The Bays are the first Maryland-based team to win the USASA Open Cup Championship since the Baltimore Colts FC won the title back in 2005.
Des Moines Menace USASA
After an upset loss in 2013 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup to the Des Moines Menace, Minnesota United FC were determined to not have it happen for a second straight year. It took substitute forward Christian Ramirez to make sure of it.
The Menace will now face NASL-side Minnesota United FC at home on May 28.
Eight teams from the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) have qualified for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup and will attempt to become the 2011 tournament’s Cinderella story. Will we see another Dallas Roma FC run from 2006? No one knows, but once again, TheCup.us has taken the time to introduce soccer fans to these largely unknown clubs.
Welcome to our continuing series of Meet the USASA features where we annually profile the clubs representing the United States Adult Soccer Association in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Advancing from the four regional tournaments, these often unknown clubs have great stories to tell and each year, our goal is to allow fans to get to know them as they attempt to become this year’s Cinderella story.
At the end of a dramatic day in Region II of USASA, one man may have been the deciding factor in which team became the first amateur club to advance to the 2011 edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
With Detroit United and KC Athletics punching their ticket to the USASA Region II semifinals the day before, the other two quarterfinal matches took place on Sunday with one producing a goalfest, and another a dramatic nailbiter.
The draw for the USASA Region II Open Cup tournament is set, with several new teams among the eight amateur sides that will vie for two berths in the 2010 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The Michigan Open Cup final will take place Sunday with Ann Arbor United hosting Detroit United at Saline High School.