The New York Red Bulls U.S. Open Cup opponent was revealed Thursday morning; the New England Revolution. The matchup marks the fifth time the teams met in the USOC
The Red Bulls own a positive record against New England, boasting a 3-1 record. The Revs lone victory over the Red Bulls in USOC play happened back in 2013, the year the Red Bulls won the Supporter’s Shield. Fabian Espindola and Johnny Steele scored the goals for the Red Bulls in a lopsided 4-2 loss.
New York City FC face USL’s North Carolina FC. NCFC defeated Florida Soccer Soldiers to reach the fourth round. NYCFC faced the Red Bulls during the USOC in each of the last two seasons. A win for each New York side pushes the two together again.
This year, the Red Bulls lost to the Revs in their lone match against the side. Cristian Penilla scored the winner, finishing off a counter attack that was misplayed by Luis Robles. Since then, the Revs replaced their head coach, Brad Friedel, with Bruce Arena. Arena previously coached the Red Bulls during the 2006-07 seasons. Despite Arena’s legendary resume in MLS, he only won the USOC once, with D.C. United back in 1996.
The match is scheduled to be hosted in Harrison at Red Bull Arena. The Red Bulls all-time record against the Revs is 31-36-18.
UPDATE: The match is scheduled to be hosted at MSU SOCCER PARK, not at Red Bull Arena, on Tuesday, June 11
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