CHIVAS: Open Cup date moved back
June, 29, 2012
By Scott French | ESPNLosAngeles.com
Chivas USA's U.S. Open Cup semifinal next month has been pushed back 24 hours.
The Goats and Seattle Sounders will face off Wednesday, July 11, at 7 p.m. at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. The match initially was scheduled for July 10.
No reason has been given for the change. Both teams have Major League Soccer home matches on July 7, and Seattle plays at New York on July 15, so the date falls perfectly between those matches. The Goats are off the weekend following the semifinal and next play at home on July 18.
Chivas advanced to the semifinals with a 2-1 victory Tuesday night over the Charlotte Eagles, from the third-tier USL Pro. Seattle, the three-time defending Open Cup champion, won its quarterfinal at San Jose, 1-0.
This is Chivas' second trip to the final four. The Goats lost two years ago in a semifinal against the Sounders in Tukwila.