USL Club To Host USOC Championship?

USL Club To Host USOC Championship?

  • Posted by Drew Epperley
  • On August 7, 2008
  • 6 Comments
  • Charleston Battery, Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, Seattle Sounders, US Open Cup, USL

It sure appears to be the case. I just got word about the possible championship scenarios for the 2008 US Open Cup today. Under three of four possible scenarios, either Seattle or Charleston from the USL-1 will host the title game next month.

The only MLS side that could host is DC, that is if D.C. United and Charleston advance. In that case, the game would be Sept. 3 at RFK Stadium (7:30 ET). Otherwise…..

DCU at Seattle, Sept. 3, 11 p.m. ET.

New England at Seattle, Sept. 15, 10 p.m.

New England at Charleston, Sept. 22, 7 p.m. ET.

This is all pretty interesting. The fact that a USL club could be hosting the title game is pretty big for both Charleston and Seattle. You know Seattle is hoping to make their mark on this tournament and head to the CONCACAF Champions League next year with this win. Yeah that will also be their first year in MLS so even bigger if they do.

Same could be said for Charleston, except they won’t be getting the “promotion” to MLS anytime soon, but a US Open Cup win never looks bad no matter what division you are in.

Do you all think this will make it tougher on the MLS sides (DC or New England) to win if they are playing in Seattle or Charleston? I think it adds some more interest the tournament for sure.

Lately, Fox Soccer Channel is scheduled to show the final live.

AND, the semifinals are next week (more coverage then too):

New England at DCU and Seattle at Charleston.

  • VIC

    This is what is all about, we are not the NFL, NBA, NHL,MLB, we are SOCCER A.K.A. FOOTBALL. This is the beauty of the game, soccer is full of surprises and i believe the final will be New Enland vs. Seattle and New England will win. Soccer is growing, even though we wont get the fair exposure at least like the NHL, or MLB, Soccer will keep growing in the States. The other professional sport leagues in the U.S. are scare of us because soccer in the U.S. is growing and will keep growing and we will still there fans, its a fact. I believe too FOX SPORT CHANNEL will become the leader in televising MLS games, like local FOX channels as well. Not only FOX SPORTS, but ABC might split games, in a conference way, like EAST and WEST. Fox sports will take East or west, and ABC takes the other half. I think Univision sucks with their MLS national televised games and ABC is good for the MLS, but not ESPN2. Knowing ABC owns ESPN and ESP2 and you know the rest.<br />
    In the next 20 years, MLS will have more soccer stadiums, new teams, new fans. MLS teams will also enter international tournaments, like Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, and of course Champions of ConcaCaf. Then there is the U.S. Open cup, MLS League, Superliga. What do you think, am i wrong…….. its my point of view but everybody has its own way at looking at things. Another thing, NFL wont be the only professional sport league playing during winter in the U.S. Sooner or later, in the next 20 years, the MLS will play in the winter, and have a very different schedule. The league has to become a man, and leave the boy league status behind. <br />
    That is why, commisioner Don Garber must give heads up to those MLS teams in the NORTH of the U.S. who want to building a soccer stadium, build it with a retractable roof or have a NICE covering roof. The Don must also give MLS teams their option of choosing which brand, like NIKE or ADIDAS they want to be supply by, of course once the ADIDAS contract ends. That would give the teams a chance to desing their Jerzey with their taste, and start their tradition. This is soccer, not the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL. lets be patient and support our league, in order to be one of the best leagues in the world and bring soccer stars to MLS, not just one but 2 or 3 every season, in the next coming 20 years.

  • Kevin

    Why can't DC United host Seattle? And why can't the Revs host at all? And why isn't the DCU-Revs game in Foxboro, so i could go?

  • VIC

    This is what is all about, we are not the NFL, NBA, NHL,MLB, we are SOCCER A.K.A. FOOTBALL. This is the beauty of the game, soccer is full of surprises and i believe the final will be New Enland vs. Seattle and New England will win. Soccer is growing, even though we wont get the fair exposure at least like the NHL, or MLB, Soccer will keep growing in the States. The other professional sport leagues in the U.S. are scare of us because soccer in the U.S. is growing and will keep growing and we will still there fans, its a fact. I believe too FOX SPORT CHANNEL will become the leader in televising MLS games, like local FOX channels as well. Not only FOX SPORTS, but ABC might split games, in a conference way, like EAST and WEST. Fox sports will take East or west, and ABC takes the other half. I think Univision sucks with their MLS national televised games and ABC is good for the MLS, but not ESPN2. Knowing ABC owns ESPN and ESP2 and you know the rest.
    In the next 20 years, MLS will have more soccer stadiums, new teams, new fans. MLS teams will also enter international tournaments, like Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, and of course Champions of ConcaCaf. Then there is the U.S. Open cup, MLS League, Superliga. What do you think, am i wrong…….. its my point of view but everybody has its own way at looking at things. Another thing, NFL wont be the only professional sport league playing during winter in the U.S. Sooner or later, in the next 20 years, the MLS will play in the winter, and have a very different schedule. The league has to become a man, and leave the boy league status behind.
    That is why, commisioner Don Garber must give heads up to those MLS teams in the NORTH of the U.S. who want to building a soccer stadium, build it with a retractable roof or have a NICE covering roof. The Don must also give MLS teams their option of choosing which brand, like NIKE or ADIDAS they want to be supply by, of course once the ADIDAS contract ends. That would give the teams a chance to desing their Jerzey with their taste, and start their tradition. This is soccer, not the NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL. lets be patient and support our league, in order to be one of the best leagues in the world and bring soccer stars to MLS, not just one but 2 or 3 every season, in the next coming 20 years.

  • Kevin

    Why can’t DC United host Seattle? And why can’t the Revs host at all? And why isn’t the DCU-Revs game in Foxboro, so i could go?

  • soundersfan

    As a Seattle fan, we deserve to host the cup, will it be televised?<br />
    —–<br />
    sounders till i die

  • As a Seattle fan, we deserve to host the cup, will it be televised?
    —–
    sounders till i die