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Live_Palm_Trees

Orlando gets to host El Tropico!!! Thanks Herc!!


Hombre_De_Maiz

Appreciate the disappointment at Omaha not hosting. At least they don't have to go to Houston. I will be torn.


Hombre_De_Maiz

LA Galaxy v. LAFC. Sacramento v. San Jose


Hombre_De_Maiz

Sporting KC v. Houston. MNUFC vs. Union Omaha


Hombre_De_Maiz

Orlando v. Inter Miami. Louisville v. Nashville


Hombre_De_Maiz

NYRB v. Charlotte. NYFC vs. Revs


nautika

Is there no discussion thread for the draw?


Hombre_De_Maiz

Here? It's happening!!!


Guardax

Rapids get knocked out of CCL and the Open Cup up a man. This team is a joke


acekingoffsuit

And so ends USOC Round of 32 Day 2, Day 2.


acekingoffsuit

MAMA THERE GOES THAT MAN!


Bradycolson1

HE’S A BAD MAN


Guardax

Rapids playing a knockout game up a man what could go wrong


Guardax

Shout out to the one woman recording a horizontal video of every corner


gotziller

Between the dive that lead to a free kick which lead to a goal for Colorado yesterday and then calling that a free kick just now and not a pk the 1-1 score line feels pretty unjust


Guardax

Great double save by Irwin and the defense


NextDoorNeighbrrs

You just know this guy thinks he is absolutely fucking hilarious lol Edit: alright him asking Irwin how Kronke’s mustache smells was pretty great


Guardax

Ugh we almost had that


aquaknox

MLS website currently lists the Colorado-Minnesota game as being at time 45'+210'


Bradycolson1

Stoppage time’s outta control man


Andrewdeadaim

I thought that abandoned games got restarted, was the game just delayed?


NexusOrBust

Open Cup rules say if you restart play within 24 hours you can continue where you left off. Otherwise you completely start over.


pythagorium

Man I’ve always wanted to go to a game like the Rapids/Minnesota United game rn where’s there’s literally dozens (maybe a hundred or so if I’m being generous?) of fans in attendance due to the rescheduling. idk why it seems cool to be in an almost empty stadium and be able to sit anywhere and basically have the players hear whatever you want to cheer lol Also: I love the little pocket of fans in the supporter section lmao


TheMusicCrusader

Had a Republic open cup game like this 3 years ago; pouring rain, game was delayed till 10PM on a Wednesday, etc. Was one of maybe 25-30 people there? It was incredible, so fun to be at


DrummerPlays

They're coming through so clearly I LOVE it


Guardax

I'm ready to be hurt again


ngower

In his post-game presser, Arena said that the Revs next league game being on Sunday made it an easy decision for him to go (mostly) full strength. I think the league should take notes moving forward: cup/league scheduling on Tu/Sa and We/Su to keep teams taking it seriously.


JuanGoofy99

I'm confused. Who is the California United Strikers? What happened to Orange county SC? Did the Irvine park get a new team?


asaharyev

Orange County SC plays in USLC and won the championship last year. Revs legend Kevin Alston plays for them.


TheMonkeyPrince

1: They compete in NISA, a third division league 2: They still exist, they got knocked out by LAFC last round 3: They play in the same stadium


TheMonkeyPrince

Is it just me or does it seem weird to still have geographic pots in the ro16. I feel like by this point you should just put everyone together.


TheMusicCrusader

Theoretically, an amateur team could advance to this round and not have the $ to travel cross country, like if NY hosted Cal United or something


TheMonkeyPrince

I mean, an amateur team could theoretically advance to the finals, eventually you have to have a cutoff where you put everyone together. I feel like if an amateur team got to this point US Soccer should just shell out to help them pay for their trip.


grnrngr

USOC charges hosting fees for any game involving an MLS team, plus a cut of gate revenue over $100k. This allows them to reimburse all traveling teams up to $13k per match, from the first round. The travelling reimbursement increases the deeper a team goes. ht /u/TheMusicCrusader [Source](https://thecup.us/2022/02/05/2022-us-open-cup-rule-changes-since-2019-tournament/)


TheMonkeyPrince

Thanks, even more reason that everyone should be put together in the ro16. Would allow for more potential interesting matchups.


TheMusicCrusader

True enough maybe they’d only shell out for semis or later? Who knows


FranchiseCA

Likely pods... Pacific: SJ, Sac, LA1, LA2. Central: Col/Min, Omaha, KC, Hou. Southeast: Orl, Mia, Char, Nash. Northeast: NY1, NY2, NE, Louisville. No chance of lower division teams meeting each other again. Sacramento and Louisville face their first MLS opponents, and Omaha faces its second, after advancing over Chicago on kicks from the mark last round.


SomeoneSomethingJr

Groups for the next round onward seem pretty cut and dry: California - LAFC, LA Galaxy, Sacramento, San Jose Midwest - Houston, Kansas City, Omaha, Minnesota/Colorado South - Charlotte, Inter Miami, Nashville, Orlando North - Louisville, New England, NYCFC, NY Red Bulls Spent a minute to figure this out to see if we would be in the midwest or south groups. Instead, it looks like we'll stick out a bit in the northeast.


FranchiseCA

I considered the possibility of sending Charlotte north, but that seems unlikely. Too bad y'all probably won't have a chance to play Nashville.


lafc88

Actually...they might be able to. They switched Charlotte to the North and Louisville to the South.


FranchiseCA

Yep, an interesting potential pairing.


nautika

Good call. They actually sent Charlotte north. Please explain your reasoning so I can understand the official reasoning


FranchiseCA

The potential for a Louisville-Nashville match appeals to me. I decided against it because it's just a 1/3 chance, but USOC went for it. If you're looking for something to call "Rigged!" about if it happens at the draw, this should be at the top of the list, even above El Traffico, which didn't happen last round when it could have. Hudson River Derby is now on the table as well.


raven2474life

I’m sure the open cup will still factor in geography in the next round? If so, I’m hoping Republic finally get their revenge of the Quakes… I’ve been bitter with them ever since they pulled their loan of Tommy Thompson all willynilly whenever they felt like but would never play him when they called him back up… Sacramento loved TT


frosty121

Quakes can do it on a cold rainy night in Tukwila confirmed.


dhung21

if bersano missed, wondo should’ve gone next


SiberianHawk

*opens sports app* “What the hell happened here?”


SJQuakesForever

Look at me, we are the best on the continent now.


TheMusicCrusader

If we beat you guys in the next round, does that make us better than the concacaf champions league winners by association?


PNWQuakesFan

Dallas took the title from Sounders on Saturday. IT wasn't even up for grabs tonight. Edit: SKC took it from Dallas in USOC


nautika

That reminds me, where is "the belt"? Anyone keeping track still?


MikeFive

IT WAS ~~AGATHA~~ BERSANO ALL ALONG


TMOP_Halloween

Apart from that, boring round in terms of results. Part on fault of the draw, part due to mls teams winning. No one wants to see that shit LOL


USOC_Matchday

MLS went 13-4 last round and 5-0 this round against lower division pro teams. Minor league soccer is better than ever, but there's a real gap between USL starters and MLS benches.


TheMonkeyPrince

Funnily enough one of the closest games had the biggest discrepancy on paper, the Galaxy - Cal United game.


tega234

Galaxy didn’t play any starters


TheApetrixHasYou

Just scrubs like Araujo and Alvarez


tega234

Alvarez is a scrub Julez is legit I’ll give you that.


USOC_Matchday

What an ending! Kicks from the mark goes all the way to goalkeepers! Almost makes up for no Cupsets this round. Minnesota-Colorado will be played early tomorrow at 2E/1C/12M.


Hombre_De_Maiz

Thanks for the work team! I think it's 2 eastern / 1 central.


USOC_Matchday

Correct, sorry about that, I saw the post and automatically read it wrong.


litthefilter

GG Quakes


TMOP_Halloween

Lol some good karma after last night. Fuck seattle


jewdo

Insert meme, “Ain’t God good?”


TMOP_Halloween

He can be every once in a while, and that is tonight


lookuppage7

Oh [you weren't kidding](https://twitter.com/AaronLevine_/status/1524589294957985792?t=0cVeAZudXP3Pv__z_8aHig&s=19). Saw this unfold last night


TMOP_Halloween

Lmfao


jewdo

Yup, all we needed was for the Strikers to have equalized haha.


xbhaskarx

"It's only the THIRD TIME Seattle has gone down at Starfire"... Not too long after "It's the first time Seattle has ever lost after having a two goal lead, previously winning 128 and drawing once"... It sure is nice to have Seattle's number in the post-Almeyda era!


stealth_sloth

On the one hand, as you say, it's the third time (in our MLS era) that we've been eliminated there. On the other hand, that makes three of the past four times we've played MLS opponents there that we've been eliminated; while it certainly *was* a fortress for us from 2009-2014, I'm not sure we can claim that for it more recently.


EGOfoodie

Will this go down as one of the best Open Cup game?


Hombre_De_Maiz

No. There were a few better games last round. Best game this round though.


EGOfoodie

Good luck with the game tomorrow. This weather is crazy. Got caught out in Arden Hills when the storm hit. Could barely see out the car.


byfuryattheheart

#mlsafterdark


r3dphoenix

OpenCupAfterDark*


sterling_m

GG Sounders fans. That was a great back and forth.


Guardax

Quakes > Pumas I don't make the rules


orangesonfire

Holy shit! I let my 6 year old stay up to watch. I'm definitely going to be in the doghouse but worth it


SomeCruzDude

Made a lifetime memory there, so may cut down the sentence a bit


handi503

I'll always remember the moments my dad did the "wrong" thing, like taking me out of school in the middle of the day for Mariners playoff games, or stay up way past my bedtime on a school night.


Andrewdeadaim

Definitely worth it


Scatterfelt

The frustrated second shot going off the crossbar made me laugh. Tough way to go out, though! Cleveland is great.


byfuryattheheart

This was the most dramatic shootout I’ve ever seen, but that was brilliant comedic timing. I lost it lol


MikeFive

DON'T MIND ME JUST JUMPING AROUND THE LIVING ROOM SCREAMING WITH MY KID WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


JBAinATL

Night y’all. Been fun.


TheMonkeyPrince

The rest of us can be happy cause now we won't get "Seattle potential treble" conversations


handi503

Pressures off. Now we get to just focus on MLS cup.


_Juntao

They won't make the playoffs anyway


PM_Me_Unpierced_Ears

Haaaaaaaaave you met "Second Half of Season Sounders?"


toddthetoddler

Hey don't talk about the Timbers like that, they're your boys.


sounders1974

Lol


Jorogia

And now I rest


sault9

What a freaking game. Good I guy y’all


byfuryattheheart

That was the most insane shit I’ve ever seen lmao


stealth_sloth

Well then. Fun match, disappointing end. GG San Jose.


doordaesh

ccl < Seattle < quakes


litthefilter

Over the last two seasons, Liga MX has 1 win in 7 games vs. the Sounders, and the Quakes have 3 in 5


Andrewdeadaim

Math checks out


iceybats

Bro couldn't make a single save until against his opposite, guessed wrong half the time but was able to end it. Cup magic.


the-quenchiest

MLS AFTER DARK


finn_enviro89

Thanks for gutting the fish SJ. Good luck


Brooklyn_MLS

WOW—soccer is fucking cruel lol. Cleveland the much better keeper, gets his PK saved, and then the opposing kicker scores to win.


EGOfoodie

Gg Seattle. You guys did super solid this week.


Andrewdeadaim

What’s the Nouhou story, I’m a bit out of the loop on that one


litthefilter

He does a lot of goofy shit - volleying a full, fan-thrown Tecate after the conference finals @ LAFC, wild bicycle kick clearances, including one in that playoff series vs. Portland in 2018, constant, egregious stepovers to shield the ball out for goal kicks, but has become a legitimately great defender - he shut down Mo Salah at the Africa Cup of Nations earlier this year, and was really, really good last year, especially before he got hurt. He's also never scored which we are all eagerly waiting to change.


Andrewdeadaim

I looked it up and saw he has one USL goal, hopefully he can snag one in regular play sometime


USOC_Matchday

I know this doesn't count, but still, it kinda counts.


handi503

My god. I'm not even mad. I got my money's worth on that one.


BigJobRob913

Bersano purposely didn’t save a single one until Cleveland so he could be the hero at the very end of it. Calculated


appleyard28

Lol that was wild, GG San Jose!


-Guildenstern

Let's go!


Bentstraw

:(


rickyrickySOB

Really wish one of the keepers would’ve waved his arms before taking the kick, like they do before trying to save a pen lol


pythagorium

What a game Lmao finally I can sleep 😴


cindybuttsmacker

MATTY YOU DID IT


ScantlyChad

FUCK YEAH


miguisystem

GG Seattle. Trust me, you guys have the biggest glory there is to be had in North American Soccer. Ain't no one taking that away from you.


redsyrinx2112

[They can't take that way from me](https://youtu.be/uhCXXOhQ4zw)


cheeseburgerandrice

lol jesus you don't need to try to console them so hard


Chicoern

Wow we actually won on pks?! (つ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)つ


JohnUdouj

That was a great PK for a goalie


Guardax

Seattle winning the Champions League and exactly a week later losing on goalie kicks in a PK shootout to the Quakes in Open Cup is PEAK MLS. Perfection.


Taichitravelingnome

With the exact same lineup! Wait...


XxCarrascoxX

Wait... a week before your cup win, Seattle used the exact same lineup against SJ and choked a 3-1 lead. whoops...


EGOfoodie

Holy Bersano.


mytigersuit

oh well, we won CCL and have league games to lose now


xscape

Chu cost us the game. I don't even understand how you fuck up a PK that bad.


evilcamels

GG, I love Starfire


human1st

Wow. What a match. I'm going to bed. Love the Open Cup!


CruiseMan1

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!! i’m dead


aksers

WOW. what a game! Gg SJ


finn_enviro89

OH MY GOD SJ


cindybuttsmacker

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA


sc4l4r

*Brilliant*


JBAinATL

HOT DANG BURSANO NEARLY BURSTED THAT BALL.


overscore_

God I love GK PKs


t_l_m

COYQ Stoked for our Quakes!!


rickyrickySOB

BERSANOOOOOOOOO lolololol


byfuryattheheart

LETS FUCKING GO


Andrewdeadaim

Fine I’ll do it myself


EGOfoodie

As long Bersano can do it when it counts


frosty121

LMAO HOLY SHIT WHAT A GAME


LocksTheFox

How many instances of keeper PKs have we seen in US soccer lately? Genuinely can only think of the Double Post match


WEHAVEBETTERBBQ

THE MAGIC OF THE OPEN CUP!!!!!!


JBAinATL

BURSANO FINALLY GOT A SAVE AND ITS AGAINST THE GOALIE! AND THEN OFF THE POST. I LOVE OPEN CUP.


sterling_m

BERSANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Brooklyn_MLS

I need Bersano to miss for the comedy lol


WEHAVEBETTERBBQ

Lolol he missed twice.


Brooklyn_MLS

Lmao omg


Chicoern

Dude missed twice ha ha


aquaknox

I can't even be mad


JBAinATL

Shouts out the homie Eric Remedi. New dad!


spoiled__princess

Do we go to coaches after goalies?


frosty121

GOALIE ON GOALIE VIOLENCE


Brooklyn_MLS

KEEPERS!


sc4l4r

GK to kick next THIS IS FANTASTIC


aksers

KEEPER KICKS YES PLZ


miguisystem

Yeeees GK PK. Winner will be decided rn!!


Andrewdeadaim

YESSSSSSS GOALKEEPER KICKS!


sc4l4r

Sometimes the most obvious place is the least obvious eh Nouhou


mytigersuit

bruh your captain goes last?


JBAinATL

Nouhou, mannnnn… just… yeah.


frosty121

cant believe nouhou gets away with that


asaharyev

First time he's ever hit the net for Seattle, right?


justicefart

Nouhou has only ever scored once professionally for Tacoma Defiance in USL when he was 19.


Duganer

That depends how are we counting own goals? Cause he had one a few years ago. Otherwise yeah first time


Brooklyn_MLS

Bersano a lost pup


mytigersuit

some of these are so bad lmao


aksers

YAAAAAS


spoiled__princess

He did it seattle.


cedont4221

GOAL NOUHOU!!!!!!!!


xscape

A NOUHOU GOAL!!!


Andrewdeadaim

Almost to gk kicks, the last round we were robbed hopefully not again


aquaknox

Nouhou scores on the worst PK ever, how fitting


aksers

NOUHOUUUUU????


MrDanKHimself

I want to see the coaches have to take PKs


Fritzed

I would be ok with that at this moment.


BakedZiti69

idk how that obed pen didnt get saved


cheeseburgerandrice

This San Jose keeper has gotta save one of these


rickyrickySOB

Bersano bruh.. oof


aksers

Wow. So many close kicks for both teams.


miguisystem

I want to see the goalkeepers kick a PK come on!!


scuac

Did you know Obed Vargas is 16 years old?


mytigersuit

I was boxing cherries when I was 16


litthefilter

Quake fans, why did Skahan take the PK in the first half and then didn’t go until 7th in the shootout?


Quassius

All of the penalty takers before him were our subs(besides Beason), which are our starters


frosty121

idk prolly cuz this is his first game this year maybe


Andrewdeadaim

Keeper should’ve gotten that


Brooklyn_MLS

Lmaoo Bersano has no chance


TripleAim

Bersano is ass lol


aquaknox

how many have snuck in on the right post?


frosty121

BERSANO THAT WAS IT MAN