A coin flip conducted by the USSF determined that Cal FC will travel to Bremerton, Wash to take on the PDL’s Kitsap Pumas while the Portland Timbers U23s will host the PSA Elite at Jeld-Wen Field in the First Round.
2012 US Open Cup qualifying
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.
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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For the first time in the Modern Pro Era, the state of New Jersey will have a representative in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, but one would imagine this isn’t how they wanted it to happen.
Stanislaus United Turlock Express defeated Napoli, 5-2, at Chukchansi Park in Fresno to earn a spot in next weekend’s play-in game against the NPSL’s Bay Area Ambassadors. The winner will qualify for the 99th edition of the US Open Cup.
UPDATE (4/27/12): The Maryland Bays have withdrawn from the third place match that (for the first time) will act as a “Win & You’re In” match for the US Open Cup. Because of the forfeit, Jersey Shore Boca become the first New Jersey club from the USASA to qualify for the Lamar Hunt US Open […]
For the first time since 2006, the Croatian Eagles have qualified for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, defeating the AAC Eagles 2-0 at the USASA Region II qualifying tournament in Bensenville, Ill.
The Kansas City Athletics are back in the Open Cup, while the Croatian Eagles from Milwaukee and the AAC Eagles from Chicago will battle for the second spot in the tournament on Sunday at Noon (Central Time)
US Club Soccer’s qualifying tournament to determine their US Open Cup representative in a play-in game against the NPSL’s Bay Area Ambassadors is taking place in California this month.