What: U.S. Open Cup
Who: Ocean City Nor'easters (3-0) at Union (5-5-3)
When/Where: Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at PPL Park
About Ocean City: The Nor'easters play in the USL Premier Development League and have some top college players on their roster. . . . The PDL is considered the third level of soccer in the United States, below MLS and the U.S. Soccer League Pro Division. . . . Drexel's Ken Tribbett scored the goal in Ocean City's 1-0 second-round win over Pittsburgh. . . . Defender Kevin Curran, a graduate of Ocean City High, started all 20 games as a senior at Loyola (Baltimore) and was a two-year captain.
About the Union: The Union advanced to the U.S. Open Cup semifinals last season before losing to eventual champion Sporting Kansas City, 2-0, in the semifinals. . . . The Union resume MLS action Saturday against Toronto, a team it tied, 1-1, earlier this season at PPL Park.
- Marc Narducci