Yesterday, the play-in draw for the US Open Cup was announced. Cosmos B will play the Brooklyn Italians in their first competitive match of the season.
#USOC2018 UPDATE @bklynitalians (twice @opencup champs in 1979 & 1991) will host their Play-In Round game against @NYCosmosB on Sunday, May 6️⃣ @ 8️⃣ p.m. ET @ Long Island University Athletic complex in Brooklyn, NY. pic.twitter.com/yMP9eOIt4x— U.S. Open Cup (@opencup) April 3, 2018
New York's biggest derby in the Open Cup Play-Ins, unreal. https://t.co/SIZRRGS4fo— Patrick Infurna (@pinfurna_) April 2, 2018
Cosmos B - Italians actually gets pretty spicey so I’m excited for this https://t.co/TWwOHY7ywt— Steve Hamlin (@stevehamlin19) April 2, 2018
Details are scarce at the moment, but what we do know is that the match will take place at May 6th at 8pm at Long Island University’s Athletic Complex in Brooklyn.
This draw and location has to be exciting for Cosmos fans, as they are playing a local rival in Brooklyn, the borough where the club has it’s strongest fan roots. Maybe they could get the game moved to MCU? Either way, expect the Cosmos faithful to come out in full force