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U.S. Open Cup: First Round Matchups Revealed

04/12/2017, 2:00pm EDT
By PDL Staff

21 PDL teams begin tournament May 9-10 for opening-round matches

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TAMPA, Fla. – The U.S. Soccer Federation revealed the matchups for the First Round of the 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, and a total of 21 Premier Development League franchises – the most in league history – will participate in this year’s edition of the tournament.

“We look forward to supporting the 21 PDL franchises as they take on formidable competition in the First Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup,” PDL Director Todd Eason said. “The U.S. Open Cup is a unique opportunity for the players in our league because it provides them with high-level competition and national exposure on their path to the professional level.”

The South Florida Surf will play in the opening game of the First Round on May 9. Thefollowing will kick off their respective matches on May 10: the Michigan Bucks, FC Tucson, the Charlotte Eagles, the Des Moines Menace, Reading United AC, the OKC Energy U23, the Fresno Fuego, The Villages SC, the GPS Portland Phoenix, the Carolina Dynamo, San Diego Zest FC, the Ocean City Nor'easters, the FC Golden State Force, Chicago FC United, the Western Mass Pioneers, the Sounders FC U23, the Ventura County Fusion, SC United Bantams, Burlingame Dragons FC and the Derby City Rovers.

The United Soccer League will enter the 104th edition of the U.S. Open Cup in the Second Round on May 17. A USL-record high 18 teams will take part in the competition: the Charleston Battery, Charlotte Independence, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, FC Cincinnati, Harrisburg City Islanders, Louisville City FC, OKC Energy FC, Orange County SC, Phoenix Rising FC, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Reno 1868 FC, Richmond Kickers, Rochester Rhinos, Sacramento Republic FC, Saint Louis FC, San Antonio FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies and Tulsa Roughnecks FC.

Following the Third Round of the tournament on May 31, Major League Soccer clubs join the Open Cup in the Fourth Round on June 14.



Opponent: Red Force FC

Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Tropical Park, Miami, Florida

Open Cup Appearances: 2017

MAY 10

Opponent: Atlanta Silverbacks

Time: 5 p.m. ET

Venue: Atlanta Silverbacks Park, Atlanta, Georgia

Open Cup Appearances: 2017

Opponent: El Farolito

Time: 3 p.m. PT

Venue: Boxer Stadium, San Francisco, California

Open Cup Appearances: 2015-17

Opponent: GPS Omens

Time: 8 p.m. ET**

Venue: Memorial Field, Portland, Maine

Open Cup Appearances: 2013-14, 2016-17

Opponent: Boston City FC

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Venue: Lusitano Stadium, Ludlow, Massachusetts

Open Cup Appearances: 2011, 2014-15, 2017

Opponent: Chattanooga FC

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Venue: Charlotte Christian School, Charlotte, North Carolina

Open Cup Appearances*: 2016-17

Opponent: Legacy 76

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Venue: Macpherson Stadium, Greensboro, North Carolina

Open Cup Appearances*: 2003-04, 2006, 2011-14, 2017

Opponent: Jacksonville Armada U-23

Time: 7 p.m. ET

Venue: Patton Park, Jacksonville, Florida

Open Cup Appearances: 2016-17

Opponent: Junior Lone Star

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Carey Stadium, Ocean City, New Jersey

Open Cup Appearances*: 2004-05, 2007, 2009, 2013-14, 2017

Opponent: Clarkstown SC Eagles

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Exeter Township Senior High School, Reading, Pennsylvania

Open Cup Appearances*: 2009-2017

Opponent: AFC Ann Arbor

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Ultimate Soccer Arenas, Pontiac, Michigan

Open Cup Appearances: 1997, 1999-2001, 2003, 2006-2008, 2012-17

Opponent: Tartan Devils Oak Avalon

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Venue: Woehrle Athletic Complex, Jeffersonville, Indiana

Open Cup Appearances: 2013, 2017

Opponent: Grand Rapids FC

Time: 7 p.m. CT

Venue: Martin Stadium (Northwestern University), Evanston, Illinois

Open Cup Appearances: 2017

Opponent: AFC Cleveland

Time: 7:30 p.m. CT

Venue: Valley Stadium, West Des Moines, Iowa

Open Cup Appearances: 2002-03, 2005-06, 2010-11, 2013-17

Opponent: Tulsa Athletic

Time: 7:30 p.m. CT

Venue: Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Open Cup Appearances: 2017

Opponent: Outbreak FC

Time: 7 p.m. PT

Venue: Citrus College, Glendora, California

Open Cup Appearances: 2017

Opponent: La Maquina FC

Time: 7 p.m. PT

Venue: Chukchansi Park, Fresno, California

Open Cup Appearances: 2003, 2012, 2014, 2017

Opponent: Moreno Valley Futbol Club

Time: 7 p.m. PT

Venue: Ventura College Sportsplex, Ventura, California

Open Cup Appearances: 2010-17

Opponent: Colorado Rush

Time: 7:30 p.m. MST

Venue: Kino North Stadium, Tucson, Arizona

Open Cup Appearances: 2013, 2015-17

Opponent: OSA FC

Time: 7:30 p.m. PT

Venue: Seattle High School Memorial Stadium, Seattle, Washington

Open Cup Appearances: 2013, 2016-17

Opponent: L.A. Wolves FC

Time: 7:30 p.m. PT

Venue: Azusa Pacific University Field, Azusa, California***

Open Cup Appearances: 2017

*U.S. Open Cup appearances as a PDL franchise.
**Time change on April 20.

***Venue change on May 4.

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