PITTSBURGH (May 11, 2023) — The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup’s Round of 16 is coming to Highmark Stadium after Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC was drawn to host the next round against the Columbus Crew of MLS.
The Hounds, fresh off their 1-0 road upset of the New England Revolution, will be at home against an MLS team for the first time since 2015, when they hosted D.C. United in a thrilling 3-1 extra time loss in front of a sellout crowd.
The Round of 16 match will be played either May 23 or 24, with the date and time to be confirmed by U.S. Soccer. Tickets for this year’s Round of 16 match will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday through Ticketmaster and the Highmark Stadium Box Office.
This will be the second-ever competitive meeting between the Hounds and Crew. The teams previously met in the 2019 Open Cup in a match the Crew won, 1-0, and they also met during this year’s preseason in a closed-door scrimmage in Ohio.
The Hounds are bidding to reach the Quarterfinals for only the second time in their history, last doing so in 2001. The winner of the Hounds-Crew match will go on the road for the quarterfinals against the winner between the New York Red Bulls and FC Cincinnati.