U.S. Open Cup Third Round: A Look Ahead

U.S. Open Cup Third Round: A Look Ahead

U.S. Open Cup

U.S. Open Cup Third Round: A Look Ahead

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By TRAVIS CLARK

Wednesday night, a rivalry that will soon grace MLS is renewed, as the Portland Timbers are set to host the Seattle Sounders in the Third Round of the U.S. Open Cup.

PGE Park is set to host another Open Cup match between the two sides, with the fierce rivalry set to take center stage once again. The Sounders begin their defense of last year's Open Cup title.

Seven other matches are scheduled for this week, as eight MLS sides enter the tournament proper after a couple rounds of play-in matches have filled out the field. Each game pits an MLS team against a side from the lower levels of American soccer, with teams representing either USL-2 or USSF Division 2 League.

Here's the schedule of this week's of matches:

JUNE 29

New York Red Bulls at Harrisburg City Islanders, 7:00 p.m., Skyline Sports Complex; Harrisburg, Pa. 

Rochester Rhinos at Columbus Crew, 7:30 p.m., Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio

Charleston Battery at Chicago Fire, 8:30 p.m., Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.

Miami FC at Houston Dynamo, 8:30 p.m., Robertson Stadium; Houston, Texas

A.C. St. Louis at Los Angeles Galaxy, 10:30 p.m., Home Depot Center; Los Angelos, Calif.

Austin Aztex at Chivas USA, 10:30 p.m., California State-Fullerton; Fullerton, Calif.

JUNE 30

Richmond Kickers at D.C. United, 7:30 p.m., George Mason Stadium; Fairfax, Va.

Seattle Sounders at Portland Timbers, 10:30 p.m., PGE Park; Portland, Ore.

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