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2017 US Open Cup qualifying schedule, results

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QUALIFYING ROUND 1 AWAY TEAM TIME (ET) HOME TEAM VENUE
Sept. 10 Brick Lions FC (NJ) 5:2 Vereinigung Erzebirge (EAST PA) Vereinigung Erzebirge – Warminster, PA
Sept. 10 Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC (MD) 1:3 (AET) Christos FC (MD) Troy Park – Elkridge, MD
Sept. 10 Salone FC (EAST PA) 1:2 West Chester United (EAST PA) WCU Turf Field – West Chester, PA
Sept. 10 NY Pancyprian Freedoms (EAST NY) 2:3 (AET) Lansdowne Bhoys (EAST NY) Tibbetts Brooke Park – Yonkers, NY
Sept. 11 GPS Omens (MA) 4:2 Southie FC (MA) Madison Park – Roxbury Crossing, MA
Sept. 11 Rising Stars FC (EAST PA) 1:5 Junior Lone Star (EAST PA) YSC Sports Field – Wayne, PA
Sept. 17 Moreno Valley FC (SOUTH CA) 5:1 HD Rush FC (SOUTH CA) University Prep School – Victorville, CA
Sept. 17 Colorado Rovers (CO) 0:2 Harpo’s FC (CO) Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Field 19) – Commerce City, CO
Sept. 17 Valley United (SOUTH CA) 1:3 SFV Scorpions FC (SOUTH CA) Heritage Christian School – North Hilla, CA
Sept. 17 Del Rey City SC (SOUTH CA) 2:3 FC Hasental (SOUTH CA) Del Sol Stadium – Oxnard, CA
Sept. 17 Celtics Cowboys Premier (SOUTH TX) 0:7 North Texas Rayados (NORTH TX) Premier Park – Balch Springs, TX
Sept. 17 Azteca FC (CO) 3:1 FC Denver (CO) Aurora Sports Park – Aurora, CO
Sept. 17 Orange County FC (SOUTH CA) 0:3 La Maquina (SOUTH CA) Rancho Jurupa Regional Park – Jurupa Valley, CA
Sept. 17 Avalanche USA FC (SOUTH CA) 2:3 Inland Empire FC (SOUTH CA) Colton High School – Colton, CA
Sept. 17 OC Crew SC (SOUTH CA) 1:2 Ozzy’s Laguna FC (SOUTH CA) Santa Ana Stadium – Santa Ana, CA
Sept. 18 Davis Legacy (NORTH CA) 1:2 El Farolito (NORTH CA) Boxer Stadium – San Francisco, CA
Sept. 18 Outbreak FC (SOUTH CA) 5:0 Buena Park FC (SOUTH CA) John F. Kennedy High School – LaPalma, CA
Sept. 18 Red Force FC (FL) 3:0 (60′) Miami Nacional SC (FL) Lauderhill Sports Complex – Lauderhill, FL
Sept. 18 FC Boulder (CO) 0:3 Colorado Rush (CO) Addenbrooke Soccer Complex – Lakewood, CO
Sept. 18 Ann Arbor FC (MI) 1:3 Oakland County FC (MI) Stoney Creek High School – Rochester Hills, MI
Sept. 18 Los Angeles Wolves (SOUTH CA) 4:1 Real Sociedad Royals (SOUTH CA) St. John Bosco Stadium – Bellflower, CA
Sept. 18 AC Brea Steaua (SOUTH CA) 0:11 Strikers FC South Coast (SOUTH CA) Lake Forest Sports Park – Lake Forest, CA
Sept. 18 La Habra City FC (SOUTH CA) 0:5 Santa Ana Winds FC (SOUTH CA) Colton High School Stadium – Colton, CA
Sept. 18 Chula Vista FC (SOUTH CA) 5:1 Frontera United (AZ) Desert Sun Stadium – Yuma, AZ
N/A Newtown Pride FC (CT) W:L (FORFEIT) Newport FC (RI) N/A
N/A Hurricane FC (FL) W:L (FORFEIT) Miami Dade FC (FL) N/A
N/A FC Motown (NJ) W:L (FORFEIT) NY Greek American SC (EAST NY) N/A
N/A Anahuac FC (NV) W:L (FORFEIT) Las Vegas Highrollers SC (NV) N/A
QUALIFYING ROUND 2 AWAY TEAM TIME (ET) HOME TEAM VENUE 
Oct. 16 West Chester United (EAST PA) 0:1 Christos FC (MD) Troy Park – Elkridge, MD
Oct. 16 GPS Omens (MA) 3:1 Newtown Pride SC (CT) Newtown High School – Newtown, CT
Oct. 16 Aromas Cafe FC (DC/VA) 1:3 Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (WEST PA) Rooney Field – Pittsburgh, PA
Oct. 16 Lansdowne Bhoys FC (EAST NY) 2:3 FC Motown (NJ) Torpey Athletic Complex – Bridgewater, NJ
Oct. 22 Oakland County FC (MI) 1:2 (AET) Minneapolis City SC (MN) National Sports Center – Blaine, MN
Oct. 22 Azteca FC (CO) 2:1 Harpo’s FC (CO) Dick’s Sporting Goods Park (Field 8) – Commerce City, CO
Oct. 22 Junior Lone Star (EAST PA) 3:2 Brick Lions FC (NJ) Pinewood Park – Brick, NJ
Oct. 22 Boca Raton FC (FL) 4:1 Hurricane FC (FL) Caloosa Park Field 3 – Boynton Beach, FL
Oct. 22 CD Motagua of New Orleans (LA) 0:2 North Texas Rayados (NORTH TX) Premier Park – Balch Springs, TX
Oct. 22 Ozzy’s Laguna FC (SOUTH CA) 0:6 Moreno Valley FC (SOUTH CA) Moreno Valley Community Park – Moreno Valley, CA
Oct. 22 Colorado Rush (CO) 4:0 IPS/Marathon Taverna (OR) Delta Park – Portland, OR
Oct. 22 Chula Vista FC (SOUTH CA) 4:1 FC Hasental (SOUTH CA) Chaminade College Prep – Canoga Park, CA
Oct. 23 Red Force FC (FL) 3:2 (AET) Uruguay Kendall FC (FL) Tropical Park Stadium – Miami, FL
Oct. 23 Outbreak FC (SOUTH CA) 2:1 SFV Scorpions SC (SOUTH CA) College of the Canyon – Santa Clarita, CA
Oct. 23 El Farolito (NORTH CA) 2:1 Strikers FC South Coast (SOUTH CA) Lake Forest Sports Park (Field A) – Lake Forest, CA
Oct. 23 MF 10 (NV) 0:2 (45′) FC Anahuac (NV) Las Vegas Sportspark – Las Vegas, NV
Oct. 30 Santa Ana Winds FC (SOUTH CA) 0:3 La Maquina (SOUTH CA) Orange County Great Park (Field 1) – Irvine, CA
Nov. 13 Los Angeles Wolves (SOUTH CA) 9:2 Inland Empire FC (SOUTH CA) Rancho Jurupa Regional Park – Jurupa Valley, CA
QUALIFYING ROUND 3 AWAY TEAM TIME HOME TEAM  VENUE
Mar. 11-12, 2017

 

2017 US Open Cup qualifying tournament set to begin Sept. 10 with 64 Open Division amateur teams

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2016-usoc-logo-724-wideBefore the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup will crown a champion, the qualifying process for the 2017 tournament, the 104th edition of the competition, will already be underway.

The United States Soccer Federation (USSF) announced the first and second round matchups for the 2017 US Open Cup Open Division qualifying tournament which is made up of 64 amateur teams representing 18 states and 23 different leagues from across the country. The Open Division features all amateur teams that are not from the Premier Development League (PDL) or the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The PDL and the NPSL utilize their respective 2016 league results to determine its entries (Expected 2017 PDL entries here, 2017 NPSL entries here).

The opening round of the open division tournament is scheduled for the weekend of Sept. 10-11 and Sept. 17-18 with 56 of the 64 teams participating. The remaining eight teams will receive byes into Round 2, which is scheduled for Oct. 15-16 and Oct. 22-23. The matchups are determined based on geographic location in an effort to minimize travel costs. If there were three or more teams in the same area, the matchups were made via blind draw. The home teams were also determined by a blind draw.

The matchups for the third round of the tournament (Nov. 19-20) will be determined after the second round is completed.

The tournament features 55 teams from leagues based in the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), with seven from the United States Sports Specialty Association (USSSA) and two from US Club Soccer. A total of 28 teams are first-time entries into qualifying.

To fans of the US Open Cup, there will be some familiar teams in the tournament with 12 teams that qualified for the 2016 US Open Cup returning for a shot at qualifying for 2017.

La Maquina, who advanced to the Fourth Round before falling to the Los Angeles Galaxy in extra time, will be back. Other returning teams include Outbreak FC (Long Beach, CA), LA Wolves FC (Torrance, CA), Harpo’s FC (Boulder, CO), Boca Raton FC (Pembroke Pines, FL), Motagua New Orleans (New Orleans, LA), Southie FC (Roxbury Crossing, MA), Lansdowne Bhoys FC (Yonkers, NY), New York Pancyprian Freedoms (Jamaica, NY), West Chester United (West Chester, PA), North Texas Rayados (Dallas, TX), and Aromas Cafe FC (Charlottesville, VA)

Three former champions will also be among the 64 entries. The New York Greek Americans SC (1967-69, 1974), the New York Pancyprian Freedoms (1980, 1982-83) and El Farolito (then known as CD Mexico in 1993).

This is the second year that the federation has managed the open division qualifying tournament. Prior to 2015, the open division teams were determined by state and regional tournaments. Last year, there were problems involving roster rules and travel limitations for some clubs that led to multiple forfeits.

2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Open Division Local Qualifying Schedule

First Qualifying Round

Date Game Time/Result Venue
Sept. 10 Brick Lions FC (N.J.) at Vereinigung Erzgebirge (Pa.) 2:30 p.m. ET Vereinigung Erzgebirge; Warminster, Pa.
Sept. 10 Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC (Md.) at Christos FC (Md.) 7 p.m. ET Troy Park; Elkridge, Md.
Sept. 10 Rising Stars FC (Pa.) at Junior Lone Star FC (Pa.) 7 p.m. ET Monsingnor Bonner High School; Drexel Hill, Pa.
Sept. 10 Salone FC (Pa.) at West Chester United SC (Pa.) 7:30 p.m. ET West Chester United SC Turf Field; West Chester, Pa.
Sept. 10 New York Pancyprian Freedoms (N.Y.) at Lansdowne Bhoys (N.Y.) 8 p.m. ET Tibbetts Brooke Park; Yonkers, N.Y.
Sept. 11 Newtown Pride FC (Conn.) at Newport FC (R.I.) 9:30 a.m. ET Gardiner Seveney Field; Portsmouth, R.I.
Sept. 11 GPS Omens (Mass.) at Southie FC (Mass.) 12 p.m. ET Madison Park; Roxbury Crossing, Mass.
Sept. 11 New York Greek American SC (N.Y.) at FC Motown (N.J.) 7 p.m. ET Athenia Steel Park; Clifton, N.J.
Sept. 17 Davis Legacy (Calif.) at El Farolito (Calif.) 11 a.m. PT Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.
Sept. 17 Ann Arbor FC (Mich.) at Oakland County FC (Mich.) 6 p.m. ET Stoney Creek High School; Rochester Hills, Mich.
Sept. 17 Moreno Valley Fútbol Club (Calif.) at HD Rush FC (Calif.) 3 p.m. PT University Preparatory School; Victorville, Calif.
Sept. 17 Colorado Rovers (Colo.) at Harpo’s FC (Colo.) 5 p.m. MT Dicks Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
Sept. 17 Celtic Cowboys Premier (Texas) at NTX Rayados (Texas) 7:30 p.m. CT Richland College; Dallas, Texas
Sept. 17 Azteca FC (Colo.) at FC Denver (Colo.) 6:30 p.m. MT Aurora Sports Park; Aurora, Colo.
Sept. 17 Del Rey City Soccer Club (Calif.) at FC Hasental (Calif.) 7 p.m. PT Chaminade College Preparatory; Canoga Park, Calif.
Sept. 17 Orange County FC (Calif.) at La Máquina FC (Calif.) 7 p.m. PT Westminster High School; Westminster, Calif.
Sept. 17 Avalanche USA FC (Calif.) at Inland Empire FC (Calif.) 7:30 p.m. PT Rancho Jurupa Regional Sports Park; Jurupa Valley, Calif.
Sept. 17 OC Crew Soccer Club (Calif.) at Ozzy’s Laguna FC (Calif.) 8 p.m. PT Santa Ana Stadium; Santa Ana, Calif.
Sept. 18 Outbreak FC (Calif.) at Buena Park FC (Calif.) 11 a.m. PT John F. Kennedy High School; La Palma, Calif.
Sept. 18 Hurricane FC (Fla.) at Miami Dade FC (Fla.) 3 p.m. ET Tropical Park Stadium; Miami, Fla.
Sept. 18 Red Force FC (Fla.) at Miami Nacional Soccer Club (Fla.) 4 p.m. ET Lauderhill Sports Complex; Lauderhill, Fla.
Sept. 18 FC Boulder (Colo.) at Colorado Rush (Colo.) 3 p.m. MT Addenbrooke Soccer Complex; Lakewood, Colo.
Sept. 18 L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.) at Real Sociedad Royals (Calif.) 4:30 p.m. PT St. John Bosco Football Stadium; Bellflower, Calif.
Sept. 18 Valley United SC (Calif.) at SFV Scorpions SC (Calif.) 5 p.m. PT Alemony High School; Mission Hills, Calif.
Sept. 18 AC Brea Steaua (Calif.) at Strikers FC South Coast (Calif.) 6:30 p.m. PT Lake Forest Sports Park; Lake Forest, Calif.
Sept. 18 Chula Vista FC (Calif.) at Frontera United (Ariz.) 7 p.m. MST Desert Sun Stadium; Yuma, Ariz.
Sept. 18 Las Vegas High Rollers SC (Nev.) at Anahuac FC (Nev.) 7 p.m. PT Sports Park; Las Vegas, Nev.
Sept. 18 La Habra City FC (Calif.) at Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) 7:30 p.m. PT Lake Forest Sports Park; Lake Forest, Calif.

 

Teams with byes in First Qualifying Round (8): Aromas Café FC (Va.); Boca Raton Football Club (Fla.); IPS/Marathon Taverna (Ore.); Minneapolis City SC (Minn.); MF 10 (Nev.); Motagua New Orleans (La.); Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (Pa.); Uruguay Kendall FC (Fla.)

 

Second Qualifying Round                                                                                                                                                                  

Date Game Time Venue
Oct. 15-16 New York Pancyprian Freedoms (N.Y.)/Lansdowne Bhoys (N.Y.) winner at New York Greek American SC (N.Y.)/FC Motown (N.J.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 15-16 Salone FC (Pa.)/West Chester United SC (Pa.) winner at Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC (Md.)/Christos FC (Md.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 15-16 Rising Stars FC (Pa.)/Junior Lone Star FC (Pa.) winner at Brick Lions FC (N.J.)/Vereinigung Erzgebirge (Pa.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 15-16 GPS Omens (Mass.)/Southie FC (Mass.) winner at Newtown Pride FC (Conn.)/Newport FC (R.I.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 16 Aromas Café FC (Va.) at Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (Pa.) 3 p.m. ET Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Pa.
Oct. 22 Ann Arbor FC (Mich.)/Oakland County FC (Mich.) winner at Minneapolis City SC (Minn.) 2:30 p.m. CT National Sports Center – Field U2; Blaine, Minn.
Oct. 22 FC Boulder (Colo.)/Colorado Rush (Colo.) winner at IPS/Marathon Taverna (Ore.) 7 p.m. PT Delta Park; Portland, Ore.
Oct. 22-23 Motagua New Orleans (La.) at Celtic Cowboys Premier (Texas)/NTX Rayados (Texas) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 22-23 Azteca FC (Colo.)/FC Denver (Colo.) winner at Colorado Rovers (Colo.)/Harpo’s FC (Colo.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 22-23 Boca Raton Football Club (Fla.) at Hurricane FC (Fla.)/Miami Dade FC (Fla.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 22-23 MF 10 (Nev.) at Las Vegas High Rollers SC (Nev.)/Anahuac FC (Nev.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 22-23 La Habra City FC (Calif.)/Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) winner at Orange County FC (Calif.)/La Máquina FC (Calif.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 22-23 Outbreak FC (Calif.)/Buena Park FC (Calif.) winner at Valley United SC (Calif.)/SFV Scorpions SC (Calif.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 22-23 OC Crew Soccer Club (Calif.)/Ozzy’s Laguna FC (Calif.) winner at Moreno Valley Fútbol Club (Calif.)/HD Rush FC (Calif.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 22-23 L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.)/Real Sociedad Royals (Calif.) winner at Avalanche USA FC (Calif.)/Inland Empire FC (Calif.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 22-23 Chula Vista FC (Calif.)/Frontera United (Ariz.) winner at Del Rey City Soccer Club (Calif.)/FC Hasental (Calif.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 22-23 Davis Legacy (Calif.)/El Farolito (Calif.) winner at AC Brea Steaua (Calif.)/Strikers FC South Coast (Calif.) winner TBD TBD
Oct. 23 Red Force FC (Fla.)/Miami Nacional Soccer Club (Fla.) winner at Uruguay Kendall FC (Fla.) 7 p.m. ET Tropical Park Stadium; Miami, Fla.


Third Qualifying Round: Nov. 19-20

Fourth Qualifying Round (if needed): March 11-12, 2017

Fifth Qualifying Round (if needed): April 8-9, 2017

First Round: May 10, 2017 (date tentative)

 


2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Open Division Teams Entering via the Local Qualifying Track
Listed by State (Region) and League (Sanctioning Body) Affiliation

Arizona
United Premier Soccer League (Calif. State Soccer Assn.-South/USASA)
Frontera United                                            Yuma, Ariz.

California (North)
NorCal Adult Premier League (US Club Soccer)

Davis Legacy                                                  Davis, Calif.

San Francisco Soccer Football League (Calif. Soccer Assn.-North/USASA)

El Farolito                                                        San Francisco, Calif.

California (South)
So Cal Premier League (Calif. State Soccer Assn.-South/USASA)
AC Brea Steaua                                              Brea, Calif.
Buena Park FC                                               La Palma, Calif.
Chula Vista FC                                               Chula Vista, Calif.
Orange County FC                                          Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Outbreak FC*                                                  Long Beach, Calif.
Real Sociedad Royals                                     Bellflower, Calif.

United Premier Soccer League (Calif. State Soccer Assn.-South/USASA)
Avalanche USA FC                                       Glendora, Calif.
Del Rey City SC                                            Culver City, Calif.
FC Hasental                                                  Canoga Park, Calif.
HD Rush FC                                                  Victorville, Calif.
Inland Empire FC                                          Jurupa Valley, Calif.
La Habra City FC                                          Lake Forest, Calif.
La Máquina*                                                  Lake Forest, Calif.
L.A. Wolves FC*                                            Torrance, Calif.
Moreno Valley Fútbol Club                            Moreno Valley, Calif.
OC Crew Soccer Club                                   Lake Forest, Calif.
Ozzy’s Laguna FC                                         Santa Ana, Calif.
Santa Ana Winds FC                                     Lake Forest, Calif.
SFV Scorpions SC                                         Mission Hills, Calif.
Strikers FC South Coast                                 Lake Forest, Calif.
Valley United SC                                            North Hills, Calif.

Colorado
Colorado Amateur Soccer League (U.S. Specialty Sports Assn.)
Azteca FC                                                       Aurora, Colo.
Colorado Rovers                                             Commerce City, Colo.
Colorado Rush                                                Lakewood, Colo.
FC Boulder                                                      Boulder, Colo.
FC Denver                                                       Aurora, Colo.
Harpo’s FC*                                                    Commerce City, Colo.

Connecticut  
Connecticut Soccer League (Conn. State Soccer Assn./USASA)

Newtown Pride FC                                         Meriden, Conn.

Florida                       
American Premier Soccer League (Florida State Soccer Assn./USASA)

Boca Raton Football Club*                               Pembroke Pines, Fla.
Hurricane FC                                                    Cocnut Creek, Fla.
Miami Dade FC                                                Miami, Fla.
Miami Nacional Soccer Club                            Lauderhill, Fla.
Red Force FC                                                   Miami, Fla.
Uruguay Kendall FC                                         Miami, Fla.

Louisiana
Gulf Coast Premier League (Louisiana Soccer Assn./USASA)

Motagua New Orleans*                                  New Orleans, La.

Maryland
Maryland Major Soccer League (Md. State Soccer Assn./USASA)

Christos FC                                                    Elkridge, Md.

Washington Premier League (Md. State Soccer Assn./USASA)
Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC            Boyds, Md.

Massachusetts
Bay State Soccer League (Mass. Adult State Soccer Assn./USASA)

Global Premier Soccer (GPS) Omens             Wayland, Mass.
Southie FC*                                                     Roxbury Crossing, Mass.

Michigan
Ann Arbor Premier Development League (Michigan Soccer Association/USASA)

Ann Arbor FC                                                 Saline, Mich.

Premier League of America (USASA)
Oakland County FC                                        Rochester Hills, Mich.

Minnesota
Premier League of America (USASA)

Minneapolis City SC                                         Blaine, Minn.

Nevada
United Premier Soccer League (Calif. State Soccer Assn.-South/USASA)

Anahuac FC                                                  Las Vegas, Nev.
Las Vegas Highrollers SC                             Las Vegas, Nev.
MF 10                                                            Las Vegas, Nev.

New Jersey
Garden State Soccer League (New Jersey Soccer Assn./USASA)

Brick Lions FC                                                Brick, N.J.
FC Motown                                                     Clifton, N.J.

New York
Cosmopolitan Soccer League (Eastern New Youth State Soccer Assn./USASA)

Lansdowne Bhoys FC*                                  Yonkers, N.Y.
New York Greek American SC^                    Maspeth, N.Y.
New York Pancyprian Freedoms*#               Jamaica, N.Y.

Oregon
Oregon Premier Soccer League (Oregon Adult Soccer Assn./USASA)

International Portland Select (IPS)/Marathon Taverna     Portland, Ore.

Pennsylvania
Greater Pittsburgh Soccer League (Pa. West Soccer Assn./USASA)

Tartan Devils Oak Avalon                              Pittsburgh, Pa.

Philadelphia Premier Soccer League (Eastern Pa. Soccer Assn./USASA)
Junior Lone Star FC                                      Drexel Hill, Pa.
Rising Stars FC                                             Drexel Hill, Pa.
Salone FC                                                     Drexel Hill, Pa.

United Soccer League of Pennsylvania (Eastern Pa. Soccer Assn./USASA)
Vereinigung Erzgebirge                                  Warminster, Pa.
West Chester United*                                     West Chester, Pa.

Rhode Island
USA Soccer League (US Club Soccer)

Newport FC                                                    Portsmouth, R.I.

Texas 
Austin Men’s Soccer Association (U.S. Specialty Sports Assn.)

Celtic Cowboys Premier                                 Austin, Texas

North Texas Premier Soccer Association (North Texas Soccer Assn./USASA)
NTX Rayados*                                                Dallas, Texas

Virginia
Soccer Organization of the Charlottesville Area (Metro D.C.-Va. Soccer Assn./USASA)

Aromas Café FC*                                            Charlottesville, Va.

* Advanced to 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
^ Four-time U.S. Open Cup Champion (1967-69, 1974)
# Three-time U.S. Open Cup Champion (1980, 1982-83)

Facts and Figures of Open Division Teams Entering via the Local Qualifying Track:

  • 23 different leagues represented (including 3 new leagues added this year)
  • 18 different states represented (including 4 new states added this year)
  • 23 teams entering from California alone (21 from Southern Calif., 2 from Northern Calif.)
  • 6 teams each from Colorado, Florida and Pennsylvania
  • 3 teams from Nevada and New York
  • 2 teams each from Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey and Texas
  • 1 team each from Arizona, Connecticut, Louisiana, Minnesota, Oregon, Rhode Island and Virginia
  • 12 teams entering 2017 Open Division local qualifying reached the 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup first round; 7 of these reached the second round; 3 of these reached the third round
  • La Máquina (Lake Forest, Calif.) advanced to the fourth round of the 2016 Open Cup and battled MLS powerhouse LA Galaxy in a game that went to overtime before losing controversially
  • The 64 teams entering local qualifying breaks the record of 56 set last year
  • 36 teams are veterans of Open Division local qualifying, having participated in the inaugural competition last year
  • 28 teams are entering Open Division local qualifying for the first time
  • 55 teams are from U.S. Adult Soccer Association-affiliated leagues
  • 7 teams are from U.S. Specialty Sports Association-affiliated leagues
  • 2 teams are from US Club Soccer-affiliated leagues
  • New York Greek American SC is a four-time U.S. Open Cup Champion (1967-69, 1974)
  • New York Pancyprian Freedoms are a three-time U.S. Open Cup Champion (1980, 1982-83)

2017 U.S. Open Cup Competition Calendar for Open Division Local Qualifying Entries

Key Dates in 2016:
Monday, Aug. 22 (4 p.m. CT) – Fall roster submission deadline for teams participating through the Open Division local qualifying track (22 player limit, no additions allowed after the deadline)
Friday, Sept. 2 (4 p.m. CT) – Roster approval/clearance deadline for first qualifying round (players must be approved by their team’s league and cleared by U.S. Soccer to play)
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 10-11 – First qualifying round for teams in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states (from Maine to Virginia and West Virginia)
Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 17-18 – First qualifying round for teams in all other states
Friday, Oct. 7 (4 p.m. CT) – Roster approval/clearance deadline for second and third qualifying rounds
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 15-16 – Second qualifying round for teams in Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states
Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 22-23 – Second qualifying round for teams in all other states
Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 19-20 – Third qualifying round for all teams

Key Dates in 2017:
January date TBD – Final allocation determined for Open Division slots into 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Wednesday, Jan. 4 (2 p.m. CT) - Home Game Application deadline for fourth and fifth qualifying rounds (if needed)
January date TBD – Matchups for fourth qualifying round (if needed) and bracket for fifth qualifying round (if needed) announced
Monday, Feb. 27 (4 p.m. CT) – Spring roster submission deadline for teams still alive through the Open Division local qualifying track (teams may add up to five new players to their Fall roster who are not already cup-tied; 22 player limit remains)
Friday, March 3 (4 p.m. CT) – Spring roster approval/clearance deadline for Open Division local qualifiers (rosters for these teams will be frozen through June 30 to include the opening rounds of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup)
Saturday-Sunday, March 11-12 – Fourth qualifying round (if needed)
Wednesday, March 22 – Venue Declaration Form deadline for teams wishing to host games in the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Friday, March 31 (2 p.m. CT) – Home Game Application deadline for First, Second and Third Rounds of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Saturday-Sunday, April 8-9 (if needed) – Fifth qualifying round (if needed)
Wednesday, April 12 – 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round pairings and Second Round possible matchups announced
Wednesday, May 10 – 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round (date tentative); Dates for remaining rounds of the competition will be determined by January 2017
Saturday, July 1-Friday, July 14  (4 p.m. CT) – Summer roster changeover period for Open Division local qualifiers still in the competition (teams may add up to five new players to their Spring roster who are not already cup-tied; 22 player limit remains)

MLS-owned USL teams no longer eligible for 2016 US Open Cup, confirms USSF

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A little more than two months after it was initially posted on their website and reported by TheCup.us, the United States Soccer Federation has confirmed that all Major League Soccer-owned teams that compete in the United Soccer Leagues (USL) will not be eligible for the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup and beyond.

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2016 US Open Cup qualifying review: High drama as 8 more teams survive to reach final round

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The 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying tournament is done for the year as Round 2 of the open division competition wrapped up this past weekend (Nov. 21-22).

With six teams already punching their ticket to the final round of the tournament the week before, there were eight games on the schedule with the winners advancing to Round 3, which is scheduled for early April 2016.

Two teams that took part in the 2015 US Open Cup survived Round 2, with San Francisco City FC winning a thriller over the Davis Legacy and Harpo’s FC getting past the Colorado Rush. The remaining six winners this weekend are all seeking their first-ever berth in the US Open Cup.

Eight of the 14 remaining teams will qualify for the 2016 US Open Cup. Twelve of the 14 teams “in closest proximity to each other,” according to the US Soccer Federation, will play “Win & You’re In” matches the weekend of April 2-3. The two remaining clubs will be awarded spots in the 103rd edition of the tournament. Harpo’s and San Francisco are the closest teams to each other and there are roughly 1,200 miles between the two cities, so they would certainly be considered favorites to receive third round byes.

The draw for the final round will take place on Jan. 7, 2016.

Here is a brief summary of each game with links to match reports (updated results and schedule below):

CD Motagua of New Orleans (LA) 5:2 Queen City United FC (NC) – MATCH REPORT

CD Motagua of New Orleans took another step toward being the first amateur team from Louisiana to qualify for the US Open Cup in the Modern Era after defeating a well-traveled Queen City United side 5-2 on Saturday. The match was tied 2-2 in the second half before CD Motagua scored three straight goals to move on to Round 3. Coming out of the Louisiana Premier League, CD Motagua would be the first amateur team from the state since the Modern Era began in 1995. FULL MATCH REPORT (with video)

Chula Vista FC (SOUTH CA) 0:4 La Maquina (SOUTH CA) – MATCH REPORT

Despite missing four starteres, La Maquina put in a machine-line performance in a 4-0 win over Chula Vista FC to earn a berth in the final round of the open division qualifying tournament. Edgar Orozco dished out three assists, including two of them to former Chivas de Guadalajara player Edwin Borboa. FULL MATCH REPORT (with video)

Los Angeles Wolves (SOUTH CA) 2:1 Cal FC (SOUTH CA)

After Chula Vista fell earlier in the day, another Southern California team who is known nationally for upsetting professional teams was eliminated as the LA Wolves edged Cal FC 2-1. The Wolves got a pair of first half goals from Sam Higgins and after Cal FC pulled one back with 15 minutes left, LA held on for the win. FULL MATCH REPORT

Uruguay Kendall (FL) 1:1 (4:5 PKs) Boca Raton FC (FL) – MATCH REPORT

Boca Raton FC’s Colby Burnette scored in the 70th minute to level the match at 1-1 and after a scoreless 30 minutes of extra time, they needed penalty kicks to decide which team would represent the Sunshine State in the final round of the tournament. Boca Raton would survive the shootout after Uruguay missed their fourth attempt and BR scored on all of theirs. FULL MATCH REPORT (with video)

Harpo’s FC (CO) 3:1 Colorado Rush (CO)

Harpo’s FC, who won a pair of games in last year’s US Open Cup, took another step toward returning to the tournament with a 3-1 win over the Colorado Rush. Last year’s TheCup.us Player of the Round from the Preliminary Round, Kyle Luetkehans, scored the opener, followed by Dan Campbell before halftime and Sawyer Frank adding the insurance goal in the 81st minute. FULL MATCH REPORT

San Francisco City FC (NORTH CA) 4:3 Davis Legacy (NORTH CA)

The most exciting game of the 2016 qualifying tournament most likely belongs to San Francisco City’s comeback win over the Davis Legacy. City trailed three times before Johannes Demarzi scored the game-winner in the 86th minute. It was a frantic final 11 minutes as Davis took a 3-2 lead in the 79th minute, only to see City equalize two minutes later and then take the lead for good. The fan-owned San Francisco City, who are the last remaining US Club Soccer team in the competition, are aiming to make their second straight Open Cup appearance after their debut last year was cut short by Cal FC in the Preliminary Round. FULL MATCH REPORT

Real Sociedad (SOUTH CA) 0:3 San Nicolas (SOUTH CA)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL) power San Nicolas shutout So Cal Premier League’s Real Sociedad 3-0 to punch their ticket to the final round. San Nicolas, who is still alive in the UPSL playoffs will likely face off with either the LA Wolves, La Maquina or Outbreak FC in a “Win & You’re In” match in early April. FULL MATCH REPORT

San Pedro Monsters (SOUTH CA) 3:4 (AET) Outbreak FC (SOUTH CA)

Outbreak FC from the SoCal Premier League needed extra time to eliminate the San Pedro Monsters, 4-3. Outbreak led 2-0 with goals from Cal State Fullerton players Jameson Campbell and Oscar Aguero, but the Monsters equalized after a 75th minute penalty kick and a goal in the 90th minute. Torey Edwards and Jason Boyce scored in the 113th and 115th minutes to help them overcome a late goal by San Pedro. FULL MATCH REPORT

2016 US OPEN CUP QUALIFYING RESULTS/SCHEDULE
(click on games for match report)

OCT. 17, 2015
Southie FC (MA) 1:0 Battery Park Gunners (MA)
Salone FC (EAST PA) 1:0 Vereinigung Erzgebirge (EAST PA)
Aromas Café FC (DC/VA) 3:1 Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (WEST PA)
Junior Lone Star FC (EAST PA) 1:2 (AET) West Chester United (EAST PA)
Jersey Shore Boca (NJ) 2:1 South Jersey Elite Barons (NJ)
Lansdowne Bhoys FC (EAST NY) 3:0 Newtown Pride FC (CT)

OCT. 18, 2015
Global Premier Soccer Omens (MA) 5:0 Boston Olympiakos FC (MA)
Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC (MD) 2:1 (AET) Maryland Bays (MD)
NY Greek American SC (EAST NY) 2:4 (AET) NY Pancyprian Freedoms (EAST NY)
Worcester FC (MA) 2:1 Newport FC (RI)

OCT. 24, 2015
NTX Rayados (NORTH TX) vs. Austin Real Cuauhtemoc (SOUTH TX) – PPD (rain)
Match rescheduled for Nov. 1 at 4 p.m. at McMasters Athletic Complex (Georgetown, TX)
Harpo’s FC (CO) 4:1 (AET) Colorado Rovers (CO)
San Nicolas (SOUTH CA) W:L Corinthians USA (SOUTH CA)
(Corinthians forfeited – not enough registered players)
La Maquina(SOUTH CA) 3:2 Strikers FC South Coast (SOUTH CA)
San Pedro Monsters (SOUTH CA) 9:0 Footballers Academy (SOUTH CA)
LA Wolves (SOUTH CA) 2:1 (AET) Del Rey City SC (SOUTH CA)

OCT. 25, 2015
Boca Raton FC (FL) 2:1 (AET) Real Miami Club of Football (FL)
Colorado Rush (CO) 5:2 FC Boulder (CO)
San Francisco City FC (NORTH CA) 2:0 El Farolito (NORTH CA)
Outbreak FC (SOUTH CA) 5:1 Buena Park FC (SOUTH CA)
Queen City United FC (NC) 4:1 Charlotte Sporting Soccer Academy FC (NC)
Real Sociedad (SOUTH CA) 2:2 (4:1 PKs) Ozzy’s Laguna FC (SOUTH CA)
Uruguay Kendall (FL) 3:0 Red Force (FL)
Davis Legacy (NORTH CA) 1:0 IFX Ballistic (NORTH CA)
Cal FC (SOUTH CA) 4:0 Valley United (SOUTH CA)
Chula Vista FC (SOUTH CA) 5:2 Temecula FC (SOUTH CA)

NOV. 1, 2015
NTX Rayados (NORTH TX) 4:2 Austin Real Cuauhtemoc (SOUTH TX)

International Portland Select (OR) W:L KC Athletics (KS)
KC Athletics withdrew (travel); IPS advances to Round 2
CD Motagua (LA) W:L Tobacco Road FC (NC)
Tobacco Road FC withdrew (travel); CD Motagua advances to Round 2 

QUALIFYING: SECOND ROUND (All Times Eastern)

International Portland Select (OR) at NTX Rayados (NTX)
IPS withdrew (travel); NTX Rayados advances to Round 3

NOV. 14, 2015

NY Pancyprian Freedoms (East NY) 2:1 Jersey Shore Boca (NJ)
Lansdowne Bhoys (ENY) 5:0 Worcester FC (MA)

NOV. 15, 2015

Aromas Café FC (DC/VA) 3:1 Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC (MD)
Southie FC (MA) 4:0 GPS Omens (MA)
West Chester United (EAST PA) 3:0 Salone FC (EAST PA)

NOV. 21, 2015

Queen City United (NC) 2:5 CD Motagua of New Orleans (LA)
La Maquina (SCA) 4:0 Chula Vista FC (SCA)
Cal FC (SCA) 1:2 LA Wolves FC (SCA)

NOV. 22, 2015

Boca Raton FC (FL) 1:1 (5:4 PKs) Uruguay Kendall (FL)
Colorado Rush (CO) 1:3 Harpo’s FC (CO)
Davis Legacy (NCA) 3:4 San Francisco City FC (NCA)
San Nicolas (SCA) 3:0 Real Sociedad (SCA)
Outbreak FC 4:3 (AET) San Pedro Monsters FC

QUALIFYING: FINAL ROUND

April 1-2, 2016*
Draw will take place Jan. 7, 2016

Teams: Aromas Cafe FC (DC/VA), Boca Raton FC (FL), CD Motagua of New Orleans (LA), Harpo’s FC (CO), La Maquina (South CA), Lansdowne Bhoys FC (East NY), LA Wolves FC (South CA), NY Pancyprian Freedoms (East NY), North Texas Rayados (North TX), Outbreak FC (South CA), San Francisco City FC (North CA), San Nicolas (South CA), Southie FC (MA), West Chester United SC (East PA).

US OPEN CUP FIRST ROUND

May 11, 2016*

*Dates subject to change

2016 US Open Cup qualifying review: New York Pancyprian Freedoms, four others win Round 2 matches

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The first weekend of the second round of the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup open division qualifying tournament is in the books and five East Coast teams emerged victorious. Three-time US Open Cup champion New York Pancyprian Freedoms join four other teams seeking their first-ever berth in the tournament.

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