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Union To Play Rochester Rhinos In Third Round Of US Open Cup On May 29

Last night's Lamar Hunt US Open Cup results left the Rochester Rhinos as the Philadelphia Union's opponent in the third round of the 2012 edition of the long running competition.

The Rhinos beat fellow New York club the Brooklyn Italians 3-0 to advance forward in the USOC. The United Soccer Leagues PRO team will now face the Union at PPL Park on May 29, the first every home game in the USOC for Philadelphia.

Rochester was happy with its victory over the Italians, a National Pro Soccer League side, and felt that it was well deserved.

"Very professional effort. I was very happy with it," Rhinos coach Jesse Myers said to Jeff DiVeronica of the Democrat and Chronicle. "We sorted them right out from the get-go."

Myers' players discussed the pressures of playing against Major League Soccer teams, after the game.

"If you make mistakes against an MLS team you'll get punished," said Tam McManus, a former Scottish Premier League player, to DiVeronica. "We have to defend well."

The Union will be the more rested of the two clubs next week, as the Rhinos will be playing one of their four games in seven days, a busy schedule that began with last night's win over Brooklyn.

History is not on the Union's side, as Philadelphia has lost both of its previous USOC matches against the New York Red Bulls, who could possibly play the winner of this game in the fourth round, and D.C. United.

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