CHESTER, Pa. – Moments after the final whistle blew at PPL Park and the Seattle Sounders claimed their fourth US Open Cup title in franchise history, Seattle head coach Sigi Schmid made a beeline for his star player, Clint Dempsey.
"I told him after the game, 'Give me a big hug,'” Schmid said, smiling. “'This is your first trophy, and we’re gonna get a few more.'"
Philadelphia Union rue wasted chances in US Open Cup final loss to Seattle: "We had them on the ropes"
CHESTER, Pa. – At the very end of regulation in Tuesday’s US Open Cup championship game, Vincent Nogueira stole the ball to start a counterattack and laid it off for Cristian Maidana, who played a perfect chip back to him in the penalty box.
CHESTER, Pa. – The Seattle Sounders can add some more silverware to their already-packed trophy case. The Philadelphia Union will need to wait a little longer to add the first to theirs.
The Seattle Sounders are on track for the greatest season by any club in MLS history.
They'll walk into PPL Park for Tuesday night's 2014 US Open Cup final against the Philadelphia Union (7:30 pm ET, GolTV) as the current Supporters' Shield leaders and one of the early favorites for MLS Cup.
The US Open Cup is more than a century old, spanning several eras in soccer's long, convoluted history in the United States – and its record books reflect it.
US Open Cup Final Pick 'Em: The Seattle Sounders and Philadelphia Union go head-to-head for the Cup Tuesday night
On Tuesday night the Seattle Sounders and Philadelphia Union in the US Open Cup Final at PPL Park. We asked MLSsoccer.com's editors for who they think will take home the trophy.
Disagree with the picks? Let us know in the comments section below!
Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sounders
16 de septiembre de 2014, 7:30 pm (hora del Este)
PPL Park - Chester, Pennsylvania
TV (USA): GolTV / The Comcast Network