT

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

  or

 

 

 

Aug. 12

Philadelphia Union (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)

7:30 p.m. ET

WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

Aug. 13

Chicago Fire (MLS) / Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) winner at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

7:30 p.m. PT

Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.

  or

 

 

 

Aug. 13

Chicago Fire (MLS) / Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) winner at Portland Timbers (MLS)

7:30 p.m. PT

Providence Park; Portland, Ore.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer’s National Club Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 100 consecutive years dating back to 1914. This year’s winner will earn $250,000 and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. The runner-up will take home $60,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will earn a $15,000 cash prize. D.C. United is the defending U.S. Open Cup champion, having won its third tournament title (following triumphs in 1996 and 2008) after a tense 1-0 road victory over Real Salt Lake on Oct. 1, 2013. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.


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