Open Cup

Philadelphia Union's Jim Curtin says Vincent Nogueira's outing in USOC final one of best he's seen

Is Nogueira's secret out after "excellent" performance in USOC title game?

CHESTER, Pa. – Jim Curtin has played in a few finals and has watched even more.

But the Philadelphia Union interim manager has never seen anything quite like the performance Vincent Nogueira put in Tuesday in Philly’s 3-1 extra time loss to the Seattle Sounders in the US Open Cup title game.

Open Cup: Philadelphia Union leave loss knowing they can "play with the best team in the league"

Union move on from USOC loss knowing "we can play with the best in the league"

CHESTER, Pa. – How do you move on from watching another team win a trophy on your own field?

For the Philadelphia Union, who lost a 3-1 extra-time heartbreaker to the Seattle Sounders in Tuesday’s US Open Cup title game at PPL Park, they have no choice. After all, they’re right on the bubble of making the playoffs with just six games left in the regular season.

VIDEO: Seattle Sounders' DeAndre Yedlin uses insane speed to prevent goal in USOC final | SIDELINE

WATCH: Yedlin mashes the RT button to prevent a goal

The above video is of DeAndre Yedlin chasing down, catching, passing and clearing the ball away from Philadelphia Union midfielder Cristian Maidana after starting a footrace with a 10- or 12-yard disadvantage.

Clint Dempsey plans to make US Open Cup trophy first of many as Seattle Sounders eye 'treble'

Open Cup captured, Sounders on "treble" quest

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"

Union rue wasted chances in Open Cup nail-biter: "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.

Philadelphia Union 1, Seattle Sounders 3 (AET) | US Open Cup Final Recap

PHI 1, SEA 3 (AET): Sounders' late surge snares fourth Open Cup title

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.


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US Open Cup | Clint Dempsey y Obafemi Martins hacen campeón a Seattle Sounders en Filadelfia

US Open Cup | Clint Dempsey y Obafemi Martins coronan a Seattle Sounders en Filadelfia

Chasing History: Can the Seattle Sounders become the first MLS team to win the treble?

Chasing History: Can Seattle become the first MLS club to win the treble?

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.

Open Cup: Perusing the historic tournament's all-time most successful clubs

History Lesson: Where do the Sounders stack up among USOC greats?

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.

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