They say Virginia is for lovers. While that may be true, it is also for some pretty good football as well.
Meet the Underdogs
Despite their streak of 490 days without a loss ending, Lansdowne Yonkers can still be considered the front-runner in the group of open division local amateur teams.
Owners of San Fernando Valley FC built an organization that fulfilled their and their athletes’ dream of being able to bridge the gap between young athletes who wanted to continue competitive play beyond their youth years.
Lynchburg’s ownership are locals to the area and strived to make the team community driven.
At this time last year, when in any normal year the US Open Cup would’ve been kicking off its opening round, Oyster Bay United FC did not exist.
One of the dark horses wolves of the Open Division Local entries for the 2022 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup are the Orlando FC Wolves.
What started as an indoor facility in West Palm Beach, Florida has evolved into an outdoor team that has cultivated a soccer community for local players to showcase their talents.
Denver, Colorado-based Azteca FC are set to make their third U.S. Open Cup appearance in a Wednesday evening visit to Tulsa, Oklahoma to face the NPSL’s Tulsa Athletic.
Alejandro (Alex) Garcia, a small business owner in Escondido, CA, founded Escondido FC with the goal of greater access in the community, with players able to play at little or no cost.
After the club secured a berth to the US Open Cup, Contra Costa FC have been busy building their roster for the tournament with veterans and adding younger players to their squad.