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U.S. Open Cup: MLS to face more lower division clubs in 2020

Pity Martinez's goal for Atlanta United gave them the cushion they needed to hold off Minnesota, and secure a US Open Cup victory at Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced a restructuring to the U.S. Open Cup, the organization's national championship that features professional and amateur teams squaring off against one another.

The changes were ratified by the U.S. Soccer Open Cup Committee last November, and is the first "major restructuring" of the competition since 2012, according to a release from U.S. Soccer.

The alterations include an expanded format that will require 11 MLS teams -- those U.S.-based teams who finished...

Loons, Timbers, Atlanta advance to USOC semis

Angelo Rodriguez
Angelo Rodríguez scored three goals as Minnesota United easily accounted for New Mexico United on Wednesday.

Minnesota United sent out a stunning warning to its potential U.S. Open Cup rivals, defeating New Mexico United 6-1 in Wednesday's quarterfinal.

Santi Moar gave the USL Championship side the lead after just seven minutes, but it was all one-way traffic after that.

Angelo Rodríguez bagged himself a first-half hat trick, while goals from Darwin Quintero, Jan Gregus and Miguel Ibarra ensured that the Loons marched into the semifinals full of confidence.

The Portland Timbers will join Minnesota...