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Open Cup’s Fourth Round Scenarios Set

By USLSoccer.com Staff, 05/18/17, 4:12PM EDT

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Five USL sides could potentially host at this stage in mid-June


Photo courtesy of San Antonio FC

TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Soccer Federation conducted the Fourth Round Draw for the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Thursday at U.S. Soccer House in Chicago. The draw determined the host sites of the tournament’s Fourth Round, which brings in Major League Soccer competition.

There is the potential for five USL teams to host their respective Fourth Round matches if they advance through the Third Round, which takes place on May 31. Fourth Round games take place on June 13 and 14.

The FC Cincinnati/Louisville City FC winner will host MLS’s Columbus Crew SC. The Reno 1868 FC/Sacramento Republic FC winner will host Real Salt Lake. San Antonio FC would host FC Dallas if it advances past fellow USL side Tulsa Roughnecks FC. If the Charlotte Independence defeat North Carolina FC, they will host the Houston Dynamo. Rounding out the list of potentials, the winner between the Premier Development League’s Michigan Bucks and USL’s Saint Louis FC will host four-time Open Cup winners the Chicago Fire.

Here are the following potential matchups, with the home team listed first:

Fourth Round Potential Matchups:
Tuesday, June 13
D.C. United (MLS) vs. Chicago FC United (PDL)/Christos FC (Md.) winner, 7:30 p.m. ET, Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.

Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) vs. Portland Timbers (MLS), 10:30 p.m. ET, Starfire Stadium; Tukwila, Wash.

Wednesday, June 14
FC Cincinnati (USL)
vs. Columbus Crew SC (MLS), 7 p.m. ET, Nippert Stadium; Cincinnati, Ohio
-or-
Louisville City FC (USL) vs. Columbus Crew SC (MLS), time and venue TBD

Charlotte Independence (USL) vs. Houston Dynamo (MLS), 7 p.m. ET, Eagle Field; Rock Hill, S.C.
-or-
North Carolina FC (NASL) vs. Houston Dynamo (MLS), 7:30 p.m. ET, Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

New England Revolution (MLS) vs. Rochester Rhinos (USL)/GPS Omens (Mass.) winner, 7:30 p.m. ET, Venue TBD

New York Red Bulls (MLS) vs. New York City FC (MLS), 7:30 p.m. ET, Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.

Philadelphia Union (MLS) vs. Reading United AC (PDL)/Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) winner, 7:30 p.m. ET, Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.

Atlanta United FC (MLS) vs. Jacksonville Armada (NASL)/Charleston Battery (USL) winner, 7:30 p.m. ET, Fifth Third Bank Stadium; Kennesaw, Ga.

Orlando City SC (MLS) vs. Miami FC (NASL)/Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) winner, 7:30 p.m. ET, Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, Fla.

Michigan Bucks (PDL) vs. Chicago Fire (MLS), 7:30 p.m. ET, Ultimate Soccer Arenas; Pontiac, Mich.
-or-
Saint Louis FC (USL) vs. Chicago Fire (MLS), 8 p.m. ET, Toyota Stadium - Saint Louis; Fenton, Mo.

FC Dallas (MLS) vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC (USL), 8 p.m. ET, Westcott Field; Dallas, Texas
-or-
San Antonio FC (USL) vs. FC Dallas (MLS), 8:30 p.m. ET, Toyota Field; San Antonio, Texas

Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. Minnesota United FC (MLS), 8:30 p.m. ET, Children’s Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kan.

Sacramento Republic FC (USL) vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS), 10:30 p.m. ET, Papa Murphy's Park; Sacramento, Calif.
-or-
Reno 1868 FC (USL) vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS), 10:30 p.m. ET, Greater Nevada Field; Reno, Nev.

LA Galaxy vs. L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.)/Orange County SC (USL) winner, 10:30 p.m. ET, StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium; Carson, Calif.

San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Phoenix Rising FC (USL)/San Francisco Deltas (NASL), 10:30 p.m. ET, Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.

Date TBD
Colorado Rapids (MLS) vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL)/OKC Energy FC (USL) winner, 9 p.m. ET, Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.

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