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Breakdown of MLS Player Salaries for 2013 US Open Cup Third Round

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Seattle Sounders striker Obafemi Martins could easily claim the ‘Million Dollar Man’ tag for the US Open Cup this year, but it would not be a positive nickname. In a breakdown of MLS player salaries for the Third Round based on figures released earlier this year by the MLS Players Union, the Sounders were easily the highest paid MLS club based on who played, and Martins salary was twice that of any other player.

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2013 US Open Cup Quarterfinal Round pairings announced for June 26

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The United States Soccer Federation conducted and announced the draw for the potential Quarterfinal pairings and match hosts Wednesday. Highlighting the announced pairing is the scenario that the third division USL Pro Charleston Battery are the only one of four lower division clubs that will have the opportunity to host a match June 26 when the final eight take the field.

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Pairings for 2013 US Open Cup Fourth Round set for June 12

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The United States Soccer Federation held the draw for Fourth Round of the 100th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Wednesday, announcing the pairings and hosts for the final 16 set to be played June 12.

Four of the eight contests are straight forward with the winner of their respective contest playing host to the winner of their paired match-up. The other four matches feature several scenarios, including two that have yet to be determined hosts as the applicable lower division teams did not apply to host in the Fourth Round.

The potential pairings could see some dynamic Fourth Round showdowns with MLS rivalries adding another installment to their 2013 campaigns. Among the all-MLS possibilities are the Lone Star showdown between Houston and Dallas, the Cascadia clash of Seattle and Portland and the SuperClasico between the two Los Angeles sides Galaxy and Chivas USA.

2013 US Open Cup Results [+]


New York Red Bulls (MLS) at New England Revolution (MLS)
Harvard University; Cambridge, Mass. – 7:30 p.m. ET
Philadelphia Union (MLS) at D.C. United (MLS)
Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md. – 7 p.m. ET
Columbus Crew (MLS) at Chicago Fire (MLS)
Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill. – 7:30 p.m. CT
Orlando City SC (USL Pro) at Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan. – 7:30 p.m. CT
Houston Dynamo (MLS) at FC Dallas (MLS)
FC Dallas Stadium; Frisco, Texas – 8 p.m. CT
Chivas USA (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C. – 7:15 p.m. ET
Charleston Battery (USL Pro) at Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah – 7:30 p.m. MT
Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) at Portland Timbers (MLS)
JELD-WEN Field; Portland, Ore. – 7:30 p.m. PT

New England Revolution @ Rochester Rhinos (USL Pro)
Sahlen’s Stadium; Rochester, NY – 7:35 p.m. ET
Ocean City Nor’easters (USL PDL) @ Philadelphia Union
PPL Park; Chester, PA – 7:30 p.m. ET
DC United @ Richmond Kickers (USL Pro)
Richmond City Stadium; Richmond, VA – 7 p.m. ET
Des Moines Menace (USL PDL) @ Sporting KC
Sporting Park; Kansas City, KS – 7:30 p.m. CT
Chivas USA @ Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, NC – 7:15 p.m. ET
FC Dallas @ Ft. Lauderdale Strikers (NASL)
Lockhart Stadium; Fort Lauderdale, FL – 7:30 p.m. ET
Colorado Rapids @ Orlando City Lions (USL Pro)
Florida Citrus Bowl; Orlando, FL – 7:30 p.m. ET
Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) @ Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, UT – 7:30 p.m. MT
San Jose Earthquakes @ Charleston Battery (USL Pro)
Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, SC – 7:30 p.m. ET

Chicago Fire @ Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro)
Winthrop University Stadium; Rock Hill, SC – 7 p.m. ET
Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro) @ Columbus Crew
Columbus Crew Stadium; Columbus, OH – 7:30 p.m. ET
Reading United (USL PDL) @ New York Red Bulls
Red Bull Arena; Harrison, NJ – 7:30 p.m. ET
LA Galaxy @ Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, NC – 7:15 p.m. ET
FC Tucson (USL PDL) @ Houston Dynamo
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, TX – 7:30 p.m. CT
Seattle Sounders @ Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL)
Al Lang Stadium; St. Petersburg, FL – 7:30 p.m. ET
Wilmington Hammerheads (USL Pro) @ Portland Timbers
JELD-WEN Field; Portland, OR – 7:30 p.m. PT


Fourth Round: June 12
Quarterfinals: June 26
Semifinals: Aug. 7 or 21
Final: Oct. 1 or 2


2013 US Open Cup Second Round: Wilmington Hammerheads net first road win 2-0 in Austin with Aztex aid

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Having beaten MLS clubs in the past, the Wilmington Hammerheads came into Tuesday’s contest with the PDL Austin Aztex fully focused after an embarrassing 4-0 home loss to amateur Cal FC a year ago in the Second Round and used some help from the hosts for a 2-0 win, moving on to a Third Round showdown with the Portland Timbers.

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