2014 US Open Cup: Quarterfinal pairings and host scenarios set

Posted on 23. Jun, 2014 by in History

The potential pairings and host scenarios have been announced by the US Soccer Federation for the 2014 US Open Cup Quarterfinals set for July 8-9. As many as three lower division sides could host one of the four contests in the round with an all-MLS foursome in the other potential scenario out west. lamar-hunt-us-open-cup-logo-big

In the northeast, the winner of the showdown between affiliated sides Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro) and New England Revolution in the Fifth Round will move on to play at either the Philadelphia Union or the New York Cosmos (NASL) on July 8.

Two other matches could also occur that Tuesday depending on the host clubs. The LA Galaxy would host the winner of the Texas derby between FC Dallas and Houston Dynamo and the San Jose Earthquakes would host that night the Portland Timbers, if they advance from their game against Sporting KC. San Jose will also host a victorious Kansas City side, though the date is still to be determined.

On the flip side, it the Carolina RailHawks (NASL) prevail against the Los Angeles Galaxy they would play host to the winner from Texas on July 9 and the Seattle Sounders, following a victory against San Jose, would host the winner of the Sporting KC and Timbers match this week, setting up a potential derby match with Portland.

With dates still to be set for their foursome, the winner of the Colorado Rapids and Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) Fifth Round contest will play host to the team advancing from the Columbus Crew and Chicago Fire fixture.

Potential Pairings – 2014 US Open Cup Quarterfinals

Rochester Rhinos / New England Revolution winner @

- Philadelphia Union: July 8, 7:00 ET – PPL Park

- New York Cosmos: July 8, 7:00 ET – Belson Stadium (St John’s Univ)


FC Dallas / Houston Dynamo winner @

- Los Angeles Galaxy: July 8, 10:30 ET – StubHub Center

- Carolina RailHawks: July 9, 7:30 ET – WakeMed Soccer Park


Columbus Crew / Chicago Fire winner @

- Colorado Rapids: Date TBD – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park

- Atlanta Silverbacks: Date TBD – Atlanta Silverbacks Park


Portland Timbers / Sporting KC winner @

- Seattle Sounders: July 9, 10:30 ET – Starfire Sports Complex

- POR @ San Jose Earthquakes: July 8 – Buck Shaw Stadium

- KC @ San Jose Earthquakes: Date TBD – Buck Shaw Stadium


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4 Responses to “2014 US Open Cup: Quarterfinal pairings and host scenarios set”

  1. ASFC Til I Die 23 June 2014 at 10:38 pm #

    Bring it Colorado Crapids! You are about to get smacked down by the mighty ATL. (Will be nice in the quarters to watch another MLS team get the boot at Silverbacks park as well.)

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