Three of the four matches for the 2022 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Quarterfinals will take place this week and feature some intriguing drama.
Orlando City SC
After a 1-1 draw, Orlando City defeated Inter Miami CF 4-2 in a PK shootout to advance to the Quarterfinals of the 2022 US Open Cup.
Orlando City held off the Philadelphia Union 2-1 to advance to the Round of 16 in the US Open Cup for the third tournament in a row.
City won 2-1 against the Rowdies to advance to the Round of 32 in a feisty affair at Exploria Stadium that included 32 fouls, eight yellow cards and a red card for Rowdies coach Neil Collins.
Atlanta United defeated Orlando City 2-0 Tuesday night at Exploria Stadium in Orlando, advancing to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Final. United will host the championship game on Aug. 27 and will be the first Georgia-based club in the 106-year history of the tournament to reach the Final.
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The first of two games of the Semifinals of the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup kick off on Tuesday night with Orlando City SC hosting Atlanta United FC
Orlando City advanced to their first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Semifinal Wednesday night, defeating New York City FC in penalties in front of a rowdy 7,227 in attendance on a steamy night at Exploria Stadium.
Orlando City vanquished Bruce Arena’s New England Revolution 2-1 in extra time on goals from rookie Benji Michel and Canadian international Tesho Akindele.
Sacha Kljestan scored a pair of goals for Orlando City to give the MLS side a road win over Memphis 901 FC to advance to the Round of 16.