U.S. Open Cup: Sounders will host fifth-round match if they advance

Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

If Seattle wins their match against PSA Elite they will host the winner of Sacramento Republic-San Jose Earthquakes

US Soccer announced the draw for the Fifth Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Seattle Sounders FC won the coin flips and would host the winner of the San Jose Earthquakes and Sacramento Republic (USL PRO) game. The Sounders will, of course, have to beat beat PSA Elite (USASA) to get that chance. PSA Elite is one of three amateur sides looking to set the record for furthest advancement in the Open Cup's modern era.

The Fourth Round match between Sounders FC and PSA Elite is on June 18th at 7 PM. The Fifth Round game would be June 24th at 7 PM against Sacramento or a date to be determined if San Jose beats the Republic at Kezar.

Somewhat complicating the Sounders' situation are several injuries suffered during Sunday's Reserve League match. Andy Rose apparently tore his meniscus and was scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday that will keep him out 3-6 weeks. Dylan Remick strained his adductor and will be out at least one more game and could be out as long as two games. Tristan Bowen suffered a concussion and his return is unclear.

Those are all in addition to Djimi Traore's "slight torn" adductor he suffered against the Whitecaps. Sounders head coach Sigi Schmid said Traore is hoping to return sometime after the World Cup break.

Loanee Jimmy Ockford's New York Cosmos would travel to Philly or host the Harrisburg City Islanders if they beat the New York Red Bulls.

There are a couple interesting non-Seattle potential Fifth Round matches - the Galaxy and Chivas USA could face off, Peter Wilt's Indy XI could take on the Fire, and by the end of the round the best team in Texas will be known.

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