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2007 U.S. Open Cup Possible Quarterfinal Pairings Announced


2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Possible Quarterfinal Pairings Announced

CHICAGO (July 2, 2007) – U.S. Soccer has announced the quarterfinal (fourth) round possible pairings for the 2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The fourth round of the historic tournament will take place on August 7.

The original field of 40 participating teams will have been whittled down to eight after the conclusion of the third round, set to take place between July 9-18.

The tournament initially kicked off on June 12, with 32 teams from the United Soccer Leagues First Division, USL Second Division, Premier Development League and United States Adult Soccer Association ranks. Teams from Major League Soccer join the fray in the third round. The final match of the Open Cup will be played on Tuesday, October 2.

2007 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP POSSIBLE QUARTERFINAL PAIRINGS

No. Date Teams Venue;Location Time
33 August 7 Winner of Game 26 at D.C. United (MLS) Maryland Soccerplex; Germantown, Md. 7:30pm ET
  OR    
    Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) at New England Revolution (MLS) Lusitano Field; Ludlow, Mass. 7:00pm ET
    OR    
    Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) at Rochester Rhinos (USL-1) PAETEC Park; Rochester, N.Y. 7:35pm ET
34 August 7 Winner of Game 27 at Carolina RailHawks (USL-1) SAS Soccer Park; Cary, N.C. 7:30pm ET
    OR    
    Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) at Chicago Fire (MLS) Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill. 7:30pm CT
    OR    
    Richmond Kickers (USL-2) at Chicago Fire (MLS) Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill. 7:30pm CT
35 August 7 FC Dallas (MLS) at Charleston Battery (USL-1) Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C. 7:30pm ET
    OR    
    Charleston Battery (USL-1) at Atlanta Silverbacks (USL-1) Remax Greater Atlanta Stadium; Atlanta, Ga. 8:00pm ET
    OR    
    Houston Dynamo (MLS) at  Atlanta Silverbacks (USL-1) Remax Greater Atlanta Stadium; Atlanta Ga. 8:00pm ET
    OR    
    Houston Dynamo (MLS) at FC Dallas (MLS) Pizza Hut Park; Frisco Texas 7:30pm ET
36 August 7 Winner of Game 31 at Seattle Sounders (USL-1) Qwest Field; Seattle Wash. 7:00pm PT
    OR    
    Winner of Game 31 at CD Chivas USA (MLS) Home Depot Track and Field Stadium; Carson Calif.
7:30pm PT

2007 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP THIRD ROUND PAIRINGS

No. Date Teams Venue; Location Time
25 July 11 D.C. United (MLS) at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2) Hempfield High School Stadium; Lancaster, Pa. 7:30pm ET
26 July 10 New England Revolution (MLS) at Rochester Rhinos (USL-1) PAETEC Park; Rochester, N.Y. 7:35pm ET
27 July 10 Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) at Richmond Kickers (USL-2) Univ. of Richmond Stadium; Richmond, Va. 7:00pm ET
28 July 15 Chicago Fire (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (USL-1) SAS Soccer Park; Cary, N.C. 5:00pm ET
29 July 9 Atlanta Silverbacks (USL-1) at FC Dallas (MLS) Pizza Hut Park; Frisco, Texas 7:30pm CT
30 July 10 Houston Dynamo (MLS) at Charleston Battery (USL-1) Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C. 7:30pm ET
31 July 10 California Victory (USL-1) at Colorado Rapids (MLS) Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo. 7:00pm MT
32 July 10 CD Chivas USA (MLS) at Seattle Sounders (USL-1) Qwest Field; Seattle Wash. 7:00pm PT

*Please note that dates and/or times for the third round matches at Carolina, Dallas and Seattle have changed since the initial announcement on June 20

2007 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule
June 26 Second Round 16 Round 1 winners face off
July 9-18 Third Round Round 2 winners face eight MLS teams
Aug. 7 Quarterfinals Round 3 winners
Sept. 4 Semifinals Quarterfinal winners
Oct. 2 Final Semifinal winners

Composition of participating teams:
8 Major League Soccer
9 United Soccer Leagues First Division
7 United Soccer Leagues Second Division
16 Amateur (8 USL Premier Development League, 8 USASA regional qualifiers)
Total Number of Teams: 40
Total Number of Games: 39

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