U.S. Soccer announced currently that a 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Semifinals will atmosphere on ESPN2. The New England Revolution horde a Chicago Fire in a initial Semifinal on Tuesday, Aug. 9 during 5 p.m. PT, while a LA Galaxy acquire FC Dallas in a second Semifinal on Wednesday, Aug. 10 during 7 p.m. PT.
The 4 teams requisitioned their Semifinal places on Wednesday, Jul 20. The New England Revolution drew 1-1 before dispatching a Philadelphia Union 4-2 on chastisement kicks, while a Chicago Fire downed a Fort Lauderdale Strikers 3-0 to setup a initial Semifinal. FC Dallas used a second half blocking time strike to see off a Houston Dynamo 1-0, while a LA Galaxy tallied 3 goals in a final 13 mins in a 4-2 quip better of Seattle Sounders FC.
All 4 clubs are prior winners of a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, though nothing have seemed in a contest Final given 2011 when a Chicago Fire fell 2-0 to Seattle Sounders FC. Of a 4 remaining teams, a New England Revolution final won a foe in 2007, preceded by four-time winners Chicago Fire in 2006 and two-time champions LA Galaxy in 2005. FC Dallas looks for a initial contest pretension given lifting a prize in 1997.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, famous as U.S. Soccer’s inhabitant championship, is an annual foe open to all pledge and veteran soccer teams dependent with U.S. Soccer. The contest has crowned a champion annually given 1914. In 1999, a foe was renamed to respect American soccer colonize Lamar Hunt.