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US Open Cup draw postponed amid Portland Timbers protest

U.S. Soccer has announced the draw to determine hosts for the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup semifinals and hosting priority for the final has been postponed.

The decision comes as a result of a protest filed by the Portland Timbers in relation to the number of foreign players fielded by Los Angeles Football Club during Wednesday night’s quarterfinal at Banc of California Stadium. LAFC won the match 3-2 and are set to meet the Houston Dynamo in the semifinals.

The U.S. Open Cup Adjudication and Discipline Panel will review the matter as soon as possible. The timing for the draw will be determined in the near future.