Houston Dynamo to face winner of FC Tucson and San Antonio Scorpions in third round of U.S. Open Cup
US Soccer announced today the potential matchups for the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The Houston Dynamo will face the winner of the second round match between the San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) and FC Tucson. Those two teams will square off on Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Toyota Field in San Antonio.
The Houston Dynamo announced today that midfielder Brian Ownby has been loaned to the Richmond Kickers of the USL Pro division. The loan is effective immediately and will expire on Sept. 14, at which time Ownby will return to the Dynamo.
It's no secret that I'm a fan of the U.S. Open Cup. I love any tournament where am amateur team (Cal FC) has the opportunity to knock off a professional club (Portland).
It's the reason that everyone loves the NCAA tournament. We live for the upsets, the cinderellas and the great story lines. And the U.S. Open Cup is soccer's opportunity to captivate that same audience.
A 51st-minute Hans Denissen penalty kick was enough for the San Antonio Scorpions to best the Houston Dynamo as they claimed a 1-0 victory in the third round of the US Open Cup on Tuesday.
Denissen got his chance when crafty former Real Salt Lake and San Jose Earthquakes forward Pablo Campos drew a foul from rookie right back Warren Creavalle a yard inside the 18-yard box. Both players were chasing a hopeful, bouncing ball and Creavalle wrapped his leg around Campos, who had position, drawing the whistle.
As the Houston Dynamo prepare to get their US Open Cup campaign started this week, they will have to make due with their available resources.
In years past, tournament play has been a chance for reserves to shine. But with international duty, injuries and the squad taxed after a long May, head coach Dominic Kinnear will have to mix and match as he takes his club west on I-10 to face the San Antonio Scorpions of the NASL in the third round of the US Open Cup on Tuesday.
Still, the Dynamo boss has no intentions of fielding a weakened side.
Houston Dynamo at San Antonio Scorpions
Tuesday, May 29, 7:30 p.m. CT
Heroes Stadium, San Antonio, TX
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup third round
All-time series: This is the first meeting between the two clubs
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U.S. Soccer has announced the fourth-round possible pairings and locations for the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. If the Houston Dynamo win their third-round match against the San Antonio Scorpions (BUY TICKETS), the club will either host the Charlotte Eages (USL PRO) or play at FC Dallas. If the Dynamo host Charlotte, the match will be played at BBVA Compass Stadium. If the Dynamo play at Dallas, the match will be played at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco.