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Revs Back to Boston for USOC Action

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

Photo credit: Kari Heistad/

The Revolution will face the winner of the Charlotte Independence (USL)-Carolina RailHawks (NASL) Third Round clash in the Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup tournament at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium (Harvard) in Cambridge, Mass. on Jun. 17.

U.S. Soccer unveiled the Fourth Round pairings on Thursday. The Fourth Round, scheduled for Jun. 16-17, marks the opening stage of the tournament for the 17 domestic Major League Soccer (Division I) clubs, joining the 15 winners from the Third Round played May 27.

The Revolution last played at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium during the Fourth Round of the 2013 tournament, where they faced the New York Red Bulls. The Revolution won that contest 4-2 before a sellout crowd of 2,500.

The Fourth Round clash will be sandwiched between the Revolution’s Jun. 13 match vs. Chicago and Jun. 21 match at DC United.

With an uneven amount of MLS clubs entering the competition in the Fourth Round, 15 of 17 MLS teams were paired geographically to a specific Third Round matchup, while two MLS teams, Seattle Sounders FC and Portland Timbers, were paired together to complete the bracket.

Instances in which a logical geographic fit didn’t exist were resolved by random selection. Teams with an ownership affiliation (Portland Timbers and Portland Timbers 2, Real Monarchs SLC and Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders and Seattle Sounders 2) are precluded from being paired until the Final.

Home teams are determined by a random selection process among those clubs that have applied to host and whose venues meet the minimum tournament requirements.

Thursday’s draw was conducted with two-time U.S. Open Cup champion and former Chicago Fire midfielder Logan Pause serving as the official witness as matchups for June 16-17 were determined

Fourth Round Possibilities

Date Game Time Venue
6/16 New York City FC (MLS) at New York Cosmos (NASL) 7:30 p.m. ET Shuart Stadium; Hempstead, N.Y.
6/16 Jersey Express (PDL) at New York City FC (MLS) 7 p.m. ET Belson Stadium (St. John’s Univ.); Queens, N.Y.
6/16 Rochester Rhinos (USL)/Harrisburg City Islanders (USL) winner at Philadelphia Union (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET PPL Park; Chester, Pa.
6/16 Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL)/Chattanooga FC (NPSL) winner at New York Red Bulls (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
6/16 Minnesota United FC (NASL)/Saint Louis FC (USL) winner at Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Sporting Park; Kansas City, Kan.
6/16 Louisville FC (USL)/Indy Eleven (NASL) winner at Chicago Fire (MLS) 7:30 p.m. CT Toyota Park; Bridgeview, Ill.
6/16 Oklahoma City Energy (USL)/Tulsa Roughnecks (USL) winner at FC Dallas (MLS) 8 p.m. CT TCU Soccer Stadium; Ft. Worth, Texas
TBD Austin Aztex (USL)/San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) winner at Houston Dynamo (MLS) 8 p.m. CT BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
6/16 Colorado Springs Switchbacks (USL)/Real Monarchs SLC (USL) winner at Colorado Rapids (MLS) 7 p.m. MT Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
6/16 Chula Vista FC (USASA)/Sacramento Republic FC (USL) winner at San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
6/16 Portland Timbers (MLS) at Seattle Sounders (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.
6/17 Orlando City (MLS) at Charleston Battery (USL) 7:30 p.m. ET Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C.
6/17 Fort Lauderdale Strikers (NASL) at Orlando City (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Orlando Citrus Bowl; Orlando, Fla.
6/17 Charlotte Independence (USL)/Carolina RailHawks (NASL) winner at New England Revolution (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Soldiers Field (Harvard Univ.); Boston, Mass.
6/17 Columbus Crew SC (MLS) at Richmond Kickers (USL) 7 p.m. ET Richmond City Stadium; Richmond, Va.
6/17 Columbus Crew SC (MLS) at Jacksonville Armada (NASL) 7:30 p.m. ET Hodges Stadium (Univ. of North Florida); Jacksonville, Fla.
6/17 D.C. United (MLS) at Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL) 7 p.m. ET Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Pa.
6/17 D.C. United (MLS) at Tampa Bay Rowdies (NASL) 7:30 p.m. ET Al Lang Stadium; St. Petersburg, Fla.
6/17 Portland Timbers 2 (USL)/Seattle Sounders 2 (USL) winner at Real Salt Lake (MLS) 8 p.m. MT Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
6/17 PSA Elite (USASA)/Ventura County Fusion (PDL) winner at LA Galaxy (MLS) 7:30 p.m. PT StubHub Center; Carson, Calif.

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