So I finally remembered to take a look at the draw for the Open Cup, and I saw this: Aug 3 - FC Dallas (MLS) at Columbus Crew (MLS) Jesse Owens Stadium; Columbus, OH - 7:30pm CT OR Aug 3 - Columbus Crew (MLS) at Wilmington Hammerheads (USL-2) Legion Field; Wilmington, NC - 7:30 p.m. ET Being from Indianapolis, I'm not familiar with Jesse Owens Stadium. Is that a small stadium on the campus of OSU or something? Also, should I take that to mean that the Crew expect such a small crowd for this match that it would be too expensive for them to open up their own stadium? They figure they'll lose less money on this match if they play elsewhere? If that's true, thats just mind-boggling! And frankly, it's a sad testament to the sorry state of our franchise. Or is there some scheduling conflict that prevents us from using Crew Stadium that night? Does it usually take more than 2 days to clean up after Artistry In Motion? And by the way, don't worry about that "at Wilmington" possibility. Every single MLS team will be on the road against any lower tier squads that advance (except, bizarrely, for Kansas City). I guess they finally realized that the Open Cup is more attractive to Rochester and Wilmington fans than it is to fans of the Crew and Metrostars. The Dallas/Wilmington game is July 13.