Wikipedia:Today's featured article/September 6, 2017

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The 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final was the 101st edition of the oldest competition in American soccer, played on September 6, 2014, at PPL Park (pictured) in Chester, Pennsylvania. Seattle Sounders FC won the match before a crowd of 15,256, defeating the Philadelphia Union. Philadelphia and Seattle both play in the top tier of American soccer, Major League Soccer, and bypassed the initial stages of the tournament with entries into the third round of play. The Sounders were in the midst of a Supporters' Shield-winning regular season, while the Union's start was so poor that their coach was replaced a week prior to their first game in the competition. The Union's Maurice Edu gave his team the lead with a goal in the first half, but the Sounders equalized with a second half strike by Chad Barrett, and the match went into extra time. Clint Dempsey took the lead for Seattle, and Obafemi Martins sealed the victory with a late goal. Seattle earned a $250,000 cash prize, as well as a berth in the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League. (Full article...)

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