Open Cup final tonight
Los Angeles vs Dallas, the winner will become the second MLS team to win the tournament twice. Should be a good game. I have to take the Galaxy at home.
Just like MLS as a whole, there are no magic beans that will make the Open Cup grow overnight. I know a lot of people talk about advertising it more and stuff like that, but it's going to slowly increase in stature as the league does likewise. There are plenty of great stories every year in the cup, but you need an audience for them, and we just don't have it yet. Having said that, there is a wonderful article you need to read by the Boston Globe's Frank Dell'Apa about the early days of the tournament:
A Steelworker Forged History