2019 US Open Cup qualifying thread

Discussion in 'US Open Cup' started by newtex, Aug 29, 2018.

  1. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    More info on the re-scheduled games. Still one game TBD.

    2019 USOC - Qualifying Tournament

    Home team first, times are ET

    3rd Round
    Central Region


    Saturday, January 12
    Motagua New Orleans (LA) v. NTX Rayados (TX) 8:00 pm

    Mountain Region

    Sunday, December 2
    FC Denver (CO) 4-1 Gam United Football Club (CO)

    Southern California Region

    TBD
    Cal FC (CA) 2-2 (suspended) California United FC II (CA)

    West Region

    Saturday, January 5
    Oakland Stompers (CA) v. Academica SC (CA) 10:30 pm


    Fourth Qualifying Round: March 9-10, 2019 (if necessary)
    Fifth Qualifying Round: April 6-7, 2019 (if necessary)
     
  2. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    The USSF now says that Round 1 of the 2019 U.S. Open Cup will tentatively take place on May 8. The rest of the tournament will be announced in January.
     
  3. onefineesq

    onefineesq Member+

    Sep 16, 2003
    Laurel, MD
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Thanks for the information.
     
  4. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    It looks like there will be one more qualifying round in the spring:

     
  5. sportzfrk99

    sportzfrk99 Member

    Jun 22, 2009
    Gainesville, FL
    Club:
    --other--
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Now that US Soccer has decided to hold a 4th round of qualifying, and decreasing the number of local qualifiers to 7 from 14 (which was right in line with the first two years).

    I'd say we're going to have a significant decrease to the number of amateur teams in the cup in 2019. Let's hope it's temporary but here's how I see it shaking up. This is just my educated guess.

    • Round 1: 6 USL League One teams and 32 amateur teams, 19 matches
    • Round 2: 25 USL Championship teams and 19 winners of Round 1, 22 matches
    Yes, there will be 3 USL Championship vs. USL Championship matches in this round. What a bummer.

    • Round 3: 22 winners of Round 2, 11 matches
    • Round 4: 21 MLS teams and 11 winners of Round 3, 16 matches
    With 5 MLS vs. MLS matchups in that round.

    • Round of 16, QF, SF, Final from there

    If I am correct about the format of the tournament, that'll mean there are 52 pro teams in the tournament and 32 amateur teams for a total of 84 which would be the lowest amount of teams participating in the tournament since 2014. Disappointing

    Now here's how the 32 amateur teams break down
    • 7 Local Qualifiers from 4 rounds of qualifying
    • Milwaukee Bavarians SC (Amateur Cup Champion)
    • 14 NPSL teams
    • 10 USL League Two teams

    Read up in the handbook here in pages 11-13 if you want to see how I came up with that, noting that there were 98 eligible NPSL teams in 2018 and 69 eligible USL League Two teams in 2018.

    From there we can also determine the teams qualifying from NPSL and USL League Two based on their qualifying criteria also listed in the same handbook.

    NPSL teams in:
    • AFC Ann Arbor
    • Duluth FC
    • Erie Commodores FC
    • New York Cosmos B
    • FC Motown
    • FC Baltimore
    • Junior Lone Star FC
    • Orange County FC
    • FCM Portland
    • El Farolito
    • Miami FC 2
    • Little Rock Rangers
    • Laredo Heat SC
    • Chattanooga FC
    USL League Two teams in:
    • Dayton Dutch Lions
    • Des Moines Menace
    • Black Rock FC
    • Reading United AC
    • Myrtle Beach Mutiny
    • Brazos Valley Cavalry FC
    • SIMA Aguilas
    • Colorado Rapids U23
    • FC Golden State Force
    • New York Red Bulls U23
    Overall, very disappointing but hopefully temporary. Somebody needs to convince MLS that playing in another round (of 64) wouldn't hurt as much as they think it would (unlikely)
     
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  6. Owen Thornhill

    Dec 22, 2012
    Club:
    Cork City
    That's sad, I wish the MLS joined in for a round of 64, That would mean 43 ties in the previous round with 86 teams (Less travel with this many teams). 31 pro teams bring down to 55 remaining teams. 24 teams from the USL League 2 and NPSL leave 31 spots for remaining amateur teams.
     
  7. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    The final 3rd round games are now all scheduled:

    2019 USOC - Qualifying Tournament

    Home team first, times are ET

    3rd Round
    Central Region


    Saturday, January 12
    Motagua New Orleans (LA) v. NTX Rayados (TX) 8:00 pm

    Mountain Region

    Sunday, December 2
    FC Denver (CO) 4-1 Gam United Football Club (CO)

    Southern California Region

    Wednesday, January 16
    Cal FC (CA) v. California United FC II (CA) 10:00 pm

    West Region

    Saturday, January 5
    Oakland Stompers (CA) v. Academica SC (CA) 10:30 pm


    Fourth Qualifying Round: April 6-7, 2019
     
  8. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Another 3rd round qualifier is final. Still two to go.

    2019 USOC - Qualifying Tournament

    Home team first, times are ET

    3rd Round
    Central Region


    Saturday, January 12
    Motagua New Orleans (LA) v. NTX Rayados (TX) 10:00 pm

    Mountain Region

    Sunday, December 2
    FC Denver (CO) 4-1 Gam United Football Club (CO)

    Southern California Region

    Wednesday, January 16
    Cal FC (CA) v. California United FC II (CA) 10:00 pm

    West Region

    Saturday, January 5
    Oakland Stompers (CA) 0-1 Academica SC (CA)


    Fourth Qualifying Round: April 6-7, 2019
     
  9. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    It sounds like you called it exactly right.

     
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  10. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    One more 3rd round match is complete. One more to go:

    2019 USOC - Qualifying Tournament

    Home team first, times are CT

    3rd Round
    Central Region


    Saturday, January 12
    Motagua New Orleans (LA) 1-1 (pks 9-10) NTX Rayados (TX)

    Mountain Region

    Sunday, December 2
    FC Denver (CO) 4-1 Gam United Football Club (CO)

    Southern California Region

    Wednesday, January 16
    Cal FC (CA) v. California United FC II (CA) 9:00 pm

    West Region

    Saturday, January 5
    Oakland Stompers (CA) 0-1 Academica SC (CA)


    Fourth Qualifying Round: April 6-7, 2019
     
  11. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    The final 3rd round qualifying match is tonight, January 16.

    The USSF is saying that the 4th round pairings will be announced on January 17.
     
  12. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    The 3rd Round is now complete:

    2019 USOC - Qualifying Tournament

    Home team first, times are ET

    3rd Round
    Central Region


    Saturday, January 12
    Motagua New Orleans (LA) 1-1 (pks 9-10) NTX Rayados (TX)

    Mountain Region

    Sunday, December 2
    FC Denver (CO) 4-1 Gam United Football Club (CO)

    Southern California Region

    Wednesday, January 16
    Cal FC (CA) 1-1 (pks 7-6) California United FC II (CA)

    West Region

    Saturday, January 5
    Oakland Stompers (CA) 0-1 Academica SC (CA)


    Fourth Qualifying Round: April 6-7, 2019
     
  13. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    The USSF will announce the 4th Round pairings today at 11:00 am CT.
    Winners in the 4th Round will advance to the 2019 U.S. Open Cup.

    Here are the remaining teams:

    Northeast Region
    Safira FC (MA)
    West Chester Predators (PA)

    Mid-Atlantic Region
    World Class Premier Elite FC (MD)
    Virginia United (VA)

    Southeast Region
    America Soccer Club (FL)
    Florida Soccer Soldiers (FL)

    Central Region
    FC Maritsa (MO)
    NTX Rayados (TX)

    Mountain Region
    FC Denver (CO)
    Southwest FC (TX)

    Southern California Region
    Santa Ana Winds FC (CA)
    Cal FC (CA)

    West Region
    Academica SC (CA)
    IPS/Marathon Taverna (OR)

    The USSF has not said if they will automatically pair teams in the same region or not.
     
  14. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    2019 USOC - Qualifying Tournament


    4th Round
    Exact Dates and Times TBA
    Home team first.

    April 6-7
    Northeast Region
    Safira FC (MA) v. West Chester Predators (PA)

    Mid-Atlantic Region
    Virginia United (VA) v. World Class Premier Elite FC (MD) v.

    Southeast Region
    Florida Soccer Soldiers (FL) v. America Soccer Club (FL)

    Central Region
    NTX Rayados (TX) v. FC Maritsa (MO)

    Mountain Region
    Southwest FC (TX) v. FC Denver (CO)

    Southern California Region
    Santa Ana Winds FC (CA) v. Cal FC (CA)

    West Region
    Academica SC (CA) v. IPS/Marathon Taverna (OR)

    Winners advance to the 2019 U.S. Open Cup.
     
  15. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    2019 USOC - Qualifying Tournament
    Updated with dates and times.

    4th Round
    Times are ET.
    Home team first.

    Northeast Region
    Saturday, April 6
    Safira FC (MA) v. West Chester Predators (PA) 6:00 pm

    Mid-Atlantic Region
    Sunday, April 7
    Virginia United (VA) v. World Class Premier Elite FC (MD) 4:00 pm

    Southeast Region
    Sunday, April 7
    Florida Soccer Soldiers (FL) v. America Soccer Club (FL) 4:00 pm

    Central Region
    Saturday, April 6
    NTX Rayados (TX) v. FC Maritsa (MO) 8:00 pm

    Mountain Region
    Saturday, April 6
    Southwest FC (TX) v. FC Denver (CO) 9:30 pm

    Southern California Region
    Saturday, April 6
    Santa Ana Winds FC (CA) v. Cal FC (CA) 10:00 pm

    West Region
    Saturday, April 6
    Academica SC (CA) v. IPS/Marathon Taverna (OR) 10:00 pm



    Winners advance to the 2019 U.S. Open Cup.
     
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