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Major Link Soccer: Sporting Kansas City wins Lamar Hunt US Open Cup

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New York Red Bulls v Sporting Kansas City: Final - 2017 U.S. Open Cup
They won the US Open Cup, again.
Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images


Take a look at RSL Soapbox’s latest power rankings roundup after Week 28. The Sounders still find themselves in the top five.


Once again, Atlanta United FC put four goals on an opponent. This time, it was the LA Galaxy that fell victim to Atlanta’s potent attack.

Apparently, Atlanta is the hot new thing. Check out this video and decide for yourself. It also appears that they are the “most fun team in America”.

Montreal Impact jumped all over a Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco-less Toronto FC. The Impact went up 5-1 and held on to win 5-3 to end Toronto 11-game unbeaten streak. Also, check out this “assist” from Alex Bono on Montreal’s first goal.

United States

The 104th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup took place last night. Sporting Kansas City won their fourth Open Cup trophy with a 2-1 win over the New York Red Bulls. They are now tied with the Sounders and the Chicago Fire for most Open Cup trophies by an MLS club.

There’s also this:

The North American Soccer League (NASL) filed an antitrust suit against US Soccer Federation because the federated denied their request for second-division professional league sanctioning in 2018.

Not all eight NASL teams voted to sue the US Soccer Federation. We just don’t know who did and who did not.

The New England Revolution fired Jake Heaps earlier this week. Former Revs player A.J Soares wants Shalrie Joseph to be the Revs interim coach. You know, the guy Sigi started at forward in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals against Portland in 2013.

Right now, US Men’s National Team coach Bruce Arena is trying to get the United States qualified for Russia 2018. Stars and Strips FC is looking to the future, though, and asks is Tab Ramos the favorite to replace Bruce Arena? Ramos recently signed an extension with the Federation.

Josh Sargent had a heck of a 2017 U20 World Cup. He scored four goals in five games and looks to be part of the senior team in the future. We now know what club team he will be playing for, as Sargent is set to join Werder Bremen in 2018.

The Colorado Rapids are still looking to replace Pablo Mastroeni. Apparently, the Rapids have made contact with at least four candidates.

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