NYCFC advances to the US Open Cup’s Round of 16 for the first time in club history.
The Long Island Rough Riders tied a Modern Era record by scoring four goals in extra time to advance to the Second Round of the US Open Cup.
For the third year in a row, the Cosmos began their US Open Cup run with a shutout of an amateur club.
The Freedoms, who won the US Open Cup three times in the 1980s, emerged victorious with a 2-1 win over the Garden State’s last representative. Former New York Red Bulls and Long Island Rough Riders player Chris Megaloudis scored the game-winner just before halftime to bring the Freedoms one step closer to qualifying for the first time since 2011.
On the strength of two goals and an assist from Joe Holland, the Long Island Rough Riders defeated the Brooklyn Italians 3-1 to give the Riders their first tournament win since 2012.
The Cosmos out-shot the Red Bulls 21-3 on route to a dominant 3-0 win in front of an energized crowd of 9,364 at Shuart Stadium at Hofstra University.
The Cosmos will host MLS’s New York Red Bulls at Shuart Stadium in Hempstead, NY on June 14. When asked about the upcoming game versus the Red Bulls, Cosmos head coach Giovanni Savarese said that he thinks it will great for the sport of soccer.