Jun 5, 2012

United face Philly in U.S. Open Cup at SoccerPlex

D.C. United vs Philadelphia Union
Tuesday, June 5, 2012 - 7:30 PM ET
Maryland SoccerPlex - Boyds, MD

Two time U.S. Open Cup Champions (1996, 2008) D.C. United are set to face their MLS rivals, the Philadelphia Union tonight at the Maryland SoccerPlex. Last year the Black-and-Red defeated the Union on Penalty Kicks in Open Cup action.
D.C. are coming off a marathon of a match against the Richmond Kickers (USL) in Richmond, VA last week that saw United win 2-1 after 120 minutes of soccer. The match-up of D.C. vs. Philly features two of only eight MLS clubs left in 2012 U.S. Open Cup action after three rounds.
This year the format of the tournament was changed (ussoccer.com: Format, Composition and Schedule Finalized for 99th Edition of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup) to include all MLS clubs and less than half (8) of the clubs from the top level of U.S. professional soccer are still competing in the fourth round: D.C., Philly, N.Y., Seattle, L.A. (Chivas USA), Colorado, K.C., and San Jose.
To view the complete 2012 U.S. Open Cup bracket: Click Here