The spirit of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup was splendiferous at Macpherson Stadium in Browns Summit, N.C. as the Carolina Dynamo defeated the NPSL’s Chattanooga FC 4-1 in a PK shootout after a 4-4 draw to advance to the second round of the 100th edition of the tournament.
TheCup.us has also confirmed that the NPSL is no long guaranteeing spots in the First Round of the 2013 US Open Cup to particular clubs or regions.
After the Sacramento Gold punched their ticket with a 5-2 win over the Sonoma County Sol last Saturday, FC Hasental earned their first Open Cup berth with a 2-0 win over the San Diego Flash.
Of the six remaining teams, just two will advance to the US Open Cup, and according to NPSL officials, both will begin play in Round 1.
TheCup.us has confirmed five of the NPSL teams that will enter the tournament in the first round on May 14.
The National Premier Soccer League doesn’t yet know how many berths it will have in the 100th Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, but the league’s Western Conference already has its qualifying tournament set.
The Stanislaus United Turlock Express got a pair of goals from Salvador Vergara to defeat the National Premier Soccer League’s Bay Area Ambassadors 3-0 to book their first trip to the tournament.
The National Premier Soccer League qualifiers for the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup are nearly complete with one Western Conference team clinching a spot, while another put themselves one win away from the 99th edition of the tournament.
The National Premier Soccer League, the fourth tier of American soccer, announced Tuesday that four of its 2011 conference champions have been selected as entrants for the 2012 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with the Western Conference determining the remaining spots through a qualifying tournament.
Six clubs representing five states met at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee this weekend for the National Premier Soccer League’s Southeast Division tournament for one of the league’s four Lamar Hunt US Open Cup berths. When the dust settled, it was the host team, Chattanooga FC, who qualified for the Open Cup for the first time.