“What’s it going to take to make the US Open Cup as big in America, as the FA Cup is in England?”
That’s a question I’ve been asked a million times. Other than the obvious continued growth of the game here in the United States, a few matchups between heated, local rivals would do well to create a bit of buzz. You know, the Seattle Sounders (last year’s winners) and Portland Timbers of the world; the New York City FC’s vs. the New York Cosmos.
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On Thursday night, the draw for the fourth round of the 2015 US Open Cup did just that, drawing the Pacific Northwest and Big Apple neighbors against one another in potential fourth-round (round of 32 teams) matchups to be played on June 16 or 17.
To watch the fourth-round draw in its entirety (yes, you can watch the USOC draw now), check out 120 Sports, who streamed the event live. To see all the entire schedule of third-round matchups, click here.
Full USOC fourth-round draw results (home team listed first)
New York Cosmos (NASL) vs. New York City FC (MLS) or New York City FC vs. Jersey Express (PDL)
Philadelphia Union (MLS) vs. Rochester Rhinos (USL)/Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) winner
New York Red Bulls (MLS) vs. Atlanta Silverback (NASL)/Chattanooga FC (NPSL) winner
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. Minnesota United FC (NASL)/Saint Louis FC (USL) winner
Chicago Fire (MLS) vs. Louisville FC (USL)/Indy Eleven (NASL) winner
FC Dallas (MLS) vs. Oklahoma City Energy (USL)/Tulsa Roughnecks (USL) winner
Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. Austin Aztex/San Antonio Scorpions (NASL)
Colorado Rapids (MLS) vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL)/Real Monarchs SLC (USL) winner
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Chula Vista FC (USASA)/Sacramento Republic FC (USL) winner
Seattle Sounders (MLS) vs. Portland Timbers (MLS)
Charleston Batter (USL) vs. Orlando City SC (MLS) or Orlando City SC vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL)
New England Revolution (MLS) vs. Charlotte Independence (USL)/Carolina RailHaws (NASL) winner
Richmond Kickers (USL)/Jacksonville Armada (NASL) winner vs. Columbus Crew SC (MLS)
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL)/Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) vs. D.C. United (MLS)
Real Salt Lake (MLS) vs. Portland Timbers 2 (USL)/Seattle Sounders 2 (USL) winner
LA Galaxy (MLS) vs. PSA Elite (USASA)/Ventura County Fusion (PDL) winner