Red Bulls, Cosmos could be on a collision course in US Open Cup

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The United States Soccer Federation released this year’s schedule for the US Open Cup, and New York’s only two current professional teams may be on a collision course

The New York Cosmos begin their participation in the tournament on May 28th; the third round of the Open Cup. All NASL sides will be paired against winners of the first and second round competitions between USL Pro, PDL, USASA, NPSL, US Club Soccer and USSSA teams.

If the reigning Soccer Bowl champions advance, the USSF will find their nearest regional opponent in the fourth round. That would mean an encounter with the New York Red Bulls — the first between both teams since the return of the famed NASL side.

The fourth round is set to begin from June 10th to the 18th. The team awarded home field will be allowed to pick the specific date, with the lone caveat that the visiting team have two days rest to prepare. Neither the Cosmos or the Red Bulls should have a conflict in that department. The NASL will be closed in observance of the World Cup while the Red Bulls’ final match comes on the 8th against New England. The Cosmos will also play their final game on the 8th in Canada against the Ottawa Fury, putting each team on equal footing.

This will be the Cosmos first jaunt through US Open Cup competition. The Red Bulls participated last year, earning elimination against the New England Revolution in the fourth round.

Fifth Round dates will be scheduled later in the month (June 24-25). The Quarterfinal Round takes place from July 8-9th, the Semifinal Round from August 12-13th and the Final set sometime between September 30th to October 1st.

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1 year 9 months ago

RT @EmpireOfSoccer: Red Bulls, Cosmos could be on a collision course in US Open Cup: http://t.co/M7NCvilf8F #RBNY #MLS #NYCosmos #NASL

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1 year 9 months ago

RT @EmpireOfSoccer: Red Bulls, Cosmos could be on a collision course in US Open Cup: http://t.co/M7NCvilf8F #RBNY #MLS #NYCosmos #NASL

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1 year 9 months ago

RT @EmpireOfSoccer: Red Bulls, Cosmos could be on a collision course in US Open Cup: http://t.co/M7NCvilf8F #RBNY #MLS #NYCosmos #NASL

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1 year 9 months ago

Can only hppe that it happens…

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PatrickVT
1 year 9 months ago

Know Your Enemy.

Come on you boys in Green.

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

@EmpireOfSoccer Juicy. Lots of storylines to materialize there. Hopefully it’s on a date the WC doesn’t dominate.

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1 year 9 months ago

@EmpireOfSoccer @MKersich4 we would have to go to this!!

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

Epic !

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1 year 9 months ago

The Red Bulls should start the team they played last night and show everyone how inferior the Cosmos and NASL are.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Easy there! The Cosmos play quality soccer. Either way, show up at the game if you really care!

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1 year 9 months ago

@PistollPete11 @EmpireOfSoccer @MFlynn32 @John_Flynn24 who do we root for ?!

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1 year 9 months ago

@MKersich4 @EmpireOfSoccer @MFlynn32 @John_Flynn24 would be a tough decision

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Anthony
1 year 9 months ago

Gio vs. Petke

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1 year 9 months ago

The Cosmos should bring their 17 trophies to show how inferior Energy Drink is.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

15 of those trophies come from another unrelated team and league, and another lifetime. Please don’t count any trophies won prior to 1984. That’s just weak. Last year the ‘New’ Cosmos earned two trophies from, what?, playing 13 games over 12 weeks? 17 trophies…please just stop.

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Peter D. Ross
1 year 9 months ago

Well said Anonymous. Bravo! Spoken like a true ignoramus and hater with an inferiority complex. You clearly have no knowledge of soccer history. You probably think soccer was invented by MLS. Or that the arbitrary “division 2” is the same as the rest of the world, or that the US Open Cup only mattered when MLS “clubs” (I do really mean McDonald franchises) started to participate. Get a grip on reality. MLS with their 22 drive-up “Welcome to MLS, can I take your order (really can I take your millions, name, and all your rights as a club)?” will eventually… Read more »

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Whoa. Someone s grumpy for some reason. So yeah , you’re soundly wrong on like.. 20 aspects. Deal with it

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Peter D. Ross
1 year 9 months ago

Uhuh. You tell yourself that. Keep sipping the MLS ridiculous cool-aid. Times are changing. You deal with it.

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Your wanting the NASL to be a proper league, and MLS’ collapse is wishful thinking. Go move to Europe. The big money is betting on MLS.

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Peter D. Ross
1 year 9 months ago

Oh, it’s not a matter of desire, but inevitability. 500 authentic US soccer clubs are louder than 22 Mickey Ds (stress on the Mickey Mouse club league). 80 clubs in the 2014 US Open, with 64 not being in MLS – the largest ever. Growth in numbers. I don’t need to move. I am from America. This is my home. And in this great nation of the land of the free, the game we know today as soccer has been around for approximately 150 years. The problem with you is that you are oblivious to this truth because you follow… Read more »

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1 year 9 months ago

For all that history and effort, most of those clubs have been unsustainable.

You will be hard pressed to find a club from the old ASL days (1920s) still in existence.

As a student of history you should recognize that unlike the leagues which preceded it MLS is the first league to come up with a sustainable model which actually serves to keep clubs around rather than push them into the dustbin of history.

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twitter_noboa
1 year 9 months ago

The only one I can think of is Hoboken FC, and they play in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League.

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Peter D. Ross
1 year 9 months ago

Hi TheRealZer0Cool, Contrary to belief, many clubs in soccer history – much prior to MLS – had very solid years of sustainability. Several clubs in the NASL and ASL played over ten years in league operation. Issue before was design and expectation which is a very deep subject. Much of this today, however, is being strategically learned from and improved by all leagues on several levels. With regard to clubs in the ASL days of the 1920s, many of the original clubs eventually fell in part because of the Great Depression which affected the monetary investment of the league. Post… Read more »

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JB
1 year 9 months ago

Get a grip dude. I think we’d all like soccer to be such that it can sustain more than 24 MLS sides. Let’s give MLS its due though; it clearly promoted soccer in the US and enabled all these “rogue” clubs to succeed, a term I use pretty liberally. Whether its current structure can be sustained is a wholly separate matter.

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Mike Hunt
1 year 9 months ago

That’s 1 more trophy than shitty Metro Redbulls have gotten in over 18 years……please just stop!

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

They got a trophy for having the best record over a 13 game fall season. Then a second for a one game cup. You sir, are a numbskull. Nobody fears the Cosmos. Pony up the franchise fee and join MLS. Then the Red Bulls can beat you regularly. That is the only end game for them. Their owners will not be investing $200MM for them to play in the second division in front of 4,500 spectators.

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Peter D. Ross
1 year 9 months ago

Keep talking and you keep showing your minimal knowledge in soccer. First, Apertura and Clausura exists. And in those tournaments, each season a champion is declared. Moreover, during the ASL, in the late 1920s to early 1930s, we also had a version of a Spring and Fall or Apertura and Clausura champion. They also determined a league champion with the Spring winner meeting the Fall winner. The NASL is doing something similar. Next, the Cosmos have no need to carelessly squander $100mil on a McDonald’s franchise fee when that money can be invested towards building their club. And you are… Read more »

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

So when the ‘D2 myth’ is broken, you will see 11,000 fans at Hofstra to watch the Cosmos? I was at the 2013 home opener when 11,000+ showed up…they haven’t seen 7,000 at Shuart since. And only because the potential fans have been brainwashed that the Cosmsos play 2nd division football. You will not see 25,000 spectators at Belmont if they remain in the NASL. The product just isn’t good enough. It’s a shame that the Red Bulls are drawing so poorly at home right now (I was there on 3/15 and 4/23)…but they never draw well during the cold,… Read more »

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Peter D. Ross
1 year 9 months ago

First, when this D2 myth IS broken, people are going to see MLS for what it really is – a selfish soccer league in the US that has bought, and not earned, D1 status and prohibits clubs from entering it or participating unless they pay nearly $100mil. MLS maliciously dictates to the youthful minds that in order for a club to be “professional” or to be “great” in the US it needs to pay this ridiculous SUM! Get out of here with this bs. MLS’ strategy has ultimately been “follow your club because they are in MLS”. That is a… Read more »

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

The New York Skyliners lasted for a year, played 12 games, and were a team from Uruguay….nice example.

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Peter D. Ross
1 year 9 months ago

If that is all you walked away with, by arrogance, then there is nothing more to say to you. To make clear to whoever is reading, the point of the Skyliners who were an American club – based in America and playing in America – with players from their sister club C.A. Cerro, was that in New York and in soccer history long before MLS soccer was already growing. In fact, in the early to mid 1970s soccer was called the fastest growing sport in America. And in New York we have championship clubs with long history including: Greek American… Read more »

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

I just love riling you up. You are such an American soccer know-it-all. I can keep you going all week! You are burning a hole in Wikipedia. Stop being a name-caller Peter.

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Mike Hunt
1 year 9 months ago

Are you illiterate!
Cosmos = 2 Trophies in 12 weeks
MetroBulls = 1 Trophy in 18 years!
YOU are a numbNUT

New York Cosmos are coming and you can’t do squat about it!!

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Peter D. Ross
1 year 9 months ago

From Anonymous: “I just love riling you up. You are such an American soccer know-it-all. I can keep you going all week! You are a burning a hole in Wikipedia. Stop being a name-caller Peter.” lol dude, don’t exaggerate and quickly satisfy your ignorance and ego. Instead of responding to what I state above, you completely shift gears to another extreme to try to change subjects and camouflage the above and the fact that you know diddly squat. It’s not working and it’s quite obvious. As I said before, there is frankly nothing more to say to you. Focus at… Read more »

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1 year 9 months ago

Epic!

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Meh
1 year 9 months ago

Yawn…. As a follower of the only NY area first division soccer team and an MLS backer, my rankings in terms of importance are: 1. MLS Cup 2. CONCACAF Champions League 3. Supporter’s Shiled 4. Pre-season 5. US Open Cup I get why it’s the most important and all to the teams in the inferior divisions… what’s glorious to a minor league team is to be able to say they beat the Div 1 team and they belong amongst the best in the US, especially if that team has a chip on their shoulder after being oh so jerked for… Read more »

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Peter D. Ross
1 year 9 months ago

Right… So this hypothetical, “I don’t really care, meh”, shrug of yours only took you a while to sit down and actually write the wall of nonsense above. Really. MLS Cup is more valuable in ranking than the CONCACAF Champions League? Seriously? Next!! In order for you, as an MLS fan, (nothing against NY Red Bulls specifically – as I am also a nearly 15yr supporter of the team) to create a defense you have to ultimately depreciate the value of the US Open Cup. You do it only so you can feel good about yourself if the Red Bulls… Read more »

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1 year 9 months ago

I love the fact that we Cosmos fans don’t need to make excuses !

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

Fair nuff mate and will not argue the history side, is important to most (not all) leagues and obviously to soccer people here. That said, I’ll be one of the new NYCFC fans because the existing teams have never really appealed and, frankly, aren’t anywhere near my domicile. If done right the new team can appeal to a new fan base and give a much needed boost to football in the Bronx and other boroughs. Is good to see that one of their first moves was to reach out to great clubs like S Bronx where kids at risk are… Read more »

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Anonymous
1 year 9 months ago

your not Club, how hard is that to understand, say it with me “Franchise”

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1 year 9 months ago

Reserve sides are put forth because they should be strong enough to take on the lower division sides and RBNY have through winning that way. RBNY have also played with many starters and LOST. Case in point was New England last year and certainly excruciating, the Harrisburg City Islanders the year before.

You haven’t been paying enough attention to the USOC and it shows.

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

I’m not sure the game would live up to the trash-talking that has already commenced. Having said that, I would love to see and attend the game. Come on you ‘Mos!

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

RT @EmpireOfSoccer: Red Bulls, Cosmos could be on a collision course in US Open Cup: http://t.co/M7NCvilf8F #RBNY #MLS #NYCosmos #NASL

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

Red Bulls, Cosmos could be on a collision course in US Open Cup – Empire of Soccer http://t.co/ciDIltiF70

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1 year 9 months ago

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jspech
1 year 9 months ago

CAN’T WAIT!!!, COSMOS!!!!!

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1 year 9 months ago

I am going to try & appeal to 2 sides here while throwing another aside. Cosmos(Old/New) > MetroStars > RBNJ have many ties when comes to the fabric of the Tri State soccer fan, Grandfathers,Fathers,Sons are all intertwined together. We are the heart of soccer fandom since the 70’s whether we like it or not in the area. I think if we do face each other in Open Cup that it should be something that’s celebrated & cherished by all of us that have seen the up/downs. So now MLS is trying to pawn off on us NYCFC and it’s… Read more »

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jspech
1 year 9 months ago

ahh the Brooklyn Italians have far more ties in that fabric. Not sure RBNY has any. 18yrs 1 trophy, empty stadium

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1 year 9 months ago

Red Bulls, Cosmos could be on a collision course in US Open Cup – Empire of Soccer http://t.co/t9JCsqcqyz

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1 year 9 months ago

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Super Metro
1 year 9 months ago

Let me guess: winning a 13 season league against notably inferior rest of the teams? uhhm? it doesn’t cut it for me. The league where the Cosmos play is a lower division for as reason, if you think otherwise then you should stop drinking it…….

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1 year 9 months ago

The Cup draw that keeps me up at night. http://t.co/EOsWHyyoMo

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chris
1 year 9 months ago

Imagine if the Cosmos were to ever buy off the Red Bulls? That would be the greatest thing to MLS. In all honesty, the only way the NASL can come out of D2 will be because of the Cosmos. They’re counting on them just because they feel their brand name will bring attention to the league. but in fact they won’t when people realize they are a d2 league. Its all perception. Yeah I don’t like MLS’ business structure but its the only to go if it means the survival of the league. They did this to take precautions to… Read more »

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1 year 9 months ago

the battle between a big league New Jersey team and a second division Long Island team, if only New York had a MLS team of its own. ;-) #2015 #NYCFC #5boros1city

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Bronx Boy
1 year 9 months ago

Yeah, everyone’s getting a bit stroppy over Cosmos v RB and there’s no guarantee they’re even going to play each other, EVER! Imagine what it’s going to be like with a NY-based team in the mix ;-) Let’s go City!

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1 year 9 months ago

Busy wk in the Martinez household. So much so that I missed a good back and forth on EOS btween #RBNY #NYCosmos fans http://t.co/TZ1PGLjPWf

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1 year 9 months ago

@EmpireOfSoccer jeeebus, that is some *seriously* purple prose.

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

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1 year 9 months ago

^ too bad they still don’t instead they have a man city farm team / branding project. Real NYers know.

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1 year 9 months ago

@EmpireOfSoccer considering writing an email for the show. Already recorded?

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1 year 9 months ago

@EmpireOfSoccer great debate. I only wish nyrb/cosmos were in the same league so the drama could be played out on the field regularly

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Bronx Boy
1 year 9 months ago

I will not argue the history side, is important to most (not all) leagues and obviously to soccer people here. That said, I’ll be one of the new NYCFC fans because the existing teams have never really appealed and, frankly, aren’t anywhere near my domicile. If done right the new team can appeal to a new fan base and give a much needed boost to football in the Bronx and other boroughs. Is good to see that one of their first moves was to reach out to great clubs like S Bronx where kids at risk are given life skills… Read more »

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1 year 9 months ago

Cosmos, Red Bulls on #USOC2014 collision course… http://t.co/r9vDPIHVTa

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1 year 9 months ago

RT @OTFSoccer: Cosmos, Red Bulls on #USOC2014 collision course… http://t.co/r9vDPIHVTa

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1 year 9 months ago

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