Red Bulls to Face Charleston Battery in Third Round of U.S. Open Cup

NY's first match of the U.S. Open Cup will take place in SC against the Charleston Battery

The third round opponent has been decided.

The Red Bulls will visit Charleston, SC on May 29 for a 7:30pm ET kickoff against the Charleston Battery in the third round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Charleston defeated Reading United AC 2-1 Tuesday night to punch their ticket to the U.S. Open Cup, the oldest soccer competition in the United States.

New York is 0-2 all-time against Charleston in U.S. Open Cup play, getting knocked out in the Second Round on June 26, 2001, 4-1, and in the Fourth Round on July 20, 2004, 1-0. Both games took place at Blackbaud Stadium, which also stands as the venue for the May 29 meeting.

The U.S. Open Cup, created in 1914, is a single-elimination tournament similar to the prestigious English FA Cup. It is open to all amateur and professional teams affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation (U.S.S.F).

More information, along with broadcast/live streaming details, will be available soon.