The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is the oldest current national cup in the United States and one of the oldest cups in the world. For the first time in Major League Soccer history, Nashville SC is participating in the televised US Open Cup Wednesday, May 25 (5/25/2022) from 7:00 p.m. ET ESPN+.
16 teams play in the cup with a total of 8 games. Of the 16 teams, 3 are non-MLS. These include Union Omaha, Sacramento Republic FC and Louisville City.
A game you must see will be between New York City FC and New England Revolution. In case you missed their last crazy game, the two teams faced off in the Audi 2021 MLS Cup Playoffs, where Tajon Buchanan scored in the 118th minute, five minutes after Taty Castellanos gave NYCFC a 2-1 lead. The penalty shot was taken by Sean Johnson who helped NYCFC win the game, then the team finally won the 2021 MLS Cup against the Portland Timbers.
Cupsets are incredibly popular in all competitions. People love to watch the underdog finally defeat their top foes, unless of course you’re a fan of the top foe. The biggest cup game of the season is between Minnesota United FC and non-MLS Union Omaha, a game that takes place at 8 p.m. ET. Check out the full schedule below.
What is the schedule for the US Open Cup?
All games are available for streaming ESPN+ on Wednesday, May 25th
- Orlando City vs. Inter Miami @ 7 p.m. ET
- Louisville City vs. Nashville at 7:00 p.m. ET
- New York City vs. New England at 7:30 p.m. ET
- NY Red Bulls vs. Charlotte at 8:00 p.m. ET
- Minnesota vs. Union Omaha at 8:00 p.m. ET
- Sporting KC vs. Houston Dynamo at 8:30 p.m. ET
- Sacrament Republic vs. San Jose at 10:30 p.m. ET
- LA Galaxy vs. LAFC at 10:30 p.m. ET
Where can I stream the games?
ESPN+ can only be streamed through the ESPN app.
What is ESPN Plus?
ESPN Plus is a streaming service Available on ESPN with a huge selection of live pro and collegiate sports games including UFC, college football and basketball, international and major league soccer, MLB and more. It also has its own original TV series, and your subscription gets you access to exclusive content from ESPN Insider ESPN.com.
Cable packages like Spectrum, Verizon, and DirecTV don’t include ESPN Plus. So if you want the exclusive coverage of the service, you’ll have to pay or find a bar where the event is happening. (Conversely, ESPN Plus does not include ESPN, ESPN2, and other ESPN channels).
How much does ESPN Plus cost?
$6.99 per month or $69.99 per year. If you want to save on a lot of streaming content, this is the Disney Plus package includes subscriptions to Hulu ($5.99), ESPN Plus ($6.99), and Disney Plus ($7.99) for only $13.99/month. You get one of the services for free when you subscribe to all three.
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Preview from The Associated Press
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – Daniel Gazdag scored in the opening minutes and the Philadelphia Union defeated the Portland Timbers 2-0 on Sunday night.
Sergio Santos also scored for Union (6-1-6), who came into play with a run of five draws. Goalkeeper Andre Blake ended the season with his sixth goal.
“I think that can give us confidence for the future,” said Gazdag, who joined Union last year after playing in his native Hungary. “I think we played very well today. So we can build on that game.”
The Timbers (3-5-6) lost their second straight game after losing 3-2 at the San Jose Earthquakes on Wednesday.
The Union took the lead in the fifth minute after Gazdag’s overhead kick hit the bottom right corner. Gazdag leads Philadelphia with seven goals.
Santos headed in the 48th minute to double Philadelphia’s lead. Shortly after, Santos was substituted for 18-year-old Paxten Aaronson.
“If you look at the last five draws we’ve had, there have been some good draws with really good performances and some where we weren’t ourselves and I thought tonight we’re ourselves again,” said the Union manager Jim Curtin.
Sebastian Blanco seemed to score in the 69th minute, beating two defenders in a scramble in front of the net. But video review revealed Santiago Moreno was flagged for offside in front of goal.
“What makes this game different from one team to another is Philadelphia scored two goals and we couldn’t find the net,” said Timbers coach Giovanni Savarese. “We put a lot of work into it, we created opportunities. But at the end of the day, they took advantage of the moments they had.”
Timbers defender Eryk Williamson had to be substituted injured in the 13th minute. He was replaced by Moreno.
It was a setback for Williamson, who was seeking a return to the US national team after recovering from a cruciate ligament rupture he sustained last August. It was also a setback for the Timbers, who were shorthanded due to a series of injuries.
It was Philadelphia’s third all-time win in 12 games against the Timbers.