The Mid-Michigan Bucks have always been one of the lower division troublemakers of the US Open Cup, and this match against the New England Revolution at Foxboro Stadium helped build that reputation. Goalkeeper Eric Pogue was the early hero for the Bucks, saving a Shaker Asad penalty kick in the 7th minute to keep the score 0-0. The Bucks stayed with the Revolution for 90 minutes using a high-tempo style of play and eventually sending the sparse crowd of 1,857 Revolution fans home disappointed.
The El Paso Patriots advanced to the Second Round of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup the hard way, defeating Miami FC on penalty kicks following a 2-2 draw. In only their second season as a franchise, the Blues were eliminated from the Open Cup by an amateur team for the second year in a row. Last year, they fell to Dallas Roma FC of the USASA, 1-0.