Cosmos to meet Red Bulls as Open Cup round-of-16 draw revealed

BY Kyle McCarthy • June 18, 2015

New York Cosmos will have the chance to go two for two against New York-area MLS sides after they were drawn against New York Red Bulls in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup round of 16 on Thursday.

The two sides will meet at Red Bull Arena on July 1 in the marquee matchup of the round. The Cosmos staged a two-goal comeback at Shuart Stadium and stunned New York City FC on penalty kicks to reach the last 16 on Wednesday.

It marked one of the few upsets as MLS teams by and large took care of business in their fourth-round ties this week. USL side Charlotte Independence joins the Cosmos as the only other lower-league team left in the draw after securing a 1-0 victory over New England Revolution in Cambridge, Mass. on Wednesday.

U.S. Soccer opted to group the remaining teams together geographically in a bid to reduce travel. The four pods -- East, South, Central and West -- will each produce one semifinalist as the tournament progresses. 

LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP ROUND OF 16 DRAW

DATE MATCH TIME VENUE
June 30 Philadelphia Union -- D.C. United 7:00p.m. ET PPL Park, Chester, Pa.
June 30 Orlando City -- Columbus Crew SC 7:30p.m. ET Orlando Citrus Bowl, Orlando, Fla.
June 30 Chicago Fire -- Charlotte Independence 8:30p.m. ET Toyota Park, Bridgeview, Ill.
June 30 Houston Dynamo -- Colorado Rapids 8:30p.m. ET BBVA Compass Stadium, Houston, Texas
       
July 1 New York Red Bulls -- New York Cosmos 7:30p.m. ET Red Bull Arena, Harrison, N.J.
July 1 Sporting Kansas City -- FC Dallas 8:30p.m. ET Sporting Park, Kansas City, Kan.
July 1 Real Salt Lake -- Portland Timbers 10:00p.m. ET Rio Tinto Stadium, Sandy, Utah
July 1 San Jose Earthquakes -- LA Galaxy  10:30p.m. ET Avaya Stadium, San Jose, Calif.

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