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How To Watch: US Open Cup Second Round

The Second Round of the US Open Cup is upon us with two Colorado teams in action and our affiliate in Charlotte entering the tournament.

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Cup Football!

Is there anything better?

In my opinion, there is not.  Watching the magic of the FA Cup every year where David can occasionally beat Goliath makes that tournament engaging and must see TV.  The US Open Cup is not quite there yet, but with some of the structural changes over the past couple of years, it has greatly improved.

The Second Round proper of the 2015 edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup opened yesterday with one game on the schedule, but the bulk of the second round matches are taking place today, including the Colorado Rapids USL affiliate Charlotte Independence at home against Upward Stars.  Our neighbors to the south, the Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC take on sentimental favorites Harpo's FC (from Boulder) at Sand Creek Stadium in Colorado Springs.

How To Watch--Charlotte Independence (USL) vs Upward Stars (NPSL)

Match Date/Time: Wednesday, May 20 at 5:30 PM MDT

Venue: Eagle Field, Winthrop University--Rock Hill, South Carolina

Tickets: www.charlotteindependence.com

OnLine: Follow along at @opencup or @CLTIndependence (if a live stream becomes available, I will post it here)

Reward For Winning: If the Independence win this match they will go on to play AT Carolina RailHawks (Cary, North Carolina) of the NASL on May 27

How To Watch--Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL) vs Harpo's FC (USSSA)

Match Date/Time: Wednesday, May 20 at 7:00 PM MDR

Venue: Sand Creek Stadium--Colorado Springs, Colorado

Tickets: www.switchbacksfc.com

OnLine: Follow along at @opencup or @SwitchbacksFC (if a live stream becomes available, I will post it here)

Reward For Winning: The winner of this match will go on the road to play AT either Real Monarchs (Sandy, Utah) of the USL OR at Long Island Rough Riders (South Huntington, New York) of the PDL.