The more things change, the more they stay the same: it’s a phrase that rings especially true for Massachusetts-based USASA side GPS Omens.
Three of the four teams that advanced in the opening weekend of Round 2 are newcomers to US Open Cup qualifying.
The Massachusetts-based club took the next step toward qualifying for the third time in four years.
With the win, Southie FC moves on step closer to the club’s first-ever berth in the US Open Cup and denies GPS Omens a record-tying fourth straight tournament appearance.
Massachusetts-based Global Premier Soccer (GPS) Omens kicked off their first open division qualifying match in the 2016 US Open Cup was much easier than originally expected.
The Phantoms, making their first appearance in the tournament since 2006 when they were a USL-2 club (Div. 3), got a late winner from Sofiane Tergou to hand GPS its third straight loss in the competition, 2-1.
Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) side Global Premier Soccer Massachusetts (GPS) is set to kick off its 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup campaign on Wednesday against the USL-PDL Seacoast United Phantoms at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Mass. at 8 p.m.
USASA Region I qualifying for the 2015 US Open Cup continued over the past two Sundays, with the Maryland Bays remaining alive in both the Open and Amateur Cups, Mass Premier Soccer advancing to the Open Final and changing its name to GPS Massachusetts, and New York Greek American Atlas nearly reaching double-digit goals against its Amateur Cup semifinal foes.