For the first time in five seasons, the Sounders aren’t part of the U.S. Open Cup final.
Instead it will be Real Salt Lake vs. D.C. United. Here’s a preview from MLS:
The first major trophy of 2013 will be raised on Tuesday night in Sandy, Utah, as Real Salt Lake hosts D.C. United in the 100th Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final (5 p.m. PT, Gol TV).
RSL name success in international competition among their top priorities, so capturing their first Open Cup title would not only add company for its 2009 MLS Cup, but also earn them a coveted berth in CONCACAF Champions League.
For D.C. United, winners of more major trophies (12) than any club in MLS history, the game is a chance to add to that haul. Already eliminated from the MLS Cup Playoff race, it’s also United’s shot at validation and victory during what has been a disappointing league campaign.
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