Format of 100th edition of US Open Cup: Year of change for prize money, hosting decisions, team numbers
The United States Soccer Federation announced Tuesday afternoon the official format of the 2013 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the 100th edition of the national championship tournament. Picking up where the organizers left off a year ago, the tournament will see further modifications this year with more teams, additional changes in how hosts are determined and in the prize money available.
Only two clubs entered the 2013 Wisconsin Open Cup. But they’re two clubs with rich histories, both recent and otherwise.
2012 US Open Cup qualifying: Seven California teams, ‘New Mexico’ rep to battle in USASA Region IV tourney
The tournament, which received permission to play a week after the qualifying deadline, begins with two groups of four playing a round robin with each group winner earning the final two US Open Cup spots. The teams that qualify will play either the Portland Timbers U23s or the Kitsap Pumas.
Stanislaus United Turlock Express become first US Club Soccer team to qualify for US Open Cup (video)
The Stanislaus United Turlock Express got a pair of goals from Salvador Vergara to defeat the National Premier Soccer League’s Bay Area Ambassadors 3-0 to book their first trip to the tournament.
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