Once again, it appears as if the NY Front Office and Red Bull ownership is prioritizing a useless cash-grab friendly over the US Open Cup. Per the US Soccer Open Cup official webpage, the Open Cup quarter-finals will be taking place on July 21-22, 2015. The 22nd is in direct conflict with the Chelsea match, which was just announced today.
We're working on a post that will be out tomorrow morning (this is why we haven't had the attendance update today). At the moment however, unless the club plans on trotting out the entire second team (which would likely be illegal since NYRB II are eligible for this competition and therefore many fo the players would be cuptied) for one of these matches, there's a clear conflict in the schedule. At best, this club is playing back to back dates in July.
This will also be in direct conflict with the latter stages of the Gold Cup, when the roster will be stretched even thinner than it already appears.