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D.C. United to meet Real Salt Lake in US Open Cup final

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D.C. United and Real Salt Lake - two teams who have experienced differing fortunes in the league this season - will play each other in the final of the US Open Cup.

The club from the capital have been in dismal form, winning just three and losing an unimpressive 15 MLS games during this campaign. However, they have proved that underdogs can thrive in cup competitions.

A 2-0 semi-final win away at Chicago Fire last night sealed their place in the final, which is to be played on October 1. 

Meanwhile, their opponents on that day have been on a tremendous run. Real Salt Lake currently sit of top the Western Conference and also lead the way in the race for the Supporters Shield, having won 11 games so far this season. 

The conference leaders booked a home final after they were 2-1 victors over Portland Timbers on Wednesday.

When the two sides met back in March, it was the Washington side that came out on top in a tightly contested 1-0 result.

United will be able to go out and enjoy their final after a disappointing domestic season, whilst Salt Lake will hope to have already secured a play-off spot by the beginning of October.

 

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