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MOVING ON
Union put Open Cup loss behind them, concentrate on playoff push
Amobi Okugo did not play in Tuesday night’s 120-minute US Open Cup final at PPL Park, which gives him a good chance of cracking the Union lineup Saturday against Houston.
Amobi Okugo did not play in Tuesday night’s 120-minute US Open Cup final at PPL Park, which gives him a good chance of cracking the Union lineup Saturday against Houston.
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The words the Philadelphia Union players and interim Manager Jim Curtin used to describe Tuesday’s Open Cup loss to Seattle were ones like “difficult,” “hard,” and “crushed.”
But after the crushing defeat – on the Union’s home field no less – Philadelphia still has a lot of soccer to play. A lot of soccer that could find the team back in Major League Soccer playoffs for the first time in a few seasons.
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MOVING ON
Union put Open Cup loss behind them, concentrate on playoff push

Amobi Okugo did not play in Tuesday night’s 120-minute US Open Cup final at PPL Park, which gives him a good chance of cracking the Union lineup Saturday against Houston. The words the Philadelphia Union players and interim Manager Jim Curtin used to describe Tuesday’s Open Cup loss to Seattle were ones like “difficult,” “hard,” and “crushed.”
But after the crushing defeat – on the Union’s home field no less – Philadelphia still has a lot of soccer to play. A lot of soccer that could find the team back in Major League Soccer playoffs for the first time in a few seasons.

STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION
Despite loss, Open Cup Final a milestone for Union

Obafemi Martins scores the backbreaker for Seattle against the Union in Tuesday night’s US Open Cup Final at PPL Park. CHESTER, Pa.---It may have been the biggest game in Philadelphia’s long soccer history. Certainly it was the most the important game in the history of the young Philadelphia Union franchise.

HEADS HELD HIGH
Curtin proud of Union’s effort against Seattle in Open Cup final

Union defender Ethan White battles Obafemi Martins in the second half of Tuesday night’s 3-1 Open Cup loss to Seattle at PPL Park. CHESTER, Pa. – Leading up to the contest, the Philadelphia Union made it pretty obvious. They wanted the Cup. On Tuesday night at PPL Park, the opportunities were there for them to win the U.S. Open Cup and in doing so capture the squad’s first trophy.

NO CUP THIS YEAR
Union fall to Sounders in extratime

Chad Barrett threads the first of three Seattle goals through the Union defense in Tuesday's Open Cup final at PPL Park. CHESTER, Pa.-- A Clint Dempsey goal in the first overtime period was the edge the Seattle Sounders needed over the Philadelphia Union Tuesday night, as the visitors came from behind to win the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup championship, 3-1.

LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
All-time championship results

Here are the results of all the previous U.S. Open Cup championship games.

LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
How they got here

The Philadelphia Union host the Seattle Sounders FC in the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday at PPL Park (7:30 pm The Comcast Network).

Here's how the two clubs advanced to the final.:

UNCHARTED TERRITORY
Union face seasoned Seattle in quest for first-ever trophy

Philadelphia's Sebastien Le Toux is the leading scorer in the modern history of the US Open Cup tournament, with 17 goals. The Seattle Sounders have been here before. In fact they find themselves in the same place they have been each of the last four years, in the final of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Philadelphia Union meanwhile are in uncharted territory, never having been in a position to win a trophy before. But they have a talisman, and it's not PPL Park.

WHATEVER IT TAKES
Union scrap their way to draw with Red Bulls

Andrew Wenger, who set up Pedro Ribeiro's 41st-minute goal against the Red Bulls, holds off Red Bulls defender Chris Duvall. CHESTER, Penn.--The adage in baseball is, you win some, you lose some and sometimes it rains. In soccer you can also tie some.The Philadelphia Union had their winning streak stopped on Saturday, they had an hour and 24 minute rain delay but they managed to salvage a tie against the New York Red Bulls with a penalty kick in stoppage time.

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Philadelphia Union
03/08 @Portland Timbers - 10:30 pm
03/15 New England Revolution - 4:00 pm
03/22 @Columbus Crew - 4:00 pm
03/29 Montreal Impact - 4:00 pm
04/05 @Chicago Fire - 5:00 pm
04/12 Real Salt Lake - 4:00 pm
04/16 @New York Red Bulls - 7:30 pm
04/19 Houston Dynamo - 4:00 pm
04/26 @Montreal Impact - 2:00 pm
05/03 @Seattle Sounders FC - 10:00 pm
05/10 D.C. United - 4:00
05/14 @Sporting Kansas City - 8:30 pm
05/17 New England Revolution - 7:00 pm
05/25 @Los Angeles Galaxy - 8:00 pm
05/31 @Chivas USA - 10:30 pm
06/07 Vancouver Whitecaps - 7:00 PM
06/28 @New England Revolution - 7:30 pm
07/04 @FC Dallas - 9:00 pm
07/12 Colorado Rapids - 7:00 pm
07/16 New York Red Bulls - 7:00 pm
07/19 @Chicago Fire - 8:30 pm
07/25 Crystal Palace - 7:00 pm
08/01 @Sporting Kansas City - 8:00 pm
08/09 Montreal Impact - 7:00 pm
08/15 @Houston Dynamo - 9:00 pm
08/24 San Jose Earthquakes - 8:00 pm
09/03 Toronto FC - 7:00 pm
09/06 @Toronto FC - TBD
09/13 New York Red Bulls - 2:00 pm
09/20 Houston Dynamo - 7:00 pm
09/27 @D.C. United - 2:00 pm
10/02 Chicago Fire - 8:00 pm
10/11 Columbus Crew - 7:00 pm
10/18 Sporting Kansas City - 7:00 pm
10/26 @Columbus Crew - 6:00 pm
Philadelphia Union
Philadelphia Union
Stadium: PPL Park
Colors: Union Navy, Union Signal Blue, Metalic Gold
CEO: Nick Sakiewicz
Team Manager: John Hackworth
League:Major League Soccer
Team Founded: 2008 started play 2010
Team Web Site: www.philadelphiaunion.com
 
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