COLUMBUS — By virtue of the 1-0 victory by FC Cincinnati over Louisville City FC in today’s 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Third Round matchup at Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati Ohio, Columbus Crew SC will travel to take on FC Cincinnati — the United Soccer League side — in the Fourth Round on Wednesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. ET.
Should Crew SC advance in the tournament and later be chosen to host an Open Cup match at MAPFRE Stadium, all 2017 Crew SC Season Ticket Members are set to receive tickets to all potential Crew SC U.S. Open Cup matches at MAPFRE Stadium through the quarterfinals as part of their memberships. All Open Cup matches that Columbus is drawn to host will be played as true home matches at MAPFRE Stadium — the site of Crew SC's 2002 U.S. Open Cup Final victory. All 2017 Crew SC Season Ticket Members receive tickets to all Crew SC U.S. Open Cup matches through the quarterfinals as part of their memberships.
The winner of the U.S. Open Cup qualifies directly for the CONCACAF Champions League with a chance to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup against world-powers like Real Madrid, Boca Juniors and other regional champions.
Dating back to 1913, the U.S. Open Cup is the oldest cup competition in U.S. soccer. Crew SC holds a 23-16-2 record in the U.S. Open Cup, including a 13-5-1 record in the opening match in the competition dating back to the Black & Gold's tournament debut in 1998. Columbus is 6-2-0 all-time against USL teams in the U.S. Open Cup. The Black & Gold were crowned U.S. Open Cup champions on October 24, 2002, when they topped the LA Galaxy 1-0 at MAPFRE Stadium.
After Crew SC's midweek 3-0 victory over Seattle Sounders FC, Columbus will travel to face the Colorado Rapids on Saturday, June 3, with a 9 p.m. ET kickoff. A June 17 match in Atlanta against MLS-expansion side Atlanta United comes next with a 7 p.m. ET kickoff. Crew SC next plays the Montreal Impact at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, June 24 with a 7:30 p.m. ET kickoff. Enjoy half-off select beers (for supporters ages 21-and-over), Pepsi products, brats and pretzels through the 15th minute.*
*concession items subject to change
The Black & Gold welcome German Bundesliga-side and DFB Pokal-finalist Eintracht Frankfurt to MAPFRE Stadium for an international friendly on Monday, July 17. The match is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m.