Red Bull New York announced today that the club will host MLS expansion side, Philadelphia Union, on Tuesday, April 27 at 8:00 PM at Red Bull Arena in a preliminary round match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament. The teams square off in their first-ever match-up three days earlier at Red Bull Arena on April 24 at 4:00 PM in a MLS regular season game.
For more information or to purchase tickets, which are priced at $15 each and located in the Arena's 100 Level, please call 1.877.RBSOCCER or log onto www.newyorkredbulls.com.
New York won a coin toss to earn the right to host this match-up. Should the Red Bulls advance, they will host the New England Revolution at Red Bull Arena in the next round on May 12 at 8:00 PM ET. Ticket information will be released for that match at a later date if the Red Bulls advance.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an annual national competition that is open to all amateur and professional soccer teams that are affiliated with U.S. Soccer. It is the oldest tournament in the U.S., beginning in 1914 when Brooklyn Field Club took home the very first title. MLS teams were first included in the tournament in the inaugural 1996 season.