Match preview: Sporting hosts Union Omaha on Wednesday within the quarterfinals of the US Open

Whereas Sporting has received 4 US Open titles within the workforce’s historical past – with the biggest variety of MLS groups – as champions in 2004, 2012, 2015 and 2017, Union Omaha will make its US Open debut within the membership’s third season. Union Omaha began its Cinderella sequence with a 2-1 victory over Des Moines Menes within the second spherical earlier than a sequence of three consecutive setbacks: eliminating four-time Chicago Fireplace champion within the third-round penalty shootout, knocking out the North Hailstorm FC scored 2-0 within the 1/8 finals and defeated the second MLS workforce with a 2-1 victory over Minnesota United FC within the 1/8 finals.

Union Omaha is the primary workforce from Nebraska to succeed in the quarterfinals of the US Open in 107 tournaments in its historical past, and the primary workforce of the third division to succeed in the ultimate eight of the match since 2013.

Led by present USL League One coach Jay Mims, Union Omaha has a pair of Jamaican gamers: Chavani Willis and Kemal Malcolm, in addition to two-time Icelandic champion Dion Akof, incumbent USL First League Golden Glove winner Rashid Nuhu, US Open Champion In 2013, Conor Doyle was the son of former Kansas Metropolis Comets striker David Doyle and novice playmaker Nou Mesa, who leads the workforce with 5 objectives in all competitions and offers three assists.

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