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Sounders beat Fire 6-0 in US Open Cup semifinal

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TUKWILA, Wash. -- Andy Rose and Kenny Cooper each scored two goals and the Seattle Sounders routed the Chicago Fire 6-0 in their U.S. Open Cup semifinal Wednesday night.

Major League Soccer-leading Seattle will face the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 16 in the final in Chester, Pennsylvania. Philadelphia advanced on the road Tuesday night, beating FC Dallas on penalty kicks.

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Seattle reached the final for the fifth time since joining MLS in 2009. The Sounders won three straight Open Cups from 2009-11, and lost at Kansas City on penalty kicks in 2012.

Chad Barrett opened the scoring in the sixth minute, and Rose made it 2-0 in the 33rd when he headed Marco Pappa's corner kick high into the upper left corner past goalkeeper Sean Johnson. Near the end of the 58th minute, Rose made it 3-0 when he headed in a target ball from Pappa.

The Sounders added three goals in a 4 1/2-minute span, with Obafemi Martins connecting in the 79th, and Cooper in the 82nd and 84th.

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