In a game filled with emotion, energy and sheer lunacy, Sporting Kansas City defeated the defending champion FC Dallas 3-0 in the Quarterfinals of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup at Children’s Mercy Park.
Mitch Hildebrandt has been having a US Open Cup run for the ages, culminating with his performance against the Chicago Fire in which he made 10 saves and stopped three out of four penalty kick attempts to lift FC Cincinnati into the Quarterfinals.
This year’s quarterfinal meeting of the Los Angeles Galaxy and the San Jose Earthquakes will be just the sixth time the California Clasico will have been played in the US Open Cup. However, for the better part of 40 years the rivalry between Northern and Southern California was a key component in determining the Open Cup champion.
The California Clasico will decide the first of four US Open Cup semifinalists in 2017. The San Jose Earthquakes will host long-time rivals, the Los Angeles Galaxy, at Avaya Stadium in the Quarterfinals on Monday, July 10.
Two lower division teams will take part in the Quarterfinals and thanks to the way the bracket shook out, they will play each other in the next round. This guarantees that there will be a lower division club in the Semifinals for the first time since 2011 (13th time since 1996).
91 teams will square off in the 102nd edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Who will be this year’s Cinderella story? Who will earn a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League? Check out the schedule and results right here.