Pushed back two hours into cooler temperatures, will Phoenix Rising still have the edge taking on the Tampa Bay Rowdies?
On Wednesday, Phoenix Rising could become the first Arizona team to make the Open Cup's finals 16 teams in the modern era.
Rising head coach Rick Schantz had previously described his team as "naive" going into the clash in Carson. He backpedaled on that view after watching film.
Rising is set to face LA Galaxy II in the main stadium at Dignity Health Sports Park in a rare Sunday match.
Phoenix RIsing's players were given an extra day off training to start the week, but the sessions aren't lacking in intensity.
Norwegian center-back Sivert Haugli joins Phoenix Rising on a loan deal from MLS NEXT Pro side Portland Timbers 2.
The fourth round draw resulted in Sacramento Republic being chosen to host Phoenix Rising in the next stage of the Open Cup.
A string of wins for Rising has their outlook looking better, but the club's attack still has room to improve.