The New York Cosmos announced today that the team has been drawn to face either the Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) or the Jersey Express (PDL) on May 28 in the third round of the U.S. Open Cup. The Cosmos will host the game at St. John’s University (Belson Stadium) with kickoff slated for 7:30 p.m. ET.
“The U.S. Open Cup is an important tournament for us and we’re pleased to be given the chance to host the game.” Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover said. “Playing at St. John’s Belson Stadium gives us an opportunity to showcase the team to our fans in Queens.”
Tickets for the game will go on sale at 1 p.m. ET on Tuesday May 13. Single-game seats begin at only $10 for Endline general admission, while sideline reserved seating is $15.
Cosmos season ticket holders will receive admission to the game as part of their ticket plan, and can purchase additional tickets during a presale window on May 13 between 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There is a college student discount (all colleges) for $5 Endline General Admission seats, but these can only be purchased at the Carneseca Arena box office.
Tickets can be purchased via the St. John’s box office located at Carnesecca Arena or online via: (http://purchase.tickets.com/buy/TicketPurchase?pid=7760278&agency=TDC&campid=TDC_NEW_WWW_2013 )
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer’s National Club Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 100 consecutive years dating from 1914.
This year’s winner will earn a berth into the 2015-16 CONCACAF Champions’ League and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. D.C. United is the defending U.S. Open Cup champion, having won its third tournament title (following triumphs in 1996 and 2008) after a tense 1-0 road victory over Real Salt Lake on Oct. 1, 2013. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.