On Friday morning, the United States Soccer Federation announced the draw for the Semifinals and the Final for the 2017 US Open Cup.
New York Red Bulls/Metrostars
Bradley Wright-Phillips scored his first ever US Open Cup goal and the New York Red Bulls defeated the New England Revolution 1-0 to advance to the semifinals for the fifth time in franchise history.
Every rivalry match contains an added layer of drama when points are on the line, but when that shared history extends to tournament play, well, there’s usually no shortage of rich subplots.
After being eliminated two years in a row in the US Open Cup by one of their rivals, the New York Red Bulls were finally able to move past the Philadelphia Union.
The Red Bulls earn their first win against the Rhinos.
McCarthy ran away with the voting for this round, with Kennedy Igboananike of the Chicago Fire finishing second, and Real Salt Lake’s Aaron Maund also getting strong consideration in the vote among TheCup.us staff and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters.
All four games in this year’s Quarterfinals were decided in the 86th minute or later and more fans were there to watch (across the round) than any year in the Modern Era.
There are three Quarterfinal matches remaining with two of them on Tuesday and the Chicago Fire and Orlando City on Wednesday. We’ll have live coverage of every game. Who will join Real Salt Lake in the Semifinals?
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.
To date, the Open Cup has only had a Fourth Round six times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013).