TUKWILA, Wash. — DeAndre Yedlin didn’t celebrate his 21st birthday like most people would have on Wednesday.
Then again, most people aren't generating serious interest from some of the world’s top clubs by their 21st birthday.
Copa Abierta: FC Dallas será rival de Philadelphia, Chicago y Seattle Sounders vuelven a medirse en semifinales
Las semifinales de la Copa Abierta Lamar Hunt 2014 se jugarán entre cuatro equipos de la MLS. El miércoles por la noche, el Chicago Fire y FC Dallas se encargaron de eliminar en cuartos de final a los equipos Atlanta Silverbacks y Carolina RailHawks de la NASL respectivamente. Chicago y Dallas se suman al Philadelphia Union que derrotó al New England Revolution y al Seattle Sounders que dejaron en el camino a Portland.
Chicago Fire 3-1 Atlanta Silverbacks
Four MLS teams remain standing in what has been a thrilling 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, and with the quarterfinals now wrapped up, the dates and locations of the semifinals have now been confirmed.
TUKWILA, Wash. – Round one of this week’s two-part Cascadia Cup battle between the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers lived up to the hype – even if Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid would've preferred a less dramatic affair.
TUKWILA, Wash. – The Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers needed extra time to decide a wild US Open Cup quarterfinal match in front of a raucous crowd at Starfire Stadium, with Seattle ultimately pulling out a dramatic 3-1 victory over their heated Cascadia rivals. With the win, the Sounders clinched a berth in the US Open Cup semifinals.
Sean Johnson was the hero on his return to his home town.
With a typically assured display, the Chicago Fire goalkeeper ensured the four-time US Open Cup winners advanced to a semifinal meeting with Seattle or Portland by keeping an eager Atlanta Silverbacks side at bay with four saves Wednesday night in a 3-1 quarterfinals victory in Atlanta.
FC Dallas have been improving in form in recent weeks, but one of the architects of their 5-2 US Open Cup quarterfinal win over the Carolina RailHawks on Wednesday made a welcome addition to the lineup.