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U.S. Open Cup third round draw: Union to face Ocean City

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:28 PM
Updated with the results of the second-round games, and confirmed third round matchups. The complete third round draw is laid out below. It's worth noting that there are two matchups between MLS teams and their USL Pro affiliates: D.C. at Richmond and New England at Rochester. That isn't a good thing... Read more

Video: Reading United beats Lehigh Valley in U.S. Open Cup

Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 12:14 PM
Reading United posted a video highlights package from their 2-0 win over Lehigh Valley United Sonic in the first round of the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday: Read more

Live updates: 2013 U.S. Open Cup first round

Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:02 PM
Tonight I'm joining forces with longtime friend Josh Hakala, editor of, to help bring you live coverage of the first round of this year's U.S. Open Cup. It's the 100th edition of this country's oldest soccer competition, and there are quite a few teams involved. I'll be paying particular... Read more

U.S. Open Cup second round draw: Harrisburg City Islanders to face Reading United or Lehigh Valley United Sonic

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 6:33 PM
Updated after the first round to reflect the official second-round matchups. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the second round matchups for this year's U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday. It's the 100th edition of America's signature knockout competition, which is open to amateur and professional teams... Read more

Local teams drawn in first round of U.S. Open Cup

Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 12:50 PM
Updated with results of the play-in round and official first-round matchups. The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the draw the first round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday. It includes teams from the lowest divisions of the American soccer pyramid: the USL Premier Development League (12 teams), National... Read more

U.S. Open Cup updates format, increases prize money for 2013 edition

Tuesday, March 5, 2013, 4:17 PM
In the centennial year of the U.S. Soccer Federation, the U.S. Open Cup has undergone a few changes that should improve the quality of the competition. The most significant news is that hosting rights for the semifinal and final will be determined by a straight coin flip. Previously, there was a sealed... Read more

More details of the Major League Soccer-United Soccer Leagues partnership

Thursday, January 24, 2013, 2:11 PM
Major League Soccer executive vice president of player relations Todd Durbin joined United Soccer Leagues president Tim Holt on a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the new MLS-USL reserve league partnership. "We believe that this relationship and the potential for this relationship have... Read more

DirecTV to drop popular soccer channel GolTV's English-language feed

Thursday, August 30, 2012, 12:42 PM
After a few days of speculation, popular soccer channel GolTV confirmed today that DirecTV will be dropping its English-language feed from its service effective September 13. Based in Miami, GolTV has the rights to the U.S. Open Cup final; the top leagues in Germany, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and... Read more

Philadelphia Union would only host U.S. Open Cup final if facing Chivas USA

Friday, July 6, 2012, 2:42 PM
The Union are two wins away from their first ever championship. But if they win the U.S. Open Cup, the chance of your being able to see it in person is very small. U.S. Soccer announced the potential hosting scenarios for the Cup final today, and only one of the four possible championship games would... Read more

Video: Philadelphia Union vs. Harrisburg City Islanders U.S. Open Cup game highlights

Wednesday, June 27, 2012, 9:42 PM
In case you weren't there or didn't watch the webcast, here are all the goals from the Union's 5-2 win. I particularly liked Gabriel Gomez's beautiful chip that capped off the scoring. Read more
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