New England Soccer Today

Revs to Face Charlotte (USL) in 4th Rd of USOC


The Revolution will face the Charlotte Independence in the fourth round of the U.S. Open Cup after the USL side edged the NASL’s Carolina RailHawks 1-0 during Wednesday’s third round match at WakeMed Soccer Park in Cary, N.C.

Former Crew first-round pick Ryan Finley scored the game-winner in the 81st minute to send the Independence through to the fourth round date with the Revolution, which will take place on Jun. 17 at Soldiers Field Soccer Stadium in Cambridge, Mass.

A number of former Revolution participated in Wednesday’s third-round clash, including 2007 first round pick Wells Thompson and one-time preseason trialist Blake Wagner, both of whom started for Carolina. Bilal Duckett and Paolo DelPiccolo both started for Charlotte.

The Revolution won the U.S. Open Cup tournament in 2007. Incidentally, Thompson scored the game-winner in the championship final vs. FC Dallas.

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