It's down to Swope Park Rangers to defend the honor of MLS in next weekend's USL Cup final.
Sporting Kansas City's USL side is the lone MLS club-aligned team to reach this year's final, playing FC Dallas affiliate OKC Energy to a scoreless draw in Saturday night's semifinal before advancing 7-6 on penalties. They'll face Louisville City FC, who advanced on penalties following a 1-1 draw against New York Red Bulls II in the other semifinal Saturday. Junior Flemming forced extra time and penalties after hitting a second-half equalizer for New York.
As the top-seeded Eastern Conference team, Louisville will host the final Monday, Nov. 13 (9 pm ET | ESPN U) against Swope Park, the fourth-seeded team out of the West.
Swope Park also reached the final last season before losing 5-1 to Red Bulls II. They are aiming to become the second MLS-run team to win a USL title after Red Bulls II became the first.
|Nov. 13||Louisville City FC vs. Swope Park Rangers||9 pm ET|
|Sat., Nov. 4||Louisville City FC 0 (4) vs. New York Red Bulls II 0 (3)||RECAP|
|Sat., Nov. 4||Swope Park Rangers 0 (7), OKC Energy 0 (6)||RECAP|
|Sat., Oct. 28||Louisville City FC 1, Rochester Rhinos 0||RECAP|
|Sat., Oct. 28||Tampa Bay Rowdies 1, New York Red Bulls II 2 (AET)||RECAP|
|Sat., Oct. 28||Swope Park Rangers 1, Sacramento Republic FC 0||RECAP|
|Sat., Oct. 28||San Antonio FC 1 (1), OKC Energy 1 (4)||RECAP|
|Fri., Oct. 20||Louisville City FC 4, Bethlehem Steel FC 0||RECAP|
|Sat., Oct. 21||Rochester Rhinos 2, Charlotte Independence 1 (AET)||RECAP|
|Sat., Oct. 21||Charleston Battery 0, New York Red Bulls II 4||RECAP|
|Sat., Oct. 21||Tampa Bay Rowdies 3, FC Cincinnati 0||RECAP|
|Fri., Oct. 20||Real Monarchs SLC 1 (1), Sacramento Republic FC 1 (3)||RECAP|
|Sat., Oct. 21||San Antonio FC 2, Tulsa Roughnecks FC 1||RECAP|
|Sat., Oct. 21*||Swope Park Rangers 1 (4), Phoenix Rising FC 1 (2)||RECAP|
|Sat., Oct. 21||Reno 1868 FC 0, OKC Energy FC 1||RECAP|
*Postponed due to weather, completed Sun., Oct 22.