Sporting KC to face San Jose in U.S. Open Cup semifinal match Aug. 9

Single-game tickets for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinal between Sporting Kansas City and the San Jose Earthquakes will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday via

The match at Children’s Mercy Park will kick off at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 9 as Sporting KC continues its pursuit of a fourth U.S. Open Cup title.

Tickets for the semifinal showdown will be included in Sporting KC season ticket member packages as Game C.

U.S. Soccer held an official draw on Friday to determine hosting priorities for both semifinal matchups as well as the tournament final. Should Sporting Kansas City defeat San Jose, the club would also be the host for the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup final, currently scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 20.

Sporting Kansas City is seeking the club’s fourth U.S. Open Cup championship, having previously hoisted the title in 2004, 2012 and 2015. None of the other four teams remaining in the 2017 field has won the Open Cup.

The 2017 U.S. Open Cup winner will receive $250,000 in prize money and a berth in the 2019 Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League, the premier club competition in North America.

Next month’s clash with San Jose will be Sporting Kansas City’s fifth appearance in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals. The club has won each of its last three semifinal meetings, claiming victories in 2004, 2012 and 2015 en route to lifting the tournament title on each occasion.

Sporting KC next plans on Saturday, July 22, at Real Salt Lake. The Western Conference battle will kick off at 9 p.m. CT on FOX Sports Kansas City Plus and FOX Sports Midwest Plus.

– Information from Sporting KC


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