CHICAGO (July 12, 2017) – The 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinal between Miami FC of the North American Soccer League (NASL) and FC Cincinnati of the United Soccer League (USL) was postponed Wednesday night after a two-hour delay caused by persistent storms in the Miami area, including heavy rain, lightning and thunder.
The rescheduled date for the game will be determined by U.S. Soccer on July 13 after conferring with the two clubs. When played, the match will pit the two remaining non-Major League Soccer (MLS) teams against one another in a bid to become the first team from outside the first division to reach an Open Cup Semifinal since 2011.
Two 2017 U.S. Open Cup Quarterfinals have been played already, with San Jose Earthquakes beating LA Galaxy 3-2 on July 10 and Sporting Kansas City knocking out defending champions FC Dallas 3-0 (AET) on July 11. Those two winners will meet in the Semifinals next month.
This Thursday, the New England Revolution host the New York Red Bulls at Harvard University’s Jordan Field with the kick-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET. The winner of that game will play the winner of the Miami FC vs. FC Cincinnati contest.
The Semifinal round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is scheduled for August 8-9, with the Final set to take place on September 20 at a venue to be determined by a final draw after the conclusion of the Quarterfinal round.
The 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the 104th installment of the competition, the third-longest consecutively running cup competition in the world and the oldest cup competition in the United States. The winner qualifies directly for the 2019 CONCACAF Champions League, where a chance to reach the FIFA Club World Cup is on offer.