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Open Cup Rewind: When Philly’s Ukes Ran the Game

They close their eyes to remember those old days better. To bring back images of Edison Field, near the corner of 29th and Clearfield, south of Allegheny Avenue. These old men wait for those pictures, from over a half-century ago, to sharpen in their memory like ships on a foggy horizon. There’s the old clubhouse on North Broad Street. There’s game day too, when men in suits, hats and Read more
U.S. Open Cup U.S. Open Cup Final - Houston Dynamo Sep 22, 2018
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There Can Only Be One: #USOC2018 Final Preview

The 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup has reached its culminating moment. The trophy is polished and resting, the stage is set at BBVA Compass Stadium in South Texas, and one of the two Finalists on Sept. 26th will be crowned champions for the first time. Philadelphia Union were twice-beaten runners-up in 2014 and 2015, while Houston Dynamo, two-time MLS champions, are playing in the big game for the Read more
U.S. Open Cup U.S. Open Cup Final - Houston Dynamo Sep 20, 2018
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Bedoya: Philly Union’s Missing Link?

Alejandro Bedoya is the link-up man for the Philadelphia Union. He’s the No. 8. The hidden playmaker. He’s the club’s captain, leader and chief schemer. He’s a conduit on the field from back to attack, doing “what I do best: moving the ball from the defense to the front.” He’s a link between personalities and teammates in the locker room, “managing e Read more
U.S. Open Cup Sep 19, 2018

Coaches Q&A: Cabrera, Curtin & The Cup

Philadelphia Union head coach Jim Curtin has led his side to the Final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the third time in five years. On the other side stands Wilmer Cabrera, the former Colombia international and youth-team wizard who’s guided his Houston Dynamo to the Final for the first time in their history. ussoccer.com put the same six questions to both bosses as they chase the same Read more
U.S. Open Cup Sep 17, 2018

From Rockets to FC Dallas: 25 Years of Texas & the Open Cup Final

Despite a proud soccer pedigree, it took Texas – a state bigger than many countries – a full 77 years to send a team to the Open Cup Final. Join ussoccer.com for a look back at a quarter-century of the Lone Star State’s flirtations with America’s oldest soccer trophy, from the Richardson Rockets and the El Paso Patriots of the 1990s to FC Dallas’s ups and downs in the Read more
U.S. Open Cup Sep 17, 2018

No Looking Back for Dynamo’s Boniek

Oscar Boniek Garcia landed in Houston with a bang in the summer of 2012. While mid-season arrivals usually need an adjustment period in a new country, a new league and a new club, the Honduran winger started turning defenders inside out inside his first week. “It took him basically two practices to settle in,” said then Dynamo coach Dominic Kinnear. Six months later, Boniek was named t Read more
U.S. Open Cup Sep 17, 2018

Five Things to Know About the 2018 Open Cup Final

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, crowns its 2018 champion on Wednesday, Sept. 26, when twice Major League Soccer toppers (2006 and 2007) Houston Dynamo host two-time Open Cup runners-up (2014, 2015) Philadelphia Union. And no matter what the result on the day, history will be made in this, the 105th Open Cup Final. New Winner No Doubt While we don’ Read more
U.S. Open Cup Sep 15, 2018

2019 U.S. Open Cup Qualifying: Cosmo League Clasico Lights Up Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Regions

When Lansdowne Bhoys play the New York Pancyprian Freedoms, it’s always a clash of Cosmopolitan Soccer League (CSL) titans, given both clubs' illustrious histories. Add a little spice to their rivalry in the form of the first 2019 U.S. Open Cup Local Qualifying Round, and the game can be taken up a notch or two in intensity. READ: Southern California & West Qualifying Preview fo Read more
U.S. Open Cup Sep 14, 2018

2019 U.S. Open Cup Qualifying: Harpos, Rayados Highlight Action in Southeast, Central & Mountain Regions

Seventy-six amateur teams begin their dream of qualifying for the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup this weekend, just days before the 2018 edition of the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States wraps up. On Sept. 22-23, 76 of the 94 local amateur sides that entered Open Division Local Qualifying for the 2019 tournament will contest the first qualifying round.    Read more
U.S. Open Cup Sep 14, 2018

2019 U.S. Open Cup Qualifying: Wolves-Winds Derby Kicks Off First Round Out West

Rivalries will be renewed as qualifying for the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup gets underway this weekend in the Southern California and West Regions. The most intriguing matchup of the First Qualifying Round features Santa Ana Winds FC of the United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) hosting L.A. Wolves FC (UPSL) on Saturday, Sept. 22. READ: Northeast & Mid-Atlantic Qualifying Preview for #US Read more
U.S. Open Cup Sep 14, 2018