After a dramatic saga of appeals with the United States Soccer Federation, the US Open Cup Committee extended an invite to The New York Cosmos, Miami FC, & Jacksonville Armada to play in the 2018 iteration of the tournament:
“The Committee carefully considered the teams’ exceptional situation which involved all three moving from Professional Division II status in 2017 to solely Open Division league participation earlier this year. Since the move occurred after the Open Division league’s 2018 Open Cup entry deadline in mid-2017, the Committee decided to allow the three teams the opportunity to compete in the 2018 edition of the U.S. Open Cup.”
On April 2nd, the New York Cosmos drew the Brooklyn Italians for the Play-In round of the tournament, with the date and time being confirmed for May 6th, 2018 at 8pm at the LIU Brooklyn Athletic Complex.
The Cosmos played the Brooklyn Italians in the Open Cup in 2014, coming out on top in a 2-0 win at Belson Stadium over the two-time US Open Cup Champions.
Details for the 5 Points supporter section at LIU will be confirmed when information is available, as well as information regarding the previously planned away trip to Boston.
ALL BRIGADISTAS ON DECK on May 6th, as the importance of the Open Cup is as big as ever for our club!
— Vamos Cosmos!