U.S. Open Cup announces fourth round, including three all-MLS ties

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Two MLS rivalries — one growing, one already huge — are among three all-top-tier match-ups set for the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup next month.

Now you may be asking, “Woah, wasn’t the second round just this week?”

Yup, but travel is tricky for lower tier sides, and the third-round combatants will know their fate what’s next if they win their May 31 matches.

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Seattle hosts Portland in a bonus match between Cascadia Cup rivals, while New York will have another chance to turn red or blue when NYCFC visits the Red Bulls. The other MLS match-up is Sporting KC against Minnesota United.

Full fourth round fixture list

New England Revolution vs. Rochester Rhinos or GPS Omens
New York Red Bulls vs. New York City FC
Philadelphia Union vs. Reading United or Harrisburg City Islanders
DC United vs. Chrstos FC or Chicago FC United
FC Cincinnati or Louisville City vs. Columbus Crew
Atlanta United 
vs. Jacksonville Armada or Charleston Battery
Orlando City vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies
Michigan Bucks or Saint Louis FC vs. Chicago Fire
North Carolina FC or Charlotte Independence vs. Houston Dynamo
San Antonio FC or Tulsa Roughnecks vs. FC Dallas (FCD at home if Tulsa)
Sporting KC vs. Minnesota United
Seattle Sounders
vs. Portland Timbers
LA Galaxy
vs. LA Wolves or Orange County SC
San Jose Earthquakes vs. San Francisco Delta or Phoenix Rising
Colorado Rapids vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks or Oklahoma City Energy