Real Salt Lake Traveling For U.S. Open Cup Semifinal, Draws Priority To Host Final

Jun 8, 2023, 11:45 AM | Updated: 12:21 pm

SALT LAKE CITYReal Salt Lake drew both bad and good luck ahead of their semifinal matchup against Houston Dynamo FC in the 2023 U.S. Open Cup.

Real Salt Lake draws road match for U.S. Open Cup Semifinal

After defeating the LA Galaxy on June 7, RSL knew it would face Houston in the semifinals. However, it wasn’t known until the next day whether the club would host the Dynamo or travel to Texas.

On Thursday, June 8, Real Salt Lake failed to draw a home contest for the semifinal and will head on the road to play at Shell Energy Stadium.

Houston will host RSL for the semifinal round match on August 23.

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Real Salt Lake advanced from the quarterfinal round by beating the Galaxy in Utah, 3-2. RSL owned a 3-0 lead going into the final 10 minutes of the second half before LA scored goals in the 82nd and 84th minutes of action.

On June 6, the Dynamo went on the road and took down Chicago Fire FC, 4-1, to advance from the quarterfinals.

U.S. Open Cup Final

Despite the poor draw for the semifinals, Real Salt Lake had some good luck on a subsequent drawing, a priority for hosting the U.S. Open Cup Final.

RSL was the first team picked in the priority hosting drawing. If Real Salt Lake defeats Houston on August 23, the U.S. Open Cup Final will be hosted by RSL at America First Field in Sandy on September 27.

If Houston beats RSL, the U.S. Open Cup Final will be hosted by the winner of the August 23 match between Inter Miami CF and FC Cincinnati.

U.S. Open Cup Final Hosting Priority Order

  1. Real Salt Lake
  2. Inter Miami CF
  3. FC Cincinnati
  4. Houston Dynamo FC

Cincinnati will host Miami for the other semifinal matchup.

Real Salt Lake’s next match will come in Major League Soccer play at home against New York City FC on Saturday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. (MDT). The game will be broadcast on the KSL Sports app and

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Real Salt Lake Traveling For U.S. Open Cup Semifinal, Draws Priority To Host Final