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U.S. Open Cup: Potential fifth round pairings drawn

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By CAITLIN MURRAY

U.S. Soccer conducted the fifth round draw of the U.S. Open Cup in Chicago on Tuesday and the 16 winners from the upcoming fourth round will face off June 24 or 25.

A few matches worth looking out for may be the regional rivalries that are queued up as possibilities.

The San Antonio Scorpions could end up with a Texas showdown against either the Houston Dynamo or FC Dallas. The Seattle Sounders versus the San Jose Earthquakes or Chivas USA against Los Angeles Galaxy could be good West Coast matchups outside of MLS season play.

Fifth-round winners will advance to the tournament’s quarterfinals, set for July 8-9.

Here’s a look at the fifth-round potential matchups:

FIFTH ROUND POSSIBLE PAIRINGS

Date Game Time/Result Venue
June 24 New York Red Bulls (MLS) at Philadelphia Union (MLS) 7 p.m. ET PPL Park; Chester, Pa.
or
TBD New York Cosmos (NASL) at Philadelphia Union (MLS) 7 p.m. ET PPL Park; Chester, Pa.
or
June 24 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) at New York Red Bulls (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
or
June 24 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) at New York Cosmos (NASL) 7 p.m. ET Belson Stadium (St. John’s Univ.); Queens, N.Y.
TBD New England Revolution (MLS) at D.C. United (MLS) 7 p.m. ET Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.
or
June 24 Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) at D.C. United (MLS) 7 p.m. ET Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.
or
June 25 Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) at New England Revolution (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Stevenson Field (Brown University); Providence, R.I.
or
TBD Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) at Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) 7 p.m. ET Richmond City Stadium; Richmond, Va.
TBD Indy Eleven (NASL) / Columbus Crew (MLS) winner at Chicago Fire (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
or
June 25 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) at Columbus Crew (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
or
June 25 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) at Indy Eleven (NASL) 7:30 p.m. ET Carroll Stadium; Indianapolis, Ind.
TBD San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) / FC Dallas (MLS) winner at Houston Dynamo (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
or
TBD San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) / FC Dallas (MLS) winner at Laredo Heat (PDL) 8:15 p.m. CT Texas A&M International University Soccer Complex; Laredo, Texas
June 24 LA Galaxy (MLS) / Arizona United SC (USL PRO) winner at Carolina RailHawks (NASL) 7:30 p.m. ET WakeMed Soccer Park Field 2; Cary, N.C.
or
June 24 Chivas USA (MLS) at LA Galaxy (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.
or
June 24 Chivas USA (MLS) at Arizona United SC (USL PRO) 7 p.m. PT Peoria Sports Complex; Peoria, Ariz.
TBD San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) at Seattle Sounders (MLS) 7 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.
or
June 24 Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) at Seattle Sounders (MLS) 7 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.
or
June 24 PSA Elite (USASA) at Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) 7:30 p.m. PT Bonney Field (Cal Expo); Sacramento, Calif.
or
TBD PSA Elite (USASA) at San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT Buck Shaw Stadium; Santa Clara, Calif.
TBD Real Salt Lake (MLS) / Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) winner at Colorado Rapids (MLS) 7 p.m. MT Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
or
June 24 Real Salt Lake (MLS) / Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) winner at Orlando City (USL PRO) 7:30 p.m. ET ESPN Wide World of Sports; Kissimmee, Fla.
TBD Orlando City U23s (PDL) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
or
June 24 Portland Timbers (MLS) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
or
June 25 Orlando City U23s (PDL) at Minnesota United FC (NASL) 7 p.m. CT National Sports Center Stadium; Blaine, Minn.
or
June 24 Portland Timbers (MLS) at Minnesota United FC (NASL) 7 p.m. CT National Sports Center Stadium; Blaine, Minn.

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What do you think of the pairings? Any potential matchups you’re hoping come to fruition? Think any lower-tier teams can go all the way?

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