“Immigrants of the Islands” making their first US Open Cup appearance Translated into English from Portuguese, Emigrantes Das Ilhas means “Immigrants of the Islands”, but as manager/player Carlos Amado plainly states, it simply means “We’re from theCape Verde Islands.” The club was founded in 1987 and aside from two seasons with the Super N League, […]
Meet the Underdogs
When it comes to Bavarian SC and the US Open Cup, it’s more of a case of catching up with the Milwaukee club rather than meeting the team.
Bavarian SC is making its sixth appearance in the tournament during the Professional Era, a record for amateur teams in that span. In those five previous trips, they’ve won three matches and advanced to the third round in 2003. And before that, the club advanced to the final in 1994 — the last year before professional teams joined the tournament — before falling to San Francisco’s Greek-Americans.
The Sol were close to becoming two time defending NPSL champions, but losses in the ’07 & ’08 playoffs prevented that. “We use the previous losses as fuel.” Ziemer says of his team motivation for the NPSL season. The Sol may very well be paving the road for their first NPSL title. They are 6-0-1 […]
You might be hard pressed to find a bigger soccer advocate in the state of Arizona than the manager of the Arizona Sahuaros, Petar Draksin. The Grand Canyon University coach doesn’t get paid to manage the Sahauros, a club that has existed continuously, in many forms, since 1989. He also “will never give up” in […]
With only a few exceptions, expansion teams always take time to get off the ground. Atlanta FC of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) appears to be one of those exceptions. In only their second year of existance, they have punched their ticket to the 2009 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup and will face the USL First Division’s Charleston Battery in the First Round at Blackbaud Stadium on June 9.
When discussing the hotbeds of soccer in the US, Nebraska usually doesn’t enter the conversation. But Jason Mims will tell you that when it comes to adult soccer in the state what’s been lacking is organization, not talent.
The recent trend of foreign clubs fielding teams in the lower division leagues in the United States is evidenced in this year’s U.S. Open Cup.