US Open Cup SemisBy: Myles | September 1st, 2010
Nope we’re not talking about Tennis, but rather four lovely teams that play in the MLS
anyways here are my plays to kick off the month of September
DC United v Columbus Crew (US Open Cup)
Selection: Columbus Crew (US Cup) to win
Bookmaker/Price 5Dimes @ +171
The MLS East leading Columbus Crew just went through a tough August which saw them go 3-1-2 in 6 games. They seemed to fade towards the end of the month as well scoring no goals in their last two games.
Tonight in the US Open Cup semifinals, they take on DC United, who oddly enough they encounter again in MLS action on Saturday.
DC United will be motivated for this game, as it is their only chance to make something of what has been a horrible season, however there is just too much of a class difference with 28 points separating the two teams in the MLS.
I feel that Columbus has about a 52% chance of winning this game and the price justifies a wager.
Seattle Sounders v Chivas USA (US Open Cup)
Selection: Seattle Sounders (US Cup) 2.00
Bookmaker/Price 5Dimes @ +100
Motivation and home field advantage is key in this US Open Cup semi final. Seattle have had a tough time in non-MLS play where they had two recent losses in CONCACAF group play.
They did however break out of that slump with a key 2-1 come from behind home win over Chicago this past Saturday. The Sounders should bring their top game today, especially with the city of Seattle being the host for the Cup final.
Seattle has the highest average attendance in the MLS so the home crowd should help and also player of the week Fredy Montero is expected to be in the line up
I feel that the Sounders have about a 55% to 57% chance of winning this game and the price justifies a wager.
cheers and happy betting