Cosmos First 2017 U.S. Open Cup Match Set

Cosmos, U.S. Open

The New York Cosmos will travel to Exeter Township Senior High School in Reading, Pa., to face Reading United AC on Wednesday, May 17, at 7:30 pm, as they enter the Second Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

“The US Open Cup is a competition we always look forward to play,” said Giovanni Savarese, Cosmos Head Coach and Sporting Director.

Reading United defeated Clarkstown SC Eagles Wednesday night 1-0, with a goal from Haitian center forward, Frantzdy Pierrot.

The Cosmos defeated Jersey Express in the Third Round of the tournament last year, before securing a win against MLS side, New York City FC, for a second straight year. New York eventually fell 3-2 to the New England Revolution in the Fifth Round.

The winner of the May 17 matchup between the Cosmos and Reading will advance to the Third Round of the USOC, and will face Major League Soccer competition.

Broadcast information for the Cosmos’ first Open Cup match of 2017 was not immediately available.