The 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is down to one non-MLS entrant after LAFC fought past Sacramento Republic’s dogged effort to make it two, twice equalizing en route to a 3-2 win.
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Louisville City won a battle of USL sides in Wednesday’s final day of fifth round action, knocking off Nashville SC by a 2-1 score.
Now attention turns to the quarterfinals, where USL champions Louisville City will face the Chicago Fire on July 18.
All four quarterfinals will be staged on that day, and the winner of Louisville-Chicago will face the winner of the duel between Philadelphia Union and Orlando City.
The other side of the bracket shows Houston Dynamo against Sporting KC, and LAFC against the Portland Timbers.
Chicago and KC have won the cup an MLS-best four times each, while Philadelphia has finished second twice.
The remaining quarterfinalists have not advanced to a USOC final.