To date, the Open Cup has only had a Fourth Round six times (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2012, 2013).
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Dallas Roma F.C., from the North Texas Premier Soccer Association, made history defeating Chivas USA of Major League Soccer on penalties, after playing to a 0-0 draw after extra time. Not only did they defeat their second straight professional opponent in the U.S. Open Cup, they became the first USASA club to eliminate a team from Major League Soccer in the U.S. Open Cup.
The First Cup: Brooklyn Field Club wins inaugural National Challenge Cup on late winner over Brooklyn Celtic (May 16, 1914)
The First Cup series finally comes to a close with the inaugural championship game of the National Challenge Cup tournament in 1914.
Only two USASA clubs have advanced to the Third Round since 1996. Bavarian SC defeated the Reading Rage (USL D3 Pro) 1-0 in the Second Round of 2003. Dallas Roma FC became the first USASA team to defeat a USL First Division team when they eliminated Miami FC 1-0 in 2006.
PDL teams winning Second Round games doesn’t happen often, but it’s not unheard of during the Professional Era (1995-present). 17 PDL teams have made it to the Third Round. The Michigan Bucks have done it more than anyone else, advancing to Round 3 four times.
The award is voted on by the staff at TheCup.us and a select panel from the North American Soccer Reporters. Fricke edged out Reading United goalkeeper John McCarthy, while his Menace teammate, goalkeeper Scott Angevine finished third in the voting.