Teams / Clubs
Dayton Dutch Lions
Location: Dayton, Ohio
Open Cup History: The Dayton Dutch Lions made their first appearance in the tournament last year and made a stunning debut. The Dutch Lions won three straight games by a score of 2-1 to open tournament play, including an upset win over MLS side Columbus Crew in the third round and went on to beat the Michigan Bucks to reach the Quarterfinals. Dayton's run came to an end when they lost to eventual tournament champion Sporting Kansas City by a score of 3-0.
League: USL PRO
Location: Phoenix, Ariz.
Open Cup History: The 2013 U.S. Open Cup marks Phoenix FC's first appearance in the tournament.
League: USL PRO
Location: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Open Cup History: Since their founding in 1999, the Pittsburgh Riverhounds have enjoyed a fine Open Cup tradition. In their 13 active seasons the Riverhounds have qualified for the tournament proper 10 times total and seven consecutive (the team was on hiatus in 2007). In 2001 the Riverhounds went on a magical run through the tournament field and reached the Quarterfinals by defeating the Colorado Rapids 2-1 in their first match ever against an MLS side.
League: USL PRO
Location: Chattanooga, Tenn.
Open Cup history: Chattanooga FC will participate in its second U.S. Open Cup, having made its debut in the tournament in 2011.
Location: Conejo Valley region in Southern California
Open Cup history: This 2013 U.S. Open Cup is FC Hasental’s first appearance in the tournament in the team’s eight-year history. FC Hasental defeated the San Diego Flash 2-0 to qualify for the tournament, with Armando Gaitan scoring the winner on a free kick from 35 yards out.
FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic
Location: Whitehall, Pa.
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Location: Conyers, Ga.
Open Cup history: Georgia Revolution will compete in the 2013 U.S. Open Cup and is coming off a Southeast Division playoff performance in NPSL play in 2012. In the team’s opening match of the 2012 U.S. Open Cup, the Georgia Revolution outlasted the PDL’s Mississippi Brilla 1-0, scoring the game-winner in the 105th minute.
Location: Madison, Wis.
Open Cup History: The 56ers will appear in the tournament proper for the second year, reaching the second round in 2011. The 56ers defeated A.A.C. Eagles by a 4-0 score in the first round of 2011, before bowing out in the second round with a 2-0 loss against Chicago Fire Premier.
New York Red Bulls U23s
Location: Newark, N.J.
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Location: Austin, Texas
Open Cup History: The 2013 tournament is Austin's first. The previous version of the Austin Aztex relocated to Orlando.
Location: Greensboro, N.C.
Open Cup history: Carolina qualified for its 10th appearance in the U.S. Open Cup and will be the team’s fifth appearance as a PDL side. The club’s best showing in the tournament came in 2006 when it defeated the Division 3 Richmond Kickers and the Division 2 Seattle Sounders to advance to the third round.
Des Moines Menace
Location: Des Moines, Iowa
Open Cup History: The Menace will be making their seventh appearance in the tournament this May and their first since 2011. Des Moines was eliminated in the first round of the 2011 tournament in the form of a 1-0 loss to Chicago Fire Premier.
GPS Portland Phoenix
Location: Portland, Maine
Open Cup history: GPS Portland Phoenix has qualified for its second straight appearance and second overall in the Open Cup. In the team’s debut in the 2012 tournament, GSA Portland fell 3-2 to the Brooklyn Italians of the USASA.
Location: Pontiac, Mich.
Open Cup history: The Bucks will be making their 10th appearance in the U.S. Open Cup. Most notably, the Bucks were the first PDL team to beat an MLS team in the modern era’s history in the Open Cup. Michigan blanked the New England Revolution 1-0 on June 14, 2000, in the tournament’s second round at Foxboro Stadium, with Chad Schomaker scoring the winner in the 90th minute. In 2012, the Bucks upset MLS side Chicago Fire 3-2 to become the first amateur team to defeat multiple MLS teams in the tournament’s history.
Location: Ocala, Fla.
Open Cup history: Ocala is going to play in its first U.S. Open Cup in 2013. The team qualified after winning the PDL’s Southeast Division in 2012.
Ocean City Nor’easters
Location: Ocean City, N.J.
Open Cup history: Ocean City is making its fifth appearance in the U.S. Open Cup and fifth as a PDL side, appearing in the tournament for the first time since 2009. Ocean City qualified for this year’s tournament by virtue of last season’s Mid-Atlantic Division title in PDL play.
Orlando City U-23s
Location: Orlando, Fla.
Open Cup history: The Orlando City U-23s have now qualified for four straight U.S. Open Cups and sixth overall, but the team is still in search of its first victory in the tournament. Orlando City is 0-5-0 in U.S. Open Cup play, most recently posting a 2-1 loss to Jacksonville United in 2012 despite scoring the game’s first goal.
Ventura County Fusion
Location: Ventura, Calif.
Open Cup History:
2010 – 1st round
2011 – 2nd round
2012 – 3rd round
Reading United AC
Location: Reading, Pa.
Open Cup history: Reading qualified for its fifth straight U.S. Open Cup, setting a U.S. amateur record in the tournament’s modern era history. Reading is coming off a 2012 U.S. Open Cup that featured its first win in the tournament, a 2-1 decision against four-time Open Cup champion New York Greek American Atlas.
River City Rovers
Location: Louisville, Ky.
Open Cup History: Founded in 2010, the River City Rovers are making their first trip ever to the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
Location: Dearborn, Mich.
Open Cup history: The Dearborn Stars advanced to the 2013 U.S. Open Cup after the KC Athletics declined to travel to Chicago for a replay of its previous match. Kansas City withdrew when it was determined that its field did not meet minimum field regulations.
Location: Manhattan Beach, California
Open Cup History: 2011 – 1st round
Location: New Jersey
Open Cup history: Icon FC qualified for its first U.S. Open Cup with a victory against the Aegean Hawks in penalty kicks
Mass Premier Soccer
Location: Waltham, Mass.
Open Cup history: Mass Premier Soccer qualified for its first U.S. Open Cup after beating Newtown Pride FC 6-0. Team player/manager Nick Christman’s ninth-minute cross was eventually put into Newtown’s own net, providing to be the game-winning tally. Mass Premier is the first Massachusetts-based USASA club to qualify for the tournament since Emigrantes Das Ilhas did so in 2009.
Location: Dallas, Texas
Open Cup History:
2012 – 1st round
Location: Irvine, California
Open Cup History: PSA Elite will be making their second consecutive appearance in the U.S. Open Cup after reaching the second round in 2012. PSA earned their way to the second round with a 3-1 victory against the Portland Timbers U-23s on the road at JELD-WEN Field.
Open Cup history: Red Force is making its first U.S. Open Cup appearance.
Location: Chicago, Ill.
Open Cup History: RWB Adria will be making their fifth appearance in the U.S. Open Cup and their first since 2008. The Chicago-based Croation club made its Open Cup debut in 1991 and reached the semifinals. RWB Adria recently won the 2012-13 NSL Indoor championship.
Location: Denver, Colo.
Open Cup history: The Rovers represent the U.S. Specialty Sports Association, which is sending a team to this tournament for the first time in its history.
Fresno Fuego Future
Location: Fresno, Calif.
Open Cup history: Fresno Fuego’s first team did not qualify for the 2013 tournament, so instead the team entered the tournament as a club. Fresno defeated PSA Los Gatos 5-1 to qualify for the play-in round of the 2013 U.S. Open Cup.
League: US Club Soccer