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Red Bulls Set to Take on Reading United in Open Cup Third Round

After knocking out the Harrisburg City Islanders, Reading United are set to head east to Red Bull Arena for an Open Cup third round match-up.

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The Open Cup game between the Harrisburg City Islanders and Reading United, while practically a Philadelphia Union prospects game, also happened to determine who moves on to face the Red Bulls in the tournament's third round next week.

Anyway, Reading United, a PDL side made up primarily of college players, pulled off the upset, 1-0 over the USL City Islanders.

Thankfully, the third round match-up is an order of magnitude less tricky than last year's. No trip to Central Pennsylvania. No Jock Jams soundtrack. No crappy field. Still, there probably will be horrible refs, but, hey, you can't have everything.

The winner will go on the road to play either the New England Revolution or the Rochester Rhinos in the tournament's fourth round.