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US Open Cup 2012: Philadelphia Union Beat DC United 2-1 To Advance

The Union will now move on to play their own affiliate club, the Harrisburg City Islanders, at PPL Park on June 26th for the right to advance further in the cup.

May 26, 2012; Toronto, ON, CANADA; Philadelphia Union forward Antoine Hoppenot (29) carries the ball against the Toronto FC at BMO Field. Toronto defeated Philadelphia 1-0. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE
May 26, 2012; Toronto, ON, CANADA; Philadelphia Union forward Antoine Hoppenot (29) carries the ball against the Toronto FC at BMO Field. Toronto defeated Philadelphia 1-0. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-US PRESSWIRE

On Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Union pulled out a magnificent victory over DC United by the score of 2-1 in the 2012 US Open Cup.

Antoine Hoppenot scored in the initial frame of extra time securing the victory and a spot in the quarterfinals.

Philadelphia scored first in the contest with a marker from Brian Carroll. The shot was deflected past goalkeeper Bill Hamid and all looked well for the Union.

Just as quickly as the lead was taken however, it was given back when Nick DeLeon headed in a ball from Andy Najar for United.

The see-saw battled continued into the aforementioned extra time when Hoppenot came up big, picking up a loose ball in the box to finish the scoring.

The Union will now move on to play their own affiliate club, the Harrisburg City Islanders, at PPL Park on June 26th for the right to advance further in the cup.

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