On a cold Sunday in Maspeth, Queens, two long-time rivals faced off in the first open division qualifying round for the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. The four-time champion New York Greek American SC hosted three-time champion New York Pancyprian Freedoms at the historic Metropolitan Oval in what is one of the longest-running rivalries in American soccer.
Feature - Qualifying
On Saturday, the 2016 US Open Cup first qualifying round match between Salone FC and Vereinigung Erzgebirge was a very evenly-matched fixture.
It was cafe versus pub in Saturday’s 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying match in Charlottesville, Va., with the home side Aromas Cafe FC defeating the Tartan Devils Oak Avalon of Pittsburgh, 3-1.
West Chester United took a first step toward qualifying for its first Lamar Hunt US Open Cup by going on the road and defeating Junior Lone Star 2-1 on a frigid October night.
The 2016 edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup opened up with a bang as Southie FC topped the Battery Park Gunners 2-0 Friday afternoon in the first game of qualifying with US Soccer Federation organizing the tournament.
The opening weekend of the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup open division qualifying tournament is in the books with 10 East Coast teams punching their ticket to Round 2.
The competition, which kicks off the weekend of Oct. 17-18, features 56 amateur clubs representing 16 different states from the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA), US Club Soccer, and the United States Specialty Sports Association (USSSA).
The amateur teams that will take part in the 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup qualifying tournament have been announced by the US Soccer Federation. Next year, 36 amateur clubs will take part in the 103rd edition of the tournament with the Premier Development League (PDL) receiving 15 spots and the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) being awarded 13.
If you are a part of an amateur soccer team that would like to qualify for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, there are some significant changes that you need to be aware of.
The 2016 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup is a little more than nine months away, but 18 amateur teams have already earned a spot in the 103rd edition of the tournament.