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Atlanta United draw road match vs. Orlando City in U.S. Open Cup Semifinal

Atlanta will host the U.S. Open Cup final if it advances past Orlando.

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Atlanta United will hit the road for its U.S. Open Cup semifinal against Orlando City when the teams play on August 6 or 7 (the date isn’t yet set for scheduling reasons). The game will be played at Exploria Stadium in Orlando.

In better news, Atlanta drew top priority to host the U.S. Open Cup final, meaning that if they do indeed beat Orlando City, a team it hasn’t yet lost to in club history, the final will be hosted at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The date and time for the final will be announced at a later date.

Overall, things could’ve gone much worse. The most Atlanta United will have to travel for the rest of the tournament is the shortest possible trip the team can take among MLS competitors. If Atlanta United makes the final, it will host either its expansion mates in Minnesota FC, or fans will see a rematch of last year’s MLS Cup final against the Portland Timbers.

Buckle up.