The start of the FIFA World Cup may have paused professional soccer around the world but not everything is on hold. Across the country 36 teams played last weekend looking to inch one step closer to the 108th US Open Cup tournament.
US Open Cup qualifying
Major League Soccer has been the United States Soccer Federation’s (USSF) Division I league since its inception in 1996 and has taken part in the US Open Cup since that inaugural season. However, the way the teams have been chosen over the years had changed considerably over the years.
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In one of the country’s key soccer regions, Washington and Oregon, despairingly few amateur clubs participate in the Open Cup. Why is this?