US Soccer has released the potential match-ups for the third round of the 2013 US Open Cup tournament after coin flips this morning to determine the pairings. The Fire will play the winner of the match between the Seattle Sounders U-23 (PDL) team and the Charlotte Eagles (USL Pro). That game will be played on May 21 in Charlotte.
Should the Eagles win that match, the Fire will travel to Rock Hill, SC on May 28. If the Sounders U-23's win, the Fire will host them at Toyota Park on May 28 in a match starting at 6:30.
The match will be sandwiched between a road game at Real Salt Lake on 5/25 and a home match-up with DC United on 6/2. The Fire struggled to field a full squad for a reserve match yesterday in Houston so it will be interesting to see how many of the regulars are available for this game if the injury situation doesn't improve in the next two weeks. To complicate matters, Gonzalo Segares has reportedly received a call up from Costa Rica for a friendly against Canada in Edmonton on May 28. This could leave the Fire very thin in back although the Fire have not received official notification of the call from the Costa Rican FA as of yet.