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KC to play Houston in U.S. Open, finalizes pre-season schedule

The qualifying process for the U.S. Open Cup was announced today, and Sporting Kansas City's road to the Lamar Hunt trophy starts with the Houston Dynamo during the second stage of the Cup.

Did you follow the plot of "Inception"? Then this shouldn't be too hard to follow: The winner of Sporting-Dynamo will face the winner of the New England Revolution vs. the winner of D.C. United-Philadelphia Union.

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In other Sporting KC news, the team announced via Twitter today that they will play their final two pre-season games against Real Salt Lake. The first game, on March 8, is at 8 p.m. (CT) and will be a first-team game. The second, on March 9, at 12 p.m. (CT) will be a reserve-team game.

The team will then return to Kansas City on March 10.