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RSL will face one of Portland, LA, San Jose in fifth round of US Open Cup

Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

After Tuesday's win over Seattle Sounders FC 2, Real Salt Lake's US Open Cup campaign pushes forward into the fifth round. While the team doesn't yet know their opponent — that will be announced at 9 a.m. on Thursday — it has been narrowed down to three regional opponents.

Those three? Portland Timbers, LA Galaxy, and San Jose Earthquakes, all teams with which RSL has a pretty significant history. The draw will determine the opponent and where they'll play. The match will either take place on June 30 or July 1, so there's not a whole lot of time for turnaround.

LA Galaxy beat PSA Elite by a sound 6-1 margin to progress, while the other California side still in it, San Jose Earthquake, edged Sacramento Republic on penalties. The big matchup of the round was a Cascadian one, where Portland Timbers ran out winners in a highly controversial 3-1 extra time win over Seattle Sounders that featured three red cards for the Seattle side — on top of the forced removal of Obafemi Martins through injury.

The U.S. plays in pre-Gold Cup action on July 3 against Guatemala, and with other nations starting their pre-Cup camps, RSL could conceivably be out a handful of players, including Nick Rimando, Elias Vasquez, Demar Phillips, Kyle Beckerman and Alvaro Saborio.