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New York Cosmos to Host Jersey Express in US Open Cup match

The New York Cosmos Huddle Up prior to the match v Ottawa Fury FC at MCU Park. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

The New York Cosmos Huddle Up prior to the match v Ottawa Fury FC at MCU Park. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Soccer fans in Queens get excited as the New York Cosmos will be coming to Belson Stadium on the campus of St. John’s University to take on the Jersey Express of the Premier Development League in US Open Cup action.

The Cosmos and Jersey Express are set to play on Wednesday, May 27, with kick-off set for 7:30 p.m.

Jersey Express earned this match due to their 1-0 victory over the New York Red Bulls II on May 20.

For the rebooted Cosmos Franchise this is another great opportunity to see how they fair against other Leagues and to show the quality of the North American Soccer League Play.

In the 2014 Season during the US Open Cup, the Cosmos were able to go up against Major League Soccer club the New York Red Bulls, and earned a 2-1 victory in that match before falling to the Philadelphia Union in the Fifth Round.

Most will be keeping their eye out for the draw happening tonight, as the Major League Soccer clubs will be added to the current bracket.

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 101 consecutive years dating from 1914. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.

This year’s winner will earn a berth into the 2016-17 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.

In addition to preparing for the US Open Cup matches the Cosmos will also have NASL action on Saturday, May 23 when they host the San Antonio Scorpions. Kick-off for that is set for 7:00 pm, with those able to get to Shuart Stadium early receiving a Pele bobblehead as a part of the ‘Cosmos Legends’ bobblehead series.

Tickets for the New York Cosmos versus Jersey Express match will go on sale tomorrow (May 22) at 10 a.m.

For more information on the New York Cosmos fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.nycosmos.com

For more information on the US Open Cup fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://thecup.us

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