Orlando to Play Memphis 901 FC in Fourth Round of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
ORLANDO, Fla. - Orlando City SC will open up its 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup campaign in the Fourth Round against Memphis 901 FC of the USL Championship League. The match will take place on June 12, with kickoff set for 8:30 p.m. ET at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
This year marks the 106th edition of the U.S. Open Cup - the oldest cup competition in U.S. Soccer. After three rounds of tournament play, all Major League Soccer teams now enter the nationwide single-elimination tournament in the fourth round. All 2019 U.S. Open Cup games will stream live on ESPN+.
In 2018, the Lions matched their best finish in Open Cup play in Club history, reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since 2015. During their run they defeated Miami United FC of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) 3-0 in the Fourth Round and D.C. United in penalty kicks before losing to Philadelphia Union in the quarterfinals by a score of 1-0. Orlando City played all three Open Cup games away from home last season.
Memphis entered this year's tournament in the Second Round and defeated the New York Red Bulls U-23's of USL League Two, 3-1, and then went on to defeat Hartford Athletic FC of the USL Championship, 4-0. This year marks Memphis' first appearance in the U.S. Open Cup, as the club was founded in January of 2018 and began play in the USL Championship this year.
At the helm for Memphis is former Orlando City goalkeeper coach Tim Mulqueen. Mulqueen spent nearly two seasons in Orlando, joining the Club in January of 2017. He was announced as the inaugural head coach for Memphis on August 15, 2018, now in his first full season at the helm.
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