FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – If the New England Revolution wins its first match in the 2014 U.S. Open Cup on June 18 – when the team enters the tournament and travels to face the Richmond Kickers (USL PRO) in the fourth round – the team will advance to the fifth round where two potential game scenarios exist:
- If the Revolution defeats Richmond, and D.C. United (MLS) defeats the Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO), the Revolution would travel to play D.C. United – the defending U.S. Open Cup champion – at Maryland SoccerPlex (Boyds, Md.) the following week. The date of the potential match has not been announced yet.
- If the Revolution defeats Richmond and Rochester defeats D.C., then the Revolution would host the Rhinos at Brown University’s Stevenson Field in Providence on Wednesday, June 25. Kickoff would be 7:30 p.m.
The locations of the fifth-round match-ups were determined by a random selection process conducted by U.S. Soccer officials.
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.