After Wednesday night's annihilation, the US Open Cup final is set: The Seattle Sounders will head east to face the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 16 at PPL Park. The game may be a month away, but it's never too early to start looking at how this match will play out.
First, let's take a look at the history between these two clubs. They have faced off a total of seven times since the Union entered MLS in 2010, with the Sounders winning three of the seven games and the Union managing to win twice.
TUKWILA, Wash. – Wednesday night was a depth test. The Seattle Sounders passed it with flying colors.
A night that began with the Chicago Fire on the verge of augmenting their place in US Open Cup history ended in demoralizing fashion as the club set the wrong kind of record.
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders are headed to the US Open Cup finals in a big way.
Seattle Sounders jugará su quinta final de US Open Cup en seis años luego de golear 6-0 a Chicago Fire la noche del miércoles. El partido fue disputado en el Starfire Stadium.
Los Sounders se medirán a Philadelphia Union el 16 de septiembre en el PPL Park de Chester, Pensilvania.
El partido fue un monólogo de Sounders. El equipo de Sigi Schmid fue asegurar la final en los primeros minutos. A los 6' de juego, Chad Barrett abría la cuenta después de una pase al vació de Kenny Cooper.
Given the “massive test” that awaits the Chicago Fire in their US Open Cup semifinal clash at the Seattle Sounders on Wednesday evening (10:30 pm ET, stream on SoundersFC.com), head coach Frank Yallop will be putting out a “team to win” against MLS’s current top team.
The Fire have a storied past with the Open Cup, with four victories and two final appearances placing them atop the current MLS pile, with the Sounders just one title behind them with three wins.
FRISCO, Texas – For FC Dallas, injuries, a 120-minute battle, and a penalty shootout were just a bridge too far on Tuesday night.
Zac MacMath knows it’s only a matter of time before he loses his job to World Cup veteran Rais Mbolhi, who was signed by the Philadelphia Union two weeks and declared the starter as soon as he’s ready.
But before that happens, MacMath decided to provide the Union with one of the most memorable moments in club history.