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USL in Open Cup Round Four

by Marissa Blackman


USL Clubs
Score
Opponent
Colorado Springs Switchbacks
0-1
Colorado Rapids
Harrisburg City Islanders
2-3
Philadelphia Union
OKC Energy FC
2(5)-2(6)
FC Dallas
Rochester Rhinos
0-1
New York Red Bulls
San Antonio FC
0-4
Houston Dynamo
Wilmington Hammerheads
2(1)-2(3)
Real Salt Lake

 The fourth round is the end of the road for USL teams competing in the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Out of seventeen USL clubs that entered the competition in round two, these six clubs made it thus far. 

The valiant effort of these six USL clubs bodes well for the league as a whole. As can be seen from the table below, USL clubs from the top, middle, and bottom of their respective tables represented the league. Of the matches that ended before penalties, only one USL club was defeated by more than one goal. In both matches that went into penalty kicks, the USL club scored at least once. 

Club
Standing
Colorado Springs Switchbacks
2nd
Harrisburg City Islanders
11th
OKC Energy FC
8th
Rochester Rhinos
6th
San Antonio FC
14th
Wilmington Hammerheads
9th


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