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.
2018 US Open Cup qualifying: NTX Rayados rally late to earn seventh straight Open Cup berth
The North Texas Rayados scored twice in the final ten minutes to earn a comeback victory over CD Motagua New Orleans and clinch a spot in the 2018 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
2016 US Open Cup Round 1: State of Mississippi earns first tournament win as Brilla FC shuts out CD Motagua
Mississippi Brilla FC picked up their first ever US Open Cup win by beating CD Motagua of New Orleans 2-0. Goals from Brazilian Eduardo Cruz and Chilean Ignacio Flores provided the difference for the match. It was CD Motagua’s first ever Open Cup appearance and Brilla’s third.
2016 Meet the Underdogs: CD Motagua brings New Orleans flavor back to US Open Cup
CD Motagua has won the International Soccer League Association of New Orleans (ISLANO) the last three years and the Louisiana Premier League the last two years. Unfortunately for the team, they’ve had a tough time trying to qualify for the Cup.
2016 US Open Cup qualifying: CD Motagua pulls away from Queen City United, 5-2, advance to Round 3 (video)
With the win, CD Motagua advances to the final round of qualifying, scheduled for the first weekend of April of 2016.
2015 US Open Cup qualifying: North Carolina’s Triangle Brigade wins USASA Region III title over NTX Rayados
North Carolina-based Triangle Brigade won the tournament in their first attempt and are expected to join North Texas Rayados in the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
2015 US Open Cup qualifying: CD Motagua fights past Cajun SC in Louisiana final, both reach Region III Finals
Both clubs move on to the USASA Region III Open Cup tournament, where they look to become the first Louisiana-based team to make the Open Cup since the New Orleans Riverboat Gamblers (USL A-League) did it in 1997.
2015 US Open Cup qualifying: Cajun SC to face CD Motagua in Louisiana final (updated)
The Louisiana State Open Cup is underway to determine which two teams will take the next step toward qualifying for the 102nd edition of the national tournament.
Florida’s Red Force, North Texas Rayados emerge from USASA Region III tourney, qualify for 2013 US Open Cup
USASA Region III, representing most of the southern part of the United States, has submitted their two entries for the 100th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.