Major League Soccer
Sounders top Union in extra time to win Open Cup
Clint Dempsey
Clint Dempsey (pictured) and Obafemi Martins scored in extra time for Seattle.
Chester, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Sounders FC captured a fourth U.S. Open Cup crown in six years on Tuesday as Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins scored in extra time to hand Seattle a 3-1 win in the final over the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park.

Maurice Edu's 38th-minute goal put the Union in front as the club was attempting to win its first major trophy.

However, Chad Barrett equalized early in the second half to send the match into extra time, and Dempsey and Martins each found the net to help the Sounders clinch another title.  Full Story

Open Cup the beginning for Seattle?
By Tim Keeble, Soccer Editor
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Seattle Sounders FC has only been a member of Major League Soccer for six years, yet the club captured its fourth major trophy on Tuesday, beating the Philadelphia Union, 3-1, in extra time in the U.S. Open Cup final.

The problem, if you want to call it that, is that all four of those major trophies happen to be U.S. Open Cups.

Now there is nothing wrong with the competition, which pits lower-level teams from various leagues in the United States against one another before the MLS sides enter the fray in the fourth round.  Full Story>>

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