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Bevans & Carter vs Ching
Houston Dynamo: Former Bulldog and US international Brian Ching has played a supportive role over the past year-and-a-half for the Dynamo as he nears retirement. The star striker has come off the bench in all 10 appearances for a total of 197 minutes. In the US Open Cup, however, MLS teams often use reserve players in their first game or two in the tournament before they make a serious challenge, and with the opponent Wednesday being an amateur club making a lengthy trip to Texas for the second straight week, that is very likely to be the case. In other words, don’t be surprised to see current Zag defender having to mark Ching as he potentially makes his first start of the year.
Brother vs Brother: Daniel Scott vs Zach Scott
Tampa Bay Rowdies: After helping lead the Rowdies to the NASL Soccer Bowl title last fall, Daniel Scott will now have a chance to square off against his older brother with major bragging rights on the line... again. The two former Gonzaga defenders previously faced one another two years ago, but the younger, but bigger sibling at the time was playing for the PDL’s Kitsap Pumas, who acquitted themselves well in a 2-1 loss. Dan has started all three league matches and the First Round 2-1 win against USL Pro cross-town rival VSI Tampa Bay contest last week since he returned to the lineup.
Seattle Sounders: Older brother (by five years) Zach Scott already has plenty to brag about when it comes to the US Open Cup having been a part of the team’s history three-peat run from 2009-11 and a fourth consecutive championship game appearance last year.
More on the Scott-v-Scott match at Seattle Times [+]