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Topic - The U.S. Open Cup
One of the participants in the MLS championship game went through a long-term rebuilding project under new ownership, complete with a rebranding of the organization, construction of a $200 million stadium and the revitalization of soccer in the surrounding community.
While United have a league-worst 3-21-6 mark in MLS play, they managed to win four straight in the U.S. Open Cup en route to an appearance in Tuesday night's title game at Real Salt Lake.
In the past six months, D.C. United's once-sprawling route to the postseason has been whittled down to a simple path.
Jack Jewsbury and Eric Brunner scored in the final six minutes to give Portland a 2-0 win over 10-man Chivas USA in a U.S. Open Cup play-in game Tuesday night.
Chivas USA will host Portland and D.C. United will be at home against Philadelphia in the first round of Major League Soccer qualifying for the U.S. Open Cup.
Playing for a championship never gets old. At least not for D.C. United.
Bobby Boswell learned the atmosphere of D.C. United practices had changed while he and forward Ben Olsen were away with the U.S. national team at the Copa America in Venezuela earlier this month.