Sporting Kansas City will host the San Jose Earthquakes in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals.
U.S. Soccer held an official draw Friday to determine hosting priorities for both semifinal matchups as well as the tournament Final. Should Sporting KC defeat San Jose, the club will also host the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final, currently scheduled for September 20.
Either Miami FC or FC Cincinnati will host the New York Red Bulls. Their match was slated for Wednesday, but dangerous weather in South Florida postponed the match until further notice.
The 2017 U.S. Open Cup winner will receive $250,000 in prize money and a berth in the 2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the premier club competition in North America.
Next month’s clash with San Jose will be Sporting’s fifth appearance in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals. The club has won each of its last three semifinal meetings, claiming victories in 2004, 2012 and 2015, leading to victories each of those years.
None of the other four teams remaining this year have won the Open Cup.
Sporting KC is off this weekend before returning to MLS regular season action on July 22 at rivals Real Salt Lake. The Western Conference battle will kick off at 9 p.m. on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus and FOX Sports Midwest Plus.
The semifinals match with San Jose will take place in August at Children’s Mercy Park, with the official date and time to be determined at a later date.
Tickets for the showdown will be included in Sporting KC Season Ticket Member packages as Game C, and single-game tickets will go on sale next week.
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