SKC wins bidding to host Open Cup final

SKC wins bidding to host Open Cup final

U.S. Open Cup

SKC wins bidding to host Open Cup final

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If Kansas City can get past the Philadelphia Union, then the U.S. Open Cup final is coming to Livestrong Sporting Park.

Sporting Kansas City has won the blind bidding to host the final, which means the club will host the match Aug. 7 or 8 if it defeats the Union in Wednesday's semifinal at PPL Park.

The Seattle Sounders finished second in the bidding, so CenturyLink field will host the event for the third-straight year if Seattle defeats Chivas USA in the other semifinal Wednesday and Kansas City is eliminated by Philadelphia. The Union finished third, so a final between Chivas and Philadelphia will be held at PPL Park.

According Joshua Mayers of The Seattle Times, Seattle actually tied Kansas City for the winning bid but lost the hosting rights on a coin flip.

The Sounders are pursuing their fourth-consecutive U.S. Open Cup title. Kansas City has won once, while Philadelphia and Chivas have never claimed the crown.

What do you think of Kansas City winning home-field advantage? Surprised to see the Sounders outbid by SKC? Which team should be the favorite to win it all?

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