125px|Sounders FC players lift the 2009 and 2010 U.S. Open Cup trophies
after repeating as champions by winning the 2010 final.
The 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final was played on October 5,
2010, at Qwest Field (now CenturyLink Field) in Seattle, Washington.
The match determined the winner of the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a
tournament open to amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated
with the United States Soccer Federation. This was the 97th edition of
the oldest competition in United States soccer. Seattle Sounders FC won
the match, defeating the Columbus Crew 2–1. The final drew an
attendance of 31,311, surpassing the 81-year-old record for the event.
Sounders FC became the first team since 1983 to win two consecutive
U.S. Open Cup championships and the first Major League Soccer club to
ever do so. As a result of its U.S. Open Cup championship, Seattle
earned a berth in the preliminary round of the 2011–12 CONCACAF
Champions League, as well as a $100,000 cash prize. The Crew received
the runner-up prize of $50,000. (more...)
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2. Causing pity; piteous
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Disunion and civil war are at hand; and yet I fear disunion and war
less than compromise. We can recover from them. The free States alone,
if we must go on alone, will make a glorious nation.
--Rutherford B. Hayes
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