The soccer betting quarterfinals of the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup continue tonight and tomorrow night, featuring one all-MLS matchup and one NASL-USL clash.
Miami FC vs. FC Cincinnati
Date: Wednesday, 12th July
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Riccardo Silva Stadium, Miami, Florida
Online gambling odds for fans who bet on soccer:
Cincinnati +½ (+140) 2½ (-126) +458
Miami -½ (-160) 2½ (+106) -157
Cincinnati/Miami Draw +309
The Miamians arguably had the biggest game of their two-year history on June 28th when they knocked the Atlanta United out of the Round of 16 (they had previously eliminated Orlando City but even the Lions were probably not surprised by that), especially because a penalty kick in the 75th minute had the Atlanteans thinking they had for all intents and purposes sent the game into overtime. However, Kwadwo Poku scored the game-winning goal in the 93rd minute to stun and upset the Five Stripes. Miami FC clinched the 2017 NASL Spring season with a 7-0 blowout of the San Francisco Deltas with one game to spare in the schedule.
Cinci did Miami one better, though, stumping the red-hot Chicago Fire – who are currently in a three-way tie as favorites to win the 2017 MLS Cup – 3-1 in penalty shootouts following a scoreless draw also on June 28th. Cincinnati goalie Mitch Hildebrandt was the hero of the day, making a major save in the 105th minute as well as three saves in the penalty shootout. Cinci is 6th in the USL standings. Like Miami, Cincinnati also got the better of an MLS team in the previous round; in this case, the Columbus Crew.
New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls soccer betting preview
Date: Thursday, 13th July
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Jordan Field, Boston, Massachusetts
Odds for fans who bet on soccer:
New York RB PK (+131) 2½ (-136) +222
New England PK (-151) 2½ (+121) +124
New York RB/New England Draw +260
The Revs disposed of the DC United 2-1 in the round of 16 on June 28th. New England was behind one goal seven minutes into the game, but Diego Fagundez sent the game to halftime tied 1-1. The teams were barely back on the pitch when Brian Wright scored the go-ahead goal – and his first professional tally. The Revolution was without Juan Agudelo, Kelyn Rowe, Gershon Koffie, Antonio Mlinar Delamea, Scott Caldwell, Daigo Kobayashi, and Xavier Kouassi; they were all either on Gold Cup duty or out injured. New England is 10th in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Rouge Taureaux finally solved the riddle that the Philadelphia Union had been for them in the US Cup, and beat them 5-3 in penalty shootouts following a 1-1 draw. Sacha Kljestan opened the scoreboard late in the first half for the Scarlett Bovines, but New York allowed a game-tying goal with four minutes to go in regulation. Both squads went scores in overtime. NYRB defender Aurélien Collin left with an injury in the 23rd minute. The Bulls rank 7th in the East.