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U.S. OPEN CUP FINAL: Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City preview & how to watch

The old famous trophy is on the line tonight! We've got everything you need to get set for the final showdown at PPL Park.

To live and die in Chester.
To live and die in Chester.
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It's on! The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is up for grabs on the banks of the Delaware River.

The combatants are well-known to New York City fans. Hosting tonight's fracas are the Union of Philadelphia, who have appeared just once in the MLS Playoffs, but are making their second overall appearance in the Open Cup final to date. NYCFC faced Philly three times this year, finishing all square with one win, one draw, and one loss.

The Union boys will crash head-on with Sporting Kansas City, who posted a demoralizing 1-0 victory at Yankee Stadium back in March. The Wiz rested star men Dom "Lil' Leroux" Dwyer, Benny "Epic" Feilhaber, and Graham "The Ram" Zusi last week in league play to best prepare for tonight's Cup clash.

Sporting will be favored tonight, and rightfully so. But hey, why did Rice play Texas?

Let's check out the hottest-of-the-hot match previews and top stories from SB Nation's best and brightest!

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Philadelphia Union vs. Sporting Kansas City
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final
PPL Park, Chester, Pennsylvania
Wednesday, September 30th, 7:00 PM ET
Watch on ESPN2 and Univision Deportes / Stream on WatchESPN