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FC Dallas to host 2014 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Final following Monday's draw

The winner of next week's semifinal between Dallas and Philly will host the finals.

Big news came out of Portland last night for FC Dallas. Following a live coin flip to determine the draw for the 2014 US Open Cup Finals, the winner of next week's FC Dallas-Philadelphia Union match will host the 2014 final.

The U.S. Open Cup Final will be held on one of three possible dates - Sept. 16, Sept. 17 or Oct. 1. The match will be broadcast live on GolTV.

The draw took place live on the Men In Blazers program hosted by Roger Bennett and Michael Davies at the Pioneer Courthouse Square in Portland, the host location of the 2014 Major League Soccer All-Star Game.

U.S. Soccer President Sunil Gulati flipped the ceremonial coin, which landed on tails to award the Philadelphia-FC Dallas semifinal winner with the right to host.

This year's winner will earn $250,000, a berth in the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions' League and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports.

FC Dallas has not hosted the US Open Cup final since 2007, a year that they lost 3-2 in the finals to the New England Revolution.

So needless to say, this is huge news for FCD should they win next week. Getting the chance to host this game gives them the edge over Chicago and Seattle, and it certainly beats having to make a trip to the Pacific Northwest for another match on that nasty turf.