CHICAGO — U.S. Soccer conducted its draw for the fourth round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Thursday, revealing the pairings and the teams that will host the 16 fourth-round games that will be played on June 11 and 12.
The next round marks the tournament entrance for the 21 U.S.-based Major League Soccer (Division I) teams. They will join the 11 winners from the competition’s third round that was contested earlier this week (May 28 and 29).
The draw produced a good number of intriguing matches between teams from different divisions as well as a few rivalry match-ups.
Title holders Houston Dynamo will face high-scoring Austin Bold, while the lone remaining amateur club, Orange County FC, will take on MLS royalty and two-time Open Cup champion LA Galaxy.
Now in MLS, FC Cincinnati will host Louisville City FC – the two clubs enjoyed a good rivalry when both were in USL – and the Chicago Fire will travel south to tackle regional adversaries Saint Louis FC in a match between two cities that enjoy rivalries across a number of sports.
In the Pacific Northwest, the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers will continue their age-old battle that has been highlighted by its share of combustible Open Cup moments, while a burgeoning history between Charleston Battery and Atlanta United FC will gain another chapter as the two clubs meet for a third consecutive tournament.
After the completion of the third round, the teams in the fourth round were pooled geographically into eight groups of four, with five groups having one third round winner and three groups having two. A random draw determined the pairings within each group, with all third round winners paired to face a Division I team and not another third round winner. The pools created for the fourth round Draw will have no bearing on the pairings for the Round of 16, as new geographic pools of four (without regard to division) will be created from the fourth round winners to determine the Round of 16 and possible quarterfinal match-ups.
The pools created for the fourth round draw will have no bearing on the pairings for the Round of 16, as new geographic pools of four (without regard to division) will be created from the fourth round winners to determine the Round of 16 and possible quarterfinal match-ups.
The Round of 16 draw will take place Thursday, June 13.
2019 U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Schedule
Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue June 11 Columbus Crew SC (MLS) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USLC) 7 p.m. ET MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio June 11 New York Red Bulls (MLS) vs. New England Revolution (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Montclair State University Soccer Park; Montclair, N.J. June 11 Charleston Battery (USLC) vs. Atlanta United FC (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET MUSC Health Stadium; Charleston, S.C. June 11 Minnesota United FC (MLS) vs. Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 7 p.m. CT Allianz Field; St. Paul, Minn. June 11 Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. Austin Bold (USLC) 7 p.m. CT BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas June 11 Saint Louis FC (USLC) vs. Chicago Fire (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT World Wide Technology Soccer Park; Fenton, Mo. June 11 Real Salt Lake (MLS) vs. Los Angeles FC (MLS) 8 p.m. MT Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah June 11 San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Sacramento Republic FC (USLC) 7:30 p.m. PT Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif. June 12 D.C. United (MLS) vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS) 7 p.m. ET Audi Field; Washington, D.C. June 12 New York City FC (MLS) vs. North Carolina FC (USLC) 7 p.m. ET Belson Stadium (St. John’s Univ.); Jamaica, N.Y. June 12 FC Cincinnati (MLS) vs. Louisville City FC (USLC) 7:30 p.m. ET Nippert Stadium (Univ. of Cincinnati); Cincinnati, Ohio June 12 FC Dallas (MLS) vs. OKC Energy FC (USLC) 7 p.m. CT Westcott Field (Southern Methodist Univ.); Dallas, Texas June 12 Memphis 901 FC (USLC) vs. Orlando City SC (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Mike Rose Soccer Complex; Memphis, Tenn. June 12 Colorado Rapids (MLS) vs. New Mexico United (USLC) 7 p.m. MT Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo. June 12 LA Galaxy (MLS) vs. Orange County FC (NPSL) 7:30 p.m. PT Dignity Health Sports Park Track Stadium; Carson, Calif. June 12 Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) vs. Portland Timbers (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT Cheney Stadium; Tacoma, Wash.
Round of 16 – June 19* (also June 18-23 if home team chooses and visiting team has at least three non-game days on each side of chosen date, with any overlap of U.S. MNT Gold Cup games on June 18 and June 22 disallowed)
Quarterfinals – July 10*
Semifinals – August 7*
Final – August 27 or 28
* Any game from the Fourth Round through to the Semifinal Round where one of the participants has a league game the following Friday will be moved up a day (exception to this occurs when the team’s opponent is scheduled for a league game the preceding Sunday; in this case, the provisions in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Handbook to determine the match date will prevail). In addition, any game chosen by U.S. Soccer to be broadcast nationally in any round is subject to being moved up a day. The Commissioner has the authority to set outside of the confirmed schedule the date for any match if such a change is in the best interests of the tournament.
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