Sporting Kansas City announced today the date of their final US Open Cup qualifier against New England. The Wizards will play the Revolution on May 25th, at a location still to be determined. For KC the game comes between trips to Seattle and Colorado. For New England the game is between a trip to San Jose and a home game against the Galaxy. So both teams will have a bit of travel before the game.
The location for the game has not been announced, it had been assumed the game would be at either UMKC or Blue Valley, but tonight on Twitter Robb Heineman may have thrown out a big hint on the location of the game. Heineman posted "can you say swope open cup? No turf for the Revs." So are we going to see the Wizards play the Revs at the Swope Park training complex? I certainly hope that we don't. I think the Swope complex is a fantastic training center, but that's just it, it's a training center. For a real game, that doesn't exactly say professional to me. If they don't want to do turf, it also means a much earlier start time to the game to make sure it gets in, as there are no lights on the other fields out at the complex.