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2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Third Round Potential Pairings and Host Scenarios Set

May 14, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - Birmingham Legion FC News Release

CHICAGO - U.S. Soccer determined the potential pairings and host scenarios for the Third Round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer's National Championship. Set to take place May 29, the Third Round will match the 22 winners that advance from this week's Second Round action, contested by professional clubs from the Division II USL Championship (USLC) and First Round survivors from the new Division III USL League One (USLL1), Open Division local qualifying teams and Open Division national league sides from the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and USL League Two (USLL2). All U.S. Open Cup games can be seen live on ESPN+.

A random selection process among those teams who applied determined the hosts. Clubs with a venue meeting minimum tournament requirements were given priority. To determine potential Third Round matchups, pairs of Second Round games were bracketed together geographically. Second Round games that did not have a logical geographic match were pooled and drawn randomly to determine the Third Round possibilities for these sides.

The Third Round winners will face Division I Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs in the Fourth Round on June 11 & 12. The Fourth Round Draw to determine the exact matchups will be held May 30.

The First Round of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup took place May 7-8, with four of six Division III clubs advancing to this week's Second Round, along with five of eight local qualifiers, four of 14 NPSL teams and six of 10 sides from USL League Two.

The 2019 U.S. Open Cup winner will earn $300,000 in prize money, a berth in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League and have its name engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy - one of the oldest nationally-contested trophies in American team sports - now on permanent display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas. The runner-up will earn $100,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $25,000 cash prize.

For complete coverage of the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, visit ussoccer.com and follow the tournament's official social accounts on Twitter and Instagram @OpenCup and Facebook @OfficialOpenCup .

2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule

Third Round Scenarios (all games May 29)

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue

May 29 North Carolina FC (USLC) vs. Charlotte Independence (USLC)/Florida Soccer Soldiers (Fla.) winner 7 p.m. ET Koka Booth (Field 2) at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

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Richmond Kickers (USLL1) vs. Charlotte Independence (USLC)/Florida Soccer Soldiers (Fla.) winner 7 p.m. ET City Stadium; Richmond, Va.

May 29 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USLC) vs. Indy Eleven (USLC)/Lansing Ignite FC (USLL1) winner 7 p.m. ET Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Indy Eleven (USLC) vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (USLL2) 7 p.m. ET Sellick Bowl (Butler Univ.); Indianapolis, Ind.

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Dayton Dutch Lions (USLL2) vs. Lansing Ignite FC (USLL1) 7 p.m. ET DOC Stadium; West Carrollton, Ohio

May 29 Louisville City FC (USLC) vs. Birmingham Legion FC (USLC)/West Chester United (Pa.) winner 7 p.m. ET Lynn Stadium (Univ. of Louisville); Louisville, Ky.

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Reading United AC (USLL2) vs. Birmingham Legion FC (USLC)/West Chester United (Pa.) winner 7 p.m. ET Gurski Stadium (Wilson H.S.); West Lawn, Pa.

May 29 Saint Louis FC (USLC) vs. El Paso Locomotive FC (USLC)/Forward Madison FC (USLL1) winner 7 p.m. CT World Wide Technology Soccer Park; Fenton, Mo.

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Des Moines Menace (USLL2) vs. El Paso Locomotive FC (USLC)/Forward Madison FC (USLL1) winner 7:30 p.m. CT Drake Stadium; Des Moines, Iowa

May 29 Nashville SC (USLC) vs. Greenville Triumph SC (USLL1)/Charleston Battery (USLC) winner 7:30 p.m. CT Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium (Middle Tennessee State Univ.); Murfreesboro, Tenn.

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Greenville Triumph SC (USLL1) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 (USLL2) 7 p.m. ET Legacy Early College Field; Greenville, S.C.

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Charleston Battery (USLC) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 (USLL2) 7:30 p.m. ET MUSC Health Stadium; Charleston, S.C.

May 29 Tampa Bay Rowdies (USLC) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas) 7 p.m. ET Al Lang Stadium; St. Petersburg, Fla.

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NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. The Villages SC (USLL2) 7:30 p.m. CT Mountain View Community College; Dallas, Texas

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OKC Energy FC (USLC) vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (USLC)/The Villages SC (USLL2) winner 7:30 p.m. CT John Crain Field (Univ. of Oklahoma); Norman, Okla.

May 29 Memphis 901 FC (USLC) vs. Hartford Athletic (USLC)/New York Cosmos B (NPSL) winner 7 p.m. CT Mike Rose Soccer Complex; Memphis, Tenn.

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New York Red Bulls U23 (USLL2) vs. Hartford Athletic (USLC)/New York Cosmos B (NPSL) winner 7:30 p.m. ET Montclair State University; Montclair, N.J.

May 29 Tulsa Roughnecks (USLC) vs. San Antonio FC (USLC)/Laredo Heat SC (NPSL) winner 7 p.m. CT Case Soccer Complex (Oral Roberts Univ.); Tulsa, Okla.

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Austin Bold FC (USLC) vs. San Antonio FC (USLC)/Laredo Heat SC (NPSL) winner 7:30 p.m. CT Bold Stadium; Del Valle, Texas

May 29 Phoenix Rising FC (USLC) vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USLC)/FC Denver (Colo.) winner 7:30 p.m. MST Casino Arizona Field; Tempe, Ariz.

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Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USLC) vs. New Mexico United (USLC) 7 p.m. MDT Weidner Field; Colorado Springs, Colo.

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FC Denver (Colo.) vs. New Mexico United (USLC) 7:30 p.m. MDT TBD

May 29 El Farolito (NPSL) vs. Sacramento Republic FC (USLC)/Reno 1868 FC (USLC) winner 3 p.m. PT Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.

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Sacramento Republic FC (USLC) vs. Fresno FC (USLC) 7:30 p.m. PT Papa Murphy's Park; Sacramento, Calif.

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Reno 1868 FC (USLC) vs. Fresno FC (USLC) 7:30 p.m. PT Greater Nevada Field; Reno, Nev.

May 29 Las Vegas Lights FC (USLC) vs. Orange County SC (USLC)/Orange County FC (NPSL) winner 7:30 p.m. PT Cashman Field; Las Vegas, Nev.

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Orange County SC (USLC) vs. Cal FC (Calif.) 7:30 p.m. PT Orange County Great Park - Championship Soccer Stadium; Irvine, Calif.

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Orange County FC (NPSL) vs. Cal FC (Calif.) 7:30 p.m. PT L.A. Harbor College; Wilmington, Calif.

Second Round - May 14-15

Northeast Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue

May 14 Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (USLC) vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (USLL2) 7 p.m. ET Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Pa.

May 14 Hartford Athletic (USLC) vs. New York Cosmos B (NPSL) 7:30 p.m. ET Al-Marzook Field (Univ. of Hartford); Hartford, Conn.

May 15 Indy Eleven (USLC) vs. Lansing Ignite FC (USLL1) 7 p.m. ET Sellick Bowl (Butler Univ.); Indianapolis, Ind.

May 15 North Carolina FC (USLC) vs. Richmond Kickers (USLL1) 7 p.m. ET Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.

May 15 Louisville City FC (USLC) vs. Reading United AC (USLL2) 7 p.m. ET Lynn Stadium (Univ. of Louisville); Louisville, Ky.

May 15 Memphis 901 FC (USLC) vs. New York Red Bulls U23 (USLL2) 7 p.m. CT AutoZone Park; Memphis, Tenn.

May 15 Birmingham Legion FC (USLC) vs. West Chester United (Pa.) 7 p.m. CT BBVA Compass Field; Birmingham, Ala.

Southeast Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue

May 14 Charlotte Independence (USLC) vs. Florida Soccer Soldiers (Fla.) 7 p.m. ET Mecklenburg County Sportsplex; Matthews, N.C.

May 14 Tampa Bay Rowdies (USLC) vs. The Villages SC (USLL2) 7 p.m. ET Al Lang Stadium; St. Petersburg, Fla.

May 14 Nashville SC (USLC) vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC 2 (USLL2) 7:30 p.m. CT Dean A. Hayes Track & Soccer Stadium (Middle Tennessee State Univ.); Murfreesboro, Tenn.

May 15 Greenville Triumph SC (USLL1) vs. Charleston Battery (USLC) 7 p.m. ET Legacy Early College Field; Greenville, S.C.

Central Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue

May 14 OKC Energy FC (USLC) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas) 7:30 p.m. CT John Crain Field (Univ. of Oklahoma); Norman, Okla.

May 14 Austin Bold FC (USLC) vs. Tulsa Roughnecks (USLC) 7:30 p.m. CT Bold Stadium; Del Valle, Texas

May 14 San Antonio FC (USLC) vs. Laredo Heat SC (NPSL) 7:30 p.m. CT Toyota Field; San Antonio, Texas

May 15 Des Moines Menace (USLL2) vs. Saint Louis FC (USLC) 7:30 p.m. CT Cownie Soccer Park; Des Moines, Iowa

May 15 Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USLC) vs. FC Denver (Colo.) 7 p.m. MDT Weidner Field; Colorado Springs, Colo.

May 15 El Paso Locomotive FC (USLC) vs. Forward Madison FC (USLL1) 7 p.m. MDT Southwest University Ballpark; El Paso, Texas

May 15 Phoenix Rising FC (USLC) vs. New Mexico United (USLC) 7:30 p.m. MST Casino Arizona Field; Tempe, Ariz.

West Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue

May 14 Las Vegas Lights FC (USLC) vs. Cal FC (Calif.) 7:30 p.m. PT Cashman Field; Las Vegas, Nev.

May 15 El Farolito (NPSL) vs. Fresno FC (USLC) 2:30 p.m. PT Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.

May 15 Sacramento Republic FC (USLC) vs. Reno 1868 FC (USLC) 7:30 p.m. PT Papa Murphy's Park; Sacramento, Calif.

May 15 Orange County SC (USLC) vs. Orange County FC (NPSL) 7:30 p.m. PT Orange County Great Park - Championship Soccer Stadium; Irvine, Calif.

Fourth Round Draw - May 30

Fourth Round - June 11-12*

Round of 16 Draw - June 13

Round of 16 - June 19* (also June 18-23 if home team chooses and visiting team has at least three non-game days on each side of chosen date, with any overlap of U.S. MNT Gold Cup games on June 18 and June 22 disallowed)

Quarterfinals - July 10*

Semifinals - August 7*

Final - August 27 or 28

* Any game from the Fourth Round through to the Semifinal Round where one of the participants has a league game the following Friday will be moved up a day (exception to this occurs when the team's opponent is scheduled for a league game the preceding Sunday; in this case, the provisions in the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Handbook to determine the match date will prevail). In addition, any game chosen by U.S. Soccer to be broadcast nationally in any round is subject to being moved up a day. The Commissioner has the authority to set outside of the confirmed schedule the date for any match if such a change is in the best interests of the tournament.


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