Mid Michigan Bucks Lead List of PDL Teams in Open Cup After Thrilling Final Weekend of Qualifying
Group 2 champions, the Miami Breakers, needed similar dramatics in climbing to the top of the standings table and qualify for the final competition. On Friday, the Breakers defeated the Tampa Bay Hawks, 1-0. Then on Sunday, they defeated the Cocoa Expos, 3-2 in overtime to pull clear of the Westchester Flames and Bradenton Athletics.
Group 3's Central Coast Roadrunners had given themselves some room to breathe at the top of the standings table going into this week's matches and were able to win the group outright, though the Seattle Sounders Select pulled even with them on points with a 2-1 win over the Okanagan Predators. Seattle advanced as the wild card, however a three-goal performance would have secured them first place in the group and made Central Coast the wild card.
Mid Michigan, Miami, Central Coast, and Seattle advance to the Open Cup's first round, where they will face four representatives from the United States Amateur Soccer Association in matches tentatively scheduled for June 13.