Sporting Kansas City will start the defense of their 2015 US Open Cup championship up north against future MLS side Minnesota United. United qualified for the fourth round of the competition by beating St. Louis FC 2-0 tonight in St. Louis. The win avenges their 1-0 loss last year in the same round against St.
Rowe could make history tonight and two more things to know.
The New England Revolution have the opportunity to hoist their first U.S. Open Cup trophy since 2007 on Tuesday when they travel to FC Dallas. Here are three things you need to know ahead of the 10 PM kickoff.
1. Tuesday's game might bring on a case of déj vu.
After it looked like Sporting Kansas City just might be turning a corner, after a big win over FC Dallas at home and a good draw on the road with Montreal, Sporting KC fell back into the form that the team has been in most of this season, falling 3-1 on he road to the Houston Dynamo ending their defense of the US Open Cup.
For the first time since the club rebranded, Sporting KC will play two games in a single US Open Cup run on the road. The last time this happened for Kansas City was in the 2009 US Open Cup when the then Wizards also played on the road in Minnesota against the Minnesota Thunder, topping them in penalty kicks 4-2 after a 3-3 tie.
Knock out competitions aren't about looking good or necessarily being the better team, knock out competitions are all about surviving and advancing to the next round. Tonight in Minnesota, Sporting KC did just that, surviving a very physical game with Minnesota United, at game that saw 42 fouls, a shoving match, two penalty kicks awarded, and 11 yellow cards (surprisingly no reds), to advance 2-1 after extra time thanks to a goal by Diego Rubio.
The Copa America Centenario is officially over for Kansas City as they'll take the field tomorrow against Minnesota United in the fourth round of the US Open Cup. After almost two weeks off since Kansas City's 0-0 draw with the LA Galaxy, Sporting will try to begin to right the ship after a poor run of form in league has seen them win just once in 11 league games.
West Chester United learned its first round opponent in the 2016 US Open Cup this week. It will all be a part of a very busy month of May for the team that also includes a benefit game in Connecticut and US Soccer's National Amateur Championship tournament.
The Portland Timbers were hoping to right some of the unfortunate luck they've had in the U.S. Open Cup over the years with a home match versus the Los Angeles Galaxy, and the ability to host the next round match with win. Unfortunately, an early goal from the Galaxy and a lackluster effort were enough to doom the Timbers as the Galaxy advanced to the next round.
With a break in the schedule from MLS matches, the Portland Timbers turned their attention to U.S. Open Cup play to battle a familiar foe, the San Jose Earthquakes. They used two first half goals plus stellar defense to post a 2 to 0 win and advance to the next round. They will host another familiar foe later this month in the next round amidst another busy slate of MLS matches.
The 2017 US Open Cup Second Round added teams from the NASL and USL, but four amateur clubs made it through to the next round. That included unaffiliated amateur team Christos FC knocking out the Richmond Kickers. The Eric Wynalda coached LA Wolves also continued their run, knocking out Chula Vista FC.
Les tomó mas de una hora a los Seattle Sounders marcar el primer gol para encaminar la victoria de 2-0 sobre Kitsap Pumas en partido de la cuarta ronda de la US Open Cup en el Starfire Complex de Tuwkila. Cristian ROLDÁN y Joevin JONES los Seattle Sounders hicieron los goles para enviar a los Sounders al Rio Tinto Stadium el 28 de junio para .