Brackets revealed for remainder of 2019 U.S. Open Cup
CHICAGO – The official Round of 16/Quarterfinal Draw for the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, was conducted this morning, setting regional groups in a bracket that will determine matchups through to the tournament Final. Fans can watch every game through the Final on ESPN+.
The Round of 16 will consist of eight games played June 18- 20 and will be followed by the Quarterfinal Round set for July 10, the Semifinals on Aug. 7 and the Final on Aug. 27 or 28. A draw to determine the Semifinal hosts and the priority order for hosting the Final will take place on July 11.
2019 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 Schedule
|Date||Game (home team listed first)||Time||Venue|
|June 18||Columbus Crew SC (MLS) vs. Atlanta United FC (MLS)/Charleston Battery (USLC) winner||7 p.m. ET||MAPFRE Stadium; Columbus, Ohio|
|June 18||Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. Minnesota United FC (MLS)||6 p.m. CT||BBVA Stadium; Houston, Texas|
|June 19||D.C. United (MLS) vs. New York City FC (MLS)||7 p.m. ET||Audi Field; Washington, D.C.|
|June 19||Orlando City SC (MLS) vs. New England Revolution (MLS)||7:30 p.m. ET||Exploria Stadium; Orlando, Fla.|
|June 19||FC Dallas (MLS) vs. New Mexico United (USLC)||TBD||TBD|
|June 19||Saint Louis FC (USLC) vs. FC Cincinnati (MLS)||7:30 p.m. CT||World Wide Technology Soccer Park; Fenton, Mo.|
|June 19||Portland Timbers (MLS) vs. LA Galaxy (MLS)||8 p.m. PT||Providence Park; Portland, Ore.|
|June 20||Los Angeles FC (MLS) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)||7:30 p.m. PT||Banc of California Stadium; Los Angeles, Calif.|
The winners of the Round of 16 matches in each region will face each other in the Quarterfinal Round. During the Draw, U.S. Soccer announced that the Quarterfinal winners of the East and Mideast Regions will form the matchup for one Semifinal, while the last team standing from the Midwest will take on the West Region survivor for the remaining ticket to the Final. The result is a fixed bracket now in place through to the tournament’s championship game to be played on Aug. 27 or 28.
The 15 winners (13 from Division I Major League Soccer and two from Division II USL Championship) from the Fourth Round matches played to date plus the winner of tonight’s remaining Fourth Round game were divided geographically into groups of four in advance of the Draw.
U.S. Open Cup Round of 16/Quarterfinal Draw Regional Groups
In the Fourth Round match remaining to be played later tonight, Atlanta United FC (MLS) takes on the Charleston Battery (USL Championship). The game, originally scheduled for June 11, was postponed due to unplayable field conditions and will now be contested near Atlanta as a closed-door match at 7 p.m. ET this evening. Fans can watch the game on ESPN+.