WASHINGTON – United have a long, shiny history in the US Open Cup. They've won the competition twice, in 1996 and 2008, plus reached the 2009 final and the semifinals in 2010.
The chance to add to that history continues on Wednesday, when they welcome the Philadelphia Union to the Maryland Soccerplex for a play-in game. With some player injuries to manage, coach Ben Olsen indicated that he’ll likely field a blend of starters and reserves.
WASHINGTON — Late drama left D.C. United despondent on Wednesday night as the Columbus Crew staged a stunning comeback to advance to the U.S. Open Cup final with a 2-1 victory at RFK Stadium.
United took an early lead through Pablo Hernandez, but Marc Burch deflected Andy Iro’s shot past Bill Hamid in the 89th minute to send the match to extratime, where Guillermo Barros Schelotto rifled a penalty home for the game-winner on a hot night in the nation’s capital.