“As far as the Open Cup goes, I love the Open Cup because I'm American. I was playing the Open Cup 17 years ago. But I can tell you right now, I am 100 percent judged by my results in MLS from my bosses and Austria and not from the Open Cup,” Petke said on Friday.
“I can tell you right now if we win the Open Cup, I don't even know if I'd get a recognition from Austria because they just don't understand it, know what I mean? So that's where I have to sometimes separate myself and realize what's my job title? What's my job description? At the end of the day, the Open Cup always calls you back and I think it's a great event. I think it can be done better. In the future hopefully it becomes bigger. But it's the oldest competition and I love it.”