FC Dallas Ties Don’t Bind OKC’s HarrisVeteran defender Atiba Harris knows all about FC Dallas’s drive for the U.S. Open Cup, but now he’s out to hurt – not help – their chances with Fourth Round foe OKC Energy.
Competing for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup has special meaning for FC Dallas, the trophy being named for a progenitor of the club. And, after four seasons playing for FC Dallas and winning an Open Cup title, Atiba Harris has a keen understanding of its significance.But Harris is now a member of the opposition, and he will lead OKC Energy FC against FC Dallas in a Fourth Round U.S. Open Cup match at SMU’s Westcott Field on June 12.
No Mixed Emotions
Doing his Part From the Sidelines
After a long weather delay, @EnergyFC & @TampaBayRowdies served up a thriller of a Third-Round opener with the Oklahomans winning the day 4-3 & moving on to a date with an @MLS side in the Fourth Round.— U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) May 29, 2019
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The Revolution team that day included former FC Dallas midfielder Je-Vaughn Watson, now with OKC. “We talk about it,” Harris said. “He [Watson] says ‘you took that Cup away from me’. So he has extra motivation – revenge against Dallas.”