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First round of U.S. Open Cup set to kick off Wednesday



The 2015 U.S. Open Cup kicked off in late April with two preliminary-round games. Now the winners of those contests – Cal FC and Harpo’s FC – are set to join 40 other teams in the competition’s first round on Wednesday.

This year’s Open Cup is still several rounds away from the inclusion of NASL or MLS sides. In fact, even USL sides will not join the tournament until the second round.

That leaves the current population of clubs split among four amateur leagues – NPSL, PDL, USASA and USSSA – jockeying for a chance to play the professionals.

Here’s a list of Wednesday’s first-round matchups, including live-stream information where available (after the jump):

Fort Pitt Regiment FC (NPSL) at West Virginia Chaos (PDL), 7 p.m.

Greater Binghamton FC Thunder (NPSL) at Western Mass Pioneers (PDL), 7 p.m.

RWB Adria (USASA) vs. Lansing United (NPSL), 7 p.m.

SW Florida Adrenaline (PDL) at Miami United (NPSL), 7 p.m.

Triangle Brigade (USASA) Upward Stars (NPSL), 7 p.m.

Virginia Beach City FC (NPSL) vs. AC Connecticut (PDL), 7 p.m.

Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) at Long Island Rough Riders (PDL), 8, p.m.

Detroit City FC (NPSL) at Michigan Bucks (PDL), 7:30 p.m. WATCH

Ocala Stampede (PDL) vs. Chattanooga FC (NPSL), 7:30 p.m. WATCH

New York Greek Americans (USASA) at Jersey Express (PDL), 8 p.m.

Maryland Bays (USASA) at Reading United AC (PDL), 7 p.m.

Seacoast United Phantoms (PDL) vs. GPS-Massachusetts (USASA), 8 p.m.

Madison Fire (USASA) at Des Moines Menace (PDL),  8:30 p.m. WATCH

Tulsa Athletics (NPSL) vs. Midland/Odessa Sockers (PDL), 8:30 p.m. WATCH

NTX Rayados (USASA) vs. Laredo Heat SC (PDL), 9:15 p.m. WATCH

Harpo’s FC (USSSA) at BYU Cougars (PDL), 9:30 p.m. WATCH

Chula Vista FC (USASA) at FC Tucson (PDL), 9:30 p.m. WATCH

Kitsap Pumas (PDL) at FC Tacoma 253 (NPSL), 9:30 p.m. WATCH

Burlingame Dragons (Calif.; PDL) at Sonoma County Sol (NPSL), 10 p.m.

Cal FC (USASA) at Ventura County Fusion (PDL), 10 p.m. WATCH

Golden State Misioneros FC (PDL) at PSA Elite (USASA), 10 p.m.


What do you think of the matchups? Plan to attend any games? Who do you see emerging from the first round?

Share your thoughts below.


  1. Brooklyn Italians v Long Island Rough Riders

    That match up has some legit history. The Italians have won 2 USOC titles

  2. May check out the New York Greek Americans v. Jersey Express game tonight but will definitely go next week to watch the winner play RBNY II.

  3. Love the Open Cup and 9/21 games being streamed is pretty good for a round with all amateur clubs. Cal FC vs. VC Fusion and Detroit City vs. Michigan Bucks are the two I’ll be keeping an eye on most closely.

    • Chula Vista vs FC Tucson should be a good one. The Puget Sound match up of Kitsap vs Tacoma looks good too. but ya no question the Michigan Bucks vs Detroit City is the match of the round.

      enjoying the good coverage by US Soccer this year in addition to the usual players

    • Triangle Brigade vs Upwards Stars takes the cake. bummed out that the Pennsylvania Stoners (real team) didn’t qualify


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