Revolution to face Richmond Kickers in U.S. Open Cup action on June 18
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – The New England Revolution will enter the draw of the 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in the fourth round when the team travels to face the Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) on Wednesday, June 18. Kickoff at Richmond’s City Stadium is set for 7 p.m.
The Richmond Kickers defeated amateur club New York Greek American Atlas (USASA) last night, 2-1, surviving a three-hour rain and lightning delay to advance to the fourth round.
The winner of the June 18 Revolution-Richmond match will advance to the fifth round of the U.S. Open Cup, which will be played the final week in June.
The Revolution and Kickers have met once before in U.S. Open Cup play, when New England claimed a 3-0 win in the third round of the 2008 tournament.
The Revolution was the 2007 U.S. Open Cup champion, a title that was the club’s first-ever cup tournament title. New England defeated FC Dallas, 3-2, in Frisco, Texas, on Oct. 3, 2007, to win the match and the 2007 championship. The Revs have a 13-11-4 all-time record in U.S. Open Cup matches.
Dating back to 1914, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest cup competition in United States soccer and is among the oldest in the world. Open to all affiliated amateur and professional teams in the U.S., the Open Cup is a 101-year-old, single-elimination tournament. The winner claims the Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally-contested trophies in American team sports.