One of the most overlooked and dramatic runs in the history of the US Open Cup occurred in 1997. That year, the San Francisco Bay Seals, who competed in the USISL’s D-3 Pro League, upset two MLS teams and the defending A-League champions to earn a spot in the Semifinals.
1997 US Open Cup
CLICK ON THE HEADLINE ABOVE TO VIEW THE BRACKET. DC United was back in the Open Cup Final, but the Dallas Burn won the tournament in a penalty kick shootout after the game finished in a scoreless draw. The game was played at a neutral site in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Click the article title for a list of results of the 1997 US Open Cup.
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