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Where to watch tonight’s Open Cup action, as MLSers aim to avoid upsets

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Carolina RailHawks Ty Shipalane celebrates a goal against the Los Angeles Galaxy during the second half of their third-round U.S. Open Cup soccer match, Tuesday, May 29, 2012, in Cary, N.C. The Railhawks won 2-1. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Travis Long) MANDATORY CREDIT


With only two upsets occurring in U.S. Open Cup action on Tuesday night, will any of the lower-tier teams fare any better this evening?

Only Orlando City and the Charleston Battery took MLS scalps yesterday evening, and even those weren’t that shocking. Well, I didn’t think so anyway, given the dominance of Orlando City in recent years and Charleston’s prowess as one of the elite sides outside US soccer’s top flight.

But tonight there are seven Open Cup matches that could see an upset. So if that’s what you want to see, tonight could be the night.

Below we have included some snazzy links which will direct you to a live stream or live radio coverage of each game. Your welcome.

The Seattle Sounders travel across the country to face the NASL Tampa Bay Rowdies, with the Sounders desperate for more success after losing in the final to Sporting KC last season. Seattle should win. Watch LIVE stream (7:30pm ET)

While Bruce Arena isn’t traveling to Carolina as the LA Galaxy face the Carolina RailHawks, who dumped them out of the Open Cup last season. Difficult one this. Listen LIVE (7:15pm ET)

The Charlotte Eagles of the USL Pro could easily upset the Chicago Fire, with Chicago facing a tricky trip down to North Carolina. Watch LIVE stream (7pm ET)

While the Columbus Crew have a tough task at home against fellow Ohio outfit the Dayton Dutch Lions, who are impressing in USL Pro action this term. Watch LIVE stream (7:30pm ET)

Houston Dynamo host PDL side FC Tucson at BBVA Compass Stadium, could this be the massive upset everyone is waiting for? Perhaps. Watch LIVE stream (8:30pm ET)

The Portland Timbers are flying home in MLS, but can Caleb Porter deliver a piece of silverware to JELD-WEN Field? It seems as if they will have too much for the Wilmington Hammerheads. But remember Cal FC last season... Watch LIVE stream (10:30pm ET)

Mike Petke is taking this competition seriously, which is bad news for Reading United. Ryan Meara could return for the first time in over a year as the New York Red Bulls make a real go at it this season. Watch LIVE stream (7:30pm ET)