I would hope both sides approach the game with full respect and seriousness. I know that won't be an issue from the Cosmos side, as they expressed last season that they want to focus in 2014 on the USOC, Red Bull and Metro before them have been mostly notorious for treating the USOC like a rec league tourney. We will see if the prospects of losing to the Cosmos will motivate them to take it seriously.
Nonetheless, a match up between the MLS's area franchise and the most decorated soccer club in american history here in NY this summer should be a marquee event. I'd prefer Hofstra, due to the home pitch advantage, but a return to RBA after a couple years absent would be nice too.