FC Dallas will host the New England Revolution in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final on Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 9 p.m., U.S. Soccer determined today. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2 and Univision Deportes Network for the second-straight year.
FC Dallas will be going for their first USOC title since 1997 when the then-Dallas Burn defeated D.C. United in penalties to win the trophy.
The September 13 final is a re-match of the 2007 Open Cup final when FC Dallas hosted New England on Oct. 3. New England won that title, 3-2. Dallas also lost the 2005 final to L.A.
The winner of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will earn a $250,000 bonus for players and a berth in the 2017-18 CONCACAF Champions League, as well as the club’s name permanently engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy at U.S. Soccer House in Chicago. The runner-up will earn $60,000.
The late kickoff was set by US Soccer and ESPN, not FC Dallas. You can imagine folks in the front office aren’t too pleased by that kickoff time on a Tuesday night. At least FCD is looking to make it easy for folks to get in this game with season ticket holders having the option to reserve their seat for free, all beer prices being $5 in the Beer Garden and then the remaining seats being only $19.97.