The New York Cosmos prepare to continue their US Open Cup run at their temporary home Belson Stadium at St. John's University at 7:30 PM today, with the winner going on to face either the Philadelphia Union or the New York Red Bulls in the next round.
The Cosmos currently are fairly well rested thanks to the midseason NASL break, and, after barely missing out on the Spring Title, went on to defeat NYCFC for the second year in a row, this time thanks to a late winner by Danny Szetela at Fordham University. The Revolution, who currently sit at eighth place in the Eastern Conference of the MLS, got into the Round of 16 by scraping by the Carolina Railhawks 1-0, after extra time.
The game is more than just a cup tie for the Cosmos, who are not only playing for the pride of the NASL (along with the Fort Lauderdale Strikers), but for history as well. This is the club's best shot at making a historic first-time quarterfinals appearance since the gut-wrenching loss to the Philadelphia Union back in 2014.
Personally, I fancy the Cosmos to scrape by on this one. The players know what this means for the club and the fans, and the same passion that got them past a fairly weak NYCFC will get them past an objectively weaker New England. Here's everything you need to know:
TIME: June 28th, 2016, at 7:30
PLACE: Belson Stadium, St. John's University
HOW TO WATCH: The US Soccer YouTube Stream
TICKETS: Through SJU's website