[U.S. OPEN CUP]
The Atlanta Silverbacks and Carolina RailHawks will look to make it three in a row over MLS opposition in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup when the
NASL clubs play the Chicago Fire and FC Dallas, respectively, in the
quarterfinals on Wednesday.
The Silverbacks return home after winning at the
Colorado Rapids, 2-1, in a match that saw three Silverbacks -- Jaime Chavez
, who scored both goals, Kwadwo Poku
-- red carded in the second half. Atlanta technical director Eric Wynalda
and assistant Ricardo Montoya
were also ejected.
Carolina is coming off wins over Chivas USA (on penalty kicks) and the LA Galaxy (1-0 on overtime). The RailHawks will
need another big game from goalie Scott Goodwin
, who had eight saves in the win over the Galaxy.
The Seattle Sounders, who are looking to tie the
Fire for the MLS record with four Open Cup titles, host the archrival Portland Timbers Wednesday at Starfire Sports Complex, where they have never lost an Open Cup match.
Dallas and New England, which plays at Philadelphia on Tuesday night, have won the Open Cup once. 2014 U.S. Open Cup: QUARTERFINALS, SCHEDULE
July 8 in Chester, Pa.
Philadelphia Union vs. New England Revolution
July 8 in Tukwila, Wash.
Seattle Sounders vs. Portland Timbers July 8 in Chamblee, Ga.
Atlanta Silverbacks (NASL) vs. Chicago Fire
July 9 in Cary, N.C.
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