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Tampa Bay Rowdies at Miami FC preview


Rowdies at Miami FC

When/where: 7:30; Lockhart Stadium, Fort Lauderdale

What: This is the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, a single-elimination tournament that includes the top five tiers of American soccer.


What's at stake: The winner advances to a third-round road game against MLS's Houston Dynamo at 8:30 p.m. June 29. It would be a reunion for Rowdies coach Paul Dalglish, who won an MLS title with Houston in 2006, as well as former Dynamo player Erik Ustruck.

The teams: Tampa Bay beat Dallas Legends FC 3-0 in the opening round but has lost three straight in USSF Division 2 league play. Miami FC defeated the Winter Central Florida Kraze 5-1 to advance to the second round. The Blues have won one of their past six league games (1-3-2).

Past meetings: The Rowdies have played their in-state rival once this season in league play. Tampa Bay played Miami to a 1-1 draw in the third game of the regular season, with Julian Valentin scoring in the 82nd minute to earn the tie. The teams play three more times in the regular season, including the July 4 night game.

Eduardo A. Encina, Times staff writer

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