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U.S. Open Cup Draw
May 29th, 2008 6:45AM



The 2008 U.S. Open Cup will begin June 10 with 32 teams from the USL-1, USL-2, PDL and USASA competing in the first round.

The winners will face off in the second round on June 24. The eight MLS teams enter the competition in the third round on July 1.

The Columbus Crew and Colorado Rapids clinched the last two MLS berths with wins over Real Salt Lake (2-0) and the Los Angeles Galaxy (1-0), respectively, on Tuesday night.

First Round
June 10

Brooklyn Knights (PDL) at Carolina RailHawks (USL-1), WakeMed Park
New York Pancyprian Freedom (USASA) at Real Maryland Monarchs (USL-2), Maryland SoccerPlex
Fredericksburg Gunners (PDL) at Richmond Kickers (USL-2), SportsBackers Stadium
Boston Olympiakos (USASA) at Western Mass Pioneers (USL-2), Lusitano Stadium
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL-2) at AAC Eagles (USASA),
Benedictine University
Cleveland City Stars (USL-2) at Michigan Bucks (PDL), Ultimate Soccer Arena
St. Louis Lions (PDL) at Minnesota Thunder (USL-1), National Sports Center
RWB Adria (USASA) at Rochester Rhinos (USL-1), PAETEC Park
Atlanta Silverbacks (USL-1) at Austin Aztex (PDL), Dragon Stadium
ASC New Stars (USASA) at Charleston Battery (USL-1), Blackbaud Stadium
Clearwater Galactics (USASA) at Charlotte Eagles (USL-2), Charlotte Christian School
Bradenton Academics (PDL) at Miami FC (USL-1), Tropical Park
Seattle Sounders (USL-1) at Arizona Sahuaros (USASA), Grand Canyon University
Yakima Reds (PDL) at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL-2), Skyline Sports Complex
Crystal Palace Baltimore (USL-2) at Los Angeles Legends (PDL), Cougar Athletic Stadium
Hollywood United (USASA) at Portland Timbers (USL-1), PGE Park

2008 Schedule
June 12 First Round 32 lower division teams enter tournament
June 26 Second Round 16 Round 1 winners face off
July 1 Third Round Round 2 winners face eight MLS teams
July 8 Quarterfinals Round 3 winners
Aug. 12 Semifinals Quarterfinal winners
Aug. 24 Final Semifinal winners

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