Orlando City SC vs. New England Revolution | 2019 US Open Cup Preview
2019 U.S. Open Cup — Round of 16
Orlando City SC vs. New England Revolution
Exploria Stadium — Orlando
June 19 — 7:30 PM ET
Orlando City SC will look to book a ticket into the U.S. Open Cup quarterfinals for the third time overall and second in a row when they host a New England Revolution squad that has reached the final eight in four of the last six years when the Eastern Conference foes square off at Exploria Stadium in the Round of 16 Tuesday night.
This is the first meeting between the teams in the USOC and the winner will host either D.C. United or New York City FC in the quarterfinals on July 10.
Orlando City SC
Sacha Kljestan rolled back the clock to help lead Orlando City SC to a 3-1 win over Memphis 901 FC in the fourth round Wednesday night at Mike Rose Soccer Complex.
Known more for his playmaking ability, Kljestan put the Lions in front late in the first half from the spot after Shane O'Neill earned a penalty. After Elliot Collier leveled five minutes into the second half, Kljestan gave the visitors the lead again five minutes later and Robin Jansson added an insurance goal in the 71st minute to secure the win.
New England Revolution
In a wild match fitting of the U.S. Open Cup, the Revolution scored early, rallied late in regulation and won the match in extra-time despite finishing with 10 men, to beat the New York Red Bulls, 3-2, at MSU Soccer Park on the campus of Montclair State University Tuesday night.
Juan Agudelo opened the scoring in the first minute, a goal canceled out in the 19th minute by Tom Barlow. Cristian Casseres gave the Red Bulls a 2-1 lead with a long-distance screamer in the 54th minute. Alex Muyl had a chance to extend the lead from the penalty spot, but Matt Turner made the diving stab. Teal Bunbury leveled five minutes from full time and, after Luis Caicedo was sent off for his second bookable offense deep in second-half stoppage time, he had his brace in the 104th minute to send New England to the next round.
- This is the first U.S. Open Cup meeting between Orlando City SC and the New England Revolution
- To be announced