Lynchburg’s ownership are locals to the area and strived to make the team community driven.
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.
On a chilly night in Queens, three month old club Oyster Bay United FC defeated the New York Pancyprian Freedoms, a team with almost five decades of history behind it.
Like most things in lower league US soccer, the match between EFA Metro and Jackson Lions FC was anything but normal.
Sporting AZ traces its roots back to 1989, when they were founded as the Phoenix Hearts and after a known as the Arizona Sahuaros, a team that made six US Open Cup appearances (1998, 1999, 2006, 2008-10).
The new Wolves head coach, Felipe Bernal, is eager and grateful for the opportunity to coach the Wolves in the Open Cup.
La Maquina of Southern California have slowly become less of an underdog, and more of a team filled with experience and expectations when it comes to the US Open Cup.
Winds FC qualified for the US Open Cup for the first time by defeating fellow UPSL club Newcastle United and SoCal Premier League standouts Outbreak Soccer and punching their ticket with a win over the San Pedro Monsters FC.
Eric Wynalda hired to lead LA Wolves for 2017 US Open Cup run. UPDATE (3/1/17): The Los Angeles Wolves have officially qualified for the 2017 US Open Cup after the US Soccer Federation canceled the third round of open division qualifying.
“I think any opposing team in this scenario would be livid and that’s an understatement.”