The winner of Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup third-round match between Chula Vista FC and Republic FC at Bonney Field will play the San Jose Earthquakes 7:30 p.m. on June 16 at Avaya Stadium.
Last season, Republic FC reached the fourth round and lost to the Earthquakes 2-1 in San Francisco.
Republic FC advanced to this year’s third round by beating the Sonoma County Sol 4-2 on Tommy Stewart’s hat trick Wednesday night at Bonney Field. Chula Vista FC advanced by upsetting Arizona United SC 3-0. Arizona United is a rival of Republic FC in the USL Western Conference.