U.S. Open Cup 2012: Union Vs. Sporting KC, Philadelphia Falls 2-0

The Philadelphia Union lost their semifinal game of the 2012 U.S. Open Cup to Sporting Kansas City by a final score of 2-0 at PPL Park on Wednesday night. The loss eliminates the Union from the U.S. Open Cup, while sending Sporting KC to the finals.

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U.S. Open Cup 2012: Union Vs. Sporting KC, Philadelphia Falls 2-0

The Philadelphia Union lost their semifinal game of the 2012 U.S. Open Cup to Sporting Kansas City by a final score of 2-0 at PPL Park on Wednesday night. The loss eliminates the Union from the U.S. Open Cup, while sending Sporting KC to the finals.

Jacob Peterson scored the first goal for Kansas City. His head shot converted a free kick by Graham Zusi. Zusi struck again when he sailed a shot from midfield into an open net late in the game to give KC their second goal, sealing the win.

Kansas City will host the winner of Wednesday night's second semifinal game between the Seattle Sounders and Chivas USA in the finals at Livestrong Sporting Park. That game will take place on either Aug. 7 or 8.

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U.S. Open Cup 2012: Union Vs Sporting KC Game Time, Streaming Info & More

The Philadelphia Union host Sporting Kansas City at PPL Park on Wednesday night in the semifinals of the 2012 U.S. Open Cup.

The two teams met on June 23 in a Major League Soccer match, with the Union controlling play en route to a 4-0 victory which has sparked the team's 4-1-0 start under interim coach John Hackworth.

Wednesday night the two teams meet for different stakes, with a chance to play in the 2012 U.S. Open Cup Finals on the line. Despite looking far from their early season form in MLS play, Sporting KC has has been a dominant side in Open Cup play with eight goals scored and just two conceded. The Union, already playing well in Open Cup play, have responded very favorably to interim coach Hackworth and are enjoying a better run of form than almost any team in MLS.

Kansas City is making their third appearance in the Open Cup semifinals while it is the first appearance for the Union. Sporting KC won the Open Cup in 2004. The winner of Wednesday's match will advance to the final to play the winner of Chivas USA and the Seattle Sounders.

The winner of the 2012 U.S. Open Cup receives not only the tournament trophy, but also $100,000 prize and an a berth into the 2013-2014 CONCACAF Champions League group stage.

Game Time: Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: PPL Park, Philadalphia, PA

T.V. Schedule: The game will not be televised.

Online Streaming: A feed of the game can be found at the Philadelphia Union official team website.

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US Open Cup 2012: Philadelphia Union Host Sporting KC Tonight In Semifinal

The Philadelphia Union take on Sporting KC tonight at PPL Park for the right to advance to the US Open Cup finals

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US Open Cup 2012: Union Could Host Final At PPL Park With Win

The Philadelphia Union have a chance to host the U.S. Open Cup final if they are able to defeat Sporting Kansas City and if Chivas USA can defeat the Seattle Sounders.

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US Open Cup 2012: Union Defeat Harrisburg To Advance To Semifinals

The Union defeated the Harrisburg City Islanders 5-2 to advance once again in the US Open Cup.

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US Open Cup 2012: Union Host Harrisburg City Islanders Tonight At PPL Park

The Philadelphia Union will continue their run in the 2012 US Open Cup Tuesday, as they host the USL Pro Division's Harrisburg City Islanders at PPL Park (7:30 p.m. ET). The winner will advance to the tournament's semifinal round to player either the MLS' Sporting Kansas City or USLP's Dayton Dutch Lions on July 10 or 11th.

Despite playing in a league rated lower than the MLS, the Dutch Lions have made a living of defeating seemingly superior opponents as they have already eliminated the New York Red Bulls and New England Revolution. Already this season, Harrisburg defeated the Union 3-2 in a friendly on June 12 at Hersheypark Stadium.

If the Union earn a victory Tuesday, they will move onto the Final Four which would feature another home match. The Union have never won a US Open Championship nor advanced this far in the annual event.

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U.S. Open Cup 2012: Philadelphia Union Defeat Rochester Rhinos, 3-0, To Advance

The Philadelphia Union defeated the Rochester Rhinos, 3-0, during a rain delayed 2012 U.S. Open Cup third round matchup at PPL Park. Play was suspended in the 22nd minute with the Union up 1-0. Play resumed at 8:50 p.m. ET and Philadelphia went on to an easy victory to advance to the fourth round where they will take on D.C. United on June 5.

Josue Martinez deflected a Freddy Adu corner kick into the bottom corner of the net to give the Union a 1-0 lead at the five-minute mark. Martinez returned the favor for Adu at the 29-minute mark, setting up a header to give Philadelphia a 2-0 lead. Adu scored on a penalty kick at the 73-minute mark to cap the Union's scoring and give himself two goals for the game.

The win was the Union's first ever in their history of participating in the U.S. Open Cup. They lost 2-1 to United last year on penalty kicks.

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U.S. Open Cup 2012: Philadelphia Union Live Streaming Tuesday's Match With Rochester Rhinos

The Philadelphia Union will host a U.S. Open Cup match Tuesday night for the first time in franchise history. Though the Union's meeting with the USL's Rochester Rhinos will not be televised, it can be viewed online at PhiladelphiaUnion.com where the Union will post live streaming of the event beginning at 7:35 p.m.

The U.S. Open Cup expanded this year to include all 64 United States professional soccer clubs, leaving all Major League Soccer teams with a bye into the third round. That's how the Union find themselves hosting the third round despite never having won a single match in the tournament.

The Union failed to register a win in either of their first two trips to the U.S. Open Cup. They lost to the New York Red Bulls 2-1 in 2010 and fell 2-1 to DC United last year in penalty kicks.

For more on the Union, please be sure to check out our blog Brotherly Game and SB Nation Philly for all the latest news and updates.

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