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Galaxy-Sounders headline U.S. Open Cup fourth round draw


The 2023 U.S. Open Cup fourth round field is set with nine All-MLS showdowns set to come this May.

Thursday’s draw featured 24 winners from this week’s third round as well as eight additional MLS clubs entering the competition at this stage. The fourth round schedule will take place between May 9-10 and will feature defending U.S. Open Cup winners Orlando City and reigning MLS Cup Champions Los Angeles FC.

LA Galaxy faces off with the Seattle Sounders in the headlining tie of the fourth round. Greg Vanney’s men enter the competition at this stage while the Sounders needed a 123rd minute penalty kick winning goal to defeat USL Championship side San Diego Loyal 5-4 in extra time on Wednesday.

An I-95 rivalry is set to take place on the East Coast as New York Red Bulls host DC United. DC United edged Richmond Kickers 1-0 at Audi Field on Wednesday while the Red Bulls had a bye in the third round.

FC Cincinnati welcomes New York City FC to TQL Stadium after Pat Noonan’s squad eliminated Louisville City FC 1-0 on Wednesday. The Philadelphia Union enter the competition to take on Minnesota United at Allianz Field while Orlando City travels to Charlotte FC.

LAFC faces a tricky test at USL Championship side Monterey Bay F.C., who eliminated the San Jose Earthquakes in the third round.

There will be only one All-USL matchup with Birmingham Legion FC hosting Memphis 901 FC. Memphis 901 FC eliminated Atlanta United on Wednesday thanks to Nighte Pickering’s 100th minute strike in a 2-1 road upset.

Here’s a full look at the Fourth Round matchups:

Austin FC (MLS) vs. New Mexico United (USLC)
Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
Birmingham Legion FC (USLC) vs. Memphis 901 FC (USLC)
Nashville SC (MLS) vs. FC Dallas (MLS)
LA Galaxy (MLS) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)
Portland Timbers (MLS) vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Sacramento Republic FC (USLC) vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS)
Monterey Bay F.C. (USLC) vs. Los Angeles Football Club (MLS)
Loudoun United (USLC) vs. Columbus Crew (MLS)
FC Cincinnati (MLS) vs. New York City FC (MLS)
New York Red Bulls (MLS) vs. D.C. United (MLS)
New England Revolution (MLS) vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USLC)
Charlotte FC (MLS) vs. Orlando City SC (MLS)
Inter Miami CF (MLS) vs. Charleston Battery (USLC)
Chicago Fire FC (MLS) vs. St. Louis CITY SC (MLS)
Minnesota United FC (MLS) vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS)

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