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2019 Meet the Underdogs: Milwaukee’s Bavarian Soccer Club, proudly amateur since 1929

Players from Bavarian SC celebrate the club's 2018 USASA Amateur Cup championship with a 2-0 win over West Chester United. Photo: Matt Schroeder
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Call them professionally amateur. Milwaukee’s Bavarian SC has long been among the country’s top amateur clubs – their crest is packed with eight stars, each representing a national championship won by the club founded by German immigrants in 1929 as Fussball Club Bayern and re-named in 1956.

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2019 Meet the Underdogs: West Chester United battle tested from long journey back to US Open Cup

Players from West Chester United celebrate after a 1-0 win over VE in the 2019 US Open Cup qualifying tournament. Photo: Matt Ralph | BrotherlyGame.com
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West Chester United’s road back to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup for the first time since 2016 has been a meandering and arduous one with trips to Wisconsin, New York City and Boston all while juggling a roster of players with a wide variety of off-the-field commitments that interfere with weekend travel.

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2019 Meet the Underdogs: NTX Rayados grooming “new generation” to keep qualifying streak going

Members of NTX Rayados who are new to participating in the US Open Cup must endure a mild hazing fro the veteran players on the team. Photo: Mirco Daniel
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Dallas, Texas-based NTX Rayados find themselves competing in their seventh US Open Cup in eight years. To put the streak in perspective, no other Open Division Local (Open Division teams not in USL League Two or the NPSL) team in the Modern Era has more than four consecutive appearances.

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2019 Meet the Underdogs: FC Denver using US Open Cup to build to “higher level”

FC Denver celebrates after the club's 4-1 win over Gam United FC in their 2019 US Open Cup qualifier. Photo: FC Denver Twitter
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“I think eventually our goal is to get to a higher level,” Melin told TheCup.us in 2018. A year later FC Denver has used their 2018 US Open Cup matches to springboard into another successful qualification run in 2019 and now is a club growing in all directions.

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Del Rey City SC partners with TheCup.us, unveils custom jersey featuring US Open Cup website

As part of the partnership, DRCSC has also unveiled their new custom design jerseys, made by Admiral Sports, which brandish the logo of TheCup.us across the front chest.

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About the site: How TheCup.us became US Open Cup’s independent media outlet

Since 2003, TheCup.us (originally USOpenCup.com) remains the home for in-depth information and coverage about one of the best-kept secrets in American sports.

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Since 2003, the small staff at TheCup.us (formerly USOpenCup.com) has been the Internet’s only source for full coverage of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.

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The US Open Cup Final: 1914-present

The US Open Cup debuted in 1913, and since then has had different names and a variety of formats, but it has remained the national championship for the sport of soccer in the United States for more than a century.

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