After nearly a decade of absences, San Francisco will provide a team in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for the second consecutive year with supporter-owned San Francisco City Football Club.
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San Francisco City FC hosts El Farolito at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25 at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco, Calif.
Cal FC scored on two penalty kicks to advance past San Francisco City FC 2-1 in a 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Preliminary Round match Saturday afternoon at Kezar Stadium in front of a crowd of 1,519.
In less than a year of existence, San Francisco City has become the first amateur club from the city to qualify for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in nearly 20 years. City will kick off its first-ever cup run on April 25 with a home game at Kezar Stadium against Cal FC (USASA).
The draw for the First Round of the 2015 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup won’t take place until April 8, but fans and teams can start making travel plans for both Preliminary Round games.
The 102nd Lamar Hunt US Open Cup kicks off at the end of April, but TheCup.us has learned the two Preliminary Round matchups for the upcoming tournament.
Two California leagues and an open collection of teams that registered will make up the single-elimination tournament.
Star forward Tyler Reinhart scored two goals, tallied an assist, and drew a penalty in a man-of-the match performance that helped the Fresno Fuego Future qualify for the 100th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup with a 5-1 victory over PSA Los Gatos Storm on Saturday.
The US Club Soccer Semifinals in the path for the organization’s lone berth into the 100th edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup could not have any more different as the Fresno Fuego Future cruised to an easy win while Los Gatos Storm emerged from a near two full overtime game standoff with San Ramon following a replay in which both games went to extra time.
The Fresno Fuego Future had no trouble reaching the final, but the same couldn’t be said for the other semifinal which suffered a power outage during extra time, forcing the game to be suspended.