By RYAN TOLMICH
The games that make up the third round of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup have yet to be played, but the dates for the fourth round contests have already been decided.
U.S. Soccer announced on Tuesday the potential match-ups that will happen in the competition’s fourth round, which will take place June 10-18. The third round games are scheduled to take place next week.
The fourth round will feature the entry of the 16 American-based MLS sides, each of which will be matched with a winner from the third round. As for hosting privileges, venue was determined based on a random draw among teams whose stadiums met minimum tournament requirements.
Potential highlights include the Colorado Rapids taking on Orlando City ahead of the Lions’ MLS move, the Seattle Sounders taking on LA Galaxy II and a potential New York clash between the Red Bulls and the Cosmos.
Here’s a list of the potential match-ups for next month’s fourth round:
June 11 - N.Y. Greek American Atlas (USASA) at New England Revolution (MLS) - Stevenson Field (Brown University); Providence, R.I.
June 18 - New England Revolution (MLS) at Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) - Richmond City Stadium; Richmond, Va.
June 11 - Brooklyn Italians SC (NPSL) at New York Red Bulls (MLS) – Red Bull Arena
June 14 - New York Red Bulls (MLS) at New York Cosmos (NASL) - Shuart Stadium (Hofstra University); Hempstead, N.Y.
June 10 - Baltimore Bohemians (PDL) at Philadelphia Union (MLS) - PPL Park
June 17 - Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) at Philadelphia Union (MLS) – PPL Park
June 17 - D.C. United (MLS) at Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) - Sahlen’s Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.
June 17 - Reading United A.C. (PDL) at D.C. United (MLS) - Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.
June 17 - Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO) / Indy Eleven (NASL) winner at Columbus Crew (MLS) - FirstEnergy Stadium (Univ. of Akron); Akron, Ohio
TBD - RWB Adria (USASA) at Chicago Fire (MLS) - Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
June 18 - Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) at Chicago Fire (MLS) - Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
June 18 - Minnesota United FC (NASL) / Des Moines Menace (USASA) winner at Sporting Kansas City (MLS) - Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
June 11 - Laredo Heat (PDL) / Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) winner at Houston Dynamo (MLS) - BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
June 14 - NTX Rayados (USASA) / San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) winner at FC Dallas (MLS) - Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
June 11 – Oklahoma City Energy FC (USL PRO) at LA Galaxy (MLS) – StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.
June 18 – LA Galaxy (MLS) at Arizona United SC (USL PRO) - Peoria Sports Complex; Peoria, Ariz.
June 11 - Fresno Fuego (PDL) / Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) winner at San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) - Kezar Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.
June 14 - Chivas USA (MLS) at Carolina RailHawks (NASL) - WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.
June 17 - Chivas USA (MLS) at Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) - Alumni Soccer Stadium (Davidson College); Davidson, N.C.
June 11 – PSA Elite (USASA) at Seattle Sounders (MLS) - Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.
June 18 - Seattle Sounders (MLS) at LA Galaxy II (USL PRO) - StubHub Center Track & Field Stadium; Carson, Calif.
June 14 - Real Salt Lake (MLS) at Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) - Atlanta Silverbacks Park; Chamblee, Ga.
June 18 - Real Salt Lake (MLS) at Chattanooga FC (NPSL) - Finley Stadium; Chattanooga, Tenn.
June 17 - Orlando City U23s (PDL) at Portland Timbers (MLS) - Providence Park; Portland, Ore.
June 18 - Portland Timbers (MLS) at Charleston Battery (USL PRO) - Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C.
June 10 - Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) at Colorado Rapids (MLS) - Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
June 17 - Orlando City (USL PRO) at Colorado Rapids (MLS) - Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
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