John McCarthy was the star as Philadelphia Union played with ten men for 80 minutes and still came out on top of New York Red Bulls to book a place in the US Open Cup semifinal. They will play Chicago or Orlando City.
US Open Cup
Despite going a goal and a man down, the Union rallied to an impressive 2-1 victory over DC United, sending them into the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup.
After a ponderously slow 120 minutes of scoreless soccer, John McCarthy proved the savior with a hat trick of saves in Philadelphia Union’s shootout victory over Rochester Rhinos.
In the 1960 US Open Cup final, Philadelphia’s Ukrainian Nationals came from behind three times over 120 minutes to win the championship with Mike Noha scoring all five of the Uke Nats goals. Roger Allaway has the story.
On May 3, 1936, Philadelphia German Americans became the first amateur team, and the first team from the city of Philadelphia, to win the US Open Cup.
As the Union prepare to host their first US Open Cup final, a look at Philadelphia-area teams in the final throughout the history of the country’s oldest national soccer tournament, which has had local winners ten times since 1914.