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US Open Cup Fourth Round and East River Derby Preview as the Cosmos take on NYCFC

Raul and David Villa are just two of the stars that are possible to grace the pitch at Shuart Stadium for the US Open Cup Match/East River Derby. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

Raul and David Villa are just two of the stars that are possible to grace the pitch at Shuart Stadium for the US Open Cup Match/East River Derby. Photo by: Stacy Podelski

Shuart Stadium is going to be rocking on June 17, with fans of both the New York Cosmos and New York City FC cheering on their club in Hempstead.

It will be the Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup, and one that has most fans buzzing about who will be playing and how the night will end.

For the Cosmos the guys have just come off a 2015 Undefeated Spring Season, capturing the first ever NASL Spring Season Championship.

The team in Green features legends such as Raúl, Marcos Senna combined with great vets such as Carlos Mendes and young and upcoming players such as Lucky Mkosana and Leo Fernandes.

These are only a few of the player to watch for on the Cosmos side, who feature one of the deeper teams in talent.

This is the Second Time the Cosmos have hosted a Major League Soccer club at Hofstra University for the US Open Cup, as this time last season the squad hosted the New York Red Bulls while earning the victory.

New York City FC has many great players on their side in addition to momentum as the club is coming into this one on a three match unbeaten run.

In the match versus Montreal Impact Mix Diskerud helped to lead the offensive charge to a 3-1 victory. Also finding the back of the cage were David Villa and Kwadwo Poku.

NYCFC has also had impressive play from Shay FaceyTommy McNamara and Patrick Mullins. In addition to a great roster it should be a great match between two clubs on Wednesday night.

This is the first time that New York City FC will participate in the US Open Cup Tournament, and the team in blue (possibly black kits that day) will look to prove to the fans they are a team to watch for in the 2015 Season.

The match between the Cosmos and NYCFC is set to start at 7:30 pm, with the action to air on the ONE World Sports Network.

For more information on the New York Cosmos and for tickets to the upcoming match including the one v NYCFC fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://www.nycosmos.com

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

http://www.nycfc.com

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