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US SOCCER ANNOUNCES ROUND OF 16

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CHICAGO – U.S. Soccer unveiled the Round of 16 pairings and hosts as well as the potential Quarterfinal matchups for the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Thursday. With the Round of 16 Bracket set, all remaining teams will know their potential path to the tournament Final. The Round of 16 will be played on Tuesday, June 27 and Wednesday, June 28.

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A total of 13 Fourth Round winners from Major League Soccer (Division I) were joined by three Division II sides, Miami FC from the North American Soccer League and FC Cincinnati and Sacramento Republic from the United Soccer League. These 16 clubs were divided into four geographic regions ahead of the Draw: Central, East, South, and West. Teams were then randomly selected and placed into brackets according to the order they were drawn in their region.

The winners that advance from the upper bracket in each region will host the Quarterfinals from July 7-16. Following the Quarterfinals, a concluding Draw will take place (date TBD) to determine the hosting scenarios for the tournament Semifinals and Final.

 

*courtesy US SOCCER

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