US Soccer has announced the matchups for the fourth round of the US Open Cup with the New England Revolution hosting the winner of third round match up between the USL’s Rochester Rhinos and USASA side GPS Omens of Massachusetts.
The Rhinos defeated another amateur side, New Jersey’s Motown FC by a score of 3-0 on Wednesday. GPS Omens, a local qualifier, has won two straight games in the USOC beating PDL side GPS Portland in the first round 2-0 and then NPSL side Boston City FC 2-1 on Wednesday with Keith Caldwell (brother of Revs’ Scott Caldwell) netting the opener for the local side.
The Revolution and Rhinos are no strangers in the USOC, having played each other in both 2013 and 2014 with the Revs winning both contests. In the 2013 third round the Revs were led by a brace from Keyln Rowe en route to a 5-1 victory at Sahlen’s Stadium in Rochester. In the 2014 fifth round Rowe and Saer Sene scored to lead the Revs to a 2-1 victory in Providence before losing to the Philadelphia Union in the quarter finals.
The fourth round will feature three all-MLS matchups to accommodate the league’s 19 teams, with a Red Bulls-NYCFC and Sounders-Timbers rivalry matches along with Minnesota and Sporting KC. The fourth round of matches are scheduled to take place June 14th with the Revs-Rhinos match to be played at a venue to be announced.
Last year the Revolution were the runners up of the tournament, losing at FC Dallas 4-2 in the final at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, TX.