Bruce Arena has never won the US Open Cup while in charge of the LA Galaxy. On Wednesday, the 64-year-old coach will be closer than ever from achieving that feat when the LA Galaxy play host to FC Dallas in the semifinals of the competition.
It is simple, the winner hosts the US Open Cup final against the New England Revolution on September 21. The Galaxy last won the tournament in 2005, while FC Dallas last won it when they were still known as the Dallas Burn in 1997.
For both teams, the US Open Cup represents a real opportunity at winning their first piece of silverware this season. While both teams will be in the discussion for the Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup, there is an added value to the Cup when you make it this far into the tournament.
Match date/time: Wednesday 10:00 pm EST, 7:00pm local
Venue: StubHub Center, Carson, California