Round 4 of the United States Open Cup takes place on Wednesday, June 12. The first U.S. Open Cup was played way back in 1914. It’s the longest running soccer tournament in the United States. Some of the biggest names in MLS will play in Wednesday’s fourth round, including rivals the Seattle Sounders and Portland Timbers. Check out soccer betting analysis and free picks for four of the top matches in the United States Open Cup Round 4 on June 12.
Top Soccer Betting Picks of the Week – June 10th Edition
2019 United States Open Cup
Wednesday, June 12
- DC United vs Philadelphia Union
DC United isn’t in great form. Although they’ve only lost 1 of their last 5 matches, they also haven’t won a single match in their last 5. United is 0-4-1. They’ve drawn against the San Jose Earthquakes, the Chicago Fire, the New England Revolution and Toronto FC. The lone loss happened against the Houston Dynamo on May 18.
The Philadelphia Union went 0-2-1, a loss and a draw, before June 2. The loss happened against the Portland Timbers 1-3. The two draws were against the Colorado Rapids and the Seattle Sounders. Since June started, Philadelphia has played well. They beat Minnesota United 3-2 and the New York Red Bulls 3-2. Philadelphia gets the nod in this competitive match due to their better form.
Soccer Betting Pick: Philadelphia Union
- Minnesota United FC vs Sporting Kansas City
Minnesota U looked pretty good in a 1-0 victory against the Columbus Crew on May 18. They followed that win with a 1-0 “W” against the Houston Dynamo on May 25. Since then, though, they’ve been awful when dropping 3 in a row: 0-3 to Atlanta, 2-3 against Philly, and 0-1 versus the Colorado Rapids.
Sporting KC has a win, 3-2 over Seattle, a loss, 0-2 against the L.A. Galaxy, and 3 draws in their last 5. Kansas City hasn’t played great, but they’ve dominated Minnesota United in two matches in 2018, 4-1 and 2-0. KC takes this.
Soccer Betting Pick: Sporting Kansas City
- L.A. Galaxy vs Orange County FC
Los Angeles against Orange County looks like a tough matchup on paper. OC FC has been great in their 5 matches at the United States Open Cup. They lost to Fresno, but they beat the Las Vegas Lights, Orange County SC, the Golden State Force, and the Santa Ana Winds FC.
The Galaxy haven’t been nearly as effective in their last 5 matches. L.A. has three loses: 0-2 versus New York City FC, 0-1 vs the Colorado Rapids, and 1-2 against the New England Revolution. Even though L.A. hasn’t been as sharp as Orange County FC, the Galaxy play in MLS while OC FC plays in the National Premier Soccer League. The Galaxy should be too classy for Orange County FC.
Soccer Betting Pick: L.A. Galaxy
- Seattle Sounders FC vs Portland Timbers
The top rivalry in Major League Soccer, the Seattle Sounders versus the Portland Timbers, head to the pitch on Wednesday in Round 4 of the United States Open Cup. Seattle has lost it’s last 3 matches.
Sporting KC beat the Sounders 3-2, Dallas beat them 2-1, and then Montreal beat them 2-1 on June 5. Not only that, but the Sounders have also gone 2-3 in the last 5 head-to-head battles with Portland.
The Timbers should play hard. They might be turning around their form as well. Although the worst team on the MLS Standings, Portland beat the Philadelphia Union two matches ago. They lost 2-3 to the best teams in MLS, LAFC, in their last on June 1. Portland can win this match.
Soccer Betting Pick: Portland Timbers