After Minnesota United's big penalty-kick victory at FC Cincinnati Wednesday night, the Loons learned their round of 16 fate in the U.S. Open Cup tournament Thursday.
United will travel to the Houston Dynamo at 7:30 p.m. June 18. If the Loons win, they will face the winner of Sporting Kansas City and FC Dallas. United has the potential to host that quarterfinal matchup, should they advance and draw hosting rights. This is the team's first time going this far in the tournament that pits all levels of U.S.Soccer against each other.
Houston already traveled to Minnesota earlier this year, a 2-1 victory for the Loons on April 28. In three meetings last year, the Loons drew twice against Houston and lost once, so they have never won at BBVA Compass Stadium.
The Loons have a week off before returning to training to prepare for this match. They then travel to the Colorado Rapids on June 23 to restart MLS play.