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U.S. Open Cup Round of 16: Your Running Commentary


The U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 kicks off tonight with eight MLS teams in action across the country.

There are some quality rivalries being sparked, such as the all-LA pre-quarterfinal and the Kitsap Pumas-Seattle Sounders tilt.

Here is a rundown of tonight's matches:

TONIGHT'S U.S. Open Cup Schedule

7:30pm- Chicago Fire vs. Rochester Rhinos (VIDEO)

7:30pm- Richmond Kickers vs. Columbus Crew (AUDIO)

8pm- FC New York at New York Red Bulls (VIDEO)

8:30pm- Chicago Fire PDL vs. Sporting Kansas City

9pm- Wilmington Hammerheads at Real Salt Lake (AUDIO)

9pm- Orlando City at FC Dallas (VIDEO)

10pm- Kitsap Pumas at Seattle Sounders (VIDEO)

10:30pm- LA Blues vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (AUDIO)


If you will be watching tonight's matches (except for the FC New York-RBNY match, which we're running a separate commentary for), please feel free to share your thoughts, opinions and some play-by-play in the comments section below.

Enjoy the action.


  1. I don’t think it’s so much not taking the tournament seriously as it is overconfidence in early rounds. In the last couple of years MLS teams have pretty much played their regular 11 as they start playing other MLS teams.

  2. I supposed Columbus should be lucky the RailHawks weren’t in it, or they might’ve lost 4- or 5-1, eh?

    It would be nice to see the MLS squads take this a bit more seriously. Columbus started 4 rookies, an injury rehab, a popcorn vendor, 2 of the Crewzers, and Carl the usher from section 225. But all anyone is going to see is that a third-division club knocked off an “MLS” squad in the tournament.

  3. And … Columbus go down.

    Disappointed, not in the result, but in the fact that the Cup is just not taken seriously.

    Well, in the result, too.

  4. Which mls team is most likely to get upset?
    I think the fire playing at Roc has to be the most likely, but if Dallas plays too many subs they may be surprised by Orlando…


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