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. Linda Cuttone/Sports Vue Images
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. Complete story
Here's how the two clubs advanced to the final.: UNCHARTED TERRITORY Union face seasoned Seattle in quest for first-ever trophy
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
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.