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Philadelphia Union fall in U.S. Open Cup Final

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There's always the MLS Playoff race

John Geliebter-USA TODAY Sports

Well that did not go as fans had hoped.

The Union's magical run to the U.S. Open Cup Final ended on Tuesday with a 3-1 loss in extra time to the Seattle Sounders. The Philadelphia Union kept it close but despite their best efforts and many second half near misses, none of it was not enough to defeat an extremely talented Seattle Sounders side this evening.

Though the loss today hurts, it is important to remember the Union did well to even get here. This run epitomized well the Union's turnaround led by interim manager Jim Curtin. It was an incredible run and those who saw it will always hold the penalty shootout win at Dallas near and dear to their hearts. And the beautiful part about an in-season tournament like this is though the U.S. Open Cup dream is over, the MLS Playoff dream is not. There's still a playoff chase and with the Union sitting on a tie for 5th place, that chase resumes this Saturday at PPL Park.

The Brotherly Game will have much more on this game throughout the week including a full-recap later tonight.