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FC Cincinnati, Miami FC and Sacramento Republic FC Pull Off Cupsets in 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Fourth Round

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The Fourth Round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup served up three "Cupsets" as USL's FC Cincinnati and Sacramento Republic FC and NASL's Miami FC moved on to join 13 Major League Soccer sides in the tournament's Round of 16 scheduled to be played June 28.

Playing in front of a non-Final tournament record crowd of 30,160, FC Cincinnati utilized a 64th minute header from Djiby Fall to upset Ohio-based M.L.S. side Columbus Crew SC 1-0 at Nippert Stadium. To the south, NASL side Miami FC took advantage of a hat trick from Stefano Pinho to glide to a 3-1 road win at fellow Florida side Orlando City SC. Out west, Sacramento Republic FC ran out to a 4-1 home victory against Real Salt Lake to take the tournament's remaining lower league representation to three clubs.

The Fourth Round was also highlighted by three all-M.L.S. matchups, which saw Seattle Sounders FC defeat their Cascadia rivals Portland Timbers 2-1 on Tuesday night. On Wednesday, New York Red Bulls edged New York City FC 1-0 in the Hudson River Derby, while Sporting KC used goals from four different players to take down M.L.S. expansion side Minnesota United FC 4-0 at Children's Mercy Park.

The Fourth Round also marked the end of the Cinderella run for 2017 tournament darlings Christos FC on Tuesday night. The side named after a Baltimore-based liquor store was already the last remaining amateur team in the tournament and jumped out to a 1-0 lead against M.L.S. royalty D.C. United when Mamadou Kansaye ripped a free kick past goalkeeper Travis Worra. Though tied at 1-1 for much of the game, the part-timers finally succumbed as the M.L.S. side tallied three goals in the final 10 minutes to run out 4-1 winners. Christos FC's inspiring run earned them followers around the country as well as a $15,000 cash prize awarded to the tournament's furthest advancing Open Division team.

With the results, the four regions for Thursday's Round of 16 Draw are as follows:

CENTRAL: Colorado Rapids, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Sporting Kansas City

EAST: D.C. United, Philadelphia Union, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls

SOUTH: Atlanta United FC, Chicago Fire, FC Cincinnati, Miami FC

WEST: LA Galaxy, Sacramento Republic, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC

The Draw to determine the Round of 16 Bracket as well as the potential hosting scenarios for the Quarterfinals will be held at Soccer House in Chicago on Thursday, June 15.