Crew face FC Dallas in U.S. Open Cup round of 16 on Aug. 3 at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium

COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Crew will face FC Dallas in the 2005 U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on Wednesday, August 3, at 7:30 p.m. at Ohio State's Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium.

Tickets for the match are $10 general admission, and will go on sale tomorrow (Friday, July 15) at 10 a.m. Tickets can be acquired at the Crew Stadium Box Office, at any area Ticketmaster outlet, via phone at 614-431-3600, or on line at TheCrew.com. A portion of the proceeds will go to both the Connor Senn Memorial Scholarship Fund and The Crew Soccer Foundation. Ohio State students with a valid BUCK-ID will be admitted free. A donation is welcome.

FC Dallas advanced to the Round of 16 with a 3-1 overtime win last night (July 13) over the Wilmington Hammerheads (United Soccer Leagues Second Division).

Possible Crew quarterfinal opponents include D.C. United, the Richmond Kickers (USL1) or the Ocean City Barons (PDL). The date and possible site for the Crew quarterfinal games are below.

At stake in the tournament is $180,000 in prize money broken down as follows: $100,000 to the champion, $50,000 to the runner up and $10,000 to the team which advances deepest in the tournament from each of the Division II, Division III and amateur levels. The Des Moines Menace and Ocean City Barons of the PDL have their sights set on the amateur prize as the only amateur teams remaining in contention.

The U.S. Open Cup, the U.S. Soccer Federation's National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. It is the oldest annual team tournament in U.S. sports history and among the oldest soccer tournaments of its type in the world. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor long-time soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.


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