Someone was asking about this earlier (schedule/opponents/etc.), but I was not able to find that specific thread/comment. And its about time to get a thread for this started anyway, even though RSL's involvement is almost 4 months away. Found this article about the 2011 USOC schedule/format: http://www.uslsoccer.com/home/501469.html RSL will enter in the 3rd round (R16) about June 28 and face an opponent from a lower league (USL Pro/PDL, USASA, NPSL). Quarterfinals are July 12 Semifinals are August 30 Final is October 4 Interestingly, the MLS decided to change their qualifying format. Instead of a strictly seeding based format, they decided to go with a regional format. #8 Chivas vs. #10 Portland, winner plays #2 San Jose #1 Colorado vs. #4 Chicago Winners of Colorado and San Jose matches play each other for R16 spot #7 Philadelphia vs. #9 DC, winner plays #6 New England #3 KC vs. #5 Houston Winners of New England and KC matches play each other for R16 spot As an RSL fan, I'm crossing my fingers that RSL's bracket (and potential quarterfinal opponent) includes the KC bracket qualifier winner. Other nice potential opponents in RSL's half of the bracket: LA - will likely be focusing on the CCL now that they are automatically in the group phase to avoid another epic failure Colorado bracket qualifier winner (unless it is San Jose) - Colorado would be another epic rivalry match. If they decide to focus on the CCL, they should be beatable if they advance this far. San Jose could be a tough matchup with something to prove, but the other teams shouldn't be too tough. Teams to avoid: NY - without the CCL, they have this and the MLS to play for this season Dallas - CCL group play could help, but the prospect of a mid-July match in Dallas is ugly Columbus - this really depends on how we play tonight. Like NY, they don't have much else to play for this season. If we show we can dominate tonight, they don't scare me. Seattle - they will play in the CCL preliminary round and might want to erase the memory of their CCL performance last year. However, they are also back to back USOC champions and have the prospect of being the first 3-time consecutive champions in 40+ years.