Match preview: Sporting will host Union Omaha on Wednesday within the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup

Whereas Sporting holds 4 US Open Cup titles within the group’s historical past – essentially the most attracts amongst MLS groups – as champions in 2004, 2012, 2015 and 2017, Union Omaha makes the group’s debut within the US Open Cup through the membership’s third season. Union Omaha started their Cinderella race with a 2-1 victory over Des Moines Menace within the second spherical earlier than a sequence of three consecutive upsets: the four-time champions eradicated Chicago Fireplace FC in a penalty shootout within the third spherical, which knocked out Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC with 2-0 ends in the quarterfinals and despatched a second MLS group with a 2-1 victory towards Minnesota United FC within the quarterfinals.

Union Omaha is the primary group from Nebraska to achieve the quarterfinals of the US Open Cup within the event’s 107 editions of all time and the primary third division group to advance to the final eight of the event since 2013.

Led by reigning USL League One Coach of the Yr Jay Mims, the Union Omaha record incorporates a pair of Jamaican internationals Chavany Willis and Kemal Malcolm in addition to two-time Icelandic champion Dion Acoff, reigning USL League One Golden Glove winner Rashid Nuhu, 2013 US Open Cup champion Conor Doyle – son of former Kansas Metropolis Comets ahead David Doyle – and innovator Noe Meza, who leads the group with 5 targets in all competitions left with three assists.

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