The Empire Supporters Club will gather at the Court Tavern in New Brunswick from 4:30pm on next Wednesday before our crucial Open Cup semifinal against D.C. Great beer, great jukebox and plenty of carry out eateries in the hood to get you warmed up for the match. Get there early if you need to keep MetroTard off of the Slade jag. Ride shares post needs or offers. Once inside Yurcak Field, the ESC will congregate all the way to the left side of the main stand, on the side behind the Metro team shelter. To get to the Court Tavern from the Turnpike, take exit 9 (NEW BRUNSWICK) and bear right on ramp Merge onto Rt 18 N Take Rt 27 S and get into left lane quickly Take left onto Neilson St Take right onto Church St Go through 1st light across George St, Court is at the end of next block on Church. It would be wise to try parking along street as soon as one turns onto Church. There are a couple of lots near the Court, as well. From the train station, go down platform stairs and turn left down Easton Ave and cross Albany St towards McDonalds and the Rutgers bookstore. Turn right onto Spring St and walk one block to Church. Court is on the corner. 6:45 departure from the Court for the match (15 minutes away) is a good idea as most will want to get through the traffic and over to the match in advance of the kickoff. As is customary, first round's on Jamison... Come On, Metro!