If Kansas City beats Colorado on Tuesday, Livestrong Sporting Park will host yet another U.S. Open Cup match on June 26 at 7:30 p.m.
U.S. Soccer announced the possible pairings and locations for the quarterfinals on Saturday. Match-ups are based on a geographic basis when feasible and hosts are determined by random selection among clubs who have applied to host and meet minimum venue requirements.
The quarterfinal match would be against the winner of the Michigan Bucks (PDL) and Dayton Dutch Lions (USL Pro). Both lower-tier teams tackled bigger teams in last week's MLS blood-letting in the Cup. The Bucks took down the Chicago Fire while the Lions ousted the Columbus Crew.
That's a bit in the future though. The primary task at hand is the Colorado Rapids on Tuesday.
Tickets are available for Tuesday night and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or at the LSP box offices. All Sporting KC season ticket members will receive a ticket to the match -- as well as the June 26 quarterfinal -- as part of their season-ticket package.
The fourth round this week (all games are on Tuesday) feature a ton of very intriguing matchups -- only two are MLS vs. MLS. Besides KC-Colorado, D.C. United will face off against Philadelphia.
The rest of the match-ups: Harrisburg City Islanders (USL Pro) vs. New York Red Bulls, San Antonio Scorpions (NASL) vs. Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro), Chivas USA vs. Carolina Railhawks (NASL), Minnesota Stars FC (NASL) vs. San Jose Earthquakes and Seattle Sounders vs. Cal FC (USASA).
That means that at least two Cinderella's will be dancing in the quarterfinals -- San Antonio or Charlotte and Michigan or Dayton.
Cal FC are the supreme underdog, though. Coached by former MLS star and U.S. striker Eric Wynalda the team plays in the fifth-tier of American soccer. (Everyone not in a Seattle will be a Cal FC fan I imagine.)
• This missed the blog somehow on Friday morning.
Sporting Kansas City defender Cyprian Hedrick will miss four months after breaking his leg during a training collision with Jacob Peterson.
Hedrick, Sporting KC's second-round draft pick in the 2012 MLS SuperDraft, was sliding for a 50/50 ball when his left foot got caught underneath him.
"It's something that's happened thousands of times in my career, but I caught my foot at an awkward angle this time," Hedrick said.
Hedrick, 22, suffered a broken fibula and will have surgery today to repair the injury.
"This is my first serious injury, so it's scary in some ways," he said. "Hopefully, I'll be back in a few months and I'll be stronger and hungrier than ever."
Drafted 30th overall from Coastal Carolina, Hedrick has played in a handful of reserve games and exhibition matches. He also played in six preseason games.
Hedrick was the Big South defensive player of the year last fall for the Chanticleers.