DCU defeats the Union, advances in Open Cup
D.C. United today announced that the club will host the New England Revolution in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The match will take place at the Maryland SoccerPlex in Boyds, Md., on Wednesday, June 26 at 7 p.m.
D.C. United advanced to the quarterfinal round by defeating the Philadelphia Union 3-1, courtesy of a Dwayne De Rosario hat trick tonight. New England claimed victory over its fourth-round opponent the New York Red Bulls by a score of 4-2.
This contest will mark the fourth occasion in which the Black-and-Red will face New England in Open Cup competition. In the 2001 semifinals round, D.C. United fell 0-2 to New England. The two sides did not meet again until the 2008 semifinals where United defeated the Revolution 3-1 en route to claiming its second Open Cup title. The third meeting came in 2011, where United was downed 2-3 in second-round qualifying. D.C. United hosted New England in all three prior matches.
D.C. United has won the U.S. Open Cup twice in its 18-year history. In 1996, D.C. United pulled off the first ‘double’ in League history, winning both MLS Cup and the U.S. Open Cup. In 2008, United captured its second Open Cup title when it beat the second division Charleston Battery 2-1, with goals from Fred and Luciano Emilio.