SCHEDULES UPDATED 10/16/15
KC Athletics and Tobacco Road FC have both withdrawn from the competition citing travel as the main reason in both cases. Chula Vista/Temecula match moved to Oct. 25.
The United States Soccer Federation announced the first round matchups for the 2016 US Open Cup qualifying tournament. The competition, which kicks off the weekend of Oct. 17-18, features 56 amateur clubs representing 16 different states from the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), US Club Soccer, and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA).
The three-round regional tournament will determine which eight teams will join 15 Premier Development League and 13 National Premier Soccer League teams in the 103rd edition of the US Open Cup next year.
Teams from the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions will kick off the tournament the weekend of Oct. 17-18, with the remaining teams in the competition beginning play the following weekend, Oct. 24-25. The second round is scheduled to take place Nov. 14-15 for the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic and Nov. 21-22 for the remaining teams. The matchups for Round 1 will be announced on Sept. 21.|
The teams that survive Round 2 will advance to the third and final round the weekend of April 2-3 of next year. The eight teams that are left standing will qualify for the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, which has a tentative start date of May 11, 2016.
Check out the schedule for the first two rounds below. There are a number of intriguing matchups, highlighted by a New York derby between two old rivals. The New York Pancyprian Freedoms will take on the New York Greek American SC and between the two clubs they have played each other countless times and have won seven US Open Cup titles (Greek Americans 4, Pancyprian Freedoms 3).
QUALIFYING: FIRST ROUND (All Times Eastern)
OCT. 17, 2015
Southie FC (MA) at Battery Park Gunners (MA)
Madison Park High School; Roxbury, Mass. – 12 p.m.
Salone FC (EAST PA) at Vereinigung Erzgebirge (EAST PA)
Vereinigung Erzgebirge; Warminster, Pa. – 2 p.m.
Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (WEST PA) at Aromas Café FC (DC/VA)
South Fork Soccer Park; Charlottesville, Va. – 3 p.m.
West Chester United (EAST PA) at Junior Lone Star FC (EAST PA)
YSC Sports Field; Wayne, Pa. – 6:30 p.m.
South Jersey Elite Barons (NJ) at Jersey Shore Boca (NJ)
Pinewood Park; Brick, N.J. – 7 p.m.
Newtown Pride FC (CT) at Lansdowne Bhoys FC (EAST NY)
Gaelic Park; Bronx, N.Y. – 7:30 p.m.
OCT. 18, 2015
Boston Olympiakos FC (MA) at Global Premier Soccer Omens (MA)
West Roxbury High School; West Roxbury, Mass. – 2 p.m.
Maryland Bays (MD) at Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks FC (MD)
Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md. – 2:30 p.m.
NY Pancyprian Freedoms (EAST NY) at NY Greek American SC (EAST NY)
Metropolitan Oval; Maspeth, N.Y. – 6 p.m.
Newport FC (RI) at Worcester FC (MA)
Foley Stadium; Worcester, Mass. – 7:30 p.m.
OCT. 24, 2015
NTX Rayados (NORTH TX) at Austin Real Cuauhtemoc (SOUTH TX)
San Gabriel Park; Georgetown, Texas – 4 p.m.
Colorado Rovers (CO) at Harpo’s FC (CO)
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo. – 6:30 p.m.
La Maquina (SOUTH CA) at Strikers FC South Coast (SOUTH CA)
Lake Forest Sports Park and Recreation Center; Lake Forest, Calif. – 9 p.m.
San Nicolas FC (SOUTH CA) at Corinthians USA (SOUTH CA)
Rialto High School; Rialto, Calif. – 10 p.m.
Footballers Academy (SOUTH CA) at San Pedro Monsters FC (SOUTH CA)
Daniel’s Field; San Pedro, Calif. – 10 p.m.
Del Rey City SC (SOUTH CA) at LA Wolves FC (SOUTH CA)
Toyota Sports Complex; Torrence, Calif. – 11 p.m.
OCT. 25, 2015
Boca Raton FC (FL) at Real Miami Club of Football (FL)
St. John Bosco Football Stadium; Miami, Fla. – 4:30 p.m.
Colorado Rush (CO) at FC Boulder (CO)
Pleasant View Soccer Complex; Boulder, Colo. – 5 p.m.
El Farolito (NORTH CA) at San Francisco City FC (NORTH CA)
Kezar Stadium; San Francisco, Calif. – 6 p.m.
Outbreak FC (SOUTH CA) at Buena Park FC (SOUTH CA)
John F. Kennedy High School; La Palma, Calif. – 6 p.m.
Charlotte Sporting Soccer Academy FC (NC) at Queen City United FC (NC)
West Mecklenburg Stadium; Charlotte, N.C. – 7 p.m.
Real Sociedad (SOUTH CA) at Ozzy’s Laguna FC (SOUTH CA)
East Los Angeles College; Monterey Park, Calif. – 7 p.m.
Red Force FC (FL) at Uruguay Kendall FC (FL)
Broward College-South Campus; Pembroke Pines, Fla. – 8 p.m.
Davis Legacy (NORTH CA) at IFX Ballistic (NORTH CA)
Las Positas College; Livermore, Calif. – 8 p.m.
Valley United SC (SOUTH CA) at Cal FC (SOUTH CA)
Agoura High School; Agoura Hills, Calif. – 10 p.m.
Chula Vista FC (SOUTH CA) at Temecula Football Club (SOUTH CA)
Linfield Christian School; Temecula, Calif. – 10 p.m.
Tobacco Road FC (NC) at CD Motagua of New Orleans (LA)
NOTE: Tobacco Road FC withdrawn (Travel). CD Motagua advances to Round 2
KC Athletics (KS) at International Portland Select (OR)
NOTE: KC Athletics have withdrawn (Travel) IPS advances to Round 2
QUALIFYING: SECOND ROUND (All Times Eastern)
Boston Olympiakos / GPS Omens winner at Battery Park Gunners
Madison Park High School; Roxbury, Mass. – Nov. 14, 12 p.m.
Boston Olympiakos / GPS Omens winner at Southie FC
Lawrence Veterans Memorial Stadium; Lawrence, Mass. – Nov. 15, 4 p.m.
Newtown Pride FC / Lansdowne Bhoys winner at Worcester FC
Pappas Recreation Center; Auburn, Mass. – Nov. 14, 5 p.m.
Newtown Pride FC / Lansdowne Bhoys FC winner at Newport FC
Gardner Seveney Field; Portsmouth, R.I. – Nov. 15, 9:30 a.m.
South Jersey / Jersey Shore Boca winner at NY Pancyprian Freedoms
Belson Stadium, St John’s University; Jamaica, N.Y. – Nov. 14, 7 p.m.
South Jersey / Jersey Shore Boca winner at NY Greek American SC
Metropolitan Oval; Maspeth, N.Y. – Nov. 15, 6 p.m.
West Chester United / Junior Lone Star winner at Vereinigung Erzgebirge
Vereinigung Erzgebirge; Warminster, Pa. – Nov. 14, 2 p.m.
West Chester United / Junior Lone Star winner at Salone FC
Marcus Foster; Philadelphia, Pa. – Nov. 15, 4 p.m.
Maryland Bays / Aegean Hawks FC winner at Aromas Café FC
Western Allenade High School; Crozet, Va. – Nov. 15, 3 p.m.
Maryland Bays / Aegean Hawks FC winner at Tartan Devils Oak Avalon
Highmark Stadium; Pittsburgh, Pa. – Nov. 15, 3 p.m.
La Maquina / Strikers FC South Coast winner at Chula Vista FC
Eastlake High; Chula Vista, Calif. – Nov. 21, 11 p.m.
La Maquina / Strikers FC South Coast winner at Temecula FC
Temecula Valley High School; Temecula, Calif. – Nov. 21, 10 p.m.
Boca Raton FC / Real Miami winner at Uruguay Kendall FC
Broward College-South Campus; Pembroke Pines, Fla. – Nov. 21, 6 p.m.
Boca Raton FC / Real Miami winner at Red Force FC
Broward College-South Campus; Pembroke Pines, Fla. – Nov. 22, 6 p.m.
Colorado Rush / FC Boulder winner at Colorado Rovers
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo. – Nov. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Colorado Rush / FC Boulder winner at Harpo’s FC
Dick’s Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo. – Nov. 22, 12 p.m.
Davis Legacy / IFX Ballistic winner at San Francisco City FC
Crocker Amazon Field; San Francisco, Calif. – Nov. 21, 4 p.m.
Davis Legacy / IFX Ballistic winner at El Farolito
Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif. – Nov. 22, 4 p.m.
Valley United SC / Cal FC winner at LA Wolves FC
Mira Costa High School; Manhattan Beach, Calif. – Nov. 21, 10:30 p.m.
Valley United SC / Cal FC winner at Del Rey City SC
St. Bernard High School; Playa Del Rey, Calif. – Nov. 22, 8:30 p.m.
Outbreak FC / Buena Park FC winner at San Pedro Monsters FC
Daniel’s Field; San Pedro, Calif. – Nov. 21, 10 p.m.
Outbreak FC / Buena Park FC winner at Footballers Academy
Orange County Great Park; Irvine, Calif. – Nov. 22, 11 p.m.
San Nicolas FC / Corinthians USA winner at Ozzy’s Laguna FC
Santa Ana Stadium; Santa Ana, Calif. – Nov. 22, 7 p.m.
San Nicolas FC / Corinthians USA winner at Real Sociedad
St. John Bosco Football Stadium; Bellflower, Calif. – Nov. 22, 7:30 p.m.
NOV. 21 or 22
Charlotte Sporting / Queen City United winner vs. CD Motagua (LA)
Site / Date TBD
NTX Rayados / Austin Real Cuauhtemoc winner vs. International Portland Select
Site / Date TBD
QUALIFYING: THIRD ROUND
April 1-2, 2016
US OPEN CUP FIRST ROUND: May 11, 2016