CHIVAS: Open Cup final would be away

July, 6, 2012
7/06/12
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The scenarios for the U.S. Open Cup final have been unveiled, and everybody has a shot at a home game except Chivas USA.

The Goats would play at Sporting Kansas City or Philadelphia Union if they topple three-time defending champion Seattle Sounders in Wednesday night's semifinal in Tukwila, Wash.

The final will be Aug. 7 or 8.

The Sounders, who have won the past two titles before 30,000-plus crowds at CenturyLink Field, would be home with a victory and a Philadelphia triumph over Sporting in Wednesday's other semifinal. Sporting is home with a win regardless of what happens in the Chivas-Sounders match.

Seattle beat Chivas in the 2010 semifinals, the only other time the Goats have advanced past their opening game.

Here are the title-game scenarios:
  • Aug. 7-8: Chivas USA at Philadelphia Union/Sporting Kansas City
  • Aug. 8: Seattle Sounders at Sporting Kansas City
  • Aug. 8: Philadelphia Union at Seattle Sounders

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