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U.S. Open Cup Discipline Panel Suspends Miami Nacional, Decides Two Other Matters

CHICAGO (Nov. 30, 2017) – The U.S. Open Cup Adjudication and Discipline Panel has suspended club Miami Nacional SC (National Soccer League/U.S. Specialty Sports Association) of Miami Gardens, Fla., from the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the 2019 competition and fined the club an undisclosed amount. The decision was made following a review of the team’s actions during its 2018 Second Qualifying Round match on Oct. 22 against American Premier Soccer League (Florida State Soccer Association/U.S. Adult Soccer Association) side Red Force FC.

The Panel found that Miami Nacional SC abandoned the game shortly before halftime with a penalty kick called against it while already down 4-0. Manager/team president Gaston Basulto, who entered the field of play shortly after the penalty call and was ultimately dismissed by the referee for irresponsible behavior (which by itself carries a one-game suspension), then directed his team to leave the field prior to the penalty being taken.

Pending payment of the fine, Miami Nacional SC will next be eligible to participate in the tournament in the fall of 2019 during qualifying for the 2020 U.S. Open Cup.

In other matters, the Adjudication and Discipline Panel also determined that Sporting Kansas City player Diego Rubio kicked New York Red Bulls player Felipe Martins when the referee’s back was turned during the 2017 U.S. Open Cup Final. The Panel issued a one-game suspension to Rubio.

Finally, the Panel determined that during the 2018 Open Cup Second Qualifying Round match between Cal Victory FC and Davis Legacy on Oct. 22, after Cal Victory FC player Jesus Quintero was issued a red card and dismissed from the game, Quintero deliberately stepped on the referee’s feet as he was leaving the field. Quintero was issued an additional five-game suspension for making deliberate contact with the referee.

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U.S. Open Cup Nov 30, 2017

#USOC2018 Qualifying Round Three: Time to Dream for the Fabulous 14

The third and final round of qualifying for the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup wrapped up over the weekend with 14 Open Division Local Amateur sides booking places among the big boys at next year’s tournament – U.S. Soccer’s annual national championship.

The 14 amateur qualifiers will join a field from across the American soccer landscape (PDL, NPSL, NASL, USL and MLS) when the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup kicks off next May. Follow all the action and keep your finger on the pulse of the #USOC2018 on Twitter and Instagram @OpenCup and ussoccer.com.

2018 U.S. Open Cup Open Division Qualifiers:
Northeast Region:
Christos FC (Md.), Kendall Wanderers (Mass.), Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.), Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.)
Southeast Region:
FC Kendall (Fla.), NTX Rayados (Texas), Red Force FC (Fla.
Mountain Region:
FC Denver (Colo.), Azteca FC (Colo.), Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.)
Pacific Region: El Farolito (Calif.), La Máquina FC (Calif.), L.A. Wolves (Calif.), Santa Ana Winds (Calif.)

Cosmopolitan League heroes Lansdowne Bhoys had no trouble against the youngsters from Philadelphia, Junior Lone Star U23s, at Tibbets Brooke Park in Yonkers, N.Y. Two goals from Daryl Kavanagh set the reigning U.S. Amateur Cup champions and Northeast Region powers on their way to a 3-1 win that was never in doubt. One of the Irishman’s goals was a close-range finish after an inventive set-piece routine from the left side.


(Lansdowne Bhoys of NYC's Cosmopolitan League are the top amateur side in the country - and into the 2018 Open Cup)

Kendall Wanderers of Massachusetts made history by reaching the Open Cup proper for the first time in their long history with a tight 2-1 win against Mass United of Lynn at a rain-soaked Dilboy Stadium in Somerville. Veteran winger Dave Sheehan scored first for the Cambridge-based club – founded back in the early 1970s – that boasts three teams throughout the Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) divisions as well as Over-30 and 40 editions. Ian Sweeney added a second before the Wanderers weathered heavy pressure near the end to see out the result.

Everyone’s favorite Cinderellas from the 2017 Open Cup, Christos FC, booked passage to their second straight tournament with a simple 5-1 win over Pennsylvania’s Phoenix Soccer Club in Anne Arundel County, Md. Daniel Baxter, a tireless midfield engine who shows no signs of fatigue even after working long nightshifts as a medical tech at Baltimore-area hospitals, scored a pair of goals, and so did Elton Joe. Former University of Maryland standout Cody Albrecht, a veteran of Christos’ run to the Fourth Round of last year’s Open Cup, assisted on no fewer than three of the goals as the men from Baltimore, sponsored by a local liquor store, now get set to make waves for a second year running in American soccer’s oldest and most venerable competition.


(Back in Black: Christos FC of Baltimore County will hope to match their run to the 2017 USOC Fourth Round)

“This justifies everything we did last year,” said Christos’ passionate and hard-working head coach Larry Sancombe. “And now we are here moving forward and I think we have a good enough group to make another run.” Joe, scorer of two on the day, was in high spirits after the final whistle: “Goals can come from anywhere in this team. Our plan is to get the first one and the rest will follow. We have a special team.” 

Rounding out the action in the Northeast Region, Stegman’s SC’s long trip to Upstate New York proved a fruitless one in the end as they lost out 2-1 in a competitive affair to home side Rochester River Dogz.

Tense Times in Florida and Colorado
Miami amateur power Red Force FC
were in dramatic mood en route to grabbing a place in their second straight U.S. Open Cup. Down a goal against South Florida FC with two minutes to go in regular time, their outstanding playmaker Stiven Salinas swooped in late to force extra-time. Gabriel Vega’s side then took over to seal the result 2-1. “The chemistry in this team is so important,” said Vega, the man who devotes his life to the club. “A lot of these guys have been playing together since they were little kids and you can’t overestimate how important that is.”

Another Florida side, FC Kendall, will join Red Force in the 2018 competition after a goal-littered 4-2 win on the road in the rain against Nashville United. Martin Nunez, Gonza De Mujica, Santi Schmid and Jona Andrade grabbed the goals on a famous night for the club. The third and final qualifier in the Southeast Region was a far tighter affair as the lone-remaining Texas side NTX Rayados reached their second Open Cup in a row thanks to a 2-1 win over Motagua New Orleans by scoring the equalizer and winner inside the last ten minutes. “It was a good game, but not one you want to happen to you,” said Rayados coach Tito Salas after the tension-fuelled affair.


(FC Denver booked a place in their first Open Cup with a derby win over Indios Denver this weekend)

Up in the high Rockies, the Mountain Region was a festival of Colorado amateur soccer, which has exploded in recent years. Boulder-based Harpos FC, who were tipped before qualifying to make a deep run, fell short with an unconvincing 4-3 loss to Azteca FC, who sent them out of the running for a second straight year.

Over in the Denver derby, FC Denver came out on top with a 2-0 win against Indios Denver in extra-time. Mark Wallace and Alex Bernhardt were the scorers for the side that now reaches the Open Cup proper for the first time in their history. There was another derby in Arizona, but it lacked the competitive edge on display in Denver. Sporting AZ FC stomped all over Galati FC, winning out 6-1 in Chandler, Arizona, thanks to a hat-trick from Costa Rican Alejandro Aguilar, who head coach Aidan Davison calls “the consummate professional.”

Blowouts Reign out West
With edgy contests in the East and Central Regions, California’s four final round qualifiers were a glut of lopsided results. L.A. Wolves, Amateur Cup semifinalists, brought the hammer down on Buena Park FC 4-0 in La Palma. “We’re a confident team,” said coach Yan Skwara, who took over from former boss Eric Wynalda. “We make sure we always have a pipeline of new players coming in and the best players want to play for us.”


(Great game and a great view too - El Farolito hammered Cal Victory FC 8-0 in San Francisco)

There were a pair of 4-1 wins, the first in Lake Forest where Santa Ana Winds blew by the San Pedro Monsters. Kramer Runiger (2) and Jordan Gorman (2) did the scoring for the Winds, an ambitious club looking to make a mark in their first-ever U.S. Open Cup. “We did the same things we’ve been working on in the last three to four months,” said Coach Jose Lopez after the game. “We were mentally strong, we didn’t have to make any changes, and we were confident coming into this match.” 

The other 4-1 result came in Chula Vista, where home side Chula Vista FC were battered by Open Cup regulars La Máquina, who got a pair of goals from Resendo Castro.

The biggest rout of the round came up in the hills surrounding San Francisco, where El Farolito, who won the Open Cup in 1993 under their then-name CD Mexico, slammed Cal Victory FC 8-0. Carlos Montes scored his second hat-trick of the qualifying campaign in a game where Cal Victory played for a long stretch with ten men.

2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Open Division Local Qualifying Results
Third Qualifying Round – Nov. 18-19

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Nov. 18

Mass United FC (Mass.) vs. Kendall Wanderers (Mass.)

1-2

Dilboy Stadium; Somerville, Mass.

Nov. 18

Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) vs. Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.)

3-1

Tibbetts Brooke Park; Yonkers, N.Y.

Nov. 19

Christos FC (Md.) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (Pa.)

5-1

Anne Arundel Community College; Arnold, Md.

Nov. 19

Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) vs. Stegman's Soccer Club (Minn.)

2-1

Thornell Farm Park Turf Field; Pittsford, N.Y.

 

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Nov. 18

Nashville United (Tenn.) vs. FC Kendall (Fla.)

2-4

E.S. Rose Park; Nashville, Tenn.

Nov. 18

NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. Motagua New Orleans (La.)

2-1

Premier Park; Balch Springs, Texas

Nov. 19

Red Force FC (Fla.) vs. South Florida FC (Fla.)

1-1, 2-1 AET

Kendall Soccer Park; Miami, Fla.

 

Mountain Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Nov. 18

FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Indios Denver FC (Colo.)

2-0 AET

Aurora Sports Park; Aurora, Colo.

Nov. 18

Harpos FC (Colo.) vs. Azteca FC (Colo.)

3-4

Broomfield County Commons Park - Stadium Field; Broomfield, Colo.

Nov. 18

Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Galati FC (Ariz.)

6-1

Chandler-Gilbert Community College; Chandler, Ariz.

 

Pacific Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Nov. 18

Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.)

4-1

Lake Forest Sports Park; Lake Forest, Calif.

Nov. 19

El Farolito (Calif.) vs. Cal Victory FC (Calif.)

8-0

Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.

Nov. 19

Chula Vista FC (Calif.) vs. La Máquina FC (Calif.)

1-4

Chula Vista Elite Training Center; Chula Vista, Calif.

Nov. 19

Buena Park FC (Calif.) vs. L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.)

0-4

Orange County Great Park – Championship Soccer Stadium; Irvine, Calif.

 

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U.S. Open Cup Nov 20, 2017

#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 all in action this Saturday and Sunday. Join ussoccer.com for a closer look at this thrilling clutch of do-or-die clashes in the grassroots of the American game.

The marquee match-up of the round comes from the Northeast Region where outstanding Amateur Cup holders Lansdowne Bhoys host Philly scrappers Junior Lone Star U23s in Yonkers. The Bhoys, stars of NYC’s historic and ultra-competitive Cosmopolitan League, are comprised of a stable of veteran players, many with professional experience on their CVs. “Most of our guys are on the other side of the professional window, where they’re coming out of that part of their careers after having had a taste of the professional ranks,” assistant coach and Bhoys’ president Willie McGrory told U.S. Soccer. The Bhoys boast former Arsenal youth standout Sean Kelly in the side as well as Gambian Abdoukarim Kabo Dansomakes, one of the top goalkeepers in the amateur game.


(Junior Lone Star train daily on a public park in Southwest Philadelphia - the surface is challenging)

While the Bhoys are aged like fine wine, the young Lone Stars are on the other side of the divide. This is the youth team of a club founded in Southwest Philadelphia by West African refugees. Many in the side are still hoping for that elusive chance at a pro contract. “Lansdowne Bhoys are a really, really good team,” said their Liberia-born captain Siafa Dempster, a recent college graduate. Barely 24, he’s the oldest player in the side. “We may be young, but we’re super excited,” said the left-back, a team leader beside co-captain Mohamed Tall. “It’s going to be a challenge. They’ll be more mature than us as players and probably won’t make the kinds of mistakes young guys like us do. But we’re built to not give up. No matter what, we’ll keep pushing until the final whistle.”

Christos FC, darlings of last year’s Open Cup, are hoping to reach a second straight finals. Pennsylvania’s Phoenix Soccer Club visit the Baltimore-based side with ace striker Pete Caringi III and a plethora of returning veterans from the 2017 team that reached the Open Cup Fourth Round. “We just want to keep doing what we’ve been doing and keep getting results,” said Caringi, a former scoring standout with local college power University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he now serves as assistant coach. 


(The tireless Daniel Baxter of Christos FC covered himself in glory in last year's run to the Open Cup fourth Round)

Kendall Wanderers are missing three starters after red cards hit hard in the last round – an epic shootout win (2-2 a.e.t) in a classic contest against fellow Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) giants GPS Omens. Mass United, out of Lynn, will be hoping to exploit the holes in the Kendall eleven when the two meet at Somerville’s Dilboy Stadium under the lights. “Defensively we’re always strong and we keep our shape well,” said Kendall’s 35-year-old player-coach Phil Keane, a carpenter by trade who scored in a First Round rout of Boston Siege. “We’re disciplined and tough to break down. You can always count on that.”

The third contest in the Region sees long-traveling Stegman’s Soccer Club of Minnesota take on the Rochester River Dogz all the way in Upstate New York. The Minneapolis men are eager to keep up the form they’ve shown so far and make sure the long trip back home is a happy one.

Florida & Colorado Dominate the Middle
Three sides from Florida are in action in the Southeast Region. Miami’s Red Force FC aim to reach their second straight Open Cup with a win against South Florida FC in a local derby. “We focus on playing a short-passing game,” said Gabriel Vega, Red Force’s founder and coach who speaks of his club with an affinity usually reserved for family. “We like to keep the ball on the grass. A lot of these guys have played together since they were little kids and that’s a really important thing for a team’s chemistry.”

 
(Red Force FC is a family affair and among the top dogs of South Florida's amateur soccer scene)

The third member of the Florida trio to play this weekend is Kendall FC, who travel to Tennessee to take on Nashville United. NTX Rayados are the lone remaining side from Texas and they host Motagua New Orleans, who happen to be the last remaining team from Louisiana.

Four of the six clubs in action in the Mountain Region hail from the high country of Colorado. “The level of competition and the number of teams in the Colorado area have picked up considerably in the last few years,” said Johnny Freeston, former player and current manager of Harpos FC, who meet familiar foes Azteca FC in their Third Round clash after requiring extra-time in their two previous qualifiers. “It used to be like ten teams in the area, and now all of a sudden you have something like 50.”

Two more of those Colorado clubs, FC Denver and Indios Denver, meet in an all-capital derby in Aurora. “We are hungry to make this our time - our time to make the national stage,” FC Denver said in a club statement on their website, signaling their intentions with a pre-game battle cry. “Our time to show fans and soccer supporters in our city and across the nation the pride we have in our club and our city."

 
(FC Denver are part of a glut of Colorado-based clubs in the Third Round up in the Mountain Region)

The region’s third game sets a pair of Arizona hopefuls in direct competition with bragging rights on the line when Sporting AZ FC plays host to Galati FC at John Riggs Stadium in Mesa.

All California Out West
All eight surviving teams in the Pacific Region call California home. There will be four amateur representatives from the Golden State in next year’s finals. The only question is who?

L.A. Wolves had their feet up in the Second Round of 2018 Open Cup Qualifying, a late forfeit by Vanquish FC putting them through. But neither that gap in competitive play, nor a heavy turnover from last year’s squad, has coach Yan Skwara overly worried ahead of a Third Round clash with Buena Park FC. “We’re confident, not cocky,” said the man who took over the reins from former coach Eric Wynalda, currently occupied with his run for the U.S. Soccer presidency.

Skwara has a core of standouts in defense, including Guatemala U-20 international Julio Ortiz, Carlos Figueroa, Danny Hulbert and Henry Escobar. Up front, the pair of Dmitriy Zhurazloev and Caeser Rivera (a veteran of Wynalda’s Cal FC team that upset Portland Timbers in the 2012 Open Cup) can unlock any rearguard. “We know what we need to do and we know how to go about it,” said Skwara, oozing confidence in SoCal. “Any team can be dangerous if you let them, but we’ll be ready to go and try to stamp ourselves on the game.”


(LA Wolves - in orange - are giants in SoCal and a magnet club for some of the best talent in a soccer-rich area)

El Farolito, winners of the 1993 Open Cup under the name CD Mexico, takes on Cal Victory in San Francisco while the high-flying Santa Ana Winds host the San Pedro Monsters. In the southern-most portion of Southern California, Chula Vista FC, veterans of the 2017 Open Cup finals, round out the action at home against La Máquina, who also reached the 2017 Open Cup proper and are always a tough nut to crack.

The winners of those Third Round games then move onto the big show, the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which is scheduled to begin in May. Follow all the action and keep your finger on the pulse of the #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

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.)

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 18^

Mass United FC (Mass.) vs. Kendall Wanderers (Mass.)

7:15 p.m. ET

Dilboy Stadium; Somerville, Mass.

Nov. 18

Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) vs. Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.)

8 p.m. ET

Tibbetts Brooke Park; Yonkers, N.Y.

Nov. 19

Christos FC (Md.) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (Pa.)

1 p.m. ET

Anne Arundel Community College; Arnold, Md.

Nov. 19+

Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) vs. Stegman's Soccer Club (Minn.)

1 p.m. ET

Thornell Farm Park Turf Field; Pittsford, N.Y.

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 18&

Nashville United (Tenn.) vs. FC Kendall (Fla.)

6 p.m. CT

E.B. Rose Park; Nashville, Tenn.

Nov. 18

NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. Motagua New Orleans (La.)

7 p.m. CT

Premier Park; Balch Springs, Texas

Nov. 19*

Red Force FC (Fla.) vs. South Florida FC (Fla.)

4 p.m. ET

Kendall Soccer Park; Miami, Fla.

Mountain Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 18

FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Indios Denver FC (Colo.)

2:30 p.m. MT

Aurora Sports Park; Aurora, Colo.

Nov. 18#

Harpos FC (Colo.) vs. Azteca FC (Colo.)

3 p.m. MT

Broomfield County Commons Park - Stadium Field; Broomfield, Colo.

Nov. 18

Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Galati FC (Ariz.)

7 p.m. MT

Chandler-Gilbert Community College; Chandler, Ariz.

Pacific Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 18

Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.)

7 p.m. PT

Lake Forest Sports Park; Lake Forest, Calif.

Nov. 19

El Farolito (Calif.) vs. Cal Victory FC (Calif.)

11:15 a.m. PT

Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.

Nov. 19!

Chula Vista FC (Calif.) vs. La Máquina FC (Calif.)

2 p.m. PT

Chula Vista Elite Training Center; Chula Vista, Calif.

Nov. 19

Buena Park FC (Calif.) vs. L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.)

4 p.m. PT

Orange County Great Park – Championship Stadium Field, Irvine, Calif.

 * Date and time changed Oct. 31     ^ Date, time and venue determined Nov. 1     + Venue change, date and time announced Nov. 6    

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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 won by Sporting Kansas City (MLS).

Among the cast of teams in the #USOC2018 Third Qualifying Round are 2017 Open Cup Cinderellas Christos FC. Sponsored by a liquor store on the outskirts of Baltimore, they earned the right to play MLS side D.C. United in last year’s competition and even held the lead in that game against their region’s top team.

Current U.S. Amateur Cup champion Lansdowne Bhoys from New York City’s fabled Cosmopolitan League will take on Junior Lone Star U23s, an inner-city club comprised of, and founded by, West African refugees, who settled in Southwest Philadelphia.

The San Francisco Bay Area’s El Farolito, who won the Open Cup in 1993 as CD Mexico, are also among the 28 remaining Open Division sides, as are the L.A. Wolves – a semifinalist in the most recent Amateur Cup. In the Mountain Region, Boulder, Colorado-based powerhouse Harpos FC survived two qualifying round games that both went to extra time (with the first going to a penalty-kick tiebreaker), while Red Force FC of Miami are one of eight remaining local qualifiers looking to reach their second-straight U.S. Open Cup proper. In Boston, debutants Kendall Wanderers edged GPS Omens, who were seconds away from booking a date with Division I side New England Revolution in last year’s competition and will have to bring their A-game again when they clash with Mass United FC.

2018 U.S. Open Cup Third Qualifying Round Schedule

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time/Result

Venue

Nov. 18 Mass United FC (Mass.) vs. Kendall Wanderers (Mass.) 7:15 p.m. ET Dilboy Stadium; Somerville, Mass.
Nov. 18 Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) vs. Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.) 8 p.m. ET Tibbetts Brooke Park; Yonkers, N.Y.
Nov. 19 Christos FC (Md.) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (Pa.) 1 p.m. ET Anne Arundel Community College; Arnold, Md.
Nov. 19 Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) vs. Stegman's Soccer Club (Minn.) 1 p.m. ET Thornell Farm Park Turf Field, Pittsford, N.Y.

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time/Result

Venue

Nov. 18 Nashville United (Tenn.) vs. FC Kendall (Fla.) 6 p.m. CT Richard Siegel Soccer Park – Stadium Field, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Nov. 18 NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. Motagua New Orleans (La.) 7 p.m. CT Premier Park; Balch Springs, Texas
Nov. 19* Red Force FC (Fla.) vs. South Florida FC (Fla.) 4 p.m. ET Kendall Soccer Park; Miami, Fla.

Mountain Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time/Result

Venue

Nov. 18 FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Indios Denver FC (Colo.) 2:30 p.m. MT Aurora Sports Park; Aurora, Colo.
Nov. 18 Harpos FC (Colo.) vs. Azteca FC (Colo.) 3 p.m. MT Broomfield County Commons Park - Stadium Field; Broomfield, Colo.
Nov. 18 Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Galati FC (Ariz.) 7 p.m. MT John Riggs Stadium; Mesa, Ariz.

Pacific Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time/Result

Venue

Nov. 18 Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.) 7 p.m. PT Lake Forest Sports Park; Lake Forest, Calif.
Nov. 19 El Farolito (Calif.) vs. Cal Victory FC (Calif.) 11:15 a.m. PT Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.
Nov. 19 Chula Vista FC (Calif.) vs. La Máquina FC (Calif.)
2 p.m. PT Chula Vista Elite Training Center; Chula Vista, Calif.
Nov. 19 Buena Park FC (Calif.) vs. L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.) 3 p.m. PT John F. Kennedy High School; La Palma, Calif.

* Date and time changed Oct. 31

November’s Third Qualifying Round is the final chance for local amateur teams hoping to book passage to the 2018 U.S. Open Cup. The competition proper will kick-off in May of 2018 with teams from all levels of the U.S. Soccer pyramid. The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup has been played continually from its inaugural year of 1914 and, the 2018 edition will be the 105th installment of this the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States.

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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

2018 U.S. Open Cup Competition Key Dates

KEY DATES IN 2017:
Friday, Dec. 29 - Team Entry & Information Form deadline and Entry Fee deadline for teams in Division I, II and III professional leagues

KEY DATES IN 2018:
January date TBD - Final allocation determined for Open Division slots into 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Wednesday, Jan. 10 (2 p.m. CT) - Team Entry & Information Form deadline for Open Division teams who have qualified via 2017 results in national leagues
Wednesday, March 14 - Venue Declaration Form deadline for teams wishing to host games in the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Wednesday, March 21 (2 p.m. CT) - Home Game Application deadline for First, Second and Third Rounds of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Wednesday, April 4 - 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round pairings and Second Round possible matchups announced
Wednesday, April 25 - Deadline for teams entering at First Round (not including Open Division Local Qualifiers) to submit initial roster
Wednesday, May 2 (4 p.m. CT) - Spring roster submission deadline for Open Division Local Qualifying teams still competing (each team may add up to seven new players to their Fall roster who are not already cup-tied; 22 player limit remains; rosters for these teams will be frozen through June 30 to include the opening rounds of the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup)
Wednesday, May 9 - 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup First Round (date tentative); Dates for remaining rounds of the competition and deadlines to apply to host in these rounds will be determined by January 2018
July 1 - 13 (4 p.m. CT) - Summer roster changeover period for Open Division Local Qualifiers still in the competition (teams may add up to seven new players to their Spring roster who are not already cup-tied; 22 player limit remains) 

2018 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP OPEN DIVISION LOCAL QUALIFYING SCHEDULE

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Nov. 18^

Mass United FC (Mass.) vs. Kendall Wanderers (Mass.)

1-2

Dilboy Stadium; Somerville, Mass.

Nov. 18

Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) vs. Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.)

3-1

Tibbetts Brooke Park; Yonkers, N.Y.

Nov. 19

Christos FC (Md.) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (Pa.)

5-1

Anne Arundel Community College; Arnold, Md.

Nov. 19+

Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) vs. Stegman's Soccer Club (Minn.)

2-1

Thornell Farm Park Turf Field; Pittsford, N.Y.

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Nov. 18&

Nashville United (Tenn.) vs. FC Kendall (Fla.)

2-4

E.B. Rose Park; Nashville, Tenn.

Nov. 18

NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. Motagua New Orleans (La.)

2-1

Premier Park; Balch Springs, Texas

Nov. 19*

Red Force FC (Fla.) vs. South Florida FC (Fla.)

2-1 (a.e.t.)

Kendall Soccer Park; Miami, Fla.

Mountain Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Nov. 18

FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Indios Denver FC (Colo.)

2-0 (a.e.t.)

Aurora Sports Park; Aurora, Colo.

Nov. 18#

Harpos FC (Colo.) vs. Azteca FC (Colo.)

3-4

Broomfield County Commons Park - Stadium Field; Broomfield, Colo.

Nov. 18

Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Galati FC (Ariz.)

6-1

Chandler-Gilbert Community College; Chandler, Ariz.

Pacific Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Nov. 18

Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.)

4-1

Lake Forest Sports Park; Lake Forest, Calif.

Nov. 19

El Farolito (Calif.) vs. Cal Victory FC (Calif.)

8-0

Boxer Stadium; San Francisco, Calif.

Nov. 19!

Chula Vista FC (Calif.) vs. La Máquina FC (Calif.)

1-4

Chula Vista Elite Training Center; Chula Vista, Calif.

Nov. 19

Buena Park FC (Calif.) vs. L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.)

0-4

Orange County Great Park – Championship Stadium Field, Irvine, Calif.

* Date and time changed Oct. 31
^ Date, time and venue determined Nov. 1
+ Venue change, date and time announced Nov. 6  

Second Qualifying Round

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.) 2-2 (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.) 2-3 (a.e.t.) Ohio Moose Sports Complex; Mooseheart, Ill.
Oct. 22 Christos FC (Md.) vs. Izee Auto FC (Md.) 1-0 (a.e.t.) 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 (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 (abandoned 44th min. 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.) 1-2 (a.e.t.) 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)
Oct. 21 La Máquina FC (Calif.) vs. Las Vegas Mobsters FC (Nev.) 1-0 (forfeit) Valley High School; Santa Ana, Calif.
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.

First Qualifying Round

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

None Carpathia FC (Mich.) vs. Ann Arbor FC (Mich.) 0-1 (forfeit) None (Carpathia FC withdrew Sept. 12)
None Santa Fe Wanderers KC (Kan.) vs. Stegman's Soccer Club (Minn.) 0-1 (forfeit) None (Santa Fe Wanders KC withdrew Sept. 19)
None Aurora Borealis Soccer Club (Ill.) vs. United Serbian Soccer Club (Wis.) 1-0 (forfeit) None (United Serbian Soccer Club withdrew Sept. 23)
Sept. 23 Unations FC (Mass.) vs. Safira FC (Mass.) 1-5 Burncoat High School; Worcester, Mass.
Sept. 23 Kendall Wanderers (Mass.) vs. Boston Siege FC (Mass.) 5-2 Danehy Park; Cambridge, Mass.
Sept. 23 Lynn United (Mass.) vs. GPS Omens (Mass.) 3-8 Manning Stadium; Lynn, Mass.
Sept. 23 Southie FC (Mass.) vs. Mass United FC (Mass.) 3-3 (3-4 PKs) Medford High School; Medford, Mass.
Sept. 23 Salone FC (Pa.) vs. Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.) 1-3 West Chester United Turf Field; West Chester, Pa.
Sept. 23 West Chester United (Pa.) vs. Junior Lone Star FC (Pa.) 4-2 West Chester United Turf Field; West Chester, Pa.
Sept. 24 New York Pancyprian Freedoms (N.Y.) vs. Newtown Pride FC (Conn.) 2-1 Belson Stadium (St. John’s Univ.); Jamaica, N.Y.
Sept. 24 NLS Graduates (Md.) vs. Izee Auto FC (Md.) 1-3 (a.e.t.) Banner Field at Latrobe Park; Baltimore, Md.
Sept. 24 Christos FC (Md.) vs. Aegean Hawks FC (Md.) 3-0 Troy Park - Field 4; Elkridge, Md.
Sept. 24 Phoenix Soccer Club (Pa.) vs. Upper Darby FC (Pa.) 3-0 Phoenix Sports Club; Trevose, Pa.
Sept. 24 Vereinigung Erzgebirge (Pa.) vs. United German Hungarians (Pa.) 1-2 (a.e.t.) Vereinigung Erzgebirge Clubhouse; Warminster, Pa.
Sept. 24 Tartan Devils Oak Avalon (Pa.) vs. Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) 1-2 Rooney Field (Duquesne Univ.); Pittsburgh, Pa.
Sept. 24 Jackson Lions FC (N.J.) vs. Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) 1-2 Jackson Justice Complex; Jackson, N.J.

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Sept. 23 Majestic Soccer Club (Ga.) vs. Lowcountry United (S.C.) 2-0 Atlanta United Training Ground; Marietta, Ga.
Sept. 23 Central Texas Lobos (Texas) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas) 0-2 Gregg-Clarke Park; Kyle, Texas
Sept. 23 Austin Real Cuauhtemoc (Texas) vs. Celtic Cowboys Premier (Texas) 2-3 McMasters Athletic Complex; Georgetown, Texas
Sept. 23 Hurricane FC (Fla.) vs. Boca Raton Football Club (Fla.) 3-4 Seacrest Soccer Complex - Field 1; Delray Beach, Fla.
None Miami Wolves FC (Fla.) vs. Miami Nacional SC (Fla.) 0-1 (forfeit) None (Miami Wolves FC withdrew Sept. 24)
Sept. 24 FC Ginga (Fla.) vs. Red Force FC (Fla.) 1-8 Barry University; Miami Shores, Fla.
Sept. 24 South Florida FC (Fla.) vs. Miami United FC U23 (Fla.) 3-1 Brian Piccolo Park; Cooper City, Fla.
Sept. 24 Orlando Storm (Fla.) vs. InterUnited AC (Fla.) 0-0 (4-3 PKs) UCF Soccer & Track Complex; Orlando, Fla.
Sept. 24 Gaffa FC (Miss.) vs. Motagua New Orleans (La.) 1-4 Freedom Ridge Stadium; Ridgeland, Miss.
Sept. 24 Leu Blacks FC (Fla.) vs. FC Kendall (Fla.) 0-11 Amelia Earhart Park Field 5; Hialeah, Fla.

First Round Bye: Cajun Soccer Club (La.), Nashville United (Tenn.)

Mountain Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

Sept. 23 Gam United FC (Colo.) vs. FC Denver (Colo.) 0-3 Aurora Public Schools Stadium; Aurora, Colo.
Sept. 23 Azteca FC (Colo.) vs. Denver Metro FC (Colo.) 2-0 Aurora Public Schools Stadium; Aurora, Colo.
Sept. 23 Chiapas FC (Ariz.) vs. Inter EmpireWorks FC (Ariz.) 0-9 Desert West Sports Complex - Field 1; Phoenix, Ariz.
Sept. 23 Ojuelos Jalisco (Ariz.) vs. ALLSTARS SC (Ariz.) 4-0 Desert West Sports Complex - Synthetic Field; Phoenix, Ariz.
Sept. 24 FC Boulder (Colo.) vs. Harpos FC (Colo.) 2-2 (5-6 PKs) Fairview High School; Boulder, Colo.
Sept. 24 Indios Denver FC (Colo.) vs. FC Union Jerez (Colo.) 6-2 Englewood High School Stadium; Englewood, Colo.
Sept. 24 Colorado Springs FC (Colo.) vs. Colorado Rovers (Colo.) 2-0 Grace Center for Athletics; Colorado Springs, Colo.
Sept. 24 Colorado Rush (Colo.) vs. Club El Azul (Colo.) 2-1 (a.e.t.) Shea Stadium; Highlands Ranch, Colo.
Sept. 24 Fort Collins United (Colo.) vs. FC Greeley (Colo.) 5-1 Loveland Sports Park; Loveland, Colo.

First Round Bye: Galati FC (Ariz.), Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.)

Pacific Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Result

Venue

None Valley United SC (Calif.) vs. Los Angeles SC (Calif.) 1-0 (forfeit) None (Los Angeles SC withdrew Sept. 22)
Sept. 23 Davis Legacy SC (Calif.) vs. Western Nevada Futbol Club (Nev.) 2-0 Davis Legacy Soccer Complex; Davis, Calif.
Sept. 23 Academica Soccer Club (Calif.) vs. Oakland Pamperos (Calif.) 1-0 Academica Fields; Turlock, Calif.
Sept. 23 Dynamos FC (Calif.) vs. El Farolito (Calif.) 0-3 Dougherty Valley High School; San Ramon, Calif.
Sept. 23 Las Vegas Mobsters FC (Nev.) vs. Pacific Side FC (Calif.) 3-2 Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex; Las Vegas, Nev.
Sept. 23 Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. Outbreak FC (Calif.) 5-2 Lake Forest Sports Park; Lake Forest, Calif.
Sept. 23 IPS/Marathon Taverna (Ore.) vs. Boise FC Cutthroats (Idaho) 3-2 (a.e.t.) Rob Strasser Memorial Field; Portland, Ore.
Sept. 23 Bell Gardens FC (Calif.) vs. La Máquina FC (Calif.) 0-5 John Anson Ford Park; Bell Gardens, Calif.
Sept. 23 Real San Jose (Calif.) vs. Cal Victory FC (Calif.) 2-3 PAL Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
Sept. 23 Vanquish FC (Calif.) vs. C.F. Cachorros USA (Calif.) 3-2 (a.e.t.) Great Park, Main Stadium; Irvine, Calif.
Sept. 24 UFA Hawks L.A. (Calif.) vs. Santa Clarita Storm (Calif.) 0-5 Los Angeles City College; Los Angeles, Calif.
Sept. 24 Buena Park FC (Calif.) vs. Newport FC (Calif.) 3-0 John F. Kennedy High School; La Palma, Calif.
Sept. 24 SFV Scorpions (Calif.) vs. AC Brea Steaua United (Calif.) 3-1 Alemany High School; Mission Hills, Calif.
Sept. 24 Newcastle United FC (Calif.) vs. Del Rey City SC (Calif.) 13-0 SilverLakes Sports Complex; Norco, Calif.
Sept. 24 Strikers FC South Coast (Calif.) vs. Chula Vista FC (Calif.) 1-5 Lake Forest Sports Park; Lake Forest, Calif.
Sept. 24 L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.) vs. Real Sociedad Royals (Calif.) 6-1 John Anson Ford Park; Bell Gardens, Calif.
Sept. 24 San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.) vs. Fontana International SC (Calif.) 4-0 Banning H.S. Soccer Stadium; Wilmington, Calif.
Broomfield County Commons Park - Stadium Field; Broomfield, Colo.
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