Pick 'Em: MLSsoccer.com editors predict US Open Cup final | 9 pm ET on GolTV

Each week during the MLS season, the MLSsoccer.com editors share their picks ahead of league matches. This time, they take a crack at Tuesday's US Open Cup final between D.C. United and Real Salt Lake at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah (9 pm ET, GolTV).

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Editor Score Comments

Jonah Freedman
Managing Editor


I love upsets as much as the next guy, but I can't imagine anything less than total Claret-and-Cobalt domination. No Jason Kreis team comes into a big match unprepared, and given their shortcomings in big games at home over the past few years, you have to imagine the message has sunk in.

Greg Lalas
Editor in Chief


This is everything for D.C. United this year. But talent and performance don't always line up with hopes. It'll be close, but Kreis & Co. are simply too good and too motivated to get back into CONCACAF Champions League.

Matt Doyle
Armchair Analyst


DeRo's got at least one magic moment in him (will it be a 35-yard golazo or a defense-splitting assist?), but there's no way RSL let this one slip past them. Javi Morales will have a signature performance, and cement his spot as one of the truly great playmakers in MLS history.

Andrew Wiebe


D.C. have nothing to lose, but that's because they've been mostly devoid of quality all season long. Their MLS road record stands at (shudder) 0-13-3. Yes, they knocked off the Fire in Chicago in the semis, but Real Salt Lake won't lay a egg in this one.

Jason Saghini
Director of Video


DeRo continues his legacy as a big-game, clutch player by putting D.C. in front and giving the home side a scare. But the talent on Kreis' bench far outweighs that of Olsen these days, and in the end it prevails.

Diego Pinzon


Kreis knows what's at stake tonight with a CONCACAF Champions League berth. His players want to be back at the competition and make another good run at it. Do I really need to mention their current form in league play?

Simon Borg
Senior Editor


D.C. United may be bad this year, but with their full-strength XI, they will be a tough nut to crack and they'll be very much in this game. RSL will have a hard time scoring, but they ultimately have the difference-makers to get the goal they need.

Nick Firchau
Senior Editor


Simply too much talent on the home side, plus it's tough to imagine that Jason Kreis and his veterans haven't played back that tape from the early CCL exit last year too many times to count. They want back in, badly. This is their ticket.

Nick Rosano


Someone has to pick D.C., right? This is the season for them, while RSL remain in contention for the Supporters' Shield and MLS Cup. A mix of desperation and a team that may just be a bit better than its results indicate will help United eke out an upset win.

Charles Boehm


With Pontius, DeRo and DeLeon finally all healthy and sharp, United's attacking quality will surprise some observers. But the defense remains wobbly and will struggle to contain RSL's many weapons as a spirited home crowd wills them forward.



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