2014 U.S. Open Cup
With a tradition that dates back a century, the U.S. Open Cup is a great celebration of the
global sport, bringing together some of the best soccer players in the country to battle it out in an exciting and unique
event. A knockout tournament that brings together all of the top teams in the United States Soccer Federation, the U.S. Open
Cup is just one of those events that you have to get out to sooner or later if you love to see soccer played at a high level.
As everyone knows, soccer is really on the rise in the U.S., making it the perfect time to join in the wave of excitement
as the best players in the country take each other on in an event that is sure to have more than a fair share memorable, net-ripping
And that's because soccer is the gold standard for spectator sports, which is something that has been known
outside of the U.S. for quite a while. With interest in soccer picking up steam, tournaments like the U.S. Open Cup are only
getting more and more exciting, bringing together some unbelievable talent as the best teams look to rise to the top of a
rigorous tournament. Once you're there in the middle of a great game that could go either way, you'll definitely be glad that
you're not still sitting at home, left to wonder just what the atmosphere of the matchup is like.
U.S. Open Cup
One of the beautiful things about the U.S. Open Cup is that it spreads out all over the country, meaning that
a big game is bound to be played somewhere nearby. From Cleveland to Portland and Illinois to Kansas, and plenty of other
states in between, the U.S. Open Cup will be providing great atmospheres for exciting soccer events filled with star-level
players and great fans that pour into the stands to be a part of the excitement. Also known as the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup,
this is the type of sporting event that has helped to bring the U.S. into the fold when it comes to soccer, which has been
a major spectator sport for a very long time at this point. When the game is still up in the air in a matchup that could go
either way, you'll understand loud and clear what all the excitement is about.
U.S. Open Cup Experience
one thing to see a big game from home or catch the highlights on your smart phone, but it's a completely different experience
to actually be there when the game is on the line and two talented teams are looking to light up the back of the net to seal
the deal. There have been lots of different sports that have come and gone over the years, but the U.S. Open Cup has just
steadily been growing from one decade to the next, with American understanding of the game elevating and crowd's fully embracing
it in a very big way.
U.S. Open Cup History
Dating to 1914, the U.S. Open Cup is not only the oldest soccer
tournament in the country but it's also the third-oldest soccer tournament in the entire world, which is saying something.
The U.S. Open Cup has been a major factor in raising excitement levels surrounding soccer in the U.S., and that's because
it tends to attract a steady string of superstars and great teams that know how to bring it on the field. Over the years,
a variety of different teams have taken the Sir Thomas Dewar Cup (given to the winner), with Bethlehem Steel and Maccabi Los
Angeles both holding the championship lead with five wins apiece. There have been plenty of other teams that have made a splash
as well, including 2013 champs D.C. United, who recently won their third title.
U.S. Open Cup Trivia
you know that Lamar Hunt was elected to three different sports' Hall of Fames?
Known as a great promoter of a variety
of different sports, Hunt was eventually elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, the National Soccer Hall of Fame and
even the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
U.S. Open Cup Fans
Soccer is known as a top-tier spectator
sport for a reason, and it definitely isn't because there is a lack of excitement from one game to the next. Come out and
see a big soccer game and you're likely to see some smooth moves, brilliant passes and some unbelievable goals, providing
more than enough thrills to go around. That definitely holds true when you're watching two talented teams in the U.S. Open
Cup, as no matter where this one goes down, there is sure to be plenty of moments that keep you absolutely glued to the field.
As fans head out in droves to see the action this time around, don't even think about missing out on the excitement.