Like many great success stories in American soccer, the idea of Southie FC started with a couple of college buddies who weren’t quite ready to give up playing the beautiful game after graduation.
Mass Premier Soccer would prevail over Valeo Sports in extra time, 2-1, to win their second straight Massachusetts Open Cup title and will move on to next spring’s USASA Region I tournament.
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.
Matt Hoff converted the game-winning penalty for a short-handed Mass Premier Soccer squad, which staked a 1-1 (4-2 PKs) victory over East Providence Sports in Saturday’s US Open Cup Massachusetts state final.
Mass. Premier Soccer advance to the Massachusetts final with an 8-1 win over Strela Negra. There they will face East Providence Sports for the third year in a row.
Armando Gomes and Kyle Teixeira each bagged a brace as East Providence Sports clinched a U.S. Open Cup state final berth following Saturday’s 4-3 win over Battery Park Gunners at Madison Park High School.
The Commonwealth will send their best to regionals in hopes of the state’s first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup berth since 2009.
The Massachusetts Open Cup final is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Dilboy Field in Somerville, while New Jersey’s championship game will be played at 1:30 p.m. at the John F. Patrick Sports Complex in Lakewood, NJ.
Boston Olympiakos needed overtime, while Mass Premier Soccer finished extra time tied 4-4 and required penalty kicks to punch their ticket to the final four.
2009 Massachusetts State Cup Champions Emigrantes Das Ilhas booked their place in the USASA Region I Open Cup tournament next Spring by defeating Boston Olympiakos (2007 National Amateur Cup champions) 4-2 on penalty kicks on a rainy evening in East Boston. The build up to the game needed no extra incentives as the two teams had just met 48 hours earlier in a fiercely contested US Amateur Cup game in Brockton.