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Just The Facts: The U.S. Open Cup Final

Factoids to know for tonight's Open Cup clash between the Union and the Sounders.

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With the latest installment of the country's oldest soccer competition looming, we take a look at some interesting stats and factoids from U.S. Open Cups past.

  • The Seattle Sounders have not played a road game during the 2014 U.S. Open Cup.
  • Their last Open Cup game on the road was in May of 2013, when they lost to the Tampa Bay Rowdies.
  • Their last Open Cup road win was against the San Jose Earthquakes in June of 2012.
  • Seattle hasn't won a USOC game on the East Coast since 2009, when they defeated D.C. United.
  • If Seattle wins today, they will become the seventh team to capture at least four U.S. Open Cup titles. Both Bethlehem Steel (five) and Philadelphia Ukrainians (four) are members of that club, as are Maccabi Los Angeles (five), Chicago Fire, Fall River Marksmen, and Greek American AA (four each).
  • A Philadelphia Union win would put the state of Pennsylvania in a tie with California for the second most Open Cup titles with fifteen. New York has a sizable advantage, winning twenty-six.
  • The Union would be the ninth MLS team to win the U.S. Open Cup if they can edge out Seattle tonight.
  • In the modern era (1995-present), Sebastien Le Toux has the most goals in Open Cup play with fourteen. Kenny Cooper of the Seattle Sounders has thirteen.
  • If the home team wins tonight, this would be the first major trophy to come to Philadelphia since the Phillies won the World Series in 2008.
  • Jim Curtin won two Open Cups during his time with the Chicago Fire. Chris Albright won one while he played for the Los Angeles Galaxy.
  • Sebastien Le Toux won the U.S. Open Cup in 2009 as a member of the Seattle Sounders.