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GAME THREAD: U.S. Open Cup Final: Philadelphia Union vs. Seattle Sonders

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The game we've all been waiting for is finally here.

Gene Sweeney Jr.
U.S. OPEN CUP FINAL
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PPL Park, Chester, PA
September 16, 2014
7:30 PM ET

Local: TCN - Marc Zumoff and Peter Pappas

National: GolTV - Felipe Mekhitarian and Lindsey Dean

Know Thy Enemy: Sounder at Heart
Starting XI
Conor Casey Forward Clint Dempsey, Chad Barrett

Andrew Wenger, Cristian Maidana, Sebastien Le Toux

Maurice Edu, Vincent Nogueira

Midfield Lamar Neagle, Andy Rose, Osvaldo Alonso, Brad Evans
Ray Gaddis, Carlos Valdes, Ethan White, Sheanon Williams Defense Leonardo Gonzalez, Zach Scott, Chad Marshall, DeAndre Yedlin
Zac MacMath Goalkeeper Stefan Frei
Rais M'Bolhi, Brian Carroll, Danny Cruz, Fred, Michael Lahoud, Amobi Okugo, Pedro Ribeiro Bench Marcus Hahnemann, Jalil Anibaba, Michael Azira, Marco Pappa, Gonzalo Pineda, Kenny Cooper, Obafemi Martins
Game Officials
Referee: Armando Villareal
Assistant: Peter Manikowski
Assistant: Corey Parker
Fourth: Matthew Nelson

To the winner goes the title of 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Championship, a berth in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League, and $250,000.

For the first time in franchise history, the Union are competing in a game for a major American soccer trophy. This is huge. Comment on the game here. Go Union! DOOP!