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#USOC2018 Qualifying Round Three: Christos FC, NYC Bhoys & LA’s Wolves Lead Pack in Hunt for 14 Finals Berths

It’s down-to-the-wire time for amateur teams in the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The 14 winners of this weekend’s Third Qualifying Round games will move through to the finals of the 105-year-old competition, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship. NYC-based Lansdowne Bhoys, Baltimore’s beloved Christos FC and a host of strong sides from Florida, Colorado and California are a Read more
U.S. Open Cup Nov 16, 2017

2018 U.S. Open Cup Third Qualifying Round Schedule Confirmed

CHICAGO (Oct. 25, 2017) – Twenty-eight amateur teams will compete in the Third Qualifying Round for the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship. The games will take place Nov. 18-19 and will send 14 Open Division Local Qualifiers to the First Round of next year’s tournament where they will have the opportunity to chase the historic title most recently w Read more
U.S. Open Cup Oct 25, 2017

#USOC2018 Qualifying Round Two: Tense Times for Christos, Bhoys as Colorado & California Reign

The weekend was chock full of Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Second Round Qualifying action from sea to shining sea. Christos FC and Lansdowne Bhoys led the charge out East while Harpos FC survived another scare in chilly Colorado and El Farolito and Santa Ana Winds breezed to the next round in California. Join ussoccer.com for a look back at all the action and a peek ahead at the 28 teams through to the Third and final Qualifying Round. 

Tension Reigns Back East
Christos FC of Baltimore and NYC powers Lansdowne Bhoys had some sweating to do before booking places in the Third Round of #USOC2018. Both sides, powers in their respective leagues, suffered to the bitter end before earning important Second Round wins. 


(NY Pancyprian Freedoms miss a chance to score against Lansdowne Bhoys at St. Johns in Queens)

Lansdowne Bhoys hit the woodwork multiple times against fellow Cosmopolitan League side New York Pancyprian Freedoms, who won the Open Cup on three occasions in the 1970s and 80s. But the Yonkers-based Bhoys needed a penalty shootout to finally book passage to the final stage of the 2018 Open Cup Qualifying Rounds. Towering Gambian goalkeeper Abdoukarim Dansomakes, whom the Bhoys have taken to calling Kabo, pulled off three huge PK saves to see the green-and-white hooped New Yorkers through after a nail-biter at St. Johns University in Queens.   

Christos didn’t need penalties against a gritty Izee Auto side, but they did get pushed to the wire. Last year’s Open Cup Cinderellas were unable to find a rhythm early and were forced into extra-time after 90 minutes locked at 0-0. And it wasn’t until late in the second period of additional time that Chris Panian managed to peel off his marker at the back post and bend a curler into the side netting for the Baltimore County side famously sponsored by a local liquor store. “We could have started better,” Panian told ussoccer.com. “It wasn’t the best game for us and we had trouble getting into a groove, but we pulled it out like winners do.”

In Marlborough, Mass., on the outskirts of Boston, Open Cup debutants Kendall Wanderers knocked out fellow Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) side GPS Omens, who went a whisker away from playing the New England Revolution in last year’s Open Cup. A game between two old rivals, the action was tense from kick-off. Multiple members of the both clubs described the marathon game as “epic” and “classic.” Kendall drew level late in regulation through the speedy Braima Samati to force extra-time, where they again leveled late to make it 2-2 through Eric Robertson. The Wanderers finished with eight men after a flurry of late red cards (all second yellows). In the end, Kendall’s comeback-kids sealed a famous win on PKs, with Evan Weagle pulling off two huge saves.


(Celebrations in South Boston for Kendall Wanderers after their epic win over GPS Omens in Marlborough, MA)

Elsewhere in the Northeast Region, Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.) stormed back from a goal down against Open Cup old-schoolers United German Hungarians to eventually win out 3-2. Phoenix Soccer Club edged fellow Pennsylvania side West Chester United 1-0 while Mass United beat Safira in the other game from Massachusetts. Stegman’s Soccer Club of Minnesota eked out a 3-2 result in an entertaining game against Aurora Borealis SC in Mooseheart, Illinois.

Florida & Colorado Prosper Southeast & Mountain
The last two Texas teams in 2018 Amateur Qualifying were in action on Saturday, with regular Open Cup participants NTX Rayados storming through to beat first-timers Celtic Cowboys 4-1 with a minimum of trouble in Austin. Over in Tennessee, Nashville United made easy meat of Georgia’s Majestic Soccer Club with a 3-0 result.

Red Force FC of Miami were always going to be favorites against fellow Floridians Miami Nacional SC. But despite a gulf in class and Red Force getting out to a big early lead, the game ended in controversial circumstances. Nacional’s coach pulled his players off the field following a call he clearly disagreed with. The game was abandoned after players refused to return to the pitch, allowing Red Force to advance to the Third Round with a 4-0 win in their pocket.


(Big mountains & big sky before Harpos' win over Colorado Springs)

That was just the first of a clutch of Second Round games in Florida. South Florida FC put the screws to Boca Raton FC, handing their neighbors a 5-1 drubbing while FC Kendall bested Orlando Storm 4-1. Motagua New Orleans are the sole remaining Louisiana team left in 2018 Qualifying following their 3-1 win over Cajun Soccer Club.

Over in the High Rockies, Boulder-based Harpos FC earned their second straight hard-fought win in qualifying, needing extra-time and a scorcher of a goal to seal a 2-1 win over Colorado Springs on the road. Harpos manager Johnny Freeston told ussoccer.com that, “in the Open Cup, every time you go out there it’s a Cup Final.” Considering the tension of their games so far, it seems the boss is right about the competition in the Mountain Region. There were also positive results for Denver-based sides FC Denver, who beat Fort Collins United 1-0, and Indios Denver FC – who were on the right side of a 4-2 result against IPS/Marathon Taverna of Oregon. Colorado will be well represented in the Third Round as Azteca FC beat short-handed Colorado Rush 3-2 over in Aurora.

In Arizona, Galati FC stormed through to hammer Ojuelos Jalisco 6-1 and Sporting AZ FC beat Inter EmpireWorks 3-1 in their meeting in Scottsdale.


(South Florida FC handed Boca Raton a 5-1 hammering in the Southeast Region)  

California Dreaming out West
L.A. Wolves, semi-finalists in the recent U.S. Amateur Cup, and La Máquina didn’t need to get off their couches to book spots in the Third Round following a pair of forfeits earlier in the week by Vanquish FC and Las Vegas Mobsters, respectively. But a host of other California teams were in heated action at the weekend and confirmed that the amateur scene in the Golden State is thriving.

El Farolito, who won the Open Cup in 1993 under their then-name CD Mexico, kept up a proud tradition with a 5-0 victory over Academica Soccer Club in San Francisco. There were two more lopsided results with Santa Ana Winds beating Newcastle United FC 6-0 and San Pedro Monsters beating SFV Scorpions 4-0. Buena Park FC had slightly more trouble in their game against Santa Clarita Storm, but still managed a simple 3-1 win in the end. Cal Victory FC beat Davis Legacy SC 4-2 (Jesus Zamudio scoring all four of the winning side’s goals) and Chula Vista FC beat Valley United SC 1-0 on the road in North Hills.


(LA Wolves are through to the Third Round of Qualifying after Vanquish FC forfeit)

The Third and Final Round of Qualifying for the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will take place Nov. 18-19, with 28 teams battling it out for the 14 Open Amateur slots in the finals of next year’s Open Cup – the 105th installment of the competition. The Draw to determine the exact pairings was held at Soccer House in Chicago on October 23, with the results listed below. Venues, dates and times for these matches will be announced shortly. Follow all the action and keep your finger on the pulse of #USOC2018 on twitter and Instagram @OpenCup and ussoccer.com.

2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Open Division Local Qualifying Schedule
Third Qualifying Round – Nov. 18-19 (venues, dates and times to be announced)

Game (home team listed first)
Mass United FC (Mass.) vs. Kendall Wanderers (Mass.)
Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) vs. Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.)
Christos FC (Md.) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (Pa.)
Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) vs. Stegman's Soccer Club (Minn.)
Red Force FC (Fla.) vs. South Florida FC (Fla.)
Nashville United (Tenn.) vs. FC Kendall (Fla.)
NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. Motagua New Orleans (La.)
FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Indios Denver FC (Colo.)
Harpos FC (Colo.) vs. Azteca FC (Colo.)
Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Galati FC (Ariz.)
Chula Vista FC (Calif.) vs. La Máquina FC (Calif.)
Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.)
El Farolito (Calif.) vs. Cal Victory FC (Calif.)
Buena Park FC (Calif.) vs. L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.)

Second Qualifying Round Results

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

None

Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) vs. Ann Arbor FC (Mich.)

1-0 (forfeit)

None (Ann Arbor FC withdrew Oct. 19)

Oct. 21

GPS Omens (Mass.) vs. Kendall Wanderers (Mass.)

1-1, 2-2 AET (4-5 PKs)

Hillside School Field, Marlborough, Mass.

Oct. 21

Mass United FC (Mass.) vs. Safira FC (Mass.)

2-0

Hormel Stadium; Medford, Mass.

Oct. 21

West Chester United (Pa.) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (Pa.)

0-1

West Chester United Turf Field; West Chester, Pa.

Oct. 22

Aurora Borealis Soccer Club (Ill.) vs. Stegman's Soccer Club (Minn.)

2-2, 2-3 AET

Ohio Moose Sports Complex; Mooseheart, Ill.

Oct. 22

Christos FC (Md.) vs. Izee Auto FC (Md.)

1-0 AET

Anne Arundel Community College; Arnold, Md.

Oct. 22

United German Hungarians (Pa.) vs. Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.)

2-3

United German Hungarian Club; Oakford, Pa.

Oct. 22

New York Pancyprian Freedoms (N.Y.) vs. Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.)

0-0 AET (3-4 PKs)

Belson Stadium (St. John’s Univ.); Jamaica, N.Y.

 

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Oct. 21

Celtic Cowboys Premier (Texas) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas)

1-4

Onion Creek Soccer Complex; Austin, Texas

Oct. 22

Miami Nacional SC (Fla.) vs. Red Force FC (Fla.)

0-4 (forfeit, abandoned by Miami)

Ives Estates Park; Miami, Fla.

Oct. 22

Nashville United (Tenn.) vs. Majestic Soccer Club (Ga.)

3-0

Richard Siegel Soccer Park - Stadium Field; Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Oct. 22

South Florida FC (Fla.) vs. Boca Raton Football Club (Fla.)

5-1

Brian Piccolo Park; Cooper City, Fla.

Oct. 22

Cajun Soccer Club (La.) vs. Motagua New Orleans (La.)

1-3

Moore Park; Lafayette, La.

Oct. 22

Orlando Storm (Fla.) vs. FC Kendall (Fla.)

0-4

Lake Myrtle Sports Complex; Auburndale, Fla.

 

Mountain Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Oct. 21

Azteca FC (Colo.) vs. Colorado Rush (Colo.)

3-2

Aurora Public Schools Stadium; Aurora, Colo.

Oct. 21

FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Fort Collins United (Colo.)

1-0

Aurora Sports Park; Aurora, Colo.

Oct. 21

Ojuelos Jalisco (Ariz.) vs. Galati FC (Ariz.)

1-6

Desert West Sports Complex; Phoenix, Ariz.

Oct. 21

Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Inter EmpireWorks FC (Ariz.)

3-1

Phoenix Rising Stadium; Scottsdale, Ariz.

Oct. 22

Colorado Springs FC (Colo.) vs. Harpos FC (Colo.)

1-1, 1-2 AET

Grace Center for Athletics; Colorado Springs, Colo.

Oct. 22

Indios Denver FC (Colo.) vs. IPS/Marathon Taverna (Ore.)

4-2

Englewood High School Stadium; Englewood, Colo.

 

Pacific Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

None

L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.) vs. Vanquish FC (Calif.)

1-0 (forfeit)

None (Vanquish FC withdrew Oct. 16)

None

La Máquina FC (Calif.) vs. Las Vegas Mobsters FC (Nev.)

1-0 (forfeit)

None (Las Vegas Mobsters FC withdrew Oct. 20)

Oct. 21

Valley United SC (Calif.) vs. Chula Vista FC (Calif.)

0-1

Heritage High School; North Hills, Calif.

Oct. 21

San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.) vs. SFV Scorpions (Calif.)

4-0

Banning H.S. Soccer Stadium; Wilmington, Calif.

Oct. 21

Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. Newcastle United FC (Calif.)

6-0

Lake Forest Sports Park; Lake Forest, Calif.

Oct. 22

El Farolito (Calif.) vs. Academica Soccer Club (Calif.)

5-0

Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.

Oct. 22

Buena Park FC (Calif.) vs. Santa Clarita Storm (Calif.)

3-1

John F. Kennedy High School; La Palma, Calif.

Oct. 22

Cal Victory FC (Calif.) vs. Davis Legacy SC (Calif.)

4-2

Casa Grande High School; Petaluma, Calif.

 

        

 

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U.S. Open Cup Oct 23, 2017

#USOC2018 Second Qualifying Round Preview: Derbies in NYC & Boston, Wolves Cruise Out West

The country’s top amateur sides are in action this weekend in the Second Round of Qualifying for the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship. Amateur Cup champs Lansdowne Bhoys take on familiar foes in NYC as do 2017 Cinderella men Christos FC in Maryland and GPS Omens, who face fellow Bostonians Kendall Wanderers. LA Wolves and Rochester River Dogz are both through to the Third Round via forfeits. 

Join ussoccer.com for a look ahead at this weekend’s 26 games and all 52 teams involved.

New York City has a storied past in Open Cup play, producing the most champions (19) and a staggering 29 titles. Current Cosmopolitan League (Formerly German-American Soccer League) powers Lansdowne Bhoys take on old league rivals New York Pancyprian Freedoms, who won the Open Cup on three occasions in 1979, 1980 and 1982, in the marquee contest of the Second Round.


(NY Pancyprian Freedoms play Lansdowne Bhoys in Round Two Qualifying - photo courtesy of Sam Hodgson - NY Times)

The Bhoys recently beat California giants LA Wolves to be crowned U.S. Amateur champions and have in their squad an array of talent with top-tier experience to spare. Captain and centre-back Sean Kelly was en route to professional glory as a member of Arsenal youth sides that also contained Cesc Fabregas and Robin Van Persie, before injuries took a toll. Towering Gambian goalkeeper Abdoukarim Kabo Dansomakes makes the Yonkers-based squad a solid proposition at the back. Assistant coach and club president Willy McGrory is expecting a tough game on the day against a Freedoms side they know all too well, and drew 1-1 with last time they met in the league. “It’s always the same game against the Pancyprians no matter how we try to change it,” he said. “They’re organized and hard to break down, very strong at the back. On the other hand, we like to attack, so it should be another interesting one.”


(Kendall Wanderers meet familiar foes GPS Omens in the Second Round - photo of courtesy of Domenic Quarato)

Just up I-95 in Boston is another top-of-the table clash between two old, familiar foes. GPS Omens stormed through to the Third Round of last year’s Open Cup proper and were seconds away from forcing ‘99 champions Rochester Rhinos to a penalty shootout. If they want to match those kind of heroics, they’ll have to get past Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) rivals Kendall Wanderers first. When GPS went on a two-year run without a loss, it was the Wanderers – one of the oldest amateur clubs in Massachusetts – who ended it. It’s a case of familiarity breeding contempt (and grudging respect) and you can count on a hot one in Marlborough, Mass. on Saturday. “They’re a good squad, GPS. They like to get forward and are always buzzing around the ball,” said Kendall’s 35-year-old manager Phil Keane, who scored twice in a rout of upstarts Boston Siege in the previous round. “But games between the Kendall and GPS are always tight. We know each other very well.”

2017 Open Cup darlings Christos are also in action. The Baltimore part-timers stormed through to the Fourth Round last time out and led D.C. United before eventually losing out 4-1 to the MLS side. Now they take on Maryland Major Soccer League rivals Izee Auto in a clash that is bound to test their mettle. “It’s an advantage to know who you’re going up against and not have to find out on the day,” said Christos captain Pete Caringi III – a former star with University of Maryland Baltimore County (now assistant coach there). “We’ll know how we can attack them. I expect them to be fired up early and play physical.”


(Christos FC are back in action in the 2018 Open Cup Second Qualifying Round)

Pennsylvania sees a contest between an old Open Cup favorite, United German Hungarians – founded in 1922 and who last played in the Open Cup 18 years ago – against inner-city heroes Junior Lone Star FC (U-23). The Lone Stars train on a public park in gritty Southwest Philly and were founded by West African refugees.

Elsewhere in the Northeast, Mass United and Safira – both big winners in the First Round of Qualifying – meet in another all-Bay State affair. West Chester United (PA) play Phoenix Soccer Club (PA), Aurora Borealis Soccer Club of Illinois take on Stegman’s Soccer Club of Minnesota and Rochester Rover Dogz (NY) are straight through to the Third Round with a minimum of effort after Michigan’s Ann Arbor FC couldn't field a team and were forced to forfeit.


(Junior Lone Star U-23s train in Southwest Philly - photo courtesy of Jonah Fontela - 2017) 

Soccer Storms Brewing in the Southeast and Rocky Mountains
Miami-based Red Force FC, veterans of last year’s Open Cup finals, were in fine form in their 2018 First Round Qualifier, beating FC Ginga 8-1. They’ll look for more of the same in Round Two against Miami Nacional FC. Fellow Floridians in action are South Florida FC, who line up against Boca Raton FC, while Orlando Storm take on FC Kendall at home.

Over in Texas, NTX Rayados hope to push through to the main event for a second straight year, but they’ll have to go through the hard-charging Celtic Cowboys first. The Austin side, who wear the green-and-white hoops of Glasgow Celtic much like Lansdowne Bhoy do in New York, won the first Open Cup contest in their history when they beat city rivals Real Cuauhtemoc 3-2 last month. 


(North Texas Rayados aim to reach their second straight Open Cup proper in 2018)

Georgia-based Majestic Soccer Club will try to live up to their name when they take on Tennessee’s Nashville United while Louisiana delegates Cajun Soccer Club will be eager to bring the heat against fellow New Orleanians Motagua.

Out Rocky Mountain way, Harpos FC are proud of their hash tag and ironic battle cry #bullsh*tpubteam, but don’t let it fool you. The men from the high Rockies, based out of Boulder, are highly respected and much-feared in the amateur ranks. They struggled in their first game, beating FC Boulder on penalties after playing a man down for a whole half in messy conditions. But they have the pedigree, talent and the kind of focus needed to go a good, long way in this competition. Up next, they’ll take on a young, fit and organized Colorado Springs FC. “In the Open Cup, every game is a Cup Final. Nobody wants to lose and everyone you come up against is really going for it,” said Harpos manager and former player Johnny Freeston. “We’ll have to go out there and be ready for some smash-mouth stuff. That’s what it’s all about we’ll have to make sure we’re ready to go.”


(Boulder-based powers Harpos FC are looking to make a fresh run in the 2018 Open Cup)

Also in Colorado, Azteca FC – 5-1 winners in the First Round – play host to favorites Colorado Rush, while Fort Collins United travel to FC Denver who had a comfortable 3-0 win in their opener. The Centennial State’s final participant, Indios Denver, welcomes traveling IPS/Marathon Taverna of Oregon. The rest of the Mountain Region’s clashes see Ojuelos Jalisco take on fellow Arizonians Galati FC, while Sporting AZ FC and Inter EmpireWorks FC (both from Arizona) meet in Phoenix.

California Dreaming
LA Wolves, one of the top amateur teams on the American scene, are through to the Third Round of Open Cup Qualifying play without having to exert much effort. Vanquish FC’s forfeit (due to the sudden loss of their primary sponsor) sees the Los Angeles side, once coached by none other than U.S. National Team standout and TV pundit Eric Wynalda, are now one step away from their second straight Open Cup proper. 

Of the 16 teams in action in the Pacific Region, all but one are from California. El Farolito, who won the Open Cup as CD Mexico in 1993, take on Academica Soccer Club in San Francisco, while La Maquina – who reached the Open Cup proper last year – host Las Vegas Mobsters in Santa Ana (Ed's note: LV Mobsters forfeit after publishing and La Maquina move on to Third Round). Over in Petaluma, Cal Victory FC play Davis Legacy SC. Valley United tangle with Chula Vista while Buena Park FC and Santa Clarita Storm meet up in what promises to be a tight contest. Santa Ana Winds round out the action against Newcastle United FC at home in Lake Forest.


(LA Wolves are through to Qualifying Round Three by virtue of a forfeit - one of two in the Round)

The winners from Round Two move on to the Third (and final) Qualifying Round set for Nov. 18-19. The winners of those Third Round games then move onto the big show, the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Follow all the action and keep your finger on the pulse of the #USOC2018 on twitter and Instagram @OpenCup and ussoccer.com.

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U.S. Open Cup Oct 19, 2017

NYC Derby the Pick of 2018 U.S. Open Cup Second Qualifying Round Matchups

CHICAGO (Sept. 26, 2017) - The three-time U.S. Open Cup champion New York Pancyprian Freedoms will meet Cosmopolitan League rival and reigning National Amateur Cup title holders Lansdowne Bhoys (N.Y.) on Oct. 22 in the marquee second round matchup of Open Division Local Qualifying for the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship.

U.S. Soccer held the draw to determine the matchups for the entire Second Qualifying Round on Sept. 25 at Soccer House in Chicago, disclosing the pairings through the competition’s official Twitter feed @opencup as they were being determined, and announcing the venues, dates and times for each game earlier today.

Two top-of-the-table standouts in Massachusetts’ Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) will renew pleasantries with Kendall Wanderers – one of the oldest clubs in the state – taking on GPS Omens, who reached the third round of last year’s Open Cup proper and came within a whisker of taking 1999 winner Rochester Rhinos to a penalty shootout.

Elsewhere, Philadelphia will see a battle between two of the area’s best-known soccer clubs when the United German Hungarians meet Junior Lone Star U23s – a club founded by West African refugees in southwest Philly. Christos FC, the darlings of last year’s Open Cup and who took on MLS giants D.C. United in the fourth round, will meet familiar rivals Izee Auto from their Maryland Major Soccer League.

There’s a tasty tangle in Texas too, where now regular Open Cup campaigners NTX Rayados will tackle Austin’s Celtic Cowboys Premier. In Colorado, Harpos FC travel for a second time to play Colorado Springs FC.

The western side of the competition produced an avalanche of goals in the first qualifying round. Newcastle United FC, which won their weekend game 13-0, will take on Santa Ana Winds, who looked good in a 5-2 win vs. Outbreak FC. National Amateur Cup semifinalist L.A. Wolves take on Vanquish FC in another interesting SoCal test.

Cajun Soccer Club (La.), Nashville United (Tenn.), Galati FC (Ariz.), Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.), all of whom received byes in the first qualifying round, will take part in their first-ever Open Cup matches.

All 28 games in the Second Qualifying Round will be played Oct. 21-22 in venues across the country. Follow all the action on @OpenCup on Instagram and Twitter as well as ussoccer.com. (Above photo from Kendall Wanderers v Boston Siege courtesy of Domenic Quarato)

2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Open Division Local Qualifying Second Round Schedule

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

>None Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) vs. Ann Arbor FC (Mich.) 1-0 (forfeit) None (Ann Arbor FC withdrew Oct. 19)
Oct. 21+ GPS Omens (Mass.) vs. Kendall Wanderers (Mass.) 10 a.m. ET Hillside School Field, Marlborough, Mass.
Oct. 21+ Mass United FC (Mass.) vs. Safira FC (Mass.) 7 p.m. ET Hormel Stadium; Medford, Mass.
Oct. 21 West Chester United (Pa.) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (Pa.) 7:30 p.m. ET West Chester United Turf Field; West Chester, Pa.
Oct. 22* Aurora Borealis Soccer Club (Ill.) vs. Stegman's Soccer Club (Minn.) 1 p.m. CT Ohio Moose Sports Complex; Mooseheart, Ill.
Oct. 22 Christos FC (Md.) vs. Izee Auto FC (Md.) 3 p.m. ET Anne Arundel Community College; Arnold, Md.
Oct. 22 United German Hungarians (Pa.) vs. Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.) 3 p.m. ET United German Hungarian Club; Oakford, Pa.
Oct. 22* New York Pancyprian Freedoms (N.Y.) vs. Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) 5:30 p.m. ET Belson Stadium (St. John’s Univ.); Jamaica, N.Y.

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Oct. 21 Celtic Cowboys Premier (Texas) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas) 3:30 p.m. CT Onion Creek Soccer Complex; Austin, Texas
Oct. 22 Miami Nacional SC (Fla.) vs. Red Force FC (Fla.) 3 p.m. ET Ives Estates Park; Miami, Fla.
Oct. 22*^ Nashville United (Tenn.) vs. Majestic Soccer Club (Ga.) 3:30 p.m. CT Richard Siegel Soccer Park - Stadium Field; Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Oct. 22 South Florida FC (Fla.) vs. Boca Raton Football Club (Fla.) 5 p.m. ET Brian Piccolo Park; Cooper City, Fla.
Oct. 22 Cajun Soccer Club (La.) vs. Motagua New Orleans (La.) 5 p.m. CT Moore Park; Lafayette, La.
Oct. 22^ Orlando Storm (Fla.) vs. FC Kendall (Fla.) 7 p.m. ET Lake Myrtle Sports Complex; Auburndale, Fla.

Mountain Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Oct. 21 Azteca FC (Colo.) vs. Colorado Rush (Colo.) 5 p.m. MDT Aurora Public Schools Stadium; Aurora, Colo.
Oct. 21 FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Fort Collins United (Colo.) 6:30 p.m. MDT Aurora Sports Park; Aurora, Colo.
Oct. 21 Ojuelos Jalisco (Ariz.) vs. Galati FC (Ariz.) 8 p.m. MST Desert West Sports Complex; Phoenix, Ariz.
Oct. 21 Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Inter EmpireWorks FC (Ariz.) 8 p.m. MST Phoenix Rising Stadium; Scottsdale, Ariz.
Oct. 22* Colorado Springs FC (Colo.) vs. Harpos FC (Colo.) 3 p.m. MDT Grace Center for Athletics; Colorado Springs, Colo.
Oct. 22 Indios Denver FC (Colo.) vs. IPS/Marathon Taverna (Ore.) 3:45 p.m. MDT Englewood High School Stadium; Englewood, Colo.

Pacific Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

None L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.) vs. Vanquish FC (Calif.) 1-0 (forfeit) None (Vanquish FC withdrew Oct. 16)
Oct. 21*^ La Máquina FC (Calif.) vs. Las Vegas Mobsters FC (Nev.) 4 p.m. PT Valley High School; Santa Ana, Calif.
Oct. 21* Valley United SC (Calif.) vs. Chula Vista FC (Calif.) 5 p.m. PT Heritage High School; North Hills, Calif.
Oct. 21* San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.) vs. SFV Scorpions (Calif.) 6:45 p.m. PT Banning H.S. Soccer Stadium; Wilmington, Calif.
Oct. 21 Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. Newcastle United FC (Calif.) 7 p.m. PT Lake Forest Sports Park; Lake Forest, Calif.
Oct. 22 El Farolito (Calif.) vs. Academica Soccer Club (Calif.) 11:15 a.m. PT Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.
Oct. 22 Buena Park FC (Calif.) vs. Santa Clarita Storm (Calif.) 3 p.m. PT John F. Kennedy High School; La Palma, Calif.
Oct. 22 Cal Victory FC (Calif.) vs. Davis Legacy SC (Calif.) 5 p.m. PT Casa Grande High School; Petaluma, Calif.

* Time changed since originally-announced schedule     ^ Venue changed     + Time, venue and date determined

Third Qualifying Round: Nov. 18-19

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U.S. Open Cup Sep 26, 2017
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