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Philadelphia Union To Host First Ever US Open Cup Match

The Philadelphia Union will host a U.S. Open Cup match for the first time in the club's history on Tuesday, May 29.

CHESTER, PA- MARCH 13: The Philadelphia Union starting eleven pose for photograph before the game against the New York Red Bulls at PPL Park on May 13, 2012 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
CHESTER, PA- MARCH 13: The Philadelphia Union starting eleven pose for photograph before the game against the New York Red Bulls at PPL Park on May 13, 2012 in Chester, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
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For the first time in the franchise's history, the Philadelphia Union will host a U.S. Open Cup match.

The Union will host a third-round matchup against either the Brooklyn Italians of the National Premier Soccer League or the Rochester Rhinos of USL Pro at PPL Park on Tuesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m. The Rhinos, who won the Open in 1999, are the only non-MLS team to capture the tournament in the MLS Era.

The Union, like all other MLS teams, received a bye into the third round of the tournament. In this year's third round, they will be searching for the club's first Open win. The Union lost a first-round qualifying match to the New York Red Bulls in 2010, and again the following year to D.C. United.

The Union's minor league affiliates, Reading United AC and Charleston Battery, will also participate in the U.S. Open.

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