- Posted by Drew Epperley
- On June 12, 2008
- 4 Comments
- Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, US Open Cup
The USSF has set the potential pairings and sites for the round of 16 of the 2008 U.S. Open Cup. As we all know that round is the time MLS clubs join the mix.
All games are tentatively set for July 1st, though a game or two could get moved to the 2nd based on current MLS schedules. I believe DC is a club that could see its game moved to the 2nd, but we will see.
So here we go:
Kansas City Wizards will face the winners of Carolina RailHawks (USL1) and Real Maryland (USL2)/NY Pancyprains (USASA).
New England Revolution will play the winners of the Richmond Kickers (USL2)/Western Mass Pioneers (USL2) game.
Chicago Fire awaits the winner of the Minnesota Thunder (USL1)/Cleveland City Stars (USL2) game.
D.C. United will host the winner of the Rochester (USL1)/Pittsburgh (USL2) game.
FC Dallas awaits the winner of Atlanta Silverbacks (USL1)/Miami FC Blues (USL1).
Houston Dynamo will play the Charleston Battery (USL1)/Charlotte Eagles (USL2) winner.
New York Red Bulls will get the winner of Harrisburg City Islanders (USL2)/Crystal Palace Baltimore (USL2).
Chivas USA gets either a future MLS club Seattle Sounders (USL1) or a amature club Hollywood United.
So which MLS club puts the most effort in this year’s US Open Cup? Right now my money is on the Fire who have won this Cup more than any other MLS club (four titles).