On Thursday morning, the Revolution will discover who they will play in the Fourth Round proper of the 106th Lamar Hunt US Open Cup competition, which will take place on either Tuesday, June 11, or Wednesday, June 12. One third-round matchup was played last night, with OKC Energy FC of Oklahoma City knocking off the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 4-3. There are 10 more matches later this evening, and those winners will join OKC, the Revolution, and the other American-based Major League Soccer clubs in fighting for the oldest domestic soccer tournament crown in our country.
A few facts to keep in mind:
The Revs last year found themselves paired with Louisville City FC, and The Boys In Purple beat The Boys In Blue, 3-2. Prior to last year, the last one-and-done was 2015, when the Revs lost to Charlotte, 1-0.
New England has been to three US Open Cup Finals, and have won the title once, in 2007. They also went to the 2001 and 2016 Finals, losing to the Galaxy in 2001 and FC Dallas in 2016.
The Revs won’t play this Fourth Round match at Gillette, if they end up hosting. They traditionally play at a smaller facility, such as Harvard’s Jordan Field or Providence College’s Anderson Stadium.