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Potential Pairings Determined for Semifinal Round of U.S. Open Cup


CHICAGO (July 7, 2014) – The potential pairings for the semifinal round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup were determined this morning at U.S. Soccer House. Semifinal-round games will be held Aug. 12-13 and feature the winners of the upcoming quarterfinal round on July 8 and 9.

Semifinal winners of the 101st edition of the U.S. Open Cup will advance to the tournament’s final on Sept. 30 or Oct. 1.

The U.S. Open Cup’s quarterfinals take place this week, with the Philadelphia Union (MLS) hosting the New England Revolution (MLS) on Tuesday, July 8. The other three quarterfinals take place Wednesday, July 9, capped off by U.S. Soccer’s “Game of the Round” coverage between the Portland Timbers (MLS) and host Seattle Sounders FC (MLS). The live stream of the match will be available at ussoccer.com, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m. PT at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington. Six quarterfinalists are Major League Soccer (Division I) clubs, while the North American Soccer League (Division II) has two members (Atlanta Silverbacks and Carolina RailHawks) still in the competition.

2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule
Semifinal Round Possible Pairings

Date

Game

Time

Venue

Aug. 12

Philadelphia Union (MLS) at FC Dallas (MLS)

8 p.m. CT

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

  or

 

 

 

Aug. 13

New England Revolution (MLS) at FC Dallas (MLS)

8 p.m. CT

Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas

  or

 

 

 

Aug. 12

Philadelphia Union (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)

7:30 p.m. ET

WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

  or

 

 

 

Aug. 13

New England Revolution (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)

7:30 p.m. ET

WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

Aug. 13

Chicago Fire (MLS) / Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) winner at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

7:30 p.m. PT

Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.

  or

 

 

 

Aug. 13

Chicago Fire (MLS) / Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) winner at Portland Timbers (MLS)

7:30 p.m. PT

Providence Park; Portland, Ore.


Quarterfinal Round Schedule

Date

Game

Time

Venue

July 8

New England Revolution (MLS) at Philadelphia Union (MLS)

7 p.m. ET

PPL Park; Chester, Pa.

July 9

Chicago Fire (MLS) at Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)

7:30 p.m. ET

Atlanta Silverbacks Park; Chamblee, Ga.

July 9

FC Dallas (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)

7:30 p.m. ET

WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

July 9

Portland Timbers (MLS) at Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)

7:30 p.m. PT

Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer’s National Club 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 100 consecutive years dating back to 1914. This year’s winner will earn $250,000 and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. The runner-up will take home $60,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will earn a $15,000 cash prize. D.C. United is the defending U.S. Open Cup champion, having won its third tournament title (following triumphs in 1996 and 2008) after a tense 1-0 road victory over Real Salt Lake on Oct. 1, 2013. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.


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