Each match involving an NASL team will be broadcast live on the internet. Individual game information is found below.
Carolina RailHawks vs. L.A. Galaxy
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – 7:00 PM EDT
WakeMed Soccer Park
About L.A. Galaxy:
Head Coach: Bruce Arena
2011: Finished 1st place in Western Conference with 67 points (19W-10T-5L); MLS Supporters' Shield, Western Conference champion, MLS Cup champion
Currently 9th place in Western Conference (3W-2T-8L)
The Carolina RailHawks host the world famous Los Angeles Galaxy on Tuesday night at WakeMed Soccer Park in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. The RailHawks won their first match of the tournament 6-0 against PSA Elite with Brian Shriver scoring a tournament-high four goals in the match.
With a victory the RailHawks will face another California-based side in Chivas USA or Ventura County Fusion in the fourth round of the cup.
Tampa Bay Rowdies vs. Colorado Rapids
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – 7:30 PM EDT
Al Lang Stadium
St. Petersburg, FL
About Colorado Rapids:
Head Coach: Óscar Pareja
2011: Finished 5th place in Western Conference with 49 points (12W-13T-9L)
Currently 4th place in Western Conference (6W-1T-6L)
The Colorado Rapids travel to Florida to face the Tampa Bay Rowdies at Al Lang Stadium in the U.S. Open Cup Third Round. The Rowdies progressed to the third round of the tournament with a 3-0 victory against Jacksonville United of the NPSL. Mike Ambersley, Daniel Antoniuk, and Keith Savage all scored goals to lift the Rowdies past their lower-level opponents.
The winner of the match will travel to face the winner of Sporting Kansas City and Orlando City. Potential upsets in both matches would set up a rivalry clash between the two Florida-based teams in the fourth round of the tournament.
San Antonio Scorpions vs. Houston Dynamo
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – 8:30 PM EDT
San Antonio, TX
About Houston Dynamo:
Head Coach: Dominic Kinnear
2011: Finished 2nd place in Eastern Conference with 49 points (12W-13T-9L); Eastern Conference champion, MLS Cup runners-up
2012 Record: Currently 6th place in Eastern Conference (4W-4T-3L)
Expansion side San Antonio Scorpions host an all Texas affair against the Houston Dynamo at Heroes Stadium on Tuesday night in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. The Scorpions won their first ever Open Cup match against Laredo Heat in the second round, finishing 2-0 with goals from Pablo Campos and Kevin Harmse.
Waiting in the next round of the cup for the Scorpions is another potential Texas clash, this time against FC Dallas. The Scorpions could also face USL side Charlotte Eagles should they pull off an upset.
Real Salt Lake vs. Minnesota Stars FC
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – 9:00 PM EDT
Rio Tinto Stadium
About Real Salt Lake:
Head Coach: Jason Kreis
2011: Finished 3rd place in Western Conference with 53 points (15W-8T-11L); 2010–11 CONCACAF Champions League runners-up, Western Conference finalists
2012 Record: Currently 1st place in Western Conference (9W-2T-3L)
The Minnesota Stars travel to the Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah to face the hottest team in Major League Soccer right now, Real Salt Lake. In the second round of the cup, Stars' forward Simone Bracalello and midfielder Miguel Ibarra each scored a goal in the 2-0 victory against the Des Moines Menace.
The winner of the match advances to the fourth round to face the winner of the match between the San Jose Earthquakes and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
San Jose Earthquakes vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers
Tuesday, May 29, 2012 – 10:30 PM EDT
About San Jose Earthquakes:
Head Coach: Frank Yallop
2011: Finished 7th place in Western Conference with 38 points (8W-14T-12L)
2012 Record: Currently 2nd place in Western Conference (8W-3T-3L)
The Fort Lauderdale Strikers face a tough test against the San Jose Earthquakes on Tuesday night at Cagan Stadium in Stanford, California. The Strikers breezed through their first cup match with a dominant performance against Fresno Fuego at Lockhart Stadium. Strikers' forward Aly Hassan scored a hat-trick, Polo Morales scored twice, and Mark Anderson and Walter Restrepo scored once each in the 7-2 drubbing.
Should the Strikers overcome the Earthquakes, they face another difficult road test in the fourth round against either Real Salt Lake or the 2011 NASL Champions, Minnesota Stars FC.
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Atlanta Silverbacks
Wenesday, May 30, 2012 – 10:00 PM EDT
Starfire Sports Complex
About Seattle Sounders FC:
Head Coach: Sigi Schmid
2011: 2nd place in Western Conference with 63 points (18W-9T-7L); MLS Supporters' Shield runners-up, 2011 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup winners
2012 Record: Currently 3rd place in Western Conference (7W-3T-3L)
Three time defending U.S. Open Cup winners Seattle Sounders FC welcome the Atlanta Silverbacks to the Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Washington for their third round Open Cup clash. The Silverbacks defeated Georgia Revolution in the second round of the cup by a score of 1-0, Raphael Cox scoring the game's only goal with a long-distance effort.
The winner of this match will face the winner of the match between the Portland Timbers and Cal FC in the fourth round of the cup.
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|U.S. Open Cup: VSI Tampa Bay 1 Tampa Bay Rowdies 2|
|U.S. Open Cup: Atlanta Silverbacks 3 Georgia Revolution 2|
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|Tampa Bay Rowdies||6||3||2||1||3||11|
|Minnesota United FC||6||2||2||2||1||8|
|San Antonio Scorpions||6||1||2||3||-4||5|
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||6||1||1||4||-6||4|