U.S. Open Cup final

Home-field squabble adds spice to Open Cup final

September 1, 2009
WASHINGTON -- D.C. United have screamed it loud and clear, on the Internet and in full-page newspaper ads: "WE WIN TROPHIES."

The Seattle Sounders hear screams as well, echoing from the 30,000 or so people who come to every home game: We have lots of fans.

So it is that United and the Sounders are playing Wednesday at RFK Stadium in the championship of the U.S. Open Cup, a 95-year-old single-elimination tournament that is open to amateur and professional teams across the country.
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