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Why the Seattle Sounders Will Win the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

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Why the Seattle Sounders Will Win the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

The 101st edition of the 2014 Lamar Hunt Open Cup ends Tuesday night in Chester, Pa. Here is why the Seattle Sounders will win the trophy over the Philadelphia Union. Obafemi Martins and Clint Dempsey When these two are on the pitch together, they give defenses fits all night. Martins is always looking for the right run to make […]

Why Philadelphia Union Will Win the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

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Why Philadelphia Union Will Win the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

Why will the Philadelphia Union win the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup? Many reasons, that’s why.  First of all, the Union will host the final tomorrow against an opponent that is traveling from the west coast to play.  The Seattle Sounders played Friday night but still had to travel across three time zones for […]

Sounders Extinguish Fire, Advance to US Open Cup Final

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Sounders Extinguish Fire, Advance to US Open Cup Final

The Seattle Sounders and Chicago Fire have won a combined seven US Open Cup titles. Chicago holds an MLS record four championships, the most recent coming in 2006. Chicago have played in a whopping 10 US Open Cup semifinal matches. The Sounders’ most recent US Open Cup championship came in 2011, against Chicago. None of that mattered when the two teams squared off Wednesday […]

Preview: Philadelphia Union, FC Dallas Clash in US Open Cup Semifinals

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Preview: Philadelphia Union, FC Dallas Clash in US Open Cup Semifinals

  With all of the focus being set on Major League Soccer matches, it is time to shift a bit of focus to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup semifinals.  This past week, it was determined that either FC Dallas or Philadelphia Union would host the US Open Cup final. Union fans have been struggling […]

2014 US Open Cup: Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City

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2014 US Open Cup: Portland Timbers vs Sporting Kansas City

  On Tuesday evening June 24th, the Portland Timbers face off against Sporting Kansas City in the 5th round of the Lamar Hunt 2014 US Open Cup. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. CDT and coverage should be streamed live via Timbers.com. For Portland, the team has seen success on the road as of late […]

MLS Attendance: Week 9 Recap

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MLS Attendance: Week 9 Recap

Week 9 saw the largest MLS attendance of the 2014 season since opening weekend with an average attendance of 19,513; exceeding last season’s average, the current 2014 average and featuring five sellouts, the most this season. The Cascadia region once again reminded us that they have the best supporters in all of MLS. All three teams; the Portland Timbers, Seattle Sounders […]

Detroit City FC Prepares for First Round U.S. Open Cup Match

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Detroit City FC Prepares for First Round U.S. Open Cup Match

NPSL side Detroit City FC is busy preparing for their first appearance in the 2014 U.S. Open Cup  tournament.  On May 7th in Livonia. Mich. at 7 PM, they will play host to the Chicago based RWB Adria. The Croatian club, founded in 1959 by immigrants, were the 2013 USASA Amateur Cup national champions. The club competes in the National Soccer […]

US Open Cup Is Historic; Can Be Improved Further

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US Open Cup Is Historic; Can Be Improved Further

One of the biggest frustrations as a passionate soccer fan is that it seems like the United States Soccer Federation is content with allowing those other passionate fans to be the minority. It’s no doubt that soccer is lacking in popularity in our country, especially when you consider how many different sport options are out […]

Reading United AC Qualify for Historic Sixth Straight US Open Cup Appearance

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Reading United AC Qualify for Historic Sixth Straight US Open Cup Appearance

On Thursday, US Soccer announced the teams and first and second round pairings for the 101th running of the US Open Cup. This year’s edition will feature 80 teams from throughout leagues within the United States Soccer pyramid. Last year’s US Open Cup featured a then-record 68 teams. With the increase of teams, some professional […]

NPSL Northeast Region Team Preview

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NPSL Northeast Region Team Preview

The NPSL Northeast region extends from Virginia to New England and into most of Pennsylvania.  There are four clubs in New York alone.  For those soccer fans still waiting for the NASL Virginia Cavalry to settle their stadium issues, there are five clubs in the state to go support.  RVA FC won the league last season. THE […]

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