USSF announces USOC hosting scenarios for final in Aug.

PPL Park to host final only if Union and Chivas both win in semis

 

The question of when and where the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup final will be held has been answered.

US Soccer announced several championship-game scenarios on Friday, and Sporting Kansas City hold the best chance of playing for the Cup at their home stadium of the four teams remaining in the tournament.

A win against the Philadelphia Union in their semifinal matchup at PPL Park on July 11 would automatically put the final at Livestrong Sporting Park, against either Chivas USA on August 7 or 8, or the Seattle Sounders on August 8.

Seattle, however, could also earn the right to host their third consecutive Open Cup final on August 8 with a win over Chivas at Starfire Sports Complex later that night, as well as a Union win over Sporting.

If the Goats defeat the Sounders, they will face either Sporting KC at Livestrong Sporting Park or the Philadelphia Union at PPL Park on either August 7 or 8.

Philly and Sporting kick off the action next Wednesday at 7:30 pm ET, while Seattle and Chivas will follow at 10 pm ET.

TICKETS: Open Cup semifinals - Union vs. Sporting KC, July 11, 7:30pm