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New York Cosmos to face Red Bulls in US Open Cup

Following the New York Cosmos’ 2-0 win over the Brooklyn Italians Wednesdaynight in the U.S. Open Cup, the Cosmos will host the New York Red Bulls on June 14 in the fourth round at Hofstra University’s Shuart Stadium with kickoff slated for 8:15 pm ET.

“We’re excited to be playing the Red Bulls.” Cosmos Chief Operating Officer Erik Stover said. “This is a game our fans have been looking forward to and I think it’ll be a big moment in New York soccer history.”

Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 3.

Cosmos Full Season Ticket holders will receive admission to the game as part of their ticket plan, and all Cosmos plan holders can purchase tickets during a presale window which commences Thursday, May 29  at 2 p.m. ET.

Also, a special Open Cup Combo ticket will go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. ET through the Cosmos. This discounted package includes a ticket to both the June 14 game and the NASL Fall Season opener on Saturday, July 12when the Cosmos host San Antonio.

All tickets can be purchased via the Cosmos website at nycosmos.com/tickets or by calling 855-71-COSMOS855-71-COSMOS (855-71- 267667).

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.

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