2015 US Open Cup

Discussion in 'D.C. United' started by John L, May 21, 2015.

  1. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    The 2015 US Open Cup is just starting, and MLS clubs don't start until the 4th Round. But that's mid-June, with the 5th Round at the end of June

    Fourth Round
    • Number of Games: 16
    • Date: June 16-17
    • Participants: Winners from 15 Third Round games are joined by 17 MLS clubs.

    Fifth Round

    • Number of Games: 8
    • Date: June 30-July 1
    • Fourth Round winners face each other as determined by the Fifth Round Draw.

    Quarterfinals

    • Date: July 21-22

    Semifinals

    • Date: Aug. 11-12

    Final

    • Date: Sept. 29 or 30


    I don't see Ben throwing out critical starters for the games in June. Both of those are mid-week games and make the whole May/June schedule even more congested than it already is

    But by the time Quarter- and Semi-Finals roll around, we might still be in the tourney and the stakes start to become higher, and more rewarding (as in the 2016 CCL league).

    And factoring in the 4 extra CCL league games that will be anytime from mid-August thru mid-October.


    The biggest potential conflict I see is in mid-August. We already have the following MLS games:


    Sat, Aug 08 @ Montreal
    Thr, Aug 13 @ NYCFC
    Sat, Aug 22 v San Jose

    If we're still in the Open Cup, we might be able to get the Semi-Final game shifted. But I think we're going to need the scrubs for that first CCL game in August.
     
  2. Heist

    Heist Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    We would have to get that game or the Aug 13 game moved. Probably easier to move an Open Cup game, but we're probably coming up against the CCL games too by that point. We'll be in a pretty congested schedule this year if we go far in the Open Cup. It's kinda too bad it doesn't start earlier in the year for MLS teams. At least bad for us and the other MLS CCL teams.
     
  3. nobletea

    nobletea Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    HarCo
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Ben essentially delegated the USOC to the reserve team last year and I see no reason why he would do otherwise this year. We'll go as far as the bottom half of the roster can take us.
     
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  4. Theopisa

    Theopisa Member+

    Pisa Sporting Club
    Italy
    Oct 7, 2008
    Rockville
    Club:
    Pisa Calcio
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  5. freekickwiz

    freekickwiz Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    Under the endless sky
    Club:
    DC United
    Too bad it's not a weekend. It would be fun to try to sneak away to Tampa or Pittsburgh.
     
  6. BBBulldog

    BBBulldog Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 25, 2004
    Dinamo Zagreb
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Croatia
    We're playing in Orlando weekend before then unless you were just doing wishful thinking :p
     
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  7. DC06

    DC06 Member+

    Oct 9, 2006
    Within amile of home
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Be my guess as well. I hope we advance a few rounds as several guys could use some minutes.
     
  8. Theopisa

    Theopisa Member+

    Pisa Sporting Club
    Italy
    Oct 7, 2008
    Rockville
    Club:
    Pisa Calcio
    I'll be in Tampa the saturday before and in Orlando sunday - my hope is that we play in Pittsburgh - I may still be able to manage it...
     
  9. DecadeOfDCU26

    DecadeOfDCU26 Member+

    May 2, 2007
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Rats, I'll actually be visiting my parents in St. Pete and have tickets to the Orlando game. Leaving on the 15th though. Coulda been amazing luck
     
  10. Theopisa

    Theopisa Member+

    Pisa Sporting Club
    Italy
    Oct 7, 2008
    Rockville
    Club:
    Pisa Calcio
    Pittsburgh just beat Tampa 1-0. We'll be playing Pittsburgh away on June 17.
     
  11. Theopisa

    Theopisa Member+

    Pisa Sporting Club
    Italy
    Oct 7, 2008
    Rockville
    Club:
    Pisa Calcio
    A friend of mine and I will be also in St Pete, by his mom. We'll go see Tampa-Atlanta on the 13 and then drive to Orlando for the DCU game on the 14. We also fly back on June 15
     
  12. Theopisa

    Theopisa Member+

    Pisa Sporting Club
    Italy
    Oct 7, 2008
    Rockville
    Club:
    Pisa Calcio
    Meaning, if you want to get in touch, send a message
     
  13. nobletea

    nobletea Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    HarCo
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So I wonder who we're scouting on the River Hounds that well sign next year?
     
  14. DecadeOfDCU26

    DecadeOfDCU26 Member+

    May 2, 2007
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Sure, sounds good. Did you get tickets through the SE by chance? Wondering how to physically get them. Only option when purchasing was pickup at stadium
     
  15. Theopisa

    Theopisa Member+

    Pisa Sporting Club
    Italy
    Oct 7, 2008
    Rockville
    Club:
    Pisa Calcio
    Yes I did, you can buy your ticket here at http://sestore.net/products/orlando-city-sc-road-trip-06-14-2015, then if Jimi (the roadtrips coordinatore) will be phisically there, he'll distribute tickets before the game, if not most likely he'll email e-tickets to print. I'm obviously talking about the Orlando game only...
     
  16. DecadeOfDCU26

    DecadeOfDCU26 Member+

    May 2, 2007
    DC
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Got it, thanks. I bought SE tickets like a month ago, just curious how to pick up as this is my first road game
     
  17. Theopisa

    Theopisa Member+

    Pisa Sporting Club
    Italy
    Oct 7, 2008
    Rockville
    Club:
    Pisa Calcio
    Ah OK, Jimi will email all people who purchased their tickets a few days prior with instructions.
     
  18. Eben

    Eben Member

    Sep 16, 1999
    Fairfax, VA
    I'm going to the June 14 game too. Have you heard anything about pre-game activities for traveling United fans?
     
  19. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    I'm afraid we saw the preview of our team for the Open Cup in the game in Portland
     
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  20. Theopisa

    Theopisa Member+

    Pisa Sporting Club
    Italy
    Oct 7, 2008
    Rockville
    Club:
    Pisa Calcio
    Not really
     
  21. John L

    John L Member+

    Sep 20, 2003
    Alexandria, VA
    btw - and this should come as absolutely no surprise to people here - The game is not on the Schedule on the team's web-site
     
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  22. fatbastard

    fatbastard Member+

    Aug 1, 2003
    Lincoln (ish), Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Of course it isn't :rolleyes:
     
  23. song219

    song219 BigSoccer Supporter

    Apr 5, 2004
    La Norte
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    Vanuatu
    To be fair I don't think a time has been established for this game, just a date and opponent.
     
  24. Heist

    Heist Member+

    Jun 15, 2001
    Virginia
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Could be better if some guys are back healthy. That team could easily win vs. Pittsburgh. It's not a lock by any means, but they could easily do it. Also, I assume we'll see Dykstra. Coria should be likely to start. Maybe Coria in front of Halsti? Will Jalen Robinson be back from the Toulon tournament? If so, he may play. Collin Martin might also be healthy enough by then.
     
  25. nobletea

    nobletea Moderator
    Staff Member

    Sep 29, 2004
    HarCo
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Halsti prob has an international match coming up around this time, might pose a conflict.
     

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