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By Ian Holliday

Let’s be honest, there are a lot of reasons not to like the U.S. Open Cup. Whether you don’t like the format (Why do only eight MLS teams qualify?), or think it leads to schedule congestion (I bet Steve Nicol would prefer not to have to take his beleaguered Revs to New York tomorrow night.), or just don’t care about the tournament because MLS teams don’t seem to take it seriously (Admit it, it’s kind of hard to get excited about Bobby Shuttleworth in goal against the likes of Connor Chinn for the Red Bulls, although the latter did have a great game against Philly.), there are plenty of legitimate complaints to make about the Open Cup. While I don’t begrudge anyone their right to make such complaints, I have to say that, despite all its flaws, I love the U.S. Open Cup. And I think you should too.


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