Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

LA Galaxy Attacking Midfielder Riqui Puig Scored a Lovely Solo Goal in the Galaxy’s 2-0 Win Over Lafc in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on May 23, 2023. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - May 24, 2023

Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Galaxy bounced back from two consecutive road losses last week with a spirited 2-0 win over LAFC in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on May 23, 2023. The Round of 16 El Tráfico victory will be a palette cleanser after the Galaxy’s recent 3-0 away loss. It means […]

Despite playing as a substitute against the Colorado Rapids, Winger Tyler Boyd created the most chances for the LA Galaxy in their 3-1 home loss on Saturday, May 6, 2023. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - May 9, 2023

Just when you think this team has hit rock bottom, welcome to a new week in which it could get worse. The upcoming LA Galaxy vs. Seattle Sounders match at Dignity Health Sports Park that kicks off the Galaxy’s U.S. Open Cup campaign takes place with LA’s form the worst it’s ever been. Not just […]

lamar hunt u.s. open cup fifth round
Matt Pollard, Editor - May 9, 2023

PODCAST – What’s up Internet? This week, Last Word SC Radio is back. We get caught up on MLS with a game of Potatoes and Eggs. Matt, Rachael, Harvey, and Raheem each pick a team we feel has underperformed expectations and exceeded expectations so far. We also discuss the state of Chicago Fire and New […]

MLS: US Open Cup-Union Omaha at St. Louis CITY SC in the US Open Cup
Martin Bihl - Apr 27, 2023

In sport, we seek the comfort of consistency. Our days are full of disappointment and the often unintelligible, so we flock to stadia and arenas all over the world for the reliable, the dependable, the steady. Yes, yes, we love underdogs and upsets and the shock of the feat we never imagined possible. But we […]

MLS: FC Dallas at Inter Miami CF at DRV PNK Stadium
William McDonald - Apr 25, 2023

Round three of the US Open Cup is where things really start to get interesting. MLS teams enter the fold and the table is set for big upsets. The third round of the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is headlined by three local soccer rivalries. Here we take a look at these matchups. Local […]

NCAA Soccer: Men’s College Cup- Marshall vs North Carolina as Oliver Semmle at Wakemed Soccer Park
William McDonald - Apr 13, 2023

Life in Louisville could not have started any better for Oliver Semmle. The German-born keeper has posted three clean sheets in as many games. Semmle signed for Louisville City FC in February. 3 starts, 3 clean sheets for @oliversemmle 🥯 S/O to the back line for allowing 0 shots on target this afternoon to help […]

facundo torres brace
Matt Pollard, Editor - Sep 7, 2022

ORLANDO – The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final. Orlando City hosting Sacramento Republic. An MLS hosting their first ever final, trying to win first silverware since joining the league. A USL Championship team in the final for the first time since 2008. To top it all off, there were accusations of an Orlando City […]

Sacramento Republic US Open Cup MLS USL

On the latest Last Word SC Radio Podcast, Rachael Kriger and Harvey Cruz break down the recent U.S. Open Cup semifinals.

Sacramento Republic Open Cup
Matt Pollard, Editor - Jul 28, 2022

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sacramento Republic FC hosted Sporting KC on Wednesday night in their biggest game in club history. It was the semifinals of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and their third game against an MLS side in the competition. Sacramento Republic Clinch Open Cup Final Downing SKC in Penalties The first half […]

Orlando City SC Nashville

Orlando City SC, after 120 minutes and penalties, came back and defeated Nashville SC at home to advance in the U.S. Open Cup.

Sacramento Republic U.S. Open Cup MLS Podcast

The Last Word SC Radio crew gets together to discuss the recent U.S. Open Cup matches and hot and cold MLS teams as we hit the middle of the season.

LA Galaxy Sacramento Republic FC
Rob Jalón - Jun 22, 2022

The “slow” L.A. Galaxy were eliminated at home by Sacramento Republic FC on Tuesday night 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open Cup.

LA Galaxy's Dejan Joveljić running on June 18, 2022
Rob Jalón - Jun 19, 2022

Picking up right where he left off before the international break, Los Angeles Galaxy super-sub Dejan Joveljić turned up once again when the Galaxy needed him most.  Joveljić’s goal at the death tied the score 1-1 against the Portland Timbers and salvaged a point for L.A. on Saturday afternoon. “I mean, it was a good […]

Kévin Cabral
Matt Pollard, Editor - May 26, 2022

The Los Angeles Galaxy were in a slump. Three straight league games without a win. Javier Chicharito Hernandez had not scored since the last El Tráfico. The team had been struggling offensively. On Wednesday night they hosted Los Angeles FC in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Maybe the magic of the cup is exactly […]

Open Cup Round of 16
Matt Pollard, Editor - May 24, 2022

PODCAST – What’s up Internet! This week on Last Word SC Radio, the Boyz are back together. Matt leads us through a double game week edition of MLS Red Light, Green Light, Yellow Light. Jamie’s feeling better about the New England Revolution. Matt thinks NYCFC are back in form for good. Dan’s concerned about Portland. […]

New England Revolution midfielder Damian Rivera on May 11, 2022
Jamie Rooke - May 24, 2022

PREVIEW – A fine balance has to be struck when it comes to MLS managers and coaches managing the various different competitions. It has been a hectic month or so with midweek league games as well as two rounds of the US Open Cup. The New England Revolution is slowly improving when it comes to […]

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Los Angeles Galaxy Winger Tyler Boyd has often been the offensive spark the Galaxy has needed this season. He celebrates his goal against LAFC on May 23, 2023. (Photo Credit: LA Galaxy)
Rob Jalón - May 24, 2022

To say the Los Angeles Galaxy seeks consistency is to call the Pacific a lake. They’ll hope to turn their 2-0 midweek win over baby LAFC in the U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on Tuesday, May 23, into a veritable winning streak. But the Galaxy will have Charlotte FC in their way as the […]

MLS: Toronto FC at D.C. United With TFC Drama

Toronto FC has not had much success recently as a result, some TFC drama is happening. As the games become more important the later the season continues, it is vital for TFC to ignore the drama and get ready for an important road game against D.C. United. Both teams being eliminated from the Canadian Championship […]

Revs look to recover from three losses on the spin
Jamie Rooke - May 24, 2022

The New England Revolution have hit something of a bump in the road with three losses on the spin. Both league play and cup action has fallen by the wayside, the trio of defeats coming all away from home. Next up is the visit of the Chicago Fire to Gillette Stadium… Three Losses on the […]

MLS: Canadian Championship Semifinal-Vancouver Whitecaps FC at Pacific FC at the CanChamp Final
Felipe Vallejo - May 24, 2022

ANALYSIS – The Vancouver Whitecaps reached their second consecutive Canadian Championship final on Wednesday night at Starlight Stadium, as they brushed past Canadian Premier League side Pacific FC with a 3-0 victory. The victory was dampened, however, after a brutal tackle on Canadian starlet, Ali Ahmed resulted in over 17 minutes of stoppages as he was […]

NWSL: Angel City FC at Racing Louisville FC With Christen Press Having the Ball
Connor Marshall - May 24, 2022

In a conversation with NWSL commissioner Jessica Berman on August 28, 2022, Angel City owner Natalie Portman told her that the NWSL’s broadcasting was “not sustainable”. That behind-the-scenes exchange was made public through the new HBO Documentary “Angel City”. That fact alone shows that Portman and the other Angel City owners have already lived up […]

MLS: Canadian Championship-Forge FC at Montreal FC in the CF Montreal vs Forge FC game

PREVIEW – CF Montreal will face a familiar opponent in Forge FC on May 24 in the Canadian Championship at Saputo Stadium (Stade Saputo). Both teams have met each other in the Canadian Championship twice, with Montreal winning both times. CF Montreal vs Forge FC: Expectations on Wednesday Une place en finale du Championnat canadien […]

MLS: Seattle Sounders FC at Vancouver Whitecaps FC as Whitecaps Cruise to Cascadian Victory
Felipe Vallejo - May 24, 2022

ANALYSIS- The Vancouver Whitecaps bounced back from their earlier defeats this month with an emphatic 2-0 victory over Cascadian rivals Seattle Sounders at BC Place that could have resulted in a greater scoreline. Whitecaps head coach Vanni Sartini came out with a blast from the past in tactics and it proved to be enough to sweep […]

MLS: CF Montreal at New York Red Bulls as the Red Bulls defeated Montreal
Sylvana Budesheim - May 24, 2022

ANALYSIS: Home and away, the New York Red Bulls faced the two Eastern Canadian teams this week. They battled to a scoreless draw midweek against Toronto. Back in Harrison, the Red Bulls defeated Montreal 2-1. This is what you need to know. Red Bull vs Canada: What We Learned Our Home and Native Land Toronto […]