When Will The U.S. Open Cup Be Taken Seriously?

Tonight is the U.S. Open Cup, the American equivalent to England’s F.A. Cup, Italy’s Coppa Nazionale, and Spain’s Copa Del Rey. The game is between a team in the thick of an MLS Cup Playoff push, Sporting Kansas City, and a team on the outside looking in, the Philadelphia Union.   357 more words


Hidden From View: The U.S. Open Cup

This past Wednesday night in Hempstead, NY on the campus of Hofstra University, almost 11,500 fans packed Shuart Stadium and witnessed the New York Cosmos of (the minor league) NASL upset New York City FC of (the major league) MLS after extra time in a penalty kick shootout.   566 more words


Sons of Ransom Celebrate Lansing United's Shootout win over RWB Adria

In the wake of their shootout victory against RWB Adria, OTF guest writer Eric Walcott reviews the match and the connection between NPSL’s Lansing United and their supporter group, the Sons of Ransom. 845 more words

U.S. Open Cup

Un, Deux, Trois, Meow!...

It was bound to happen. Given his earlier attempts and the effort he made in every game he featured, undoubtedly, Frederic Piquionne was going to score some goals for the Timbers. 1,257 more words

Portland Timbers

Some notes before the US Open Cup...

As quickly as Sunday has passed the Timbers are now deep in preparations for the US Open Cup, which starts for real on Wednesday when the Wilmington Hammerheads come to Portland.  969 more words

Portland Timbers

1924 U.S. Open Cup footage, Super Rare Video

This is pretty cool footage from the US Open Cup.  Thanks to NESN Soccer for finding this, you can read the full article HERE