U.S. Open Cup Final: Real Salt Lake Host D.C. United

usopencupWHAT: 100th U.S. Open Cup Final

WHEN: October 1, 2013 | 8 PM (CT)

WHO: Real Salt Lake vs D. C. United

68 teams opened the tournament earlier this year, including clubs from around the U.S. Soccer pyramid (MLS, NASL, USL PRO, USL PDL, NPSL, USASA). In the end, two sides from Major League Soccer are competing for the 100th tournament championship.

Real Salt Lake will be looking to close out their 2013 U.S. Open Cup run at Rio Tinto Stadium, where they have played the entire tournament. It is the first final in history of Real Salt Lake.

D.C. United are making their sixth Cup Final appearance, winning in 2006 and 1998. Despite currently looking up from the bottom of the MLS table at 3-6-21, United have an opportunity to win a very important trophy and have something positive in their season.

Real Salt Lake road to the final:

  • vs Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL), 1-1; 3-2 AET
  • vs Charleston Battery (USL PRO), 2-2; 5-2 AET
  • vs Carolina RailHawks (NASL), 3-0
  • vs Portland Timbers (MLS), 2-1

D.C. United road to the final:

  • at Richmond Kickers (USL PRO), 0-0; 4-2 PK’s
  • vs Philadelphia Union (MLS), 3-1
  • vs New England Revolution (MLS), 3-1
  • at Chicago Fire (MLS), 2-0

Past U.S. Open Cup champions

2012: Sporting Kansas City

2011: Seattle Sounders

2010: Seattle Sounders

2009: Seattle Sounders

2008: D.C. United

2007: New England Revolution

2006: Chicago Fire

2005: L.A. Galaxy

2004: Kansas City Wizards

2003: Chicago Fire

2002: Columbus Crew

2001: L.A. Galaxy

2000: Chicago Fire

1999: Rochester Rhinos

1998: Chicago Fire

1997: Dallas Burn

1996: D.C. United

1995: Richmond Kickers

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