U.S. Soccer Thursday determined the Round of 32 matchups and schedule for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Set to take place May 10-11, the round pits the 24 winners that advanced from this week’s third round against eight higher seeded Division I (MLS) clubs. All 16 Round of 32 games will be broadcast on ESPN+.
The round of will feature two lower division teams hosting Division I (MLS) opponents on Wednesday, May 11 when Richmond Kickers (USL League One) welcome Charlotte FC to City Stadium in Richmond, Va., and California United Strikers FC, the lone remaining club from Division III NISA, host LA Galaxy at Orange County Great Park – Championship Soccer Stadium in Irvine, Calif.
The Round of 32 also will include an array of intriguing intra-league clashes:
* USL Championship sides Detroit City FC and Louisville City FC at DCFC’s Keyworth Stadium in Hamtramck, Mich. and Sacramento Republic FC taking on Phoenix Rising FC at Heart Health Park in Sacramento, Calif.
* A pair of cupsetters from USL League One will meet when Union Omaha hosts Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC at Morrison Stadium on the campus of Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
* On the Division I level, all-MLS rivalries to look out for include D.C. United renewing hostilities with the Red Bulls at Audi Field, in the nation’s capital, as well as Portland Timbers heading down to take on LAFC.
Several lower division sides will hit the road to test their mettle against Division I opposition. South Georgia Tormenta FC (USLL1) will visit Inter Miami CF at DRV PNK Stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Rochester New York FC (MLSNP) will head south to Jamaica, Queens for a showdown with reigning MLS champions New York City FC, and San Antonio FC (USLC) will look to knock off a top-tier opponent from the Lone Star State for a second consecutive round when the team travels to tackle Houston Dynamo FC at PNC Stadium in Houston, Texas.
Teams were pooled geographically into groups of four, with the Division I clubs first entering the competition placed in different groups. A random draw determined the pairings within each group. Instances where a logical geographic fit didn’t exist in determining the groups were resolved by random selection.
ROUND OF 32 SCHEDULE
Tuesday, May 10
|Time||Game (home team listed first)||Venue|
|7pm ET||Orlando City SC (MLS) vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS)||Exploria Stadium; Orlando, Fla.|
|7:30pm ET||D.C. United (MLS) vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS)||Audi Field; Washington, D.C.|
|7:30pm ET||Detroit City FC (USLC) vs. Louisville City FC (USLC)||Keyworth Stadium; Hamtramck, Mich.|
|8pm ET||Inter Miami CF (MLS) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC (USLL1)||DRV PNK Stadium; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.|
|7pm CT||Union Omaha (USLL1) vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC (USLL1)||Morrison Stadium (Creighton Univ.); Omaha, Neb.|
|7:30pm CT||Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. FC Dallas (MLS)||Children’s Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kan.|
|7:30pm PT||Los Angeles Football Club (MLS) vs. Portland Timbers (MLS)||Banc of California Stadium; Los Angeles, Calif.|
Wednesday, May 11
|Time||Game (home team listed first)||Venue|
|6:30pm ET||Richmond Kickers (USLL1) vs. Charlotte Football Club (MLS)||City Stadium; Richmond, Va.|
|7pm ET||New York City FC (MLS) vs. Rochester New York FC (MLSNP)||Belson Stadium (St. John’s Univ.); Jamaica, N.Y.|
|7pm ET||New England Revolution (MLS) vs. FC Cincinnati (MLS)||Gillette Stadium; Foxborough, Mass.|
|7pm CT||Nashville SC (MLS) vs. Atlanta United FC (MLS)||GEODIS Park; Nashville, Tenn.|
|7pm CT||Minnesota United FC (MLS) vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS)||Allianz Field; St. Paul, Minn.|
|7:30pm CT||Houston Dynamo FC (MLS) vs. San Antonio FC (USLC)||PNC Stadium; Houston, Texas|
|7pm PT||Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)||Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.|
|7:30pm PT||Sacramento Republic FC (USLC) vs. Phoenix Rising FC (USLC)||Heart Health Park; Sacramento, Calif.|
|7:30pm PT||California United Strikers FC (NISA) vs. LA Galaxy (MLS)||Orange County Great Park – Championship Soccer Stadium; Irvine, Calif.|
THE PATH AHEAD
The business end of the 2022 Open Cup will round into view as the 16 winners from the Round of 32 will square off in late May. A draw to determine Round of 16 hosts and match-ups will be held following the conclusion of Round of 32 play. U.S. Soccer will announce details for the Draw at a later date.
May 10-11 Round of 32
May 12 Round of 16/Quarterfinal draw
May 24-25 Round of 16
June 21-22 Quarterfinals
July 26-27 Semifinals
Sept 6, 7, 13 or 14 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final
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