Atlanta United would play Columbus in next round of U.S. Open Cup

Should Atlanta United defeat Charleston tonight, it will play Columbus in the next round of the U.S. Open Cup. Columbus will host the game on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

The draw for the fifth round of the tournament was held Thursday in Chicago. Atlanta United will host Charleston at 7 p.m. tonight at Kennesaw State in the delayed fourth round of the tournament.

Though it was a blind draw, there is a bit of dark humor to Atlanta United possibly playing at Columbus in the next round. The two teams met in an MLS game in Columbus earlier this season. The game was played in a torrential downpour. Columbus won. Atlanta United and Columbus haven’t before met in the Open Cup.

Charleston was supposed to host Atlanta United on Tuesday, but rain for days resulted in the field at MUSC Health Stadium to be unplayable. The game was moved to Kennesaw State.

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