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Union, Dynamo to host U.S. Open Cup semifinals, Fire draw top priority to host final


The Philadelphia Union and Houston Dynamo were drawn as hosts for the 2018 U.S. Open Cup semifinals on Monday.

The Union will welcome the Chicago Fire to Talen Energy Stadium on August 8, while the Dynamo play host to LAFC in other semifinal on the same night at BBVA Compass Stadium.

In addition to the semifinal hosts, the priority drawing for hosting the final, which will be played either September 26 or October 3, was held in Chicago on Monday.

The Fire drew the top priority, which means if they win, they’ll host the final at Toyota Park.

If the Fire lose, the winner of the Houston-LAFC game will play host to the championship. The Dynamo were drawn second in the final priority draw, while LAFC was third. The Union are the only team that can’t host the final.


  1. interesting. is this a system that mls needs to consider using to determine who hosts mls final and semifinal matches on the road to the mls cup?


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