DC United did what few thought they could do: put their regular season disaster behind them, travel to Utah and upset Real Salt Lake in the 100th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
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DC United, desperate to salvage what has been a nightmare regular season, traveled to Toyota Park and did something they had not done this year in any competition: Win a game on the road.
Regardless of who wins between Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers, the 100th US Open Cup Final will be hosted in a state that has never hosted the championship game in the 100-year history of the tournament.
It will be an all-MLS Semifinals as Mike Magee and the Chicago Fire ended Orlando City’s Cinderellla run and will host DC United on Aug. 7. On the other side of the bracket, Real Salt Lake and the Portland Timbers will square off as both teams are aiming for their first US Open Cup title.
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All eight matches are expected to be broadcast online, and you can follow all the action and share your comments on Twitter, using the hashtag #USOC100.