My preview this week is of Wednesday night's final of the U.S. Open Cup and is now available on The Proper Pitch. The Open Cup is like if the NCAA Tournament were held concurrently with the regular season. Wednesday's match between Chicago Fire and Los Angeles Galaxy may not be getting much play in the mainstream press, but it's the final of a tournament that earlier this season featured a pub league team knocking off an MLS side on PKs.
The winner gets their name on the Dewar Trophy, the oldest continuously-awarded championship in the United States in any sport.
The game can be seen live at 7PM on Fox Soccer Channel. For our readers in Southeast Wisconsin, I know Caffrey's has the channel in their package. For our readers in the greater Chicago area, the game is being played at Toyota Park at 71st and Harlem (Come on out to Section 118 and meet 1/8th of the YCS staff!), but if you're a cheapskate and don't want to shell out for a ticket, the Globe Pub on Irving Park Road and Damen will have the game as well.