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There was a time not so long ago that the U.S. Open Cup was an afterthought, a nice trophy to win for a Major League Soccer. the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final. The Red Bulls had to overcome two tough home foes and two road games to get this far but have finally made it to the big dance in the longest running soccer tournament in U.S. history.
In what may go down as the most important coaching decision of his tenure, Jesse Marsch chose to name backup GK Ryan Meara the starter for the Final in light of his solid play in the tournament, during which he has allowed just three goals, won a pk shootout over Philadelphia and kept two clean sheets in four games.
Three-time champion Sporting KC and the Red Bulls, who lost in their only other finals appearance, have fielded some of their strongest lineups throughout the single-elimination competition. That’s a stark contrast to many other MLS clubs, which have often fielded backup lineups to keep their top players fresh for the league schedule — especially against lower-division teams in the early rounds.