Union to Play Red Bulls in U.S. Open Cup
CHESTER, Pa. (April 7, 2010) – Philadelphia Union will take on New York Red Bulls on Tuesday, April 27 at Red Bull Arena in a preliminary round match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tournament. The game is set for an 8:00 p.m. start time.
New York won a coin toss to earn the right to host this match-up. Should Philadelphia Union advance, they will play the New England Revolution in the next round at a site to be determined on May 12 at 7:30 p.m. ET.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is an annual 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 U.S. beginning in 1914 when Brooklyn Field Club took home the very first title. Major League Soccer teams were first included in the tournament in the inaugural 1996 season.
Philadelphia Union’s home opener is this Saturday, April 10, 2010 against D.C. United at Lincoln Financial Field.
ABOUT KEYSTONE SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT LLC
Keystone Sports and Entertainment, LLC, is the Philadelphia Union ownership group. It is comprised of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of iStar Financial Jay Sugarman, CEO and Operating Partner Nick Sakiewicz, Christopher and Robert Buccini and David Pollin, founding partners of the Buccini Pollin Group, Swarthmore Group’s Jim Nevels (Chairman) and Paula Mandle (CEO), and Philadelphia attorney William Doran. For more information about Philadelphia Union, visit www.philadelphiaunion.com.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
Headquartered in New York City, Major League Soccer is the top-flight professional soccer league in the United States and Canada. MLS features many stars from the U.S., Canada, and around the world. MLS kicks off its 15th season on March 25, 2010. MLS features 16 clubs each playing 30 regular season matches in 2010. Those teams include Chicago Fire; Colorado Rapids; Chivas USA; Columbus Crew; D.C. United; FC Dallas; Houston Dynamo; Kansas City Wizards; Los Angeles Galaxy; New York Red Bulls; New England Revolution; 2009 MLS Cup Champion Real Salt Lake; San Jose Earthquakes; Seattle Sounders FC; Toronto FC; and, in their inaugural season, Philadelphia Union. Expansion teams in Vancouver and Portland will debut in 2011. For more information about Major League Soccer, visitwww.mlssoccer.com.