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US Open Cup Quarterfinal schedule set; Riverhounds to face FC Cincinnati on Tuesday, June 6

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Quarterfinal schedule for the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, has been set for June 6-7.

The Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, who have defeated two MLS clubs in the past two weeks, will now travel to Western Ohio to take on FC Cincinnati, on Tuesday, June 6.

The match will be broadcast on the Bleacher Report App and B/R Football YouTube.

This will be the third time that the Hounds will face FC Cincy in Open Cup competition, and the second year in a row they’ll face the club which has been in Major League Soccer since 2019.

Last season, Cincinnati defeated Pittsburgh, 2-0, in a match that went to extra time.

FINAL: FC Cincinnati 2, Riverhounds SC 0 (AET)

The round’s four games will feature on CBS Sports Golazo Network and Bleacher Report platforms.

The Quarterfinal round will kick off Tuesday, June 6 with FC Cincinnati (Division I-MLS) and Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC (Div. II-USL Championship) squaring off in TQL Stadium at 7 p.m. ET Chicago Fire FC (MLS) and Houston Dynamo (MLS) will also go head-to-head at SeatGeek Stadium in the night’s other contest at 8:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Golazo Network.

Wednesday’s action will pit the other remaining USL Championship club in the tournament, Birmingham Legion (USLC) against Inter Miami CF (MLS) in Protective Stadium at 8 p.m. on CBS Sports Golazo Network before Real Salt Lake (MLS) and LA Galaxy (MLS) battle for the last ticket to the tournament Semifinals at 9:30 p.m. on the B/R App and B/R Football YouTube.



John Krysinsky has covered soccer and other sports for many years for various publications and media outlets. He is also author of 'Miracle on the Mon' -- a book about the Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, which chronicles the club, particularly the early years of Highmark Stadium with the narrative leading up to and centered around a remarkable match that helped provide a spark for the franchise. John has covered sports for Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, DK Pittsburgh Sports, Pittsburgh Sports Report, has served as color commentator on Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC broadcasts, and worked with OPTA Stats and broadcast teams for US Open Cup and International Champions Cup matches held in the US. Krysinsky also served as the Head Men’s Soccer Coach at his alma mater, Point Park University, where he led the Pioneers to the first-ever winning seasons and playoff berths (1996-98); head coach of North Catholic boys (2007-08), associate head coach of Shady Side Academy boys (2009-2014).

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