Four Major League Soccer teams make up the semifinal round of the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup which will be contested this evening. MLS sides Philadelphia Union, Sporting Kansas City, Chivas USA and three-time defending champion Seattle Sounders FC each won their quarterfinal matches on Tuesday, June 26.
Sporting Kansas City are looking to claim their first championship since winning the tournament in 2004, the same year that marked the last time they played for the MLS Cup, which they won in 2000 as they claimed the MLS double.
Philadelphia will host Sporting in a semifinal at 6:30 pm CT on July 11 at PPL Park. The game will be available as a live stream on the Sporting KC YouTube channel. The team is saying the right things about wanting to win hardware…
“It’s a massive game – a big semifinal and a chance to win a trophy,” defender Matt Besler said after the Dynamo game. “But we aren’t looking past the first step, and that’s Philadelphia. Obviously they took it to us a couple weeks ago and we want that revenge. We want to bring this club some silverware, and Wednesday is a great time to start.”
Chivas USA plays at Seattle Sounders FC, at the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, WA. Game time is 9 pm CT. A livestream is available on the SoundersFC.com website.
The Final will be played either August 7th or 8th. If Sporting KC win, the game will be hosted at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park. For all things related to The Cup, visit TheCup.us