Union to Host Major League Soccer Club in Third Round U.S. Open Cup

Published Apr 11, 2022

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (April 11, 2022) – Flower City Union is excited to play in the next round of the U.S. Open Cup against D.C. United, one of Major League Soccer’s most successful clubs. Flower City Union advances to the third round of the Open Cup after defeating the Western Mass Pioneers early last week in the club’s first historic victory.

The third round match will be played at the Rochester Community Sports Complex downtown soccer stadium on Tuesday April 19 at 7 PM. Fans can find ticket information at the club’s official website. Parking is FREE for all Flower City Union matches, plus all supporters who purchase tickets in advance can receive a $5 discount by using PROMO code USOpencup at checkout (valid advance purchase until 4pm matchday, excludes suites).

The U.S. Open Cup is one the oldest cup competitions in the United States, dating back to 1914. The tournament allows for soccer clubs at all levels, from amateur to lower division professional the opportunity to compete at the highest professional level for this prestigious title. 

Rochester, New York once dubbed “Soccer Town USA” is forever connected to the history of this tournament as the Rochester Raging Rhinos (now RNY FC) is the only non-Major League Soccer club to win this tournament. 

While Flower City Union will be the underdogs heading into this contest, the club’s head coach Zach Agliata remains confident in the club’s chances. “We feel honored and privileged to be hosting such an iconic club as D.C. United. Although there is a natural level of respect for D.C. United, we prepare for every club we face with the goal of winning the match. This contest will be no different for us.”



About Flower City Union

Flower City Union aspires to use the world’s game to honor and expand the Flower City’s long history of opportunity and innovation. Passion and inclusion are our north star, guiding how we live, how we act, how we play, how we serve. From the pitch to the community, Flower City Union is a club of supporters, partners, players, and residents committed to being more than a team. We are Rochester.

For more information about Flower City Union contact or follow the club on all social platforms @flowercityunion.


About NISA

The National Independent Soccer Association was founded in 2017 with a mission to bring professional soccer to every city in the United States. A pro league member of U.S. Soccer, NISA focuses on a model based on meritocracy, independent clubs controlling their own league, clubs owning their intellectual property, all without the barrier of territorial rights. Sanctioned by the U.S. Soccer Federation, NISA also runs the mid-summer pro-am Independent Cup tournament, the year-long amateur league NISA Nation, and NISA Media. For more information about NISA visit or contact at Follow NISA on Twitter @NISALeague and on Instagram @nisasoccer.

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