The New York Cosmos B, Jacksonville Armada Under-23s, and Miami FC 2, the three reserve teams for the remaining clubs in the North American Soccer League (NASL), will be allowed to enter the US Open Cup.
2018 US Open Cup qualifying
The 1993 US Open Cup Champions will not get a chance at a second title this year as El Farolito, a San Francisco-based amateur club, has been disqualified on account of moving leagues. After decades of thriving in the famed San Francisco Soccer Football League (SFSFL), El Farolito decided to take its talents to the continually-growing National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
Trailing 4-0 in the 40th minute of a 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying match October 22, Miami Nacional SC committed a foul on a Red Force FC player in the penalty box. The referee pointed to the spot and Red Force was given a chance to add a fifth goal to the one-sided […]
Like all knockout competitions, open division qualifying for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is a grind that often has a charming edge to it lost in the later rounds when professional teams enter the fray. But there’s hardly anything romantic about a coach giving his team a halftime talk in a public bathroom or another team finding shelter from the cold in a storage shed only to be kicked out by a groundskeeper.
The 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup open division qualifying tournament is now complete with 14 amateur teams from across the country punching their ticket to the 105th edition of the tournament.
The beauty of the day would soon prove to be prophetic for La Maquina, but agonizingly taunting for Chula Vista FC, as the former rolled through the latter with ease in the final 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying match, 4-1.
On a blustery afternoon amid chilling winds and freezing rain in Rochester’s suburb of Pittsford, the River Dogz earned a place in the 2018 U.S. Open Cup.
Christos FC wore down their open division qualifying visitors Phoenix SC on a sunny but windy day in Arnold, MD, taking the game 5-1 in front of approximately 50 fans. The hosts move on to the full Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for the second year in a row, while Phoenix SC will try again next year to qualify, having qualified last in 2011.
The Los Angeles Wolves punched their ticket to their third straight Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with a quiet, yet dominant, 4-0 victory over Buena Park FC at Championship Stadium, at Great Park in Irvine, Calif.
FC Kendall, fresh off a long journey from South Florida to Tennessee, showed no signs of weary legs as the APSL club defeated Nashville United 4-2 to clinch the club’s first-ever trip to the US Open Cup