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U.S. Open Cup Second Round Matchups Set for USL Championship Clubs

By Staff, 03/24/22, 12:10PM EDT


Rowdies, Republic FC to host USL League Two opposition in early April

The matchups for the 23 USL Championship clubs set to compete in the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup were confirmed on Wednesday night after an exciting collection of action in the First Round of the tournament.

Defending Eastern Conference title-winner the Tampa Bay Rowdies will get a familiar foe in its second-round contest with USL League Two club The Villages SC set to visit Al Lang Stadium on Tuesday, April 5 after taking a 6-0 win against the Orlando FC Wolves. The Villages were the Second Round opponent for the Rowdies during the last playing of the tournament in 2019, when the Rowdies won 4-1 on home turf behind a goal and two assists by former midfielder Zach Steinberger.

Sacramento Republic FC will also host USL League Two opposition in the Portland Timbers U-23s, who took a 2-1 win against Contra Costa FC, with the game at Heart Health Park set for Thursday, April 7. Republic FC will face the Timbers U-23s for the first time in the Open Cup, but the contest could bring together two former Portland Timbers teammates on opposite sides, with Republic FC’s Rodrigo Lopez and the Timbers U-23s Futty Danso having played for the Timbers in both USL League One in 2009, the USSF Division II Pro League in 2010, and Major League Soccer in 2011.

Other confirmed Tuesday night matchups include a cross-town clash for FC Tulsa, which will face Tulsa Athletic at ONEOK Field. Elsewhere San Antonio FC will host the D’Feeters Soccer Club at Toyota Field, and New Mexico United will play host to Las Vegas Legends FC at the University of New Mexico Soccer Complex.

Miami FC will also face a fellow local club in Miami United FC on Wednesday, April 6 at FIU Stadium. Meanwhile on Thursday, April 7, Hartford Athletic will play host to Oyster Bay United F.C. at Trinity Health Stadium, while Birmingham Legion FC will play host to Mississippi club Southern States SC Stars.

2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Second Round
Tuesday, April 5

Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC vs. Maryland Bobcats FC – Highmark Stadium, 7 p.m. ET

Detroit City FC vs. Michigan Stars FC – Keyworth Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET

Indy Eleven vs. St. Louis CITY 2 – Michael A. Carroll Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET

Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. The Villages SC – Al Lang Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET

FC Tulsa vs. Tulsa Athletic – ONEOK Field, 8:30 p.m. ET

San Antonio FC vs. D’Feeters Kicks Soccer Club – Toyota Field, 8:30 p.m. ET

New Mexico United vs. Las Vegas Legends FC – University of New Mexico Soccer Complex, 9:30 p.m. ET

Central Valley Fuego FC vs. El Paso Locomotive FC – Lamonica Stadium, 10:30 p.m. ET

Orange County SC vs. Los Angeles Force – Championship Soccer Stadium, 10:30 p.m. ET

Wednesday, April 6
Charleston Battery vs. South Georgia Tormenta FC – Patriots Point Soccer Stadium, 7 p.m. ET

Miami FC vs. Miami United FC – FIU Stadium, 7 p.m. ET

North Carolina FC vs. Rio Grande Valley FC – WakeMed Soccer Park, 7 p.m. ET

Louisville City FC vs. Chattanooga Red Wolves SC – Lynn Family Stadium, 7:30 p.m. ET

Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC – Weidner Field, 9 p.m. ET

FC Tucson vs. Las Vegas Lights FC – Kino North Stadium, 10:30 p.m. ET

Bay Cities FC vs. Monterey Bay F.C. – PayPal Park, 10:30 p.m. ET

Phoenix Rising FC vs. Valley United FC – Phoenix Rising Stadium at Wild Horse Pass, 10:30 p.m. ET

ALBION San Diego vs. San Diego Loyal SC – Canyon Crest Academy, 10:30 p.m. ET

Thursday, April 7
Chattanooga FC vs. Memphis 901 FC – Finley Stadium, 7 p.m. ET

Greenville Triumph SC vs. Oakland Roots SC – Triumph Stadium at Legacy Early College, 7 p.m. ET

Hartford Athletic vs. Oyster Bay United FC – Trinity Health Stadium, 7 p.m. ET

Birmingham Legion FC vs. Southern States SC Stars – University of Alabama Soccer Stadium, 8 p.m. ET

Sacramento Republic FC vs. Portland Timbers U23 – Heart Health Park, 10:30 p.m. ET

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