Los Angeles Soccer: Cordell Cato

OPEN CUP: Sounders next for Goats

June, 26, 2012
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Chivas USA has reached the U.S. Open Cup semifinals for the second time in club history. A familiar foe awaits.

The Goats will meet three-time defending champion Seattle Sounders, who won the meeting in the semis two years ago, on July 10 in Tukwila, Wash. The Sounders toppled the San Jose Earthquakes, 1-0, in Tuesday's semifinal in San Francisco.

Jose Erik Correa's second goal of the evening, nearly four minutes into stoppage, lifted Chivas to a 2-1 victory over USL Pro side Charlotte Eagles at Cal State Fullerton.

The Philadelphia Union and Sporting Kansas City will meet in the other all-MLS semifinal after cruising past opposition from the third-division USL Pro.

The Union scored three times in the first half-hour en route to a 5-2 romp over the Harrisburg City Islanders; Sporting received goals three minutes apart early in the second half from Graham Zusi and C.J. Sapong to pull away to a 3-0 victory over the Dayton Dutch Lions.

Philadelphia will be home for the July 11 clash. The U.S. Open Cup final will be played Aug. 7 or 8.

A quick look at the three quarterfinal matches not involving Chivas USA:

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