New York Red Bulls edge FC Cincinnati 3-2 in U.S. Open Cup Semifinal
It looked like FC Cincinnati were home and dry at 2-0 up and heading for an historic Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final, only for New York Red Bulls to hit back late and eventually spoil the party. The visitors from Major League Soccer finished the job 3-2 in extra-time with Bradley Wright-Phillips heading home his second of the night to send the New Jersey-based club through to its second Open Cup Final since their founding (as the MetroStars) in 1996.
Sporting KC tops San Jose in PKs, advances to U.S. Open Cup Final
Sporting Kansas City bounced back from an early deficit to draw level and eventually outlast San Jose Earthquakes to book a place in the Final of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – U.S. Soccer’s National Championship. After conceding their first goal of the competition, the home side dug deep to make it 1-1, but still had to persevere through extra-time and a 5-4 penalty kick shootout win before celebrating their second Open Cup Final berth in three years.
MLS Homegrown Team to face Chivas U-20s on August 1 in Chicago
Major League Soccer has announced that the MLS Homegrown Team, coached by U.S. Soccer and MLS legend Brian McBride and assisted by former MLS MVP Mike Magee, will take on Liga MX club Chivas de Guadalajara’s Under-20 team in the fourth annual MLS Homegrown Game on August 1 at 7 p.m. CT at Toyota Park as part of the events leading up to the 2017 MLS All-Star Game.
Two upsets by Division II clubs highlight U.S. Open Cup Round of 16
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 delivered high drama as Division II clubs FC Cincinnati and Miami FC pulled impressive upsets to reach the Quarterfinal Round where they will be joined by Division I sides FC Dallas, LA Galaxy, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Sporting Kansas City and San Jose Earthquakes.
NYCFC signs James Sands as club’s first Homegrown Player
James Sands has become the first Homegrown Player in New York City FC history. The 16-year old U.S Youth International defender has selected the No. 16 jersey and signs his first professional contract which commences on July 1.
Christos FC, USL big winners in U.S. Open Cup Third Round
The Third Round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup saw Christos FC continue its Cinderella run to become the only remaining amateur side left in the competition alongside 13 professional teams from the USL (9) and NASL (3) that advanced to the Fourth Round. Those Fourth Round dates against Division I, Major League Soccer sides are set for June 13-14.