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Second Round U.S. Open Cup Possible Pairings Announced


CHICAGO (June 6, 2008) — U.S. Soccer has announced the second round possible pairings for the 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Results from the first round of play on June 10 will determine the potential matchups and venues for the second round to take place on June 24.

The first round of play includes a total of 32 teams from the United Soccer Leagues (USL) First Division, USL Second Division, Premier Development League (PDL), and United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) set to compete in the U.S. Soccer Federation's National Championship, the 2008 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Below are the three possible pairings for round two:

Region

Date

Potential Matchups

Venue

City/State

Time

East

June 24

Fredericksburg Gunners (PDL) / Richmond Kickers (USL2) at Western Mass. Pioneers (USL-2)

Lusitano Stadium

Ludlow, Mass.

7:30 p.m.

East

June 24

Boston Olympiakos (USASA) at Richmond Kickers

SportsBackers Stadium

Richmond, Va.

8:00 p.m.

East

June 24

Boston Olympiakos vs. Fredericksburg Gunners

TBD

TBD

TBD


Region

Date

Potential Matchups

Venue

City/State

Time

East

June 24

NY Pancyprian Freedoms (USASA) / Real Maryland (USL2) at Carolina Railhawks (USL-1)

WakeMed Soccer Park

Cary, N.C.

7:30 p.m.

East

June 24

Brooklyn Knights (PDL) at Real Maryland

Maryland SoccerPlex

Boyds, Md.

8:00 p.m.

East

June 24

Brooklyn Knights vs. NY Pancyprian Freedoms

TBD

TBD

TBD

 

Region

Date

Potential Matchup

Venue

City/State

Time

Midwest

June 24

Cleveland City Stars (USL2) / Michigan Bucks at Minnesota Thunder (USL1)

National Sports Center Blaine, Minn. 7:05 p.m.
Midwest June 24 St. Louis Lions (PDL) at Michigan Bucks Ultimate Soccer Arena Pontiac, Mich. 7:30 p.m.
Midwest June 24 Cleveland City Stars at St. Louis Lions Tony Glavin Soccer Complex Cottleville, Mo.

5:00 p.m.


 

 

 

 

Region

Date

Potential Matchup

Venue

City/State

Time

Midwest

June 24

AAC Eagles (USASA)/Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL2) at Rochester Rhinos

PAETEC Park

Rochester, NY

7:30 p.m.

Midwest

June 24

RWB Adria (USASA) at AAC Eagles

Benedictine University

Lisle, Ill.

7:30 p.m.

Midwest

June 24

Pittsburgh Riverhounds vs. RWB Adria

TBD

TBD

TBD

Region

Date

Potential Matchup

Venue

City/State

Time

South

June 24

Atlanta Silverbacks (USL1) / Austin Aztex (PDL) at Miami FC (USL1)

Tropical Park

Miami, Fla.

8:00 p.m.

South

June 24

Bradenton Academics (PDL) at Austin Aztex

Dragon Stadium Round Rock, Tex. 7:30 p.m.
South June 24 Atlanta Silverbacks vs. Bradenton Academics TBD TBD

TBD

Region

Date

Potential Matchup

Venue

City/State

Time

South

June 24

Charlotte Eagles (USL2) / Clearwater Galactics (USASA) at Charleston Battery (USL1)

Blackbaud Stadium

Charleston, S.C.

7:30 p.m.

South

June 24

ASC New Stars (USASA) at Charlotte Eagles

Charlotte Christian School Charlotte, N.C. 7:00 p.m.
South June 24 ASC New Stars vs. Clearwater Galactics TBD TBD

TBD

Region

Date

Potential Matchup

Venue

City/State

Time

West

June 24

Crystal Palace Baltimore / Los Angeles Legends at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL2)

Skyline Sports Complex

Harrisburg, Pa.

7:05 p.m.

West

June 24

Yakima Reds (PDL) at Los Angeles Legends

Cougar Athletic Stadium Glendora, Calif. 7:30 p.m.
West June 24 Crystal Palace Baltimore at Yakima Reds Marquette Stadium Yakima, Wash.

7:00 p.m.

Region

Date

Potential Matchup

Venue

City/State

Time

West

June 24

Hollywood United (USASA) / Portland Timbers (USL1) at Seattle Sounders (USL1)

Starfire Sports Complex

Tukwila, Wash.

8:00 p.m.

West

June 24

Arizone Sahuaros (USASA) at Portland Timbers

PGE Park Portland, Ore. 7:00 p.m.
West June 24 Hollywood United at Arizona Sahuaros Grand Canyon University Phoenix, Ariz.

7:30 p.m.


The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the U.S. Soccer Federation’s National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. It is the oldest annual team tournament in U.S. sports history and among the oldest soccer tournaments of its type in the world. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor long-time soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.


Composition of participating teams:
8   Major League Soccer
8   United Soccer Leagues First Division
8   United Soccer Leagues Second Division
16   Amateur (8 USL Premier Development League, 8 USASA regional qualifiers)
Total Number of Teams: 40
Total Number of Games: 39
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