The U.S. Open Cup is down to its final four, and the eastern half of the bracket has delivered a matchup between two teams in SEC country who have a bit of a rivalry going. Atlanta United, the reigning MLS champs, will travel to Orlando to face an Orlando City SC team developing quite the U.S. Open Cup narrative this season. Whereas Atlanta got to the semis by beating USL Championship side St. Louis FC, Orlando outlasted fellow expansioneers NYCFC in a thrilling penalty-kick sequence in the quarterfinal round.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United
- When: 7:30pm ET, Tuesday, August 6
- Where: Exploria Stadium in Orlando, Florida
- Streaming: ESPN+
2019 U.S. Open Cup live stream: Watch Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United online
The match is on ESPN+; with its low monthly and annual subscription rate, provides an easy way to stream Orlando vs. Atlanta in the U.S. Open Cup semifinal round.
- Cost: $4.99 per month or $49.99 for 12 months
- Devices: Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku players and TV, Oculus Go, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung smart TVs, and iOS and Android devices
ESPN+ is a subscription service that extends ESPN’s existing website and app, and it’s essential for soccer fans, in particular, carrying the select U.S. Open Cup matches, as well as MLS, USL, Serie A+, Copa America, and FA Cup matches. It encompasses other sporting events as well, including 20 exclusive UFC Fight Night events per year, 180 NHL games, at least one MLB game a day for every day of the season, and a cornucopia of college sports.
ESPN+ also features the network’s sports talk programming, and it features original series starting with the entire 30 for 30 catalog ESPN made its name on. It also unlocks more content and fewer ads on the ESPN site.
Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United in the U.S. Open Cup: What to watch for
This season’s been transitional for Atlanta United, with star midfielder Miguel Almiron moving to Newcastle United in the Premier League, and coach Tata Martino taking the helm for the Mexican national team. Atlanta brought in South American player of the year Pity Martinez, who is only now beginning to show some of the promise he came into his MLS debut season with, and new coach Frank de Boer, who has brought in a more methodical approach to soccer that has discomfited players. Still, Atlanta has loads of talent, with 2018’s MVP and Golden Boot winner Josef Martinez rounding back into goal-scoring form.
Orlando’s currently on the outside looking in when it comes to the MLS playoff picture, but it’s had a solid run in the Open Cup. Against NYCFC, Orlando let the opponents back into the match by giving up a late equalizer but came through in the PK sequence. Venerable Portugal international Nani and longtime MLS and U.S. veteran Sacha Kljestan provide leadership, but emerging attacker Chris Mueller, who scored in the quarterfinal match, could again prove crucial.
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