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 USASA 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.
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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.
UPDATE (4/27/12): The Maryland Bays have withdrawn from the third place match that (for the first time) will act as a “Win & You’re In” match for the US Open Cup.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)
Despite a vast difference in the two clubs, it took four-time US Open Cup champion club New York Greek American 84 minutes before finding two late strikes to knock out upstart Boston-area club Battery Park Gunners Sunday in the opening round of the USASA Region I tournament.
The Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks, champions from Metro DC/Virginia, began their quest to qualify for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for a third time in six years with an opening round victory Sunday in the USASA Region I tournament, downing West Chester United Predators of Eastern Pennsylvania, 3-1.
After a pair of first half goals in the New Jersey State Final Saturday, Go Soccer SC and Jersey Shore Boca went deadlocked for the remainder of the contest, sending the match to overtime and eventually penalties. Jersey Shore would prevail 5-4 with a save in the final round, advancing to the Region I USASA tournament.