PITTSBURGH (April 27, 2023) — Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC was given a marquee matchup on the road, as the Hounds will travel to face the New England Revolution of MLS in the Fourth Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
(Edit: Details added at 9 p.m.) The match is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Tuesday, May 9 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
The draw, shown live via Bleacher Report’s B/R Football platform, set up the eighth all-time meeting between the Hounds and an MLS side in this year’s Round of 32. It also sets up a matchup between the most veteran coaches of the USL Championship and MLS with 300-game winners Bob Lilley of the Hounds and Bruce Arena of the Revolution leading their teams.
The Hounds are one of eight USL Championship teams remaining in the nation’s oldest soccer competition.
The match will be the first-ever meeting between the Hounds and Revolution, who currently lead the Eastern Conference in MLS after missing the playoffs a year ago. The Hounds are 1-6 in their previous seven outings against MLS teams, but all six defeats came by the slimmest margins — three of the losses were in extra time, and the other three were by one goal.
This is the fifth time the Hounds have advanced to the Fourth Round of the U.S. Open Cup, having done so most recently in 2019. The first of those instances was in 2001 — also the year the Hounds scored a 2-0 win over the Colorado Rapids of MLS — when the Quarterfinals were the tournament’s fourth round.