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USOC match to be streamed live Wednesday

In a continuing effort to provide supporters with the most comprehensive coverage of the club, NewYorkRedBulls.com is pleased to announce that the Red Bulls’ Lamar Hunt US Open Cup match against New England Revolution will be streamed live on the NewYorkRedBulls.com video player.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE VIDEO PLAYER

CLICK HERE FOR THE DIRECT LINK TO THE STREAM (NOTE: The stream will not begin until 7:55 PM ET)

Beginning at 8:00 pm on Wednesday, May 12, follow all the action live from Red Bull Arena.  Steve Cangialosi will handle the play-by-play, with Shep Messing providing color commentary.  NewYorkRedBulls.com correspondent Craig Hutchinson will serve as the sideline reporter. 

Tickets to this match are still available by calling 1-877-RBSOCCER or logging onto NewYorkRedBulls.com.

In their opening match of the 2010 competition, the Red Bulls defeated the Philadelphia Union 2-1 at Red Bull Arena on April 27. Rookie Conor Chinn scored both goals for New York. Chinn tallied in the 16th minute and added his second in the 41st minute, and the Red Bulls withstood Sebastien Le Toux’s second half goal to hold on for the victory.

This will be the first match of the 2010 tournament for the New England Revolution. The Revolution ahs won the competition once, taking home the title in 2007. In last season’s campaign, the Revolution were ousted, 2-1, in the Third Round by the Harrisburg City Islanders of the USL Second Division. In Major League Soccer regular season play thus far in 2010, the Revolution is fifth in the Eastern Conference on 7 points with a record of 2-5-1. In their last match, New England was defeated, 3-2, by the Columbus Crew on a late goal by Robbie Rogers.

Should the Red Bulls advance, they will host the Colorado Rapids on Wednesday, May 26 at 8:00 PM at Red Bull Arena. The winner of that match would advance to the Open Cup’s main tournament field.

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 United States, beginning in 1914 when the Brooklyn Field Club took home the very first title. MLS teams were first included in the tournament in the league’s inaugural 1996 season. The Red Bulls’ very best finish in the competition came in 2003 with New York falling, 1-0, to the Chicago Fire in the Final. New York dispatched three league opponents on its way to the finals.

After its win over Philadelphia on April 27, the Red Bulls improved their record against league opponents in the tournament to 8-7. All-time in the competition, New York has posted a record of 15-13. The Red Bulls last won two matches in one Open Cup season in 2003, when they reached the Final.