2014 U.S. Open Cup

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2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Country United States
Teams 80
Champions Seattle Sounders FC (4th title)
Runners-up Philadelphia Union
Matches played 78
Goals scored 280 (3.59 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Kenny Cooper (6)
2013
2015

The 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was the 101st edition of the oldest ongoing competition in American soccer. Qualification began in November 2013 in the fifth tier. The USSF announced the tournament format on April 24, 2014.[1]

The defending champions D.C. United were eliminated in the 4th Round by the Rochester Rhinos. Seattle Sounders FC defeated the Philadelphia Union 3-1 (after extra time) to claim their 4th Open Cup championship in 6 years.[2]

The cash prize amounts remain the same as last year. The champion receives $250,000 and the runner-up receives $60,000. Also, the team from each lower division that advanced the furthest received $15,000: Laredo Heat (USL PDL), Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro), and Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL).

Qualification[edit]

All United States Division I (MLS), Division II (NASL) & Division III (USL Pro) teams qualify automatically.

Enter in First Round Enter in Second Round Enter in Third Round Enter in Fourth Round
NPSL/USL PDL/USCS/USASA/USSSA
5 teams/5 teams/1 team/4 teams/1 team
NPSL/USL PDL/USASA/USL Pro
6 teams/14 teams/6 teams/14 teams
NASL
8 teams
MLS
16 teams
NPSL
USL PDL
US Club Soccer
USASA
USSSA
NPSL
USL PDL
USASA
USL Pro
  • $: Winner of $15,000 bonus for advancing the furthest in the competition from their respective divisions.[3]
  • $$: Winner of $60,000 for being the runner-up in the competition.
  • $$$: Winner of $250,000 for winning the competition.

Brackets[edit]

  First Round
May 7
Second Round
May 13–14
Third Round
May 27–28
                           
USSSA Colorado Rovers 1     PDL Laredo Heat 2     NASL Fort Lauderdale Strikers 2
USASA Red Force FC 2     USASA Red Force FC 1     PDL Laredo Heat 3
PDL Ventura County Fusion 2     PDL Ventura County Fusion 1
NPSL CD Aguiluchos 1     USLP Sacramento Republic FC 2     USLP Sacramento Republic FC 6
PDL Fresno Fuego 2   PDL Fresno Fuego 0
USLP Orange County Blues FC 0  
PDL Austin Aztex 4(2)     NASL San Antonio Scorpions 4
USASA NTX Rayados 4(4)     USASA NTX Rayados 2
PDL Western Mass Pioneers 4     USLP Rochester Rhinos (aet) 2
USASA Mass Premier Soccer 1     PDL Western Mass Pioneers 1     USLP Rochester Rhinos (aet) 2
PDL Reading United 5   PDL Reading United 1
NPSL GBFC Thunder 2  
USASA FC Schwaben AC 0     NASL Indy Eleven 5
USLP Dayton Dutch Lions 2     USLP Dayton Dutch Lions 2
USASA Des Moines Menace 3     USASA Des Moines Menace 0
PDL Real Colorado Foxes 0     NASL Minnesota United FC 1
NPSL San Diego Flash     USLP LA Galaxy II 6
USCS Corinthians USA (forfeit)     USASA Cal FC 1     USLP LA Galaxy II 0(1)
USASA PSA Elite 1(3)     NPSL San Diego Flash (forfeit)   USASA PSA Elite 0(3)
PDL Los Angeles Misioneros 1(2)     USASA PSA Elite  
NPSL New York Red Bulls (NPSL) 2     USLP Pittsburgh Riverhounds 3
PSL Vermont Voltage 1     NPSL New York Red Bulls (NPSL) 1     USLP Pittsburgh Riverhounds (aet) 3
NPSL Detroit City FC 2(1)     PDL Michigan Bucks 0   USASA RWB Adria 2
USASA RWB Adria 2(3)     USASA RWB Adria (aet) 1  
NPSL RVA FC 1
USLP Richmond Kickers 6     USLP Richmond Kickers 2
PDL Ocean City Nor'easters 0   USASA Greek American AA 1
USASA Greek American AA 2  
PDL Jersey Express 2     NASL New York Cosmos 2
NPSL Brooklyn Italians 4     NPSL Brooklyn Italians 0
PDL Baltimore Bohemians 4
USASA Icon FC 1     PDL Baltimore Bohemians 2
PDL GPS Portland Phoenix 0     NPSL FC Sonic Lehigh Valley 0   USLP Harrisburg City Islanders 4
NPSL FC Sonic Lehigh Valley (aet) 1     USLP Harrisburg City Islanders 4  
PDL Portland Timbers U23s 2
USLP Arizona United SC 3     USLP Arizona United SC (aet) 2
NPSL Tulsa Athletics 0   USLP Oklahoma City Energy FC 1
USLP Oklahoma City Energy FC 2  
USLP Charlotte Eagles 3     NASL Carolina RailHawks 2
PDL Carolina Dynamo 1     USLP Charlotte Eagles 0
NPSL Chattanooga FC 3     NPSL Chattanooga FC 0
USLP Wilmington Hammerheads FC 1     NASL Atlanta Silverbacks 5
USLP Charleston Battery 4
PDL Panama City Beach Pirates 0     USLP Charleston Battery 2(11)
PDL Orlando City U-23 2   PDL Orlando City U-23 2(12)
NPDL Jacksonville United 1  
USLP Orlando City 4     USLP Orlando City 4
PDL Ocala Stampede 1     NASL Tampa Bay Rowdies 1
Fourth Round
June 11–18
Fifth Round
June 24–25
Quarterfinals
July 8–9
Semifinals
Aug 12–13
Final
Sep 16
               
NASL Carolina RailHawks 1(3)
MLS Chivas USA 1(2)
NASL Carolina RailHawks (aet) 1
MLS LA Galaxy 0
USLP Arizona United SC 1
MLS LA Galaxy 2
NASL Carolina RailHawks 2
MLS FC Dallas 5
MLS Houston Dynamo 1
PDL Laredo Heat 0
MLS Houston Dynamo 2
MLS FC Dallas 3
MLS FC Dallas 2
NASL San Antonio Scorpions 0
MLS FC Dallas 1(3)
MLS Philadelphia Union 1(4)
MLS Philadelphia Union (aet) 3
USLP Harrisburg City Islanders 1
MLS Philadelphia Union (aet) 2
NASL New York Cosmos 1
NASL New York Cosmos 3
MLS New York Red Bulls 0
MLS Philadelphia Union 2
MLS New England Revolution 0
USLP Richmond Kickers 2
MLS New England Revolution 3
MLS New England Revolution 2
USLP Rochester Rhinos 1
USLP Rochester Rhinos 1
MLS D.C. United 0
MLS Philadelphia Union 1
MLS Seattle Sounders FC (aet) 3
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 5
USASA PSA Elite 0
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 1(4)
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 1(1)
MLS San Jose Earthquakes 2
USLP Sacramento Republic 1
MLS Seattle Sounders FC (aet) 3
MLS Portland Timbers 1
MLS Sporting Kansas City 2
NASL Minnesota United FC 0
MLS Sporting Kansas City 1
MLS Portland Timbers 3
MLS Portland Timbers 3
PDL Orlando City U-23 0
MLS Seattle Sounders FC 6
MLS Chicago Fire 0
MLS Colorado Rapids 5
USLP Orlando City 2
MLS Colorado Rapids 1
NASL Atlanta Silverbacks 2
NASL Atlanta Silverbacks 2
MLS Real Salt Lake 1
NASL Atlanta Silverbacks 1
MLS Chicago Fire 3
MLS Chicago Fire 2
USLP Pittsburgh Riverhounds 1
MLS Chicago Fire (aet) 4
MLS Columbus Crew 2
MLS Columbus Crew (aet) 2
NASL Indy Eleven 1

[4][5]

Host team listed first
Bold winner


Entries[edit]

Round Total
clubs
remaining
Clubs
involved
this round
Winners from
previous round
New entries
this round
Leagues entering at this round
First round 80 16 0 16 National Premier Soccer League (five teams)
USL Premier Development League (five teams)
US Club Soccer (one team)
United States Adult Soccer Association (four teams)
United States Specialty Sports Association (one team)
Second round 72 48 8 40 National Premier Soccer League (six teams)
USL Premier Development League (14 teams)
United States Adult Soccer Association (six teams)
USL Pro (14 teams)
Third round 48 32 24 8 North American Soccer League
Fourth round 32 32 16 16 Major League Soccer
Fifth round 16 16 16 none none
Quarterfinals 8 8 8 none none
Semifinals 4 4 4 none none
Final 2 2 2 none none

Match Details[edit]

First Round[edit]

The First Round draw was announced Thursday, April 24, 2014. A total of 16 teams will compete, ten from the fourth tier of American soccer and six from the fifth tier.

Second Round[edit]

The Second Round draw was announced Thursday, April 24, 2014. A total of 48 teams will compete, including the eight winners from the first round and 40 new entries from the 3rd and 4th tiers of American soccer. The lowest ranked teams in this round are RWB Adria, Red Force FC, and PSA Elite of the 5th tier United States Adult Soccer Association.

Third Round[edit]

A total of 32 teams will compete in the Third Round, including the 24 winners from the previous round and eight teams from the North American Soccer League. The lowest ranked teams in this round are RWB Adria and PSA Elite of the 5th tier United States Adult Soccer Association.

Fourth Round[edit]

A total of 32 teams will compete in the Fourth Round, including the 16 winners from the previous round and 16 teams from Major League Soccer. The lowest ranked team in this round is PSA Elite of the 5th tier United States Adult Soccer Association.

A Game was suspended after 48:33 due to weather.

Fifth Round[edit]

A total of 16 teams will compete in the Fifth Round, all of which have progressed from the previous round. The lowest qualified side in this round are the Rochester Rhinos of the 3rd tier USL Professional Division.

Quarterfinals[edit]

The lowest ranked teams in the quarterfinals are the Atlanta Silverbacks and Carolina RailHawks, both of the 2nd tier North American Soccer League.

Semifinals[edit]

Of the teams that qualified for the semifinals of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, all four come from Major League Soccer, the top tier of professional soccer in the United States.

Final[edit]

Top Goalscorers[edit]

Rank Scorer Club Goals
1 United States Kenny Cooper Seattle Sounders FC 6
2 United States Blake Smith Indy Eleven 4
Colombia Fabián Castillo FC Dallas
Argentina Gastón Fernández Portland Timbers
5 El Salvador Junior Burgos Atlanta Silverbacks 3
United States Jaime Chavez Atlanta Silverbacks
Cuba Heviel Cordovés Charleston Battery
Jamaica Deshorn Brown Colorado Rapids
Panama Blas Pérez FC Dallas
Mexico Alberto Rodriguez NTX Rayados
France Sébastien Le Toux Philadelphia Union
United States George Davis Richmond Kickers
Saint Kitts and Nevis Tishan Hanley Richmond Kickers
United States Colin Rolfe Rochester Rhinos
United States Will Daniels Western Mass Pioneers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Kicks Off May 7". United States Soccer Federation (USSF). April 24, 2014. Retrieved April 24, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Philadelphia Union 1, Seattle Sounders 3 (AET) | US Open Cup Final Recap". September 16, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Five MLS Teams Sweep to Close Out Fourth Round of U.S. Open Cup". ussoccer.com. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Potential Pairings for Fourth Round of 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Set". USsoccer.com. US Soccer. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 
  5. ^ "US Open Cup: US Soccer announces third-round scenarios and locations". MLSsoccer.com. Major League Soccer. Retrieved 16 May 2014. 

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