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Seattle wins US Open Cup, beating Philadelphia

September 17, 2014

CHESTER, Pennsylvania (AP) — Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins led the Seattle Sounders to their fourth U.S. Open Cup title Tuesday, scoring in extra time in a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Union.

Dempsey, the United States captain, scored with a left-footed blast off Martins’ feed in the 11th minute of extra time before Martins scored four minutes later.

Seattle also won three straight titles from 2009 to 2011. The Sounders earned one the United States’ four spots in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions League.

Seattle’s Chad Barrett tied it at 1-1 with a header in the 47th minute.

Maurice Edu opened the scoring for Philadelphia in the 38th minute, heading home a free kick from Cristian Maidana. The Union were playing in the first title game in the five-year history of the club.

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