Colorado Rapids Third Round Open Cup Match-Up Announced

With their league form dipping, it looks like the only chance that the Colorado Rapids this season will have for some silverware, no matter how significant the silverware might be, is the US Open Cup. (It's like we're back in the 90's again!) On Wednesday the match ups were announced for the MLS teams getting introduced into the knockout competition, and the Rapids will face one of two teams from Florida.

Jacksonville United of the NPSL (Fourth tier of the US Soccer Pyramid) will take on the FC Tampa Bay Rowdies of the NASL (Second tier) on May 22nd in order to determine who gets the right to head to the third round and take on the Rapids on May 29th. Jacksonville got into the second round by defeating Orlando City's U23 squad 2-1.

Assuming that Tampa win, this could be the first time we'll see a Colorado vs. Tampa Bay game since way back when the Fusion still existed, which is pretty cool. The only real interaction those two teams have had before is when Colorado sent Andre Akpan out on loan to Tampa for a short while in 2010.

We can't be sure if, unlike previous regimes, Oscar Pareja plans to take the Open Cup seriously and not play a straight reserves team. Should be interesting.

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