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FC Dallas falls in penalty kicks to the Philadelphia Union in the semifinals of the 2014 US Open Cup

Fabian Castillo scored a late game-tying goal to send the game to extra-time.

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It wasn't meant to be in the end for FC Dallas on Tuesday night as they fell on penalty kicks to the Philadelphia Union in the semifinal round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

The Union controlled the bulk of this game including the games' best chance in the first half. In the 23rd minute, Vincent Nogueira took a shot that skipped across the ground directly to teammate Sebastian Le Toux, who was inside the penalty box. Le Toux took a touch to his right before FC Dallas captain Matt Hedges made a goal-saving slide tackle to knock the ball off the Frenchman's foot.

FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja was forced to use all three of his substitutions by the start of the second half. The first came in the 37th minute, when Walker Zimmerman left the match for Je-Vaughn Watson. Pareja then made two moves at the break, bringing on center back Stephen Keel for defensive midfielder Adam Moffat and Ryan Hollingshead for Mauro Diaz.

With the slight advantage, the Union took the lead shortly after the start of the second half. In the 47th minute, Le Toux took a pass from Nogueira and pushed a first-touch pass across the box to Amobi Okugo. The Union midfielder slid a low shot under Raul Fernandez to give the Union their first lead of the night.

FCD would push for the equalizer for the rest of the half, nearly doing so a few times. The goal finally came in the 81st minute off a Fabian Castillo strike. Blas Perez would spring Castillo free into the box off a header that Castillo would beat Zac MacMath to.

The goal extended Castillo's current streak of consecutive matches with either a goal or an assist to nine.

Neither side could extend the lead in overtime which meant the game would go into penalty kicks. Michel went first for FC Dallas, beating MacMath high to his left side. Sheanon Williams would go first for Philadelphia, scoring on a low kick to Fernandez's right side.

Tesho Akindele hammered his shot high over the goalkeeper's left shoulder on Dallas' second shot. Nogueira would tie things up with a shot right down the middle.

MacMath would save FCD's third shot from Perez and Philadelphia took its second lead of the night when substitute Cristian Maidana struck a ball just under the left hand of Fernandez.

Loyd converted his chance for Dallas and Philadelphia's Maurice Edu did the same.

MacMath would then came up with his second save in the shootout against Victor Ulloa to win it all for the visitors.