Philadelphia Union will host a fourth-round 2014 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup game against USL PRO affiliate partner Harrisburg City Islanders Tuesday, June 17 at PPL Park (7:00 p.m. ET), the club announced today.
The Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO) defeated the Baltimore Bohemians (PDL) Wednesday evening by a score of 4-2 to advance to the fourth round of play. The winner of the match between the Union and Islanders will advance to the fifth round of the tournament, played June 24-25.
The Union advanced to the fourth round in 2013, before falling to the eventual champions D.C. United. In 2012, the club made its deepest run in the tournament in club history, making it to the semifinal match where it lost to 2012 U.S. Open Cup champions, Sporting Kansas City.
This fourth round game is free to all 2014 full season ticket holders, with the ticket being loaded directly on to the Union Season Ticket Card or mailed to those with printed tickets for no additional cost. Individual tickets for the match can be purchased for a flat $15 price throughout the stadium, with premium seating and suites also available. Call 877-21-UNION for more information. Parking for the match is $15, but will be available to season ticket holders who show their 2014 Season Ticket Card on game day for $10. It is not the bonus game parking pass that is available in the season parking booklet. Tickets can be purchased through the following link: http://bit.ly/1hzkLJw.
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, $250,000 in prize money and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports.