The Union are set to take on their Eastern Conference rival New York Red Bulls this Saturday at Talen Energy Stadium in the Round of 16 of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Kick-off for Saturday’s match is set for 7 p.m. and will be streamed on Philadelphiaunion.com.
As Philadelphia prepares for their Open Cup contest, we give you some insight on their familiar opponent and the match details.
Team: New York Red Bulls
Venue: Talen Energy Stadium
Kick Off: 7:00 p.m. ET on Philadelphiaunion.com
How Red Bull advanced to Round of 16: New York Red Bulls defeated New York City FC 4-0 in the Fourth Round of the Open Cup. Their victory tied their largest margin of victory in the tournament against an MLS opponent in franchise history.
Last Meeting vs. Philadelphia in Open Cup Play: Red Bulls victory; 1-1; 5-3 PKs on June 28, 2017 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New Jersey.
Red Bull Starting XI Open Cup Match vs. NYCFC June 6, 2018: Ryan Meara; Kemar Lawrence, Hassan Ndam, Aaron Long, Ethan Kutler, Sean Davis ©, Marc Rzatkowski, Vincent Bezecourt, Alex Muyl, Daniel Royer, Derrick Etienne, Jr.
Key Component to Watch: Both of these squads enter this match with impressive Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup numbers under their head coaches. For Philadelphia, under Head Coach Jim Curtin the club owns an all-time record of 12-4 in Open Cup competition, with record of 10-2 at Talen Energy Stadium. For New York, under head coach Jesse Marsch, the Red Bulls are 6-2-2 overall in the Open Cup. Curtin and Marsch were teammates on the 2003 Chicago Fire club that won the Open Cup tournament.