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Curtin admits 'unfinished business' as Philadelphia Union prepare for 2015

Last year's US Open Cup final defeat will act as motivation for the Philadelphia Union in 2015.

That is the sentiment of head coach Jim Curtin who is determined to atone for the 3-1 extra-time loss at the hands of four-time Cup winners Seattle Sounders in September.

The Union hit the lead through star midfielder Maurice Edu just before half-time but crashed to defeat as Chad Barrett, Clint Dempsey and Obafemi Martins all found the back of the net to leave a sour taste in Curtin's mouth.

"You talk to any of the fans that were there and the players that played in that game, and it was probably the pinnacle for Union soccer games," Curtin told MLSsoccer.com.

"The crowd (at PPL Park) was amazing. It was as loud as it's ever been. That's what's pushing us this offseason. We have a little bit of unfinished business."

Philly open their 2015 MLS season with a home fixture against Colorado Rapids on Saturday, March 7.

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