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Cosmos To Face MLS' Philadelphia Union In Next Round Of 2014 Open Cup

Following the NASL's New York Cosmos' 3-0 win over the New York Red Bulls on June 14 in the U.S. Open Cup, the Cosmos will play the Philadelphia Union (MLS) on Tuesday, June 24 in the fifth round at PPL Park in Chester, Pa. with kickoff slated for 7 pm ET.

The Philadelphia Union advanced to the fifth round after defeating the Harrisburg City Islanders, 3-1 in extra time at PPL Park Tuesday. Information on how to buy tickets for the game will be released at a later date.

The Cosmos will be coordinating supporter buses to Philadelphia with the Five Points supporters’ clubs for Cosmos fans to travel to PPL Park on June 24. Interested fans should contact The Borough Boys, La Banda del Cosmos, or Cross Island Crew for further details.

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 and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. D.C. United is the defending U.S. Open Cup champion, having won its third tournament title (following triumphs in 1996 and 2008) after a tense 1-0 road victory over Real Salt Lake on Oct. 1, 2013. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.