FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – If the New England Revolution wins its fourth-round match in the 2014 U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, June 25 – when the team hosts the Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) at Brown University – the team will advance to the quarterfinals where two potential game scenarios exist:
- If the Revolution defeats Rochester and the Philadelphia Union (MLS) defeats the New York Cosmos (NASL), the Revolution would travel to play the Union at PPL Park in Chester, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, July 8.
- If the Revolution defeats Rochester and the Cosmos beat the Union, the Revolution would travel to play the Cosmos at Belson Stadium at St. John’s University in Queens, New York, on Tuesday, July 8
The locations of the quarterfinal 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 14-11-4 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.