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U.S. Soccer Announces Possible Hosts for Semifinals of 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup


Results from Quarterfinal Games on July 12 and July 13 Determine Matchups

CHICAGO (July 7, 2011) – U.S. Soccer has announced the possible home teams for the semifinals of the 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The results from the quarterfinal games which will be played on Tuesday, July 12, and Wednesday, July 13 will determine the matchups for the semifinals that will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 30.

Three quarterfinal matches will take place on Tuesday, July 12, including the Richmond Kickers of USL PRO traveling to take on Sporting Kansas City. The Kickers are the only Division III team remaining in the tournament. In other action the same evening, the four-time champion Chicago Fire hosts the New York Red Bulls while FC Dallas squares off against Real Salt Lake.

The Los Angeles Galaxy take on the Seattle Sounders in Tukwila, Wash., to conclude the round Wednesday, July 13, one day after their originally scheduled match. The two met in the same stage during last year’s tournament, with Seattle prevailing 2-0 on the way to their second straight Open Cup title.

The 2011 U.S. Open Cup final is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 4. The winner will earn a $100,000 cash prize, while the runner-up will collect $50,000.

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 97 consecutive years dating back to 1914.

2011 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP SEMIFINAL POSSIBLE PAIRINGS

No.  Date  Match  Time  Venue 
37  Aug.
30 
Chicago Fire (MLS) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS)  7:30 p.m. CT  LIVESTRONG Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan. 
 
-or- 
New York Red Bulls (MLS) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS)  7:30 p.m. CT  LIVESTRONG Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan. 
 
-or- 
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) at Chicago Fire (MLS)  7:30 p.m. CT  Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill. 
 
-or- 
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) at New York Red Bulls (MLS)              8 p.m. ET  Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J. 
38  Aug. 30  FC Dallas (MLS) at Seattle Sounders (MLS)  7 p.m. PT  Starfire Sports Stadium; Tukwila, Wash. 
 
-or- 
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) at FC Dallas (MLS)  8 p.m. CT  Pizza Hut Park; Frisco, Texas 
 
-or- 
Seattle Sounders (MLS) at Real Salt Lake (MLS)  7 p.m. MT  Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah 
 
-or- 
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) at Real Salt Lake (MLS)  7 p.m. MT  Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah 

2011 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP QUARTERFINALS

No. Date  Match  Time  Venue 
33  July
12 
New York Red Bulls (MLS) at Chicago Fire (MLS)  7:30 p.m. CT  Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill. 
34  July
12  
Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS)  7:30 p.m. CT  LIVESTRONG Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
35  July
12  
Real Salt Lake (MLS) at FC Dallas (MLS)  8 p.m. CT  Pizza Hut Park; Frisco, Texas 
36  July
13*  
Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) at Seattle Sounders (MLS)  7 p.m. PT  Starfire Sports Stadium; Tukwila, Wash. 

 
*Date changed as of July 5

 

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