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Games Notes: Who Will Bust the U.S. Open Cup Bracket in Round of 16


Matchday 1: Tuesday, June 28

Chicago Fire (MLS) vs. Columbus Crew SC (MLS)
Time/Location:
7:30 p.m. CT; Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
Chicago Fire Best Finish: Champions (1998, 2000, 2003, 2006)
Columbus Crew SC Best Finish: Champions (2002)
Broadcast: U.S. Soccer YouTube

  • The Chicago Fire arrived in the Round of 16 by drawing 1-1 with Indy Eleven before winning 4-3 on penalty kicks. David Accam scored the Fire’s equalizer in the 111th minute of extra time.
  • Columbus arrived in the Round of 16 thanks to a 4-0 win against the Tampa Bay Rowdies. Justin Meram, Cristian Martinez, Ethan Finlay and Marshall Hollingsworth all scored for Crew SC in the win.
  • A rematch of the 1998 Final, this match marks the sixth meeting between the two sides in the competition, with the Fire holding a perfect 5-0-0 record.
  • Previous results: Chicago Fire 2, Columbus Crew SC 1 asdet (1998 Final); Chicago Fire 2, Columbus Crew SC 1 asdet (2004 Fourth Round); Chicago Fire 3, Columbus Crew SC 2 aet (2008 Qualifying); Chicago Fire 2, Columbus Crew SC 1 (2013 Fourth Round); Chicago Fire 4, Columbus Crew SC 2 aet (2014 Fourth Round).
  • With four U.S. Open Cup titles, the Chicago Fire are tied for second-most championships all-time along with Seattle Sounders FC, Fall River Marksmen, New York Greek American and Philadelphia Ukrainians.
  • The Chicago Fire have advanced to the Semifinals in four of the last five U.S. Open Cup tournaments and last advanced to the Final in 2011.
  • Chicago Fire assistant coach Logan Pause won two U.S. Open Cups with the club in 2003 and 2006.
  • Columbus Crew SC assistant Josh Wolff also won two U.S. Open Cup titles with the Fire in 1998 and 2000. Goalkeeping coach Pat Onstad also backstopped the Rochester Rhinos on a Cinderella run to the 1999 U.S. Open Cup title.
  • The two sides have met once already during the MLS season, playing to a 0-0 draw on March 19 at Toyota Park.
  • The winner of this match will host the winner of Orlando City SC and Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the Quarterfinals on July 19/20.

Real Salt Lake (MLS) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)
Time/Location:
8:00 p.m. MT; Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
Seattle Sounders FC Best Finish: Champions (2009-2011, 2014)
Real Salt Lake Best Finish: Runners-up (2013)
Broadcast: U.S. Soccer YouTube

  • Sounders FC arrived in the Round of 16 by defeating Kitsap Pumas 2-0. Cristian Roldan and Joevin Jones scored in the match on June 15.
  • After going down 2-0 to the Wilmington Hammerheads, Joao Plata and Burrito Martinez tallied second half goals before RSL defeated the USL side 3-1 on penalty kicks to arrive in the Round of 16.
  • This is the first meeting between the two MLS sides in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
  • Seattle Sounders FC four championships are tied for the second most U.S. Open Cup titles with fellow MLS side Chicago Fire, Fall River Marksmen, New York Greek American and Philadelphia Ukrainians.
  • Sounders FC assistant coach Ante Razov won the U.S. Open Cup three times as a member of the Chicago Fire in 1998, 2000 and 2003. Razov provided the assist on Hristo Stoitchkov’s game-winning goal in the 2000 Final win, a 2-1 victory against the Miami Fusion.
  • Interestingly, RSL assistant Tyrone Marshall scored an own goal for the Fire in that 2000 Final, while Jeff Cassar was on the bench for Miami. RSL goalkeeping coach Daryl Shore also won the 2000, 2003 and 2006 Open Cup titles with the Fire, while assistant Ted Eck won the title with the Dallas Burn in 1997.
  • The two sides have met once this season, a 2-1 RSL win on March 12 at Rio Tinto Stadium. Ozzie Alonso put Seattle ahead in the 28th minute before Sunday Stephen and Jamison Olave scored goals on both sides of halftime for the home side.
  • The winner of this match will visit the winner of the Portland Timbers/LA Galaxy Round of 16 match in the Quarterfinals on July 19-20.

Matchday 2: Wednesday, June 29

Philadelphia Union (MLS) vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS)
Time/Location:
7:00 p.m. ET; Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia Union Best Finish: Runners-up (2014-2015)
New York Red Bulls Best Finish: Runners-up (2003)
Broadcast: U.S. Soccer YouTube

  • The Philadelphia Union used a goal from Walter Restrepo and two strikes from Roland Alberg, both in first and second half stoppage time, to dispatch the Harrisburg City Islanders 3-2 in Fourth Round play.
  • The New York Red Bulls used a 20th minute penalty from Sacha Kljestan to defeat defending USL champion Rochester Rhinos 1-0 in the Fourth Round.
  • The game is a rematch of the 2015 Quarterfinals which ended in a 1-1 draw, before Philadelphia defeated New York 4-3 on penalties. The game is the only meeting between the two sides in U.S. Open Cup play.
  • Under the direction of Jim Curtin, Philadelphia has made a major play in the Open Cup, finishing as runner-up the last two seasons.
  • The meeting is a reunion of sorts for Curtin, his assistant coach Mike Sorber and New York Red Bulls head coach Jesse Marsch and his assistants Chris Armas and Denis Hamlett, all of whom won U.S. Open Cup titles with the Chicago Fire.
  • Armas (as a player) and Hamlett (as an assistant coach) were part of all four of that club’s U.S. Open Cup titles in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. Marsch won three titles with the Fire in 1998, 2000 and 2003 (and also won in 1996 with D.C. United), while Curtin lifted the trophy in 2003 and 2006 and Sorber in 2000.
  • The match marks the first meeting of the season between the two MLS rivals.
  • The winner of this match will visit the winner of the New York Cosmos/New England Revolution match in the Quarterfinals on July 19/20.

New York Cosmos (NASL) vs. New England Revolution (MLS)
Time/Location:
7:30 p.m. ET; Belson Stadium; Jamaica, N.Y.
New York Cosmos Best Finish: Round of 16 (2014-2015)
New England Revolution Best Finish: Champions (2007)
Broadcast:
U.S. Soccer YouTube

  • One of two non-MLS sides left in the tournament, the New York Cosmos arrived in the Round of 16 by defeating the PDL’s Jersey Express 2-0 behind goals from Ayoze and Yohandry Orozco in Third Round play on June 1. The Cosmos then used Danny Szetela’s 88th minute goal to see of New York City FC 1-0 in Fourth Round play on June 15.
  • New England arrived in the Round of 16 thanks to a 103rd minute goal from Zachary Herivaux in the club’s 1-0 extra time defeat of the NASL’s Carolina RailHawks in Fourth Round play on June 15.
  • This is the first-ever meeting between the two sides.
  • New England Revolution head coach Jay Heaps was part of the club’s 2007 championship side, while assistant Tom Soehn has won four U.S. Open Cup titles over the course of his career – three with the Chicago Fire (1998 and 2000 as a player, 2003 as an assistant coach) and one as the head coach of D.C. United in 2008.
  • Having fallen at the Round of 16 the last two years, the Cosmos are hoping to advance to the Quarterfinals for the first time ever.
  • The winner of this match will host the winner of the Philadelphia Union/New York Red Bulls match in the Quarterfinals on July 19-20.

Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
Time/Location: 6 p.m. CT; BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas

Houston Dynamo Best Finish: Semifinals (2006, 2009)
Sporting Kansas City Best Finish: Champions (2004, 2012, 2015)
Broadcast: U.S. Soccer YouTube

  • The Houston Dynamo arrived in the Round of 16 via a 4-0 victory against San Antonio FC in Fourth Round play on June 15. Mauro Manotas, Alex, Raul Rodriguez and Leonel Miranda all scored in the win.
  • Defending champions Sporting KC outlasted Minnesota United 2-1 in extra time in Fourth Round play on June 15. Benny Feilhaber scored a 65th minute penalty kick before Diego Rubio’s 109th minute winner pushed Sporting to the Round of 16.
  • The game is a rematch of last year’s Quarterfinal which Sporting KC won 3-1. Houston took a 1-0 lead through Will Bruin in the 69th minute before Sporting KC pulled three back from Benny Feilhaber (71’), Dom Dwyer (86’) and Krisztian Nemeth (88’) to earn the victory.
  • With three all-time tournament titles, Sporting KC is tied with fellow MLS side D.C. United, New York Pancyprian Freedoms and Stix, Baer and Fuller for the third most titles all-time.
  • Sporting KC is aiming to become the first club to repeat as U.S. Open Cup champions since Seattle Sounders FC won three straight titles from 2009-2011.
  • Sporting KC assistant coach Kerry Zavagnin was part of the club’s first U.S. Open Cup title as a player in 2004.
  • The winner of the match will host the winner of FC Dallas/Colorado Rapids in the Quarterfinals on July 19-20.

Orlando City SC (MLS) vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL)
Time/Location:
7:30 p.m. ET; Camping World Stadium; Orlando, Fla.
Orlando City SC Best Finish: Quarterfinals (2013, 2015)
Fort Lauderdale Strikers Best Finish: Quarterfinals (2006, 2012)

  • One of two non-MLS sides left in the tournament, the Fort Lauderdale Strikers drew 1-1 with the Richmond Kickers before defeating the USL side 2-0 on penalty kicks in the Third Round on June 1. The Strikers then played D.C. United to a 0-0 draw before downing the MLS side 4-3 on penalties.
  • Orlando City used a 62nd minute goal from David Mateos to defeat Jacksonville Armada 1-0 in Fourth Round play on June 15.
  • Goalkeeper Diego Restrepo has made four penalty saves in Fort Lauderdale’s two shootout victories.
  • This is the first meeting between the two sides. Whoever wins will match their previous best finish in the competition.
  • The winner will visit the winner of the Chicago Fire/Columbus Crew SC match in the Quarterfinals on July 19-20.

FC Dallas (MLS) vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS)
Time/Location:
7:30 p.m. CT; Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
FC Dallas Best Finish:
Champions (1997)
Colorado Rapids Best Finish: Runners-up (1999)
Broadcast: U.S. Soccer YouTube

  • Two goals from Carlos Lizarazo saw FC Dallas draw 2-2 with OKC Energy FC before beating the USL side 6-5 on penalty kicks in Fourth Round play on June 15.
  • The Colorado Rapids used an 84th minute goal from Dillon Serna to earn a 1-0 victory against the Colorado Springs Switchbacks in their Fourth Round match on June 15.
  • This is the third meeting between the two clubs in the U.S. Open Cup and first since 2004. FC Dallas defeated Colorado 1-0 in the 2002 competition and 3-0 in 2004 – both matches were Quarterfinals.
  • FC Dallas head coach Oscar Pareja was the head coach of the Colorado Rapids from 2012-2013.
  • The game will mark the first meeting between FC Dallas and Colorado this season.
  • The winner of the match will visit the winner of the Houston Dynamo/Colorado Rapids winner in the Quarterfinals.

Portland Timbers (MLS) vs. LA Galaxy (MLS)
Time/Location: 7:30 p.m. PT; Providence Park; Portland, Ore.
Portland Timbers Best Finish:
Semifinalist (2013)
LA Galaxy Best Finish: Champions (2001, 2005)
Broadcast: U.S. Soccer YouTube

  • The Portland Timbers arrived in the Round of 16 thanks to two second half goals from Dairon Asprilla and Jack McInerney in their 2-0 Fourth Round win against the San Jose Earthquakes on June 14.
  • The LA Galaxy made it back to the Round of 16 via a 4-1 extra time win against amateur side La Maquina. Jose Villarreal, David Romney tallied and Sebastian Lletget bagged two goals in extra time.
  • This is the first U.S. Open Cup meeting between the LA Galaxy and MLS-era Portland Timbers.
  • LA Galaxy head coach Bruce Arena won the 1996 U.S. Open Cup as the head coach of D.C. United. Associate head coach Dave Sarachan led the Chicago Fire to Open Cup titles in 2003 and 2006. Assistant coach Pat Noonan and goalkeeping coach Matt Reis won the 2007 title with the New England Revolution, while Reis was also part of the Galaxy’s 2002 championship winning side.
  • This is the second meeting between the two sides, following their 1-1 draw at StubHub Center on April 10.
  • The winner of this match will host the winner of Seattle Sounders FC/Real Salt Lake match in the Quarterfinals on July 19-20.
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