Despite holding a 1-0 lead at half-time, Philadelphia Union were unable to hang on as Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins scored in extra time to propel Seattle Sounders to a fourth Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup title in six years with a 3-1 victory.
Seattle Sounders now joined Chicago as the only MLS sides with four Open Cup titles with yet another conquest.
However, Sierra Leonean midfielder Michael Lahoud who was part of a great history with his Philadelphia Union side that were left to rue a defeat in their first final in the club’s five-year history told Football Sierra Leone, “It was my first opportunity to win a championship, I take a great pride to be in this situation at it would add meaning to my career, I also realised am flying Sierra Leone flag over here in the MLS,”
“Seattle is a quality team with some big names but so are we, today we lost in extra time congratulation to Seattle in their victory,
After the International break with Sierra Leone in the African Nations Cup qualifiers against the Ivory Coast and DR Congo, Lahoud was rested and played no part in the 2014 Lamar hunt US Open Cup Final, watching his Union side from the bench in disappointment.