COLUMBUS – Following Thursday’s 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round draw, Columbus Crew SC is set to host the Pittsburgh Riverhounds of the USL Championship at MAPFRE Stadium on Tuesday, June 11 at 7:00 p.m. ET. The match marks the first time Crew SC has faced the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in the tournament. All matches in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup will be broadcast on ESPN+.
All 2019 Crew SC Full Season Ticket Members receive tickets to all Crew SC U.S. Open Cup home matches through the quarterfinals as part of their memberships. Tickets for the June 11 match against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds will be available beginning Monday, June 3 and can be purchased at ColumbusCrewSC.com. All Open Cup matches that Crew SC is drawn to host will be played as true home matches at MAPFRE Stadium — the site of Crew SC's 2002 U.S. Open Cup Final victory.
The winner of the U.S. Open Cup qualifies directly for the CONCACAF Champions League with a chance to qualify for the FIFA Club World Cup, a tournament featuring champion clubs from each of the six continental confederations.
Dating back to 1913, the U.S. Open Cup is the oldest cup competition in U.S. soccer. Crew SC holds a 23-18-2 record in the U.S. Open Cup, including a 13-7-1 record in the opening match in the competition dating back to the Black & Gold's tournament debut in 1998. Columbus is 6-3-0 all-time against USL teams in the U.S. Open Cup. The Black & Gold were crowned U.S. Open Cup champions on October 24, 2002, when they topped the LA Galaxy 1-0 at MAPFRE Stadium.
Up next for Crew SC, the club hosts New York City FC at MAPFRE Stadium tomorrow, Saturday, June 1 [7:30 p.m. ET / SportsTime Ohio, FOX Sports GO (Stream) / 97.1 The Fan & 971TheFan.com (English); ColumbusCrewSC.com (Spanish)].