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Portland Timbers to play Seattle Sounders in fourth round of U.S. Open Cup

The Oregonian — Jamie Goldberg The Oregonian, Portland, Ore.

May 18--The Portland Timbers are set to face the Seattle Sounders in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup at Starfire Stadium in Tukwila, Washington on Wednesday, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

While draws are supposed to be random and the majority of MLS teams play lower division opponents in the fourth round of U.S. Open Cup, the Timbers are opening their tournament campaign against an MLS opponent for the third-straight year.

This is also the second time in three years that the Timbers have had to go on the road to Seattle in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup.

The Timbers beat the San Jose Earthquakes in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup in 2016 before losing to the LA Galaxy in the following round. Portland beat the Sounders in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup in 2015 before falling to Real Salt Lake in the next round.

The fourth round games are expected to take place on either June 13 or 14.

Here are the #USOC2017 Fourth Round matchup designations.[?] [?]

Coin flips to determine hosting scenarios will occur today at 12:30 p.m. ET. pic.twitter.com/1Eu2pCTO1N

-- U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) May 18, 2017

-- Jamie Goldberg -- jgoldberg@oregonian.com

503-853-3761 -- @jamiebgoldberg

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