Depending how how things go down in the second round of the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup Wednesday, the Cosmos will be at home or on the road for the May 31 third round.

Here are the two possible scenarios:

If the Cosmos defeat Reading United AC (Premier Development League) in Reading, Pa. in the May 17 encounter, the will play:

* At the Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL) at Carey Stadium in Ocean City, N.J. that Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.if the PDL side defeats the Harrisburg City Islanders (United Soccer Soccer League)

* At Rocco B. Commisso Stadium (Columbia University) against Harrisburg May 31 at 7 p.m. if the Islanders beat Ocean City.

Another area team, FC Motown also is competing in the cup.

Assuming the Jersey club wins its second round game, here are two scenarios:

* The Rochester Rhinos (USL) will host the winner of the Boston City FC (National Premier Soccer League0 v GPS Omens (Mass.) winner at Capelli Sport Stadium at 7 p.m. that Wednesday.

* If Boston City previals, it will host FC Motown at Jordan Field (Harvard University) in Cambridge, Mass. at 7 p.m. that day.

* And if GPS moves on, the Jersey side will welcome its New England foes at a time and place to be determined that May 31.

The rest of the Open Cup schedule:

Fourth Round: June 13-14 (MLS clubs enter)

Round of 16: June 27-28

Quarterfinals: July 11

Semifinals: August 8-9

Final: September 20


Second Round Schedule

Date Game Time Venue
May 16# Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) vs. Jacksonville Armada U-23 (NPSL) 7:30 p.m. ET Al Lang Stadium; St. Petersburg, Fla.
May 17 Atlanta Silverbacks (NPSL) vs. Charleston Battery (USL) 5 p.m. ET Atlanta Silverbacks Park; Atlanta, Ga.
May 17 Richmond Kickers (USL) vs. Christos FC (Md.) 7 p.m. ET City Stadium; Richmond, Va.
May 17 Rochester Rhinos (USL) vs. FC Motown (N.J.) 7 p.m. ET Capelli Sport Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.
May 17% Boston City FC (NPSL) vs. GPS Omens (Mass.) 7 p.m. ET Harry Della Russo Stadium; Revere, Mass.
May 17 Miami United FC (NPSL) vs. Jacksonville Armada (NASL) 7 p.m. ET Ted Hendricks Stadium; Hialeah, Fla.
May 17 Carolina Dynamo (PDL) vs. North Carolina FC (NASL) 7 p.m. ET Macpherson Stadium; Greensboro, N.C.
May 17 Charlotte Eagles (PDL) vs. Charlotte Independence (USL) 7 p.m. ET Charlotte Christian School; Charlotte, N.C.
May 17* Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (Pa.) vs. Louisville City FC (USL) 7 p.m. ET Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Pa.
May 17 FC Cincinnati (USL) vs. AFC Cleveland (NPSL) 7 p.m. ET Nippert Stadium (Univ. of Cincinnati); Cincinnati, Ohio
May 17 Miami FC (NASL) vs. South Florida Surf (PDL) 7:30 p.m. ET Cobb Field (Univ. of Miami); Coral Gables, Fla.
May 17 Michigan Bucks (PDL) vs. Indy Eleven (NASL) 7:30 p.m. ET Ultimate Soccer Arenas; Pontiac, Mich.
May 17 Reading United AC (PDL) vs. New York Cosmos (NASL) 7:30 p.m. ET Exeter Township Senior High School; Reading, Pa.
May 17 Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) 7:30 p.m. ET Carey Stadium; Ocean City, N.J.
May 17 Grand Rapids FC (NPSL) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) 7:30 p.m. ET Pat Patterson Field (Crestwood Middle School); Kentwood, Mich.
May 17 Chicago FC United (PDL) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) 7 p.m. CT Martin Stadium (Northwestern Univ.); Evanston, Ill.
May 17 FC Wichita (NPSL) vs. Saint Louis FC (USL) 7 p.m. CT Stryker Soccer Compex; Wichita, Kan.
May 17 Dutch Lions FC (NPSL) vs. San Antonio FC (USL) 7 p.m. CT Dutch Lions FC Soccer Facility; Conroe, Texas
May 17 Tulsa Roughnecks FC (USL) vs. Oklahoma City Energy U23 (PDL) 7 p.m. CT Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium; Tulsa, Okla.
May 17^ OKC Energy FC (USL) vs. Moreno Valley FĂștbol Club (Calif.) 7 p.m. CT John Craig Field (Univ. of Oklahoma); Norman, Okla.
May 17^^ Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL) vs. FC Tucson (PDL) 7 p.m. MT Weidner Field; Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 17 Fresno Fuego (PDL) vs. Phoenix Rising FC (USL) 7 p.m. PT Fresno State Soccer & Lacrosse Stadium; Fresno, Calif.
May 17 FC Golden State Force (PDL) vs. Orange County SC (USL) 7 p.m. PT Citrus College; Glendora, Calif.
May 17** L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.) vs. Chula Vista FC (Calif.) 7:30 p.m. PT Azusa Pacific University Soccer Field; Azusa, Calif.
May 17 Sacramento Republic FC (USL) vs. Anahuac FC (Nev.) 7:30 p.m. PT Papa Murphy’s Park; Sacramento, Calif.
May 17 San Francisco Deltas (NASL) vs. Burlingame Dragons FC (PDL) 7:30 p.m. PT Stanford University; Stanford, Calif.
May 17 OSA FC (NPSL) vs. Reno 1868 FC (USL) 7:30 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.

* Venue changed 4/27
** Venue changed 5/10
# Date changed 5/11
^ Venue changed 5/11
^^ Time changed 5/11
% Venue changed 5/12

Front Row Soccer editor Michael Lewis has covered 13 World Cups (eight men, five women), seven Olympics and 25 MLS Cups. He has written about New York City FC, New York Cosmos, the New York Red Bulls and both U.S. national teams for Newsday and has penned a soccer history column for the Lewis, who has been honored by the Press Club of Long Island and National Soccer Coaches Association of America, is the former editor of He has written seven books about the beautiful game and has published ALIVE AND KICKING The incredible but true story of the Rochester Lancers. It is available at