When United and New England face off in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, June 28, the two teams will meet for the fifth time in tournament history. United have a strong 38-16 record all-time in the Open Cup, good for the second-most number of wins in the Open Cup by any MLS team, trailing only the Chicago Fire (45).
In the previous round, United defeated amateur side Christos F.C., while the Revs faced the Rochester Rhinos (USL). New England shut out their opponents 3-0 in their match and United scored four unanswered goals against the Baltimore-based amateurs.
The last time these two teams met in the Open Cup was in 2013, when United scored three goals to beat New England. Both teams were playing well when United took the lead in the last minute of the first half before New England tied it up seven minutes after halftime. The Black-and-Red then scored two unanswered goals to advance to the semifinals.
United also bested the Revs in North America’s oldest club soccer tournament in 2008 at home, winning 3-1. The semifinal game started off well for United; Luciano Emilio opened the scoring in the first five minutes before the Revs tied the game in the 34th minute, but United came out in the second half firing. Three minutes into the second half, Santino Quaranta scored another goal for the Black-and-Red to take the lead. The third and final goal for United came from Emilio yet again, 81 minutes into the match. The next game, United defeated the Charleston Battery 2-1 to win the 2008 Open Cup.
The match kicks off at 7:30 from Harvard University's Jordan Field and is streaming live on via U.S. Soccer. Should the Black-and-Red advance, they host the winner of the Philadelphia Union and the New York Red Bulls at the Maryland SoccerPlex.