D.C. United to host Ft. Lauderdale Strikers in U.S. Open Cup fourth round

D.C. United will host the fourth round match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, scheduled for June 15 at 7:30 PM, at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Germantown, MD, against the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. 

- Advance Sales Tickets: $15, Day of Tickets: $20

- Free Parking will be available at Maryland SoccerPlex

- A child 16 and under is Free with a paid accompanying Adult Ticket. Free ticket available at Box Office on Wednesday. Call 202-587-5000 for more information.

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The Strikers, who play in the North American Soccer League (NASL), defeated the Richmond Kickers in penalties on June 1 following an extra-time thriller that was started earlier in the day due to scheduling conflicts and then delayed because of lightning.  

The Florida-based side are 8-9 all-time in the Open Cup and have never advanced past the third round.  Last year, they were ousted by the Charleston Battery 3-2 on May 27.  

The Strikers, named after the original Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the old North American Soccer League from 1977-1983, became Miami F.C. in 2006 before rebranding and relocating back to Fort Lauderdale in 2011.

Fort Lauderdale, who currently sit in seventh place in the NASL, boast a strong attack: Brazilian forward Maicon Santos (who played in 26 matches for D.C. United in 2012) is second in the league with four goals. 

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