Friday, June 18, 2010

6/18/2010: Crew To Play Rhinos-Riverhounds Winner In Open Cup



According To Shawn Mitchell:
The Crew will host a third-round US Open Cup match on June 29 at 7:30 p.m.. The Canaries will play the winner of the Rochester Rhinos-Pittsburgh Riverhounds match. The Crew went out quickly last season from Cup competition. It will be interesting to see the type of lineup coach Robert Warzycha fields.

Thoughts:


**The Crew will likely be hoping that their side finds the Pittsburgh Riverhounds waiting in the Third Round as they didn't have too much success against the Rochester Rhinos last season up in Rochester, New York. The Crew went down 2-1 against the Rochester Rhinos in what was typecasted as an embarrassing performance for the Cup named after the club's cherished owner.

**However, the Crew have lucked out with the chance to host this game and this will make a repeat of results for the Rhinos tougher should they advance against Pittsburgh; As it will be much more to ask of the Rhinos to get the 2-1 result again in front of the Crew's Nordecke.

**This may be one of the Crew's best chances of getting hardware in 2010, along with battling themselves back into form by the time of MLS Cup playoffs; As the Supporters Shield looks all but the L.A. Galaxy's trophy, unless the Galaxy have an unforeseen implosion down the stretch towards the playoffs.

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