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Sacramento Republic vs Sporting Kansas City betting tips: US Open Cup semi-final preview, predictions and odds


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Both teams to score is 4/6.

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Sporting Kansas City to win 2-1 against Sacramento Republic- 17/2!

Sacramento Republic are aiming to become just the second non-MLS finalists this century, after Charleston Battery in 2008.

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At 17/2, a £10 bet would return £95!

Sacramento Republic vs Sporting Kansas City

July 28, 2022

3:30 am BST

Match preview

Sacramento Republic have already knocked out two MLS clubs in this season’s U.S. Open Cup, so can they make that three and get all the way to the final?

The USL Championship side began this cup run in the second round, ousting Portland Timbers U23s, Central Valley Fuego and Phoenix Rising in early rounds.

Since then, they’ve dumped out top-flight San Jose Quakes before causing an even bigger shock in the quarter-finals.

Last month, Rodrigo López broke the deadlock before Luis Felipe’s long-range strike saw them overcome LA Galaxy 2-1 in Carson.

It’s a truly remarkable achievement for Mark Briggs’ side to have got this far, considering they’re mid-table in the second-tier.

Now, the Quails are targeting their place in the history books.

The last non-MLS team to reach an Open Cup Final are Charleston Battery in 2008, with the last lower-league winners still Rochester Rhinos in 1999.

So will Heart Health Park, that’ll be packed to the rafters, witness an historic night?

Sporting Kansas City meanwhile are four-times winners of this competition, only two clubs can better that, last lifting the trophy in 2017.

In this run, Peter Vermes’ men have come through three home games, knocking out FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo and then Union Omaha.

SKC are looking at this competition to save their season given that they’re now bottom of MLS’ Western Conference, following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to LAFC.

The Wizards haven’t lost to lower-league opposition since 2013, but that record will be sorely put to the test in California.

Will it be the underdogs or the four-times winners be celebrating a place in the U.S. Open Cup Final?


Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".



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