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Tampa Bay Rowdies seek another upset in U.S. Open Cup

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The Tampa Bay Rowdies hope to play the role of "giant killer" once again, Wednesday night, when they travel to Jeld-Wen Stadium in Portland to face Major League Soccer's Timbers.

The game is a fourth round match up in the U.S. Open Cup with a berth in the quarterfinals on the line.

Rowdies head coach, Ricky Hill, stopped by the News Channel 8 studio to preview the Timbers game for Sunday Sports Extra.

The Rowdies head west as heavy underdogs but have a fresh memory of their big third round upset of the Seattle Sounders, also from MLS. The Sounders had reached the previous four U.S. Open Cup championship rounds.

Of the 16 teams remaining in the competition, 12 teams represent MLS, two (including the Rowdies) from the NASL as well as two teams from the USL-Pro Division.

Should the Rowdies pull off a win versus the Timbers, they would then face the winner of FC Dallas and the Houston Dynamo in the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals.

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