SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes will face Sacramento Republic FC in the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 16 on Wednesday, May 25 (7:30 p.m. PT) at Heart Health Park in Sacramento, Calif. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
The Earthquakes advanced to the Round of 16 after defeating Seattle Sounders FC in a penalty shootout (10-9) following a 2-2 draw on Wednesday at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila, Wash. Match highlights can be found here. The Quakes had previously earned a 5-0 home win over Bay Cities FC (NISA) on April 19 at PayPal Park.
Sacramento Republic FC enters the Round of 16 after defeating Central Valley Fuego FC (USL League One) 2-1 on April 20 and Phoenix Rising FC (USL Championship) 2-0 on May 11. Both matches were played at Heart Health Park.
San Jose and Sacramento have met three prior times in U.S. Open Cup play. After earning a 2-1 victory at Kezar Stadium in 2014, the Quakes then erased a late two-goal deficit to tie the game and later win in a penalty shootout in 2015. Most recently, the Earthquakes earned a 4-3 win over the USL Championship side at PayPal Park on June 11, 2019. All three matches were in the Fourth Round of the competition.
The Quakes currently hold a 20-16 all-time record in U.S. Open Cup play, including a 17-3 record against non-MLS teams.
Should the Earthquakes defeat Sacramento Republic FC on May 25, they would play at the winner of LA Galaxy vs. Los Angeles Football Club in the Quarterfinals on June 21 or June 22.
About the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
In its 107th edition, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - U.S. Soccer's National Championship - has crowned a champion annually since 1914 – with the exception of 2020 & 21 due to COVID-19. The history-filled tournament is conducted on a single-game, knockout basis and open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor United States soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States and the world's third-longest continuously-run national cup tournament.