US Open Cup draw to be determined tonight

US Open Cup draw to be determined tonight
August 4, 2014, 7:00 pm
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The 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final draw will be held Monday night during the Men in Blazers Live Show from the Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, the host location of the 2014 Major League Soccer All-Star Game.

Hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies, the Men in Blazers program begins at 11 p.m. and will be live on mlssoccer.com. The Open Cup draw, which will be a coin flip, will take place toward the end of the show. The draw will determine the potential site of the 2014 U.S. Open Cup championship match, which will be broadcast live on GolTV.

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The four U.S. Open Cup semifinalists (all from MLS) include the four-time U.S. Open Cup champion Fire, three-time winner Seattle Sounders FC, the Philadelphia Union and FC Dallas. Each team will have a representative at the coin toss, and all four clubs have applied to host the Final.

Pending the draw and the semifinal results, the date of the U.S. Open Cup Final could be on Sep. 16, Sep. 17 or Oct. 1.

The U.S. Open Cup semifinal match between the Fire and Seattle is ussoccer.com's "Game of the Round." The game kicks off at 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Starfire Soccer Complex in Tukwila, Wash. Philadelphia and FC Dallas meet in their semifinal match at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas.