2018 US Open Cup Qualifying Round 2 Review: Familiar, new faces now just one win away

Posted by | October 27, 2017
Steven Robellada of Indios Denver FC salutes the fans in the stands in a 2018 US Open Cup qualifying match against IPS/Marathon Taverna. Photo: Indios Denver FC

Steven Robellada of Indios Denver FC salutes the fans in the stands in a 2018 US Open Cup qualifying match against IPS/Marathon Taverna. Photo: Indios Denver FC

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The second round of the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying tournament is in the books as 28 open division amateur teams advanced to the third and final round of the competition.

Of those 28 teams that will take part in Round 3 next month (Nov. 18-19), 16 of them are seeking their first trip to the US Open Cup and they can accomplish that with one more victory.

Along with the new blood, there are a number of teams with some recent Open Cup experience, including eight from last year’s competition. There’s nine if you count Junior Lone Star FC from Philadelphia, but instead of it being their senior team that qualified in 2017, this time it’s their Under-23 squad who has made a surprising run to the final round.

There was plenty of drama in Round 2 as well including some familiar faces who just barely got through.

Christos FC (Baltimore, Md.), Harpo’s FC (Boulder, Colo.), and Azteca FC (Denver, Colo.) all scored late game-winning goals to survive and advance. One of the oldest active clubs in the country, Phoenix SC (est. 1926) from the Philadelphia area, also got through by the skin of their teeth with a 1-0 win.

Other notable games include three-time qualifier Red Force FC advancing after their opponent, Miami Nacional SC, walked off the field before halftime, and the Orlando Storm featured former US international Eddie Johnson, but it wasn’t enough to beat the shorthanded visitors from FC Kendall (Miami, Fla.). Also, North Texas Rayados cruised into the final round where they are seeking a record seventh consecutive Open Cup berth.

There was also a former US Open Cup champion that won and another that was eliminated. El Farolito (1993 champions) blew past Acadmica FC and three-time champions New York Pancyprian Freedoms (1980, 1982-83) were ousted by fellow Cosmopolitan Soccer League powerhouse, and reigning Amateur Cup champion, Lansdowne Bhoys FC.

And arguably the best game of the round took place in Northern California where Cal Victory FC, a team who has been directly impacted by the recent wildfires in the area, saw a breakout individual performance. Playing with 10 men the entire second half, Colombian striker Jesus Zamudio scored four goals, including three in the final 15 minutes, to come from behind to beat Davis Legacy, 4-2.

Unfortunately, there were 28 games on the schedule but only 25 of them were played. Three more teams (Ann Arbor FC, Las Vegas Mobsters and Vanquish FC) withdrew from the tournament, mostly due to lack of player availability. This allowed United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) powers Los Angeles Wolves FC and La Maquina to advance, along with first-timers Rochester River Dogz, led by their head coach, former Rochester Rhinos star Doug Miller. Unfortunately, this year has seen a total of eight teams forfeit, which is the most in the short three-year history of this qualifying format.

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Below is a brief summary of all 25 matches with links to expanded match reports where available:

Home team listed on left

GPS Omens (USASA) 2:2 (3:4 PK) Kendall Wanderers (USASA)

Kendall Wanderers logoA battle between two Massachusetts-based Bay State Soccer League rivals kicked off the Second Round. It took 60 minutes until GPS Omens opened the scoring with a goal from Charlie Romero. After Kendall went down to 10 men, it looked like GPS was ready to take another step toward qualifying for the US Open Cup for the fifth time in the last six years. However, Braima Samati scored off a delivery from Eric Robertson to equalize for the Wanderers in second half stoppage time to send the game into extra time.

In the extra session, GPS jumped in front again with Romero playing provider this time, assisting on Keith Caldwell goal around the 95th minute. But just like they did at the end of regulation, the Wanderers left it late with Robertson heading home a corner kick in the final minute of the game to force a penalty kick shootout. Evan Weagle would make a pair of saves in the shootout as Kendall won 4-3 to reach Round 3 as the club finds themselves one win away from qualifying for the US Open Cup for the first time.

Celtic Cowboys Premier (USSSA) 1:4 North Texas Rayados (USASA)

The North Texas Rayados have qualified for the US Open Cup every year since 2012 (although they were disqualified shortly before the 2016 tournament began). They took a step toward returning to the competition for a Modern Era record seventh consecutive time by traveling down to Austin and picking up a 4-1 win over the Celtic Cowboys Premier. Only two other amateur teams in the Modern Era have a longer qualifying streak: Reading United of the PDL with nine, and Ventura County Fusion with eight. North Texas already holds the open division amateur record with six. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

Mass United FC (USASA) 2:0 Safira FC (USASA)

Mass United advanced to the final round of qualifying with a 2-0 win over Safira FC at Hormel Stadium in Medford, Mass. A tight battle throughout, it took a #SCTop10-worthy goal from 40 yards out by Soufiane Makane and a stoppage time penalty from Majid Saeed to reach the final scoreline. United will now face Kendall Wanderers next month in what will be a “Win & You’re In” match.

The scoring opener from Makane came in the 56th minute and got both the crowd and United bench to their feet. The 18-year-old deftly avoided two defenders to free himself and seeing the keeper a little out of place, delivered the perfect shot, arching just out of reach and into the top right corner to give United the lead. Majid Saeed would cap off scoring and the match with a goal from the spot in the final moments of stoppage time.

Although Safira’s technical skill was evident throughout, it was not enough to break through, being thwarted time and again by the United defense. United owner Jim Antonakas said, “It was a total team effort,” adding, “I’m very proud of our guys.”

Azteca FC (USSSA) 3:2 Colorado Rush (USSSA)

Azteca FC poses for a team photo before their 2018 US Open Cup qualifying game against the Colorado Rush. Photo: Azteca FC

Azteca FC poses for a team photo before their 2018 US Open Cup qualifying game against the Colorado Rush. Photo: Azteca FC

The Colorado Rush showed up to Aurora, Colo. without a goalkeeper and with only 10 players. Rather than forfeiting, the Rush slapped some goalkeeper gloves on 40-year-old field player Adam Hudson and gave Azteca FC a scare on their home field. After a scoreless first half, it was actually the Rush who struck first with a penalty kick goal by former MLS player Colin Clarke in the 63rd minute.

However, Azteca would equalize moments later on a goal by Ivan Dominguez. The home team seemed poised to pull away when Salvador Brigido scored in the 81st minute to go up by one, but Ryan Hayward tied the game back up in the 88th. The game seemed on its way to extra time but Azteca had one more goal left in them as Samuel Lazo scored the game-winner deep into stoppage time to send Azteca to Round 3. If they win one more game, they will qualify for the second year in a row.

West Chester United (USASA) 0:1 Phoenix SC (USASA)

Players from Phoenix SC and West Chester United battle for the ball in a 2018 US Open Cup qualifying match. Photo: Matt Ralph

Players from Phoenix SC and West Chester United battle for the ball in a 2018 US Open Cup qualifying match. Photo: Matt Ralph

In a battle between two Philadelphia area clubs, Ben Castor scored the game-winning goal in second half stoppage time to lift Phoenix SC to a 1-0 win over West Chester United. Phoenix SC goalkeeper Tony Pratico earned the clean sheet, which included a penalty kick save in the first half. Phoenix, one of the oldest active soccer clubs in the country (est. 1926) is seeking to qualify for the tournament for the first time since 2011. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

Valley United SC (USASA) 0:1 Chula Vista FC (USASA)

Chula Vista FC can thank Valley United SC for punching their ticket to the final round of qualifying. The difference in the game came in the 76th minute when Chula Vista’s Angel Gonzalez fired a shot toward goal from about 30 yards out. The ball took a deflection and went over the goalkeeper and into the back of the net for the game’s only goal. This marked the first time in three years that Chula Vista has won a game by scoring less than four goals and they are now one win away from qualifying for the third time in four years.

FC Denver (USSSA) 1:0 Fort Collins United (USASA)

In the 71st minute, a corner kick turned into a goalmouth scramble and FC Denver’s Kyle Heppenstall put the ball into the back of the net to give the home team a 1-0 lead over fellow Colorado club Fort Collins United. That would be the only goal of the game as FC Denver’s Michael Moberg  picked up a second straight clean sheet and advance to the final round of qualifying where they will host Indios Denver FC. The winner of that game will earn a trip to the US Open Cup for the first time.

San Pedro Monsters (USASA) 4:0 SFV Scorpions (USASA)

The San Pedro Monsters cruised to a 4-0 win over the SFV Scorpions, with Francisco Ramirez leading the way with a pair of goals. Ramirez opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the 30th minute with Yoni Garcia adding a second before halftime (40th min.). The Monsters put the game away in the 75th minute with Ramirez adding his second goal, with Andy Salguero putting a nail in the coffin five minutes later. The city of San Pedro has a rich US Open Cup history, dating back to the San Pedro Yugoslavs (1971 champions) and the McIlvaine Canvasbacks (1959 champions) and now the Monsters are one win away from qualifying for the first time to try to create their own legacy.

The Santa Ana Winds pose for a team photo before their 2018 US Open Cup qualifying match against Newcastle United. Photo: Santa Ana Winds

The Santa Ana Winds pose for a team photo before their 2018 US Open Cup qualifying match against Newcastle United. Photo: Santa Ana Winds

Santa Ana Winds (USASA) 6:0 Newcastle United FC (USASA)

The Santa Ana Winds dodged an early bullet with Newcastle United being awarded a penalty kick in the 28th minute, but their goalkeeper Harter Quinn came up big to stop the shot and shift the momentum. The Winds grabbed the momentum and never let go as Kyle O’Brien scored shortly after and the Winds would then score five unanswered to win the game 6-0. The Winds move on to the final round where they will host the San Pedro Monsters in a “Win & You’re In” match on Saturday, Nov. 18. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

Ojuelos Jalisco (USASA) 1:6 Galati FC (USASA)

When Galati SC fell behind 1-0 in the 30th minute to fellow Arizona Champions League side Ojuelos Jalisco, their head coach Romeo Petrariu was concerned. Galati came into the game as a very young team and he wondered how his players would respond. And respond they did. Markito Aguilar answered with three unanswered goals to put Galati up 3-1 in the second half. Eric Gulczynski scored two more goals and Giuseppe Ferace added another to complete the second half route.

“We thought we could win, but we didn’t expect to win by such a big score,” said Petrariu. “We have a young team, and mentally they got down [early] and they played a good game.”

Galati will now square off in an all-Arizona “Win & You’re In” match in Round 3 against Sporting AZ FC.

Sporting AZ (USASA) 3:1 Inter Empireworks FC (USASA)

Inter EmpireWorks FC took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but it wasn’t enough as Sporting AZ stormed back with goals from Cesar Mexia, David Alton, and Jose Ramos in the second half and advanced to the third round of US Open Cup qualifying with a 3-1 victory. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

Stegman's SC poses for a team photo before the club's 2018 US Open Cup qualifying game against Aurora Borealis SC. Photo: Stegman's SC

Stegman’s SC poses for a team photo before the club’s 2018 US Open Cup qualifying game against Aurora Borealis SC. Photo: Stegman’s SC

Aurora Borealis SC (USASA) 2:3 Stegman’s SC (USASA)

Stegman’s SC made the trip down to Mooseheart, Ill., about an hour west of Chicago to take on Aurora Borealis SC in the second round of the 2018 US Open Cup qualifying tournament. In the end, after a wet and rainy game, Stegman’s prevailed, 3-2, on the strength of an extra time goal by Nick Hutton to send the Minneapolis-based club into the final round of qualifying. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

(Stegman’s SC is raising money to help cover the costs of flying the team to their Round 3 match in Rochester, NY to take on the River Dogz)

El Farolito (USASA) 5:0 Academica SC (US Club Soccer)

The 1993 Open Cup Champions, El Farolito, cruised into Round 3 of qualifying with a 5-0 victory over Liga NorCal side, Academica SC, from Turlock, Calif. Coming off of winning another San Francisco Soccer League title just two weeks ago, El Farolito looked dominant in almost every facet of the game. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

Miami Nacional SC (USSSA) 0:4 (44′) Red Force FC (USASA)

Scot Gordon scored a hat trick in the first half for Red Force FC in 2018 US Open Cup qualifying against Miami Nacional. Photo: Red Force FC

Scot Gordon scored a hat trick in the first half for Red Force FC in 2018 US Open Cup qualifying against Miami Nacional. Photo: Red Force FC

In quite possibly the most bizzare outcomes of the tournament so far, Red Force FC only needed 40 minutes to break the will of Miami Nacional SC and to move on to the final round of qualifying. With a 4-0 lead, Red Force was setting up to take a penalty kick when Miami Nacional walked off the field in the 40th minute. Red Force is seeking to qualify for the Open Cup for the second year in a row and the fourth time overall and are now one step away. They will host fellow APSL side South Florida FC next month with a spot in the US Open Cup on the line. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

United German Hungarians (USASA) 2:3 Junior Lone Star U-23s (USASA)

Junior Lone Star FC qualified for the US Open Cup last year for the first time. After they were eliminated in the opening round of this year’s qualifying tournament last month, the Under-23 team is carrying the club’s flag with a 3-2 road win over the United German Hungarians. UGH has been playing soccer since the 1920s and is a two-time US Open Cup runner-up, but the newcomers from Junior Lone Star overcame an early deficit to deny the them a chance to reach the final round of the tournament. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

Junior Lone Star U-23s (white) battle with United German Hungarians (red) in 2018 US Open Cup qualifying. Photo: Kari Berton

Junior Lone Star U-23s (white) battle with United German Hungarians (red) in 2018 US Open Cup qualifying. Photo: Kari Berton

Christos FC (USASA) 1:0 (AET) Izee Auto FC (USASA)

Christos FC, who reached the Fourth Round of the US Open Cup last year, took a step toward returning to the tournament with a narrow 1-0 extra time win over fellow Maryland club Izee Auto FC.

It was a match highlighted by a strange situation where a player were Izee Auto player was shown a red card for what a Christos official called a “vicious” tackle. After the red card was issued, Izee players aggressively protested the call which led to the referee having a discussion with a linesman, which led to him changing the call and issued the offending player a yellow card, much to the surprise of those in attendance (and following online).

In the end, another Izee Auto player would be sent off later in the match, and Christos would find the winning goal deep in extra time when Chris Panian scored in the 117th minute.

Nashville United (USASA) 3:0 Majestic SC (USASA)

Nashville United is through to the final round of qualifying after a 3-0 home win over Atlanta-based Majestic SC. Nashville received goals from Joseph Omondi and Matthew Duffy before halftime, while Andrew Chamberlain added a third in the 60th minute to give the home side some breathing room for the final half-hour. United played down a man for the final 10 minutes due to an injury but they held on as goalkeeper Jonathan Guadaramma earned the clean sheet.

South Florida FC (USASA) 5:1 Boca Raton FC (USASA)

South Florida FC received an early goal from Ismael Longo in the 11th minute of the match and never looked back with a 5-1 win over Boca Raton FC. Mario Pedraza added a penalty kick and South Florida was up 2-0 when a player from each team was shown a red card. The score remained in place until the 75th minute when South Florida broke the game open with goals from Leonardo Acosta, Sebatiani Derosier and a stoppage time goal from Santiago Duque.

Colorado Springs FC (USASA) 1:2 (AET) Harpo’s FC (USSSA)
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A stunning 30-yard strike in extra time by Stibe Torres was the difference as Harpo’s FC eliminated Colorado Springs FC and put the Boulder-based club one win away from qualifying for the third time in the last four years. Shane Wheeler opened the scoring in the 5th minute for Harpo’s but Colorado Springs equalized in the 88th minute to send the match into extra time.

New York Pancyprian Freedoms 0:0 (3:4 PK) Lansdowne Bhoys FC (USASA)

Two of the titans of the famed Cosmopolitan Soccer League in New York City battled for 120 minutes and neither could find a goal. The match had to be decided in penalty kicks with the reigning Amateur Cup champion Lansdowne Bhoys edging three-time US Open Cup champion New York Pancyprian Freedoms, 4-3. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

Indios Denver FC players pose for a team photo ahead of the club's 2018 US Open Cup qualifying match against IPS/Marathon Taverna. Photo: Indios Denver FC

Indios Denver FC players pose for a team photo ahead of the club’s 2018 US Open Cup qualifying match against IPS/Marathon Taverna. Photo: Indios Denver FC

Indios Denver FC (USASA) 4:2 IPS/Marathon Taverna (USASA)

First-time entry Indios Denver welcomed the well-traveled IPS/Marathon Taverna (Portland, Ore.) to Colorado and earned a 4-2 win to become the fourth Colorado club to reach the final round of qualifying. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

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Buena Park FC (USASA) 3:1 Santa Clarita Storm (USASA)

After being one-and-done on their home field each of the last two US Open Cup qualifying tournaments, Buena Park FC now has back-to-back wins and are one win away from qualifying. They defeated the Santa Clarita Storm, 3-1, to get there thanks to their hat trick hero Justin Funes. [+] FULL MATCH REPORT

Cajun SC (USASA) 1:3 Motagua of New Orleans (USASA)

Motagua of New Orleans and Cajun SC kicked off the scoring by trading goals on either side of halftime. Motagua’s left back Stu Hayers sent a long ball up to Carson Gorecki who headed it to Brandon Chagnard, who beat a couple of defenders to free himself for a shot that beat the goalkeeper in the 39th minute. After the break, Cajun answered with a goal by Dillon Gallet in the 51st minute. Four minutes later, Motagua re-took the lead and never looked back. Steven Morris made an overlapping run and squared the ball to Chagnard who tapped it in from close range. By the time Morris created the third goal, Cajun had received a red card and was playing with 10 men. Morris beat two defenders and fed it to Gorecki who’s shot deflected off a defender and into the back of the net to seal the deal.

Motagua, who qualified for the 2016 US Open Cup are now one win away from returning to the tournament for the second time in three years.

Orlando Storm (USASA) 0:4 FC Kendall (USASA)

FC Kendall logoAfter making the trip from Miami to Orlando with only 13 players, FC Kendall (formerly known as Uruguay Kendall) had a big task ahead of them with the home team Orlando Storm. The Storm entered the game undefeated in league play (Central Florida Soccer League) and when FC Kendall head coach Mauro Grignola looked across the field during warm-ups to find former U.S. international Eddie Johnson warming up with the Storm. Despite the travel, and playing an undefeated team featuring a player with World Cup experience, FC Kendall still managed to cruise to its second straight, one-sided shutout win (They defeated the UPSL’s Leu Blacks FC 11-0 in Round 1).

Kendall had the lead in less than 10 minutes with Christian Raudales scoring from close range.

In the 15th minute, Danny Gonzalez scored one of the best goals of the competition. Gonzalez received the ball with his back to the goal. With a defender behind him, he one-touch passed the ball to himself by chipping the ball over the head of the defender and then beat the keeper with a low, driving shot.

Eddie Johnson, playing as a center midfielder for much of the game, started taking over the game at this point, and FC Kendall dropped back into counter-attack mode to absorb the pressure. They held off Orlando and added a third goal around the 65th minute when Dani Villegas scored on a pass from Santi Schmid. Despite going down to 10 men after left back Pablo Valdez was shown a second yellow card, FC Kendall added a fourth on an impressive individual effort by Danny Gonzalez who dribbled through the defense and rounded the keeper to make it 4-0.

Cal Victory FC (USASA) 4:2 Davis Legacy (USASA)

Cal Victory FC logoDavis Legacy, a regular in US Open Cup qualifying the last two years, jumped out to an early lead with a 10th minute goal and it looked like the game was going to go their way when Cal Victory’s Jesus Quintero was sent off in the 44th minute. As the second half began, Cal Victory’s Colombian forward Jesus Zamudio began his breakout performance. Zamudio leveled the game just after the break only to see Davis re-take the lead in the 75th minute. The lead was short-lived as Zamudio tied the game again a minute later, and then completed his hat trick with a go-ahead goal on a free kick in the 88th minute. He would add a fourth in stoppage time to put the game away and deliver an inspired performance for a team that was directly affected by the recent Northern California wildfires. Now, they move on to the final round of qualifying.  (MORE: Cal Victory’s GM and his family lost their home to the wildfire. Click here to give if you can)

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Below you will find the results for Rounds 1 and 2 and the schedule for Round 3. The schedule for Round 3 is subject to change. CLICK HERE for the most up-to-date Round 3 schedule.

2018 US Open Cup Qualifying – Round 3 (Win & You’re In – Final Round)
All Times Eastern / Home teams on the right

Date TBA Kendall Wanderers (USASA/Bay State Soccer Lg) AT Mass United FC (USASA/American Soccer Lg) Venue TBA City TBA
Date TBA Stegman’s SC (USASA/Minnesota Amat. Soccer Lg.) AT Rochester River Dogz (USASA/Rochester District Soccer Lg.) Venue TBA City TBA
Nov. 18 Indios Denver FC (USASA/UPSL) 4:30 FC Denver (USSSA/Colorado Amat. Soccer Lg.) Aurora Sports Park Aurora, CO
Nov. 18 Azteca FC (USSSA/Colorado Premier Lg.) 5:00 Harpo’s FC (USSSA/Colorado Premier Lg.) Dick’s Sporting Goods Park Field ? Commerce City, CO
Nov. 18 La Maquina (USASA/UPSL) 5:00 Chula Vista FC (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg.) Chula Vista Elite Training Center Chula Vista, CA
Nov. 18 South Florida FC (USASA/APSL) 6:30 Red Force FC (USASA/APSL) Kendall Sports Park Miami, FL
Nov. 18 FC Kendall (USASA/APSL) 7:00 Nashville United (USASA/Middle TN Soccer Alliance) E.S. Rose Park Nashville, TN
Nov. 18 Junior Lone Star U-23s (USASA/Philadelphia Prem. Soccer Lg.) 8:00 Lansdowne Bhoys FC (USASA/Cosmopolitan Soccer Lg.) Tibbetts Brooke Park Yonkers, NY
Nov. 18 Motagua of New Orleans (USASA/Gulf Coast Premier Lg.) 8:00 North Texas Rayados (USASA/North Texas Prem. Soccer Assoc.) Premier Park Balch Springs, TX
Nov. 18 Galati FC (USASA/Arizona Champions Lg.) 10:00 Sporting AZ FC (USASA/UPSL) John Riggs Stadium Mesa, AZ
Nov. 18 San Pedro Monsters FC (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg.) 10:00 Santa Ana Winds FC (USASA/UPSL) Lake Forest Sports Park Lake Forest, CA
Nov. 19 Phoenix SC (USASA/United Soccer League of PA) 1:00 Christos FC (USASA/Maryland Major Soccer Lg.) Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
Nov. 19 Cal Victory FC (USASA/UPSL) 2:15 El Farolito (USASA/San Fran. Soccer Football Lg.) Boxer Stadium San Francisco, CA
Nov. 19 Los Angeles Wolves FC (USASA/UPSL) 6:00 Buena Park FC (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg.) John F. Kennedy High School La Palma, CA

2018 US Open Cup Qualifying – Round 2
All Times Eastern / Home teams on the right

Oct. 21 Kendall Wanderers (USASA/Bay State Soccer Lg) 2:2 (5:4 PK) GPS Omens (USASA/Bay State Soccer Lg) Hillside School Marlborough, MA
Oct. 21 North Texas Rayados (USASA/North Texas Prem. Soccer Assoc.) 4:1 Celtic Cowboys Premier (USSSA/Austin Men’s Soccer Assoc.) Onion Creek Soccer Complex Austin, TX
Oct. 21 Safira FC (USASA/New England Over-The-Hill Soccer Lg) 0:2 Mass United FC (USASA/American Soccer Lg) Hormel Stadium Medford, MA
Oct. 21 Colorado Rush (USSSA/Colorado Amat. Soccer Lg) 2:3 Azteca FC (USSSA/Colorado Premier Lg) Aurora Public Schools Stadium Aurora, CO
Oct. 21 Las Vegas Mobsters FC (USASA/UPSL) L:W (FORFEIT) La Maquina (USASA/UPSL) Valley High School Santa Ana, CA
Oct. 21 Phoenix SC (USASA/United Soccer League of Pennsylvania) 1:0 West Chester United (USASA/United Soccer League of Pennsylvania) West Chester United SC Turf Field West Chester, PA
Oct. 21 Chula Vista FC (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg) 1:0 Valley United SC (USASA/UPSL) Heritage High School North Hills, CA
Oct. 21 Fort Collins United (USASA/UPSL) 0:1 FC Denver (USSSA/Colorado Amat. Soccer Lg) Aurora Sports Park Aurora, CO
Oct. 21 SFV Scorpions SC (USASA/UPSL) 0:4 San Pedro Monsters FC (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg) Banning H.S. Soccer Stadium Wilmington, CA
Oct. 21 Newcastle United FC (USASA/UPSL) 0:6 Santa Ana Winds FC (USASA/UPSL) Lake Forest Sports Park Lake Forest, CA
Oct. 21 Galati FC (USASA – Arizona Champ. Lg), 6:1 Ojuelos Jalisco (USASA – Arizona Champ. Lg) Desert West Sports Complex Phoenix, AZ
Oct. 21 Inter Empireworks FC (USASA / UPSL) 1:3 Sporting AZ FC (USASA / UPSL) Phoenix Rising Stadium Scottsdale, AZ
Oct. 21 Vanquish FC (USASA/UPSL) L:W (FORFEIT) Los Angeles Wolves FC (USASA/UPSL) John Anson Ford Park Bell Gardens, CA
Oct. 22 Stegman’s SC (USASA/Minnesota Amat. Soccer Lg) 3:2 Aurora Borealis SC (USASA/Premier Lg of America) Ohio Moose Sports Complex Mooseheart, IL
Oct. 22 Academica SC (USCS/LIGA NorCal) 0:5 El Farolito (USASA/SF Soccer Football Lg) Boxer Stadium San Francisco, CA
Oct. 22 Ann Arbor FC (USASA/Ann Arbor Prem. Development Lg) L:W (FORFEIT) Rochester River Dogz (USASA/Rochester District Soccer Lg) Doug Miller Family Sports Park Spencerport, NY
Oct. 22 Red Force FC (USASA/APSL) 4:0 (44′) Miami Nacional SC (USSSA/APSL) Ives Estates Park Miami, FL
Oct. 22 Junior Lone Star U-23s (USASA/Philadelphia Prem. Soccer Lg) 3:2 United German Hungarians (USASA/United Soccer League of Pennsylvania) United German Hungarian Club Oakford, PA
Oct. 22 Izee Auto FC (USASA/Maryland Major Soccer Lg) 0:1 (AET) Christos FC (USASA/Maryland Major Soccer Lg) Anne Arundel Community College Arnold, MD
Oct. 22 Majestic SC (USASA/Atlanta District Amateur Soccer Lg) 0:3 Nashville United (USASA/Middle TN Soccer Alliance) Richard Siegel Soccer Park (Stadium Field) Murfreesboro, TN
Oct. 22 Boca Raton FC (USASA/APSL) 1:5 South Florida FC (USASA/APSL) Brian Piccolo Park Cooper City, FL
Oct. 22 Harpo’s FC (USSSA/Colorado Premier Lg) 2:1 (AET) Colorado Springs FC (USASA/UPSL) Grace Center for Athletics Colorado Springs, CO
Oct. 22 Lansdowne Bhoys FC (USASA/Cosmopolitan Soccer Lg) 0:0 (4:3 PK) NY Pancyprian Freedoms (USASA/Cosmopolitan Soccer Lg) Belson Stadium (St. John’s Univ.) Jamaica, NY
Oct. 22 IPS/Marathon Taverna (USASA/Oregon Prem. Lg) 2:4 Indios Denver FC (USASA/UPSL) Englewood High School Stadium Englewood, CO
Oct. 22 Santa Clarita Storm (USASA/UPSL) 1:3 Buena Park FC (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg) John F. Kennedy High School La Palma, CA
Oct. 22 Motagua of New Orleans (USASA/Gulf Coast Prem. Lg) 3:1 Cajun SC (USASA/Gulf Coast Premier Lg) Moore Park Lafayette, LA
Oct. 22 FC Kendall (USASA/APSL) 4:0 Orlando Storm (USASA/Central Fla. Soccer Lg) Lake Myrtle Sports Complex Auburndale, FL
Oct. 22 Davis Legacy (USCS/Nor Cal Adult Prem. Lg) 2:4 Cal Victory FC (USASA/UPSL) Casa Grande High School Petaluma, CA

 

2018 US Open Cup Qualifying – Round 1

All Times Eastern / Home teams on the right
MORE: 2018 US Open Cup Qualifying Round 1 Review

Sept. 23 Safira FC (USASA/New England Over-The-Hill Soccer Lg) 5:1 Unations FC (USASA/Bay State Soccer Lg) Burncoat HS Worcester, MA
Sept. 23 Boston Siege FC (USASA/UPSL) 2:5 Kendall Wanderers (USASA/Bay State Soccer Lg) Danehy Park Cambridge, MA
Sept. 23 GPS Omens (USASA/Bay State Soccer Lg) 8:3 Lynn United (USASA/UPSL) Manning Stadium Lynn, MA
Sept. 23 Lowcountry United (USASA/Charleston Soccer Lg) 0:2 Majestic SC (USASA/Atlanta District Amateur Soccer Lg) Atlanta United Training Ground Marietta, GA
Sept. 23 Mass United FC (USASA/American Soccer Lg) 3:3
(4:3 PK)
Southie FC (USASA/Bay State Soccer Lg) Medford HS Medford, MA
Sept. 23 Junior Lone Star U-23s (USASA/Philadelphia Prem. Soccer Lg) 3:1 Salone FC (USASA/Philadelphia Prem. Soccer Lg) West Chester United’s Turf Field West Chester, PA
Sept. 23 North Texas Rayados (USASA/North Texas Prem. Soccer Assoc.) 2:0 Central Texas Lobos (USSSA/Austin Men’s Soccer Assoc.) Gregg-Clarke Park Kyle, TX
Sept. 23 FC Denver (USSSA/Colorado Premier Lg) 3:0 Gam United FC (USASA/UPSL) Aurora Public Schools Stadium Aurora, CO
Sept. 23 Celtic Cowboys Premier (USSSA/Austin Men’s Soccer Assoc.) 3:2 Austin Real Cuauhtemoc (USCS/Texas Prem. Lg) McMasters Athletic Complex Georgetown, TX
Sept. 23 Boca Raton FC (USASA/APSL) 4:3 Hurricane FC (USASA/APSL)/APSL) Seacrest Soccer Complex – Field 1 Delray Beach, FL
Sept. 23 Junior Lone Star FC (USASA/Philadelphia Prem. Soccer Lg) 1:4 West Chester United (USASA/United Soccer League of Pennsylvania) West Chester United’s Turf Field West Chester, PA
Sept. 23 Western Nevada FC (USASA/UPSL) 0:2 Davis Legacy SC (USCS/LIGA NorCal) Davis Legacy Soccer Complex Davis, CA
Sept. 23 Denver Metro FC (USASA/UPSL) 0:2 Azteca FC (USSSA/Colorado Premier Lg) Aurora Public Schools Stadium Aurora, CO
Sept. 23 Inter Empireworks FC (USASA / UPSL) 9:0 Chiapas FC (USASA – Arizona Champ. Lg) Desert West Sports Complex (Field 1) Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 23 ALLSTARS SC (USASA – Arizona Champ. Lg) 0:4 Ojuelos Jalisco (USASA – Arizona Champ. Lg) Desert West Sports Complex (Synthetic Field) Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 23 Oakland Pamperos (USASA/UPSL) 0:1 Academica SC (USCS/LIGA NorCal) Academica Fields Turlock, CA
Sept. 23 El Farolito (USASA/SF Soccer Football Lg) 3:0 Dynamos FC (USASA/UPSL) Dougherty Valley HS San Ramon, CA
Sept. 23 Pacific Side FC (USASA/UPSL) 2:3 Las Vegas Mobsters FC (USASA/UPSL) Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex Las Vegas, NV
Sept. 23 Outbreak FC (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg) 2:5 Santa Ana Winds FC (USASA/UPSL) Lake Forest Sports Park Lake Forest, CA
Sept. 23 Boise FC Cutthroats (USASA/UPSL) 2:3
(AET)
IPS/Marathon Taverna (USASA/Oregon Prem. Lg) Rob Strasser Memorial Field Portland, OR
Sept. 23 La Maquina (USASA/UPSL) 5:0 Bell Gardens FC (USASA/UPSL) John Anson Ford Park Bell Gardens, CA
Sept. 23 Cal Victory FC (USASA/UPSL) 3:2 Real San Jose (USASA/UPSL) PAL Stadium San Jose, CA
Sept. 23 CF Cachorros USA (USASA/UPSL) 2:3
(AET)
Vanquish FC (USASA/UPSL) Great Park (Main Stadium) Irvine, CA
Sept. 24 Red Force FC (USASA/APSL) 8:1 FC Ginga (USASA/UPSL) Buccaneer Soccer Field (Barry Univ.) Miami Shores, FL
Sept. 24 Newtown Pride FC (USASA/Connecticut Soccer Lg) 1:2 NY Pancyprian Freedoms (USASA/Cosmopolitan Soccer Lg) Belson Stadium (St. John’s Univ.) Jamaica, NY
Sept. 24 Izee Auto FC (USASA/Maryland Major Soccer Lg) 3:1
(AET)
NLS Graduates (USASA/Maryland Major Soccer Lg) Banner Field at Latrobe Park Baltimore, MD
Sept. 24 Aegean Hawks FC (USASA/Washington Prem. Lg) 0:3 Christos FC (USASA/Maryland Major Soccer Lg) Troy Park (Field 4) Elkridge, MD
Sept. 24 Upper Darby FC (USASA/Philadelphia Prem. Soccer Lg) 0:3 Phoenix SC (USASA/United Soccer League of Pennsylvania) Phoenix Sports Club Trevose, PA
Sept. 24 United German Hungarians (USASA/United Soccer League of Pennsylvania) 2:1
(AET)
Vereinigung Erzebirge (USASA/United Soccer League of Pennsylvania) Vereinigung Erzgebirge Clubhouse Warminster, PA
Sept. 24 Rochester River Dogz (USASA/Rochester District Soccer Lg) 2:1 Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (USASA/Greater Pittsburgh Soccer Lg) Rooney Field (Duquesne Univ.) Pittsburgh, PA
Sept. 24 Harpo’s FC (USSSA/Colorado Premier Lg) 2:2
(6:5 PK)
FC Boulder (USASA/UPSL) Fairview HS Boulder, CO
Sept. 24 FC Union Jerez (USSSA/Colorado Premier Lg) 2:6 Indios Denver FC (USASA/UPSL) Englewood HS Stadium Englewood, CO
Sept. 24 Newport FC (USASA/UPSL) 0:3 Buena Park FC (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg) John F. Kennedy High School La Palma, CA
Sept. 24 Miami United FC Under-23s (USASA/APSL) 1:3 South Florida FC (USASA/APSL) Brian Piccolo Park Cooper City, FL
Sept. 24 Colorado Rovers (USSSA/Colorado Premier Lg) 0:2 Colorado Springs FC (USASA/UPSL) Grace Center for Athletics Colorado Springs, CO
Sept. 24 InterUnited AC (USASA/APSL) 0:0
(3:4 PK)
Orlando Storm (USASA/Central Fla. Soccer Lg) UCF Soccer & Track Stadium Orlando, FL
Sept. 24 Motagua of New Orleans (USASA/Gulf Coast Prem. Lg) 4:1 Gaffa FC (USASA/Gulf Coast Prem. Lg) Freedom Ridge Stadium Ridgeland, MS
Sept. 24 AC Brea Steaua United (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg) 1:3 SFV Scorpions SC (USASA/UPSL) Alemany HS Mission Hills, CA
Sept. 24 Club El Azul (USASA/UPSL) 1:2
(AET)
Colorado Rush (USASA/UPSL) Shea Stadium Highlands Ranch, CO
Sept. 24 Lansdowne Bhoys FC (USASA/Cosmopolitan Soccer Lg) 2:1 Jackson Lions FC (USASA/Garden State Soccer Lg) Jackson Justice Complex Jackson, NJ
Sept. 24 FC Kendall (USASA/APSL) 11:0 Leu Blacks FC (USASA/UPSL) Amelia Earhart Park Field 5 Hialeah, FL
Sept. 24 FC Greeley (USASA/UPSL) 1:5 Fort Collins United (USASA/UPSL) Loveland Sports Park Loveland, CO
Sept. 24 Santa Clarita Storm (USASA/UPSL) 5:0 UFA Hawks LA (USASA/UPSL) Salesian HS Los Angeles, CA
Sept. 24 Del Rey City SC (USASA/UPSL) 0:13 Newcastle United FC (USASA/UPSL) SilverLakes Sports Complex Norco, CA
Sept. 24 Fontana International SC (USASA/UPSL) 0:4 San Pedro Monsters FC (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg) Banning HS Soccer Stadium Wilmington, CA
Sept. 24 Chula Vista FC (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg) 5:1 Strikers FC South Coast (USASA/UPSL) Lake Forest Sports Park Lake Forest, CA
Sept. 24 Real Sociedad Royals (USASA/SoCal Premier Lg) 1:6 Los Angeles Wolves FC (USASA/UPSL) John Anson Ford Park Bell Gardens, CA
Ann Arbor FC (USASA/Ann Arbor Prem. Development Lg) W:L (FORFEIT) Carpathia FC (USASA/Prem. Lg of America) Avondale HS Auburn Hills, MI
Stegman’s SC (USASA/Minnesota Amat. Soccer Lg) W:L (FORFEIT) Santa Fe Wanderers KC (USASA/KC Kansas Soccer Lg) Olathe District Activity Center Olathe, KS
Los Angeles SC (USASA/L.A. Municipal Lg) L:W (FORFEIT) Valley United SC (USASA/UPSL) Heritage HS North Hills, CA
United Serbian SC (USASA/Wisconsin Soccer Lg) L:W (FORFEIT) Aurora Borealis SC (USASA/Premier Lg of America) Ohio Moose Sports Complex Mooseheart, IL
Miami Nacional SC (USSSA/Nat’l Soccer Lg) W:L (FORFEIT) Miami Wolves FC (USASA/UPSL) Flamingo Park Miami Beach, FL