The semifinal round of the 2013 US Open Cup has been drawn. US Soccer relapsed the potential pairings Thursday afternoon and should FC Dallas win their quarterfinal match next Wednesday against the Portland Timbers, they will have to hit the road in the semifinal round.
Semifinal Round - Possible Pairings
New England Revolution (MLS)/D.C. United (MLS) winner at Orlando City SC (USL PRO)
Florida Citrus Bowl; Orlando, Fla.
Wednesday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Portland Timbers (MLS)/FC Dallas (MLS) winner at Real Salt Lake (MLS)
Rio Tinto Stadium; Sandy, Utah
Wednesday, August 7 at 7:30 p.m. MT
Portland Timbers (MLS)/FC Dallas (MLS) winner at Carolina RailHawks (NASL)
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.
Wednesday, August 7 at 7:15 p.m. ET
Pretty interesting to see that both lower division teams (Orlando and Carolina) could be hosting semifinal games. Either way this game is sandwiched between two tough regular season games for FC Dallas. The week before they will be in Seattle hoping to right the wrong from the 4-2 beaten that they took a few weeks back and directly following the USOC game they host the LA Galaxy. Fun.