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Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

Published Aug 18, 2022

107 OPEN DIVISION TEAMS APPROVED FOR ENTRY INTO QUALIFYING ROUNDS OF 2023 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP

FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND SCHEDULED FOR WEEKEND OF SEPTEMBER 17-18; NPSL, USL LEAGUE TWO ELECT TO USE 2022 LEAGUE RESULTS TO DECIDE PARTICIPANTS; 2022 USASA NATIONAL CHAMPIONS BAVARIAN UNITED AWARDED FIRST ROUND SLOT

 

CHICAGO (August 17, 2022) – One hundred and seven Open Division teams have been approved for entry into the Qualifying Rounds for the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – U.S. Soccer's National Championship.

The First Qualifying Round will be played on Sept. 17-18, with the matchups to be announced by U.S. Soccer on Aug. 25.

Open Division Local Qualifying is conducted on a single-game, knockout basis. Matchups are determined geographically to minimize travel time and expense, with random selection used when practicable to determine opponent pairings. Home teams are determined by coin flip. The Qualifying Rounds will take place across four weekends from September to December 2022.

2023 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP QUALIFYING SCHEDULE


September 17-18, 2022 – First Qualifying Round  
October 15-16, 2022 – Second Qualifying Round 
November 19-20, 2022 – Third Qualifying Round  
December, 17-18, 2022 – Fourth Qualifying Round 

A total of nine slots in the 2023 tournament proper will be available to the teams left standing after the four rounds of qualifying competition.

The tournament proper will begin the week of March 20, 2023, with the Final scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2023.  

The history-filled annual tournament, entering its 108th edition, is the only high-profile event in American team sports where amateur sides have the opportunity, should they advance far enough, to face professionals in meaningful national competition.

BAVARIAN UNITED EARN SPOT IN FIRST ROUND PROPER

Beyond the amateur teams in local qualifying, Bavarian United (Wisc.) have been awarded a direct slot in the First Round Proper of the 2023 Open Cup by virtue of winning the 2022 U.S. Adult Soccer Association (USASA) National Amateur Cup on Aug. 8.

NATIONAL LEAGUE QUALIFYING

Both the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) and USL League Two (USLL2) have opted to use the Open Division National Leagues track for qualifying. This election allows the two nationwide amateur leagues to use 2022 league results to determine their clubs that will advance to the First Round Proper in 2023, substituting league competition for the local qualifying process.

2023 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP - OPEN DIVISION TEAMS ENTERING VIA THE LOCAL QUALIFYING TRACK

Listed by State and League (Sanctioning Body Affiliation)

ALABAMA (1)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
FC Birmingham; Fultondale, Ala.


ARIZONA (4)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Coronado Athletic Club; Hereford, Ariz.
FC Arizona; Chandler, Ariz.
Olympians FC; El Mirage, Ariz.
NISA Nation (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
SC Union Maricopa; Gilbert, Ariz.


CALIFORNIA (21)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
A.S. Los Angeles; Los Angeles, Calif.
Davis Legacy SC; Davis, Calif.
Desert FC; La Quinta, Calif.
Elk Grove Blues; Elk Grove, Calif.
Escondido FC; Escondido, Calif.
Irvine FC; Irvine, Calif.
Laguna United FC; Laguna Niguel, Calif.
OC Kings FC; Tustin, Calif.
Orange County FC; Mission Viejo, Calif.
Rebels Soccer Club, Chula Vista, Calif.
Trojans FC; Los Angeles, Calif.
NISA Nation (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
Capo FC; San Juan Capistrano, Calif.
San Francisco Soccer Football League (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
Inter San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif.
Southwest Premier League (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
LA Monsters FC; Redondo Beach
Modesto City Football Club; Modesto, Calif.
Olympiacos CA; Huntington Beach, Calif.
Outbreak FC, Long Beach, Calif.
Temecula FC; Temecula, Calif.
National Soccer League (United States Specialty Sports Association-Soccer)
Marin County Union SC; San Rafael, Calif.
Real San Jose; San Jose, Calif.
West Coast Soccer Association (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
UC Davis Club Soccer; Davis, Calif.


COLORADO (7)

Colorado Super League (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
Athletic Club of Sloan's Lake; Golden, Colo.
Azteca FC; Denver, Colo.
Boulder United FC; Boulder, Colo.
Colorado Rovers, Golden, Colo.
FC Denver; Denver, Colo.
Harpos FC; Longmont, Colo.
Mountain Premier League (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
Peak Eleven Football Club; Broomfield, Colo.


CONNECTICUT (1)

Connecticut Soccer League (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
Newtown Pride FC; Sandy Hook, Conn. 


DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA (3)

American Premier League (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
Aegean Hawks FC; Washington, D.C.
DC Premier League (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
DCFC, Washington, D.C.
Team Tevez; Washington, D.C.


FLORIDA (19)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Clearwater Chargers SC; Clearwater, Fla.
Doral SC; Doral, Fla.
Florida Premier FC, Odessa, Fla.
Florida Soccer Soldiers; Medley, Fla.
Gainesville City FC; Ocala, Fla.
International Soccer Association; Boca Raton Fla.
Juventus Academy; Miami, Fla.
Naples City FC; Naples, Fla.
O'Shea's FC; West Palm Beach, Fla.
National Soccer League (United States Specialty Sports Association-Soccer)
City Soccer FC; West Palm Beach, Fla.
Florida Brothers; Dania Beach, Fla.
Hurricane FC; Boynton Beach, Fla.
Miami Soccer Academy; Miami Beach, Fla.
Miami United FC; Miami Beach, Fla.
Naples United FC; Naples, Fla.
West Palm Beach Academy CF; West Palm Beach, Fla.
NISA Nation (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
Club de Lyon; Orlando, Fla.
Deportivo Lake Mary FC; Lake Mary, Fla.
Central Florida Soccer League (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
Orlando FC Wolves; Longwood, Fla.


GEORGIA (2)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Kalonji Pro-Profile; Dacula, Ga.
TCSA; Ailey, Ga.


INDIANA (1)

Ohio Valley Premier League (US Club Soccer)
1927 SC; Fort Wayne, Ind.


KENTUCKY (2)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Bowling Green FC; Bowling Green, Ky.
Metro Louisville FC; Louisville, Ky.


MASSACHUSETTS (4)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Boston Street FC; Revere, Mass.
Unations FC; Worcester, Mass.
Bay State Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Brockton FC United; Brockton, Mass.
Eastern Premier Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Ruggles Pro FC; Framingham, Mass.


MARYLAND (3)

Maryland Super Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Christos FC, Gambrills, Md.
Steel Pulse FC; Windsor Mill, Md.
United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Germantown City FC; Gaithersburg, Md. 


NORTH CAROLINA (2)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Mint Hill FC; Mint Hill, N.C.
Triangle Adult Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Tobacco Road FC; Durham, N.C.


NEW HAMPSHIRE (1)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Santa Cruz FC; Nashua, N.H.


NEW JERSEY (5)

Garden State Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Jackson Lions FC; Toms River, N.J.
SC Vistula Garfield; Garfield, N.J.
United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
New Jersey Alliance FC; Lyndhurst, N.J.
Eastern Premier Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Real Central NJ Soccer; Lawrenceville, N.J.
Scots-American Athletic Club; Nutley, N.J.


NEW MEXICO (1)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
UDA Soccer; Las Cruces, N.M.


NEVADA (1)

NISA Nation (U.S. Adult Soccer Assn.)
BattleBorn FC; Carson City, Nev.


NEW YORK (8)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Oyster Bay United FC; Sea Cliff, N.Y.
Queensboro FC II; Queens, N.Y.
Sahara Gunners FC; Buffalo, N.Y.
Eastern Premier Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Lansdowne Yonkers FC; Yonkers, N.Y.
New York Greek American SC; Astoria, N.Y.*
New York Pancyprian Freedoms; Astoria, N.Y.^
Rochester District Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
IASC Boom; Rochester, N.Y.
Cosmopolitan Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Manhattan Kickers FC; Flushing, N.Y.


OHIO (1)

Ohio Valley Premier League (US Club Soccer)
Valhalla FC; Cincinnati, Ohio.


PENNSYLVANIA (8)

United Soccer League of Pennsylvania (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals; North Wales, Pa.**
United German Hungarians; Ambler, Pa.
Vereinigung Erzgebirge; Warminster, Pa.
West Chester United SC; Chester Springs, Pa.
Lancaster City FC; Lancaster, Pa.
United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Lancaster Elite; Lancaster, Pa.
Philadelphia Lone Star FC, Philadelphia, Pa.
Eastern Premier Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Kensington Soccer Club; Philadelphia, Pa.


SOUTH CAROLINA (1)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
South Carolina United Heat; Lexington. S.C.


TENNESSEE (1)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Beaman United FC; Nashville, Tenn.


TEXAS (6)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Alamo City Soccer Club; San Antonio, Texas
D'Feeters Kicks Soccer Club; Desoto, Texas
FC Fort Worth; Fort Worth, Texas
National Soccer League (United States Specialty Sports Association-Soccer)
D10 Lions FC; Spring, Texas
Galveston Pelicans FC; Galveston, Texas
Houston FC; Pasadena, Texas


VIRGINIA (1)

Eastern Premier Soccer League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Nova FC; Centreville, Va.


WASHINGTON (2)

United Premier Soccer League (UPSL)
Bellevue Athletic FC; Snohomish, Wash.
Federal Way Men's Open Sunday (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Legend Football Gold; Lake Forest Park, Wash.


WISCONSIN (1)

Midwest Premier League (US Adult Soccer Assn)
Chicago House AC; Whitefish Bay, Wis.

* Four-time U.S. Open Cup Champion (1967-69, 1974)
^ Three-time U.S. Open Cup Champion (1980, 1982-83)
** Four-time U.S. Open Cup Champion (1960-61, 1963, 1966)


FACTS AND FIGURES - OPEN DIVISION TEAMS ENTERING VIA LOCAL QUALIFYING TRACK:

  • 23 different leagues represented
  • 25 different states plus the District of Columbia represented
  • 5 teams have entered all five previous years of Open Division local qualifying: California (1): Outbreak FC; Colorado (2): Colorado Rovers, Harpos FC; New York (1): New York Pancyprian Freedoms; Pennsylvania (1): Vereinigung Erzgebirge