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U.S. Open Cup

2014 U.S. Open Cup semifinal draw: Union will visit FC Dallas

Thursday, July 10, 2014, 10:06 AM
The Union's streak of U.S. Open Cup home games in this year's tournament has come to an end, but not because of a loss. Indeed, they're still very much alive after beating the New England Revolution on Tuesday. The streak is over because the Union's semifinal contest will be a road game, at FC Dallas... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal draw: Union will host New England or Rochester

Thursday, June 26, 2014, 8:03 PM
After beating the NASL's New York Cosmos in the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup at PPL Park the Union will host welcome either the New England Revolution or USL PRO's Rochester Rhinos to Chester for a quarterfinal matchup on Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m. The fifth round pairings that will set up these... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup fifth round draw: Union host New York Cosmos

Thursday, June 19, 2014, 9:58 AM
After beating the Harrisburg City Islanders in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup, the Union will get another home game in the fifth round. It will be another game against a relative neighbor, as the much-hyped New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League will make the trip to PPL Park on... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup fourth round draw: Union to host Harrisburg

Thursday, May 29, 2014, 8:15 AM
The Philadelphia Union get to stay at home when they enter the 2014 U.S. Open Cup. They'll host the USL PRO's Harrisburg City Islanders on June 17 at 7:00 p.m. It's nice for the Union and their fans to have an Open Cup game at PPL Park, but it's probably not the ideal opponent. Harrisburg is the Union's... Read more

2014 U.S. Open Cup third round draw

Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 2:29 PM
Since I went on at such length about the U.S. Open Cup format in my last post about it, let's just get right to the lineup of matches. Games are listed in chronological order of kickoff time. All times listed are Eastern. Teams with local ties are in italics. The second round draw and all first round... Read more

Local lower-division teams drawn in U.S. Open Cup

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 11:20 AM
UPDATED May 8: The first round is complete. Instead of writing up a new post for the second round, I've just updated the matchups at the bottom. Congratulaions to FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic, which will host the Harrisburg City Islanders on May 14 at Whitehall High School in Whitehall, Pa. If you... Read more

Union would host U.S. Open Cup quarterfinal against New York or New England

Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 5:09 PM
UPDATE: Well, so much for the Union getting another home game. They crashed out of the U.S. Open Cup with a frankly embarrassing 3-1 loss at D.C. United. Here's the full quarterfinal round draw. Note that there is no bracketing into the semifinals this year. There will be another draw conducted for... Read more

U.S. Open Cup fourth round: Union would visit D.C. or Richmond

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 5:05 PM
If the Union beat Ocean City at home in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup, they won't get to host a fourth round matchup. They would travel to either D.C. United or the USL Pro's Richmond Kickers. The complete fourth round draw is below. The full third round draw, with games taking place on May... Read more

Video: Reading, Ocean City land U.S. Open Cup upsets

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 12:01 PM
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Live updates: 2013 U.S. Open Cup second round

Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 10:30 AM
For the second straight week, I'm joining forces with longtime friend Josh Hakala, editor of to provide live coverage of the U.S. Open Cup. It's the 100th edition of this country's oldest soccer competition, and the second round takes place tonight. There are two games that Union fans will... Read more
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Jonathan Tannenwald
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