I have a question. I have never followed any of the different countries cups very closely at all (FA cup, US open cup, etc). I was wondering if the FA cup is done the same way as the US open cup as far as the bigger professional teams getting automatic bids into the higher rounds. Example being that the MLS teams automatically start out in the 3rd and 4th round and the USL div 1 teams automatically start out in the 2nd or 3rd round. I thought that in the FA cup all teams started out with their name in a boul and were drawn out lottery style and that everyone started in the same round. I could be wrong though. Dont attack I am just asking. I thought the whole point of country cup was so that the "Joe Smoes" got a chance to play against the "Big Dogs". I think that there should be some qualifing rounds for the much lower amatuer teams but after that I think that all the teams should start out in the first round. I know there would be some lop sided games, but hopefully the MLS teams wouldnt play with their normal starting 11 against some amature team. I think it would be much more intertaining this way. Just my thoughts.