The Houston Dynamo will open their 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup campaign on Wednesday, June 6 at BBVA Compass Stadium with a Fourth Round match against NTX Rayados. The matchup was determined in a draw conducted by U.S. Soccer this morning.
All Dynamo Season Ticket Members will receive complimentary tickets to the match, and General Admission seats will available starting at $19. Purchase your tickets here!
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is a single-elimination tournament to determine the champion of American soccer. Teams from every level of soccer are included, from local amateur and semi-pro sides up to Major League Soccer. Each MLS club received a bye until the fourth round of the tournament. Founded in 1914, the Open Cup is the oldest national soccer competition in the United States. The 2018 tournament is the 105th edition of the competition.
The Dynamo are 12-10-1 all-time in the tournament, with the one draw going to penalty kicks in 2008. Houston’s deepest run in the tournament has been to the Semifinals in 2006 and again in 2009. Last year, the Dynamo were eliminated in the Round of 16 by eventual champion Sporting Kansas City.
This will mark the first-ever meeting between the Dynamo and NTX Rayados. Based in Dallas, the amateur club competes in the North Texas Premier Soccer League. Rayados defeated FC Wichita 3-2 on Wednesday night in Dallas to advance to the fourth round for the first time in club history. They are one of three amateur teams remaining in the tournament, along with FC Golden State Force out of California and Miami United FC from Florida.