“Back where we belong” said New York Pancyprian Freedoms Manager George Halkidis after their 1-0 win over Lansdowne Bhoys in the Eastern New York US Open Cup Qualifying Final. It was an appropriate statement for a club that has won the national competition three times in the past (1980, 1982, 1983).
The Bays are the first Maryland-based team to win the USASA Open Cup Championship since the Baltimore Colts FC won the title back in 2005.
2015 US Open Cup qualifying: North Carolina’s Triangle Brigade wins USASA Region III title over NTX Rayados
North Carolina-based Triangle Brigade won the tournament in their first attempt and are expected to join North Texas Rayados in the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
2015 US Open Cup qualifying updates: Two USASA Region III spots to be decided this weekend in Alabama
While the official format for the 2015 US Open Cup is not expected to be announced until next year, USASA officials are expecting to retain their two Region III spots, so the champion and the runner-up of the tournament will qualify. Check back here or on Twitter (@USOpenCup, #USOC2015) for updates all weekend.
2015 US Open Cup qualifying: Maryland Bays in line for a USASA Region I double as championship games set
USASA Region I qualifying for the 2015 US Open Cup continued over the past two Sundays, with the Maryland Bays remaining alive in both the Open and Amateur Cups, Mass Premier Soccer advancing to the Open Final and changing its name to GPS Massachusetts, and New York Greek American Atlas nearly reaching double-digit goals against its Amateur Cup semifinal foes.