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California Clasico isn’t new: North has battled South in US Open Cup since 1950s

Willie Carson (center) of the Los Angeles Kickers, shown here in action against Schwaben AC (Chicago), scored six goals in the Kickers' 8-1 victory over San Francisco Scots in 1960. Photo: LA Times archives
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This year’s quarterfinal meeting of the Los Angeles Galaxy and the San Jose Earthquakes will be just the sixth time the California Clasico will have been played in the US Open Cup. However, for the better part of 40 years the rivalry between Northern and Southern California was a key component in determining the Open Cup champion.

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Cincinnati’s forgotten US Open Cup history

The crowd of 30,160 at Nippert Stadium to watch FC Cincinnati upset the Columbus Crew shattered the Modern Era attendance record for a non-Final. Photo: FC Cincinnati
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When one thinks of US Open Cup history, Cincinnati has never been the first city to come to mind. However, with ESPN shining the national spotlight on Nippert Stadium tonight for FC Cincinnati’s Fifth Round match against the Chicago Fire (MLS), one might be surprised to know that the Queen City’s Open Cup history started 87 years ago.

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Things you should know about the Third Round of the US Open Cup

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Since the expanded format in 1997, a PDL team has failed to reach the third round only four times (1998, 2002, 2007, 2008). The recent struggles can be attributed to the fact that in 2007, the format was changed so that all non-MLS teams began the tournament in the first round, unlike previous tournaments where PDL teams were matched up with USASA or other PDL clubs.

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Things you should know about the Second Round of the US Open Cup

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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 Modern 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.

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2015 US Open Cup Final: A look back at Philadelphia Union’s tournament history

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After reaching the semifinals in 2012, and the finals in 2014, Philadelphia Union will look once again to join area teams Bethlehem Steel, Philadelphia German Americans, and the Ukrainian Nationals in the ranks of US Open Cup champions. Below is a review of the Union’s history in the tournament since the team began play in MLS in 2010.

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Del Rey City SC partners with TheCup.us, unveils custom jersey featuring US Open Cup website

As part of the partnership, DRCSC has also unveiled their new custom design jerseys, made by Admiral Sports, which brandish the logo of TheCup.us across the front chest.

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About the site: How TheCup.us became US Open Cup’s independent media outlet

Since 2003, TheCup.us (originally USOpenCup.com) remains the home for in-depth information and coverage about one of the best-kept secrets in American sports.

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Since 2003, the small staff at TheCup.us (formerly USOpenCup.com) has been the Internet’s only source for full coverage of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

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The US Open Cup Final: 1914-present

The US Open Cup debuted in 1914, and since then has had different names and a variety of formats, but it has remained the national championship for the sport of soccer in the United States for more than a century.

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