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Sporting KC earns right to host Open Cup fourth round on 6/5 at LSP

Should Sporting Kansas City advance to the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup fourth round, LIVESTRONG Sporting Park will host the match at 7:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, June 5. Sporting KC faces Orlando City SC on Tuesday in the third round of the tournament and would face the winner between the Colorado Rapids and Tampa Bay Rowdies in the fourth round. If necessary, single-game tickets for the fourth round fixture will go on sale immediately following the third round match on Tuesday.

U.S. Soccer announced the possible pairings and locations for the fourth round on Wednesday. Match-ups are based on a geographic basis when feasible and hosts are determined by random selection among clubs who have applied to host and meet minimum venue requirements.
 
Sporting Kansas City will begin the tournament at 7:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday, May 29 when they welcome Orlando City SC to LIVESTRONG Sporting Park in the third round of the competition. The visitors were 7-0 winners over the KC Athletics in the second round on Tuesday and are the reigning USL PRO champions. 
 
Tickets, starting as low as $13, are currently on sale for the match and can be purchased online at Ticketmaster.com or at the LSP Box Offices. All Sporting Kansas City Season Ticket Members will receive a ticket to the May 29 match at LIVESTRONG Sporting Park, and all subsequent Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup home matches through the quarterfinals, as part of their season ticket package. 
 
The U.S. Open Cup is the oldest annual team tournament in American sports history with origins in 1914 and is named after Lamar Hunt, the original founder of Sporting Kansas City. The tournament celebrates its 99th annual edition in 2012 with the largest field in tournament history, consisting of 32 amateur teams and 32 professional clubs.
 
Sporting Kansas City won the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in 2004, defeating the Chicago Fire 1-0 on a golden goal by striker Igor Simutenkov at Arrowhead Stadium.

 

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