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2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Third Round Set As Eight MLS Teams Enter The Fray


CHICAGO (June 28, 2010) – The third round of the 2010 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup kicks into action Tuesday night, June 29, as six Major League Soccer clubs enter the competition to face winners from the tournament’s second round. The third round concludes on Wednesday, June 30, when 2009 champion Seattle Sounders FC travels to Portland to face the Timbers while 2009 runner-up DC United hosts the Richmond Kickers. Three United Soccer Leagues Second Division teams, five USSF D-2 Pro League sides and eight Major League Soccer clubs comprise the remaining squads in the 97th edition of the tournament.

The winners of this week’s games advance to the quarterfinals, to be held July 6-7. The semifinals are set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1, and the final will be played Oct. 5.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which is recognized as U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 95 consecutive years dating back to 1914. It is the oldest annual team tournament in U.S. sports history and among the oldest soccer tournaments of its type in the world. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor long-time soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.

2010 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP THIRD ROUND SCHEDULE

No. Date Match Time Venue
25 June 29 New York Red Bulls (MLS) at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) 7 p.m. ET Skyline Sports Complex; Harrisburg, Pa.
26 *June 30 Richmond Kickers (USL-2) at D.C. United (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET George Mason Univ. Stadium; Fairfax, Va.
27 June 29 Charleston Battery (USL-2) at Chicago Fire (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
28 June 29 Rochester Rhinos (D-2) at Columbus Crew (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
29 June 29 AC St. Louis (D-2) at Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
30 June 29 Miami FC (D-2) at Houston Dynamo (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT *Robertson Stadium; Houston, Texas
31 June 29 Austin Aztex (D-2) at Chivas USA (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT California State-Fullerton; Fullerton, Calif.
32 *June 30 Seattle Sounders (MLS) at Portland Timbers (D-2) *7:30 p.m. PT PGE Park; Portland, Ore.
* NOTE: Change of date, time or venue since original announcement on June 16.

2010 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP POTENTIAL QUARTERFINAL MATCHES
No. Date Match Time Venue
33 July 7 New York Red Bulls (MLS) at D.C. United (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET George Mason Univ. Stadium; Fairfax, Va.
  July 6 Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) at D.C. United (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET George Mason Univ. Stadium; Fairfax, Va.
  July 6  New York Red Bulls (MLS)/Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) winner at Richmond Kickers (USL-2) 7 p.m. ET Univ. of Richmond Stadium; Richmond, Va.
34 July 6 Charleston Battery (USL-2)/Chicago Fire (MLS) winner at Rochester Rhinos (D-2) 7:05 p.m. ET Marina Auto Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.
  July 6 Columbus Crew (MLS) at Chicago Fire (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Shea Stadium; Peoria, Ill.
  July 6 Charleston Battery (USL-2) at Columbus Crew (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio
35 July 6 Chivas USA (MLS) at Houston Dynamo (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Robertson Stadium; Houston, Texas
  July 6  Houston Dynamo (MLS) at Austin Aztex (D-2) 7:30 p.m. CT **House Park; Austin, Texas
  July 6 or July 7*** Miami FC (D-2) at Chivas USA (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
  July 6 Austin Aztex (D-2) at Miami FC (D-2) 7:30 p.m. ET Lockhart Stadium; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
36 July 6 AC St. Louis (D-2) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex; Seattle, Wash.
  July 7 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex; Seattle, Wash.
  July 7 Portland Timbers (D-2) at Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.
  July 6 Portland Timbers (D-2) vs. AC St. Louis (D-2) TBD TBD

** NOTE: Change of date, time or venue since original announcement on June 23.
*** Game will be held July 7 unless both Los Angeles and Portland advance to the quarterfinal round, in which case Chivas USA will host its game July 6.

 

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