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Quarterfinal Pairings Set for 2003 U.S. Open Cup


CHICAGO (July 31, 2003) – With 16 teams still alive heading into the fourth round of the 2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Aug. 5 and 6, U.S. Soccer has finalized the prospective quarterfinal pairings for the tournament. The quarterfinals will be held on Aug. 25 and 27, and the semifinals will be announced at a later date. The semifinals of the Open Cup are scheduled for Sept. 23 & 24, while the final will be played on Oct. 15. For the fourth round on Aug. 5 and 6, periodic scoring updates will be available on the Open Cup competitions page of ussoccer.com.

2003 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round Schedule  – Aug. 5 & 6
No  Date:     Match-Up    Venue, City            Kickoff
19  Aug. 5    San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) at Seattle Sounders (A-League)    Univ. of Washington; Seattle, Wash.        7 p.m. PT
20  Aug. 6    Virginia Beach Mariners (A-League) at D.C. United (MLS)    Maryland Soccerplex; Boyds, Md.        7:30 p.m. ET
21  Aug. 6    Fresno Fuego (PDL) at Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)    The Home Depot Center; Carson, Calif.    7 p.m. PT
22  Aug. 6    Dallas Burn (MLS) at Wilmington Hammerheads (USL-PSL)    Legion Sports Complex; Wilmington, N.C.    7:30 p.m. ET
23  Aug. 5    Kansas City Wizards (MLS) at Colorado Rapids (MLS)    North Area Athletic Complex; Arvada, Colo.    7 p.m. MT
24  Aug. 6    Chicago Fire (MLS) at Milwaukee Wave United (A-League)    Uihlein Soccer Park; Milwaukee, Wisc.    7:30 p.m. CT
25  Aug. 6    MetroStars (MLS) at Columbus Crew (MLS)    Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio            7:30 p.m. ET
26  Aug. 6    Rochester Rhinos (A-League) at New England (MLS)    Lusitano Stadium; Ludlow, Mass.    7:30 p.m. ET

Quarterfinal Pairings – Aug. 25 & 27
Match 27:
Fresno Fuego (PDL) or Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) or Seattle Sounders (A-League)
Match 28: Dallas Burn (MLS) or    Wilmington Hammerheads (USL-PSL) vs. D.C. United (MLS) or Virginia Beach Mariners (A-League)
Match 29: Kansas City Wizards (MLS) or Colorado Rapids (MLS) vs. Milwaukee Wave United (A-League) or Chicago Fire (MLS)
Match 30: Rochester Raging Rhinos (A-League) or New England Revolution (MLS) vs. Columbus Crew (MLS) or MetroStars (MLS)

Several scenarios exist for the quarterfinal matches, with a complete list of possible hosts, venues and kickoff times listed below. Geographical pairings and host proposals received from each club helped determine match-ups.

Possible Quarterfinals Matches – Aug. 25 & 27
No Date:     Match-Up - Venue, City - Kickoff

27 Aug. 27    Fresno Fuego at San Jose Earthquakes - Spartan Stadium; San Jose, Calif. - 7 p.m. PT
    Aug. 27    Los Angeles Galaxy at San Jose Earthquakes - Spartan Stadium; San Jose, Calif. - 7 p.m. PT
    Aug. 27    Fresno Fuego at Seattle Sounders - Seahawk Stadium; Seattle, Wash. - 7 p.m. PT
    Aug. 27    Los Angeles Galaxy at Seattle Sounders - Seahawk Stadium; Seattle, Wash. - 7 p.m. PT
28 Aug. 27    D.C. United at Wilmington Hammerheads - Legion Sports Complex; Wilmington, N.C.    7:30 p.m. ET
    Aug. 27    Wilmington Hammerheads at Virginia Beach Mariners - Virginia Beach Sportsplex; Virginia Beach, Va. - 7 p.m. ET
    Aug. 27    Virginia Beach Mariners at Dallas Burn - Dragon Stadium; Southlake, Texas - 8 p.m. CT
    Aug. 27    D.C. United at Dallas Burn - Dragon Stadium; Southlake, Texas - 8 p.m. CT
29 Aug. 25    Milwaukee Wave United at Kansas City Wizards - Arrowhead Stadium; Kansas City, Mo. - 7 p.m. CT
    Aug. 25    Milwaukee Wave United at Colorado Rapids - North Area Athletic Complex; Arvada, Co. - 7 p.m. MT
    Aug. 27    Colorado Rapids at Chicago Fire - Cardinal Stadium; Naperville, Ill. - 7:30 p.m. CT
    Aug. 27    Kansas City Wizards at Chicago Fire - Cardinal Stadium; Naperville, Ill. - 7:30 p.m. CT
30 Aug. 27    Columbus Crew at Rochester Raging Rhinos - Frontier Field; Rochester, N.Y. - 7:35 p.m. ET
    Aug. 27    MetroStars at Rochester Raging Rhinos - Frontier Field; Rochester, N.Y. - 7:35 p.m. ET
    Aug. 27    New England Revolution at MetroStars - Yurcak Field (Rutgers); Piscataway, N.J. - 7:30 p.m. ET
    Aug. 27    New England Revolution at Columbus Crew - Crew Stadium; Columbus, Ohio - 7:30 p.m. ET

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