United, Battery advance to U.S. Open Cup final

August 12, 2008
WASHINGTON -- Luciano Emilio scored twice to lead D.C. United to a 3-1 victory over defending champion New England Revolution in the semifinals of the U.S. Open Cup on Tuesday night.

The United advanced to the tournament's championship game for the first time since 1997. They will host the Sept. 3 final against the Charleston Battery, a team from the second-tier United Soccer Leagues First Division, who edged the Seattle Sounders in a penalty shootout in the other semifinal.

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