Philadelphia Union will travel to Orlando City SC in the Round of 32 of the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The match will take place on Tuesday, May 10th, with kick off set for 7 p.m. ET with coverage on ESPN+.
The Union will be entering their 11th Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, and their first match in the Open Cup since 2019, when they lost to D.C. United, 2-1 in extra time. The Union have amassed a record of 19-6-4 in the Open Cup. They have reached the final of the tournament three times, all under Jim Curtin, with the most recent final coming in 2018 at the Houston Dynamo.
In their first matches of previous U.S. Open Cup tournaments that the Boys in Blue have entered, they have tallied a 7-3-0 mark, including a 4-1-0 record in opening round matches of their last five tournaments.
The match will be the first meeting in the tournament between the Union and Orlando.
Orlando City advanced to the Round of 32 with a 2-1 home win over the Tampa Bay Rowdies of the USL Championship. The home side took advantage of a pair of goals within 11 minutes in the second half then held on to face off against the Union. Alexandre Pato converted from the penalty spot in the 52nd minute to open the scoring which was followed up by a goal from Júnior Urso in the 63rd. The Rowdies fought back with Lucky Mkosana getting a goal two minutes later but ORL saw out the result to avoid the upset.