New England Revolution (MLS) vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS)
Time/Location: 7:30 p.m. ET at Harvard University in Boston, Mass.
New England Revolution Best Finish: Champions (2007)
Philadelphia Union Best Finish: Runners-up (2014, 2015)
Broadcast: U.S. Soccer YouTube
- This marks the second meeting between the two sides in U.S. Open Cup play. The Philadelphia Union defeated the New England Revolution 2-0 at the same stage in 2014, with Union striker Sebastian Le Toux scoring the second goal in the 48th minute.
- New England arrived in the Quarterfinals by getting past the Carolina RailHawks 1-0 after extra time (Fourth Round) and defeating New York Cosmos 3-2 (Round of 16). Both wins came on the road.
- The Philadelphia Union are back in the Quarterfinals following a wild 3-2 victory against Harrisburg City Islanders (Fourth Round) and 2-1 win against the New York Red Bulls (Round of 16). Both matches were played at home.
- Roland Alberg and Chris Pontius have each tallied twice for the Union during the competition while Teal Bunbury has found the back of the net twice for the Revolution.
- With 17 goals, Sebastian Le Toux is the all-time leading scorer in the competition’s modern era.
- Both head coaches won the U.S. Open Cup as players. Union boss Jim Curtin was a member of the Chicago Fire’s 2003 and 2006 U.S. Open Cup winners, while the Revolution’s Jay Heaps won with the club in 2007.
- Revolution assistant Tom Soehn won an additional two U.S. Open Cups with the Chicago Fire in 1998 and 2000. In the latter year, he was teammates with Union assistant Mike Sorber, who will serve a touchline suspension for Wednesday’s match.
- The two sides have met once in MLS play this year, with the Union downing the Revolution 3-0 on March 20. C.J. Sapong recorded a brace while Le Toux capped the scoring in second half stoppage time.
- A Philadelphia Union win would mark the club’s third-straight Semifinal appearance and fourth in five years. A Revolution win would setup the club’s first Semifinal since 2008.
- The winner will take on the winner of the Chicago Fire/Fort Lauderdale Strikers match in the Semifinals. The host will be determined during Thursday’s Draw, live on U.S. Soccer’s YouTube at 11 a.m. ET.