In 2014, the New York Cosmos saw their run at the US Open Cup come to an end at the hands of the Philadelphia Union. If the boys in green manage to win on Wednesday night in Harrison, they'll have a second chance to face the MLS side from Philadelphia.
On Tuesday, the Union staged an improbable comeback to defeat DC United. The match got off to a bit of a choppy start, with both teams looking like they were affected by the heavy rain for the opening fourteen minutes. At that point, the match was called to a halt for nearly an hour, while both sides waited for the weather to improve.
Shortly after the restart, CJ Sapong was sent off for an elbow, and United took the lead within minutes of the decision. It looked like it would be smooth sailing into the quarters for United, even though Philly managed a couple of decent chances in the final fifteen minutes of the half.
The second half was all Philadelphia, who were a bit unlucky not to score before Eric Ayuk's 55th minute equalizer, having already struck both DC United posts. Fabinho slotted home the winner with just over ten minutes to play, and despite DC United playing with a bit more intensity after going behind, the Union held on for the win.
If the Cosmos advance to face the Union, Philadelphia will host the quarterfinal match, just as they did when they faced New York last season. Should the Red Bulls advance tonight, the match would be played at Red Bull Arena.