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How to Watch: Columbus Crew SC v. Orlando City SC U.S. Open Cup - Time, Stream, News, Lineup, Open Thread

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It's the fifth round of the Open Cup and Crew SC travels to Orlando to take on City.

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There's not much history between Columbus Crew SC and Orlando City SC, but what history there is - two matches - has been intense.

On the field, both games have featured red cards and a combined total of 64 fouls. There has been one blowout - Crew SC's 3-0 win at MAPFRE Stadium in the first meeting - and a dramatic late equalizer from Orlando at the Citrus Bowl after playing with a man advantage for 75 minutes and wearing the Black & Gold down.

Off the field, a rivalry has begun to emerge as well. Fans from both sides have gone to social media to voice their displeasure with other team's supporters and that will continue with this match.

Columbus is yet to lose to Orlando, but that could all change in the U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night, where it's winner-take-all in the single-elimination tournament.

Crew SC reached the fifth round of the Open Cup with a 3-1 victory on the road over the Richmond Kickers of the United Soccer League. The Black & Gold pushed through thanks to two goals from forward Adam Bedell, who is yet to appear in a Major League Soccer game this year.

Orlando advanced to the fifth round thanks to an 8-7 penalty kick shootout win over the Charleston Battery (also of the USL) after a 4-4 draw in regulation.

Columbus hopes to earn the team's way to the quarterfinals for the first time since 2010. That year, Crew SC made it to the Open Cup Final, losing 2-1 at the Seattle Sounders.

A win in this game will put City further in the tournament than the club has gone before, including its days in the USL.

The winner of this match will travel to take either the Chicago Fire or the Charlotte Independence in the quarterfinals. Those two sides face off at Toyota Park at the same time as this contest.

How to Watch

Date/Time: Tuesday June 30, 7:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL)

Watch: U.S. Soccer's YouTube channel (will have the stream below)

Listen: Real Radio 104.1 (Orlando)