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.
Who holds the Second Round attendance record for the Modern Era of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup? How many Open Division teams have won Second Round games? What was the most lopsided game? We have all of those answers and much much
Talk about the rich getting richer. Peri Marosevic, on loan from Major League Soccer’s FC Dallas, recorded the second hat trick in team history – and second in just four days – as the Austin Aztex knocked off the Arizona Sahuaros 3-1 in a second-round match of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Tuesday night […]
When you’ve been the longest-lasting franchise in what is otherwise a no-man’s land for high-level soccer and you’re about to go to your fifth US Open Cup in 20 seasons of existence, the American soccer community knows who you are.
After an exhausting five games in three days, the Arizona Sahuaros will make their third straight Open Cup appearance, while the Bay Area Ambassadors have not only punched their ticket to the Open Cup but won the entire Region IV tournament.
Every year, TheCup.us introduces all eight of the USASA clubs who qualify for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup to American soccer fans everywhere.
The clubs profiled in this feature don’t often make headlines during the long qualifying process, but all of them have a goal once the tournament begins: to become this year’s Open Cup Cinderella story.
What is the attendance record for the First Round of the US Open Cup (Modern Era)? What is the most lopsided game? How far has a team advanced after starting in Round 1? We answers to those questions and more.
You might be hard pressed to find a bigger soccer advocate in the state of Arizona than the manager of the Arizona Sahuaros, Petar Draksin. The Grand Canyon University coach doesn’t get paid to manage the Sahauros, a club that has existed continuously, in many forms, since 1989. He also “will never give up” in […]
If seeing the underdogs prevail is your thing, then you went to sleep disappointed last night.
Of the fourteen matches first round U.S. Open Cup matches last night, only one was won by a team from the lower division, and even that wasn’t much of an upset.
The El Paso Patriots secured a Second Round spot in the US Open Cup tournament after clinching a 2-1 victory over the Arizona Sahuaros Tuesday night at Patriot Stadium.
Midfielder Rodrigo Morin opened the scoring in the 27th minute to give the Patriots a lead they would not relinquish, while Gerardo Moreira added another in the 59th minute after sending an Antonio Berrera pass into the back of the net.