Rochester and New England square off in Fourth Round Lamar Hunt US Open Cup action tonight at 7:30pm on USsoccer.com. Come watch with us at The Exchange, located at 251 Exchange Boulevard.
The Rhinos and Revolution may no longer share an affiliation, but they do share a lot of US Open Cup history together. This is Rochester’s most common Open Cup opponent of all-time, and these matches have usually been extremely tight affairs. The Rhinos, however, have only walked out of this matchup the victors once out of six opportunities.
The last time these two met, the Rhinos had just knocked off DC United in the 2014 Fourth Round, which is still their last victory over an MLS side. The Revolution won 2-1 in Providence at Brown University, thanks to an 11’ Saer Sene goal followed up by a 33’ effort by Kelyn Rowe. The Rhinos would answer back with a 55’ effort by Colin Rolfe, but it wouldn’t be enough as New England advanced to the Quarterfinals where they lost to the Philadelphia Union.
Rochester comes into this contest with a 4-1-5 record, being just one of four USL sides to have lost one game or less. They are also unbeaten in their last 9 fixtures overall, including their two US Open Cup victories over amateur sides GPS Omens and FC Motown.
New England comes into tonight’s match on a good bit of form going 3-1-1 in their last 5 after starting the season a cold 2-4-4. In 2016, the Revs advanced to the US Open Cup finals, where they fell short to FC Dallas.
Listed below are the all-time matches between the two sides.
2003 Fourth Round: Rochester Rhinos 1:2 New England Revolution (MLS)
2004 Fourth Round: Rochester Rhinos 1:1 (3:1 SO) New England Revolution (MLS)
2006 Fourth Round: Rochester Rhinos 0:0 (4:5 SO) New England Revolution (MLS)
2007 Third Round: Rochester Rhinos 2:4 New England Revolution (MLS)
2013 Third Round: Rochester Rhinos 1:5 New England Revolution (MLS)
2014 Fifth Round: Rochester Rhinos 1:2 New England Revolution (MLS)