MLS pairings for U.S. Open Cup released

MLS pairings for U.S. Open Cup released

U.S. Open Cup

MLS pairings for U.S. Open Cup released



MLS teams have a better idea of who they'll be playing when they enter the U.S. Open Cup in the third round.

U.S. Soccer released the draw of possible matches for the third round, with the completion of the first round taking place on Tuesday. Unlike in past years, the host sites for the third-round games were determined by random coin flip as opposed to a bidding process, giving every team an equal shot at hosting a match.

Here are the possible pairings for the third round of the tournament (all games May 29):


Houston Dynamo at either Laredo Heat or San Antonio Scorpions

Chicago Fire at Michigan Bucks or vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Sporting Kansas City vs. KC Athletics or Orlando City SC

D.C. United at Richmond Kickers or vs. Aegan Hawks

Columbus Crew vs. Dayton Dutch Lions or Chicago Fire PDL

FC Dallas vs. Charlotte Eagles or El Paso Patriots

San Jose Earthquakes vs. Fresno Fire or Fort Lauderdale Strikers

Philadelphia Union vs. Brooklyn Italians or Rochester Rhinos

New England Revolution at Harrisburg City Islanders or vs. Long Island Rough Riders

New York Red Bulls at Charleston Battery or vs. Reading United

Chivas USA at Los Angeles Blues or vs. Ventura County Fusion

Los Angeles Galaxy at Carolina RailHawks or vs. PSA Elite

Colorado Rapids at Tampa Bay Rowdies or vs. Jacksonville United

Portland Timbers at Wilmington Hammerheads or vs. Cal FC

Seattle Sounders at Atlanta Silverbacks or vs. Georgia Revolution

Real Salt Lake at Minnesota Stars or vs. Des Moines Menace

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