Mls Cup Referee Assignments For College

2017 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP SCHEDULE

Final

Date

Game

Result

Venue

Sept. 20Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS)2-1
RECAP
Children's Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kan.

Semifinals

Date

Game

Results

Venue

Aug. 9Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. San Jose Earthquakes (MLS)
1-1 (5-4 PKs)
REPLAY
Children's Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kan.
Aug. 15 FC Cincinnati (USL) vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS) 2-3 (a.e.t.)
REPLAY
Nippert Stadium (Univ. of Cincinnati); Cincinnati, Ohio

Quarterfinals

Date

Game

Results

Venue

July 10
San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS)
3-2
REPLAY
Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
July 11
Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. FC Dallas (MLS)
3-0 (a.e.t)
REPLAY
Children's Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kan.
July 13
New England Revolution (MLS) vs. New York Red Bulls (MLS)
0-1
REPLAY
Jordan Field (Harvard University); Boston, Mass.

Aug. 2*Miami FC (NASL) vs. FC Cincinnati (USL)
0-1
REPLAY
Riccardo Silva Stadium (Fla. International Univ.); Miami, Fla.

*Match rescheduled on 7/14

Round of 16

Date

Game

Results

Venue

June 27FC Dallas (MLS) vs. Colorado Rapids (MLS)
3-1
REPLAY
Toyota Stadium; Frisco, Texas
June 28Houston Dynamo (MLS) vs. Sporting Kansas City (MLS)
0-2
REPLAY
BBVA Compass Stadium; Houston, Texas
June 28New England Revolution (MLS) vs. D.C. United (MLS)2-1
REPLAY
Jordan Field (Harvard University); Boston, Mass.
June 28Miami FC (NASL) vs. Atlanta United FC (MLS)3-2
REPLAY
Riccardo Silva Stadium (Fla. International Univ.); Miami, Fla.
June 28New York Red Bulls (MLS) vs. Philadelphia Union (MLS)
1-1 (5-3 PKs)
REPLAY
Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
June 28FC Cincinnati (USL) vs. Chicago Fire (MLS)0-0 (3-1 PKs) 
RECAP
Nippert Stadium (Univ. of Cincinnati); Cincinnati, Ohio
June 28San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. Seattle Sounders FC (MLS)2-1
REPLAY
Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
June 28LA Galaxy (MLS) vs. Sacramento Republic FC (USL)2-0
REPLAY
StubHub Center Track Stadium; Carson, Calif.

Fourth Round

Date

Game

Results

Venue

June 13D.C. United (MLS) vs. Christos FC (Md.)4-1
REPLAY
Maryland SoccerPlex; Boyds, Md.
June 13Colorado Rapids (MLS) vs. OKC Energy FC (USL)
3-2
REPLAY
Dick's Sporting Goods Park; Commerce City, Colo.
June 13Seattle Sounders FC (MLS) vs. Portland Timbers (MLS)2-1
REPLAY
Starfire Sports Complex; Tukwila, Wash.
June 14FC Cincinnati (USL) vs. Columbus Crew SC (MLS)1-0
REPLAY
Nippert Stadium (Univ. of Cincinnati); Cincinnati, Ohio
June 14North Carolina FC (NASL) vs. Houston Dynamo (MLS)2-3 (a.e.t.)
REPLAY
Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.
June 14New England Revolution (MLS) vs. Rochester Rhinos (USL)3-0
REPLAY
Anderson Stadium (Providence College); Providence, R.I.
June 14Philadelphia Union (MLS) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL)3-1
REPLAY
Talen Energy Stadium; Chester, Pa.
June 14Atlanta United FC (MLS) vs. Charleston Battery (USL)3-2
REPLAY
Fifth Third Bank Stadium (Kennesaw State Univ.); Kennesaw, Ga.
June 14Orlando City SC (MLS) vs. Miami FC (NASL)1-3
REPLAY
Orlando City Stadium; Orlando, Fla.
June 14
New York Red Bulls (MLS) vs. New York City FC (MLS)
1-0
REPLAY
Red Bull Arena; Harrison, N.J.
June 14FC Dallas (MLS) vs. Tulsa Roughnecks FC (USL)2-1
REPLAY
Westcott Field (Southern Methodist Univ.); Dallas, Texas
June 14Saint Louis FC (USL) vs. Chicago Fire (MLS)
0-1
REPLAY
Toyota Stadium (WWT Soccer Park); Fenton, Mo.
June 14Sporting Kansas City (MLS) vs. Minnesota United FC (MLS)4-0
REPLAY
Children's Mercy Park; Kansas City, Kan.
June 14Los Angeles Galaxy (MLS) vs. Orange County SC (USL)3-1
REPLAY
StubHub Center Track Stadium; Carson, Calif.
June 14San Jose Earthquakes (MLS) vs. San Francisco Deltas (NASL)2-0
REPLAY
Avaya Stadium; San Jose, Calif.
June 14Sacramento Republic FC (USL) vs. Real Salt Lake (MLS)
4-1
REPLAY
Papa Murphy's Park; Sacramento, Calif.

Third Round

Date

Game

Results

Venue

May 30Michigan Bucks (PDL) vs. Saint Louis FC (USL)
1-2
RECAP
Ultimate Soccer Arenas; Pontiac, Mich.
May 31Rochester Rhinos (USL) vs. GPS Omens (Mass.)2-1 (a.e.t.)
REPLAY
Capelli Sport Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.
May 31Jacksonville Armada (NASL) vs. Charleston Battery (USL)0-1 
REPLAY
Southern Oak Stadium (Jacksonville Univ.); Jacksonville, Fla.
May 31FC Cincinnati (USL) vs. Louisville City FC (USL)1-0
REPLAY
Nippert Stadium (Univ. of Cincinnati); Cincinnati, Ohio
May 31Reading United AC (PDL) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL)0-3
REPLAY
Exeter Township Senior High School; Reading, Pa.
May 31North Carolina FC (NASL) vs. Charlotte Independence (USL)4-1
REPLAY
Sahlen's Stadium at WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.
May 31Miami FC (NASL) vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL)2-0
REPLAY
FIU Stadium; Miami, Fla.
May 31Chicago FC United (PDL) vs. Christos FC (Md.)0-1
REPLAY
Hoyne Field – Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.
May 31Tulsa Roughnecks FC (USL) vs. San Antonio FC (USL)0-0 (7-6 PKs)
REPLAY
Hurricane Soccer & Track Stadium; Tulsa, Okla.
May 31Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USL) vs. OKC Energy FC (USL)1-2
REPLAY
Weidner Field; Colorado Springs, Colo.
May 31Phoenix Rising FC (USL) vs. San Francisco Deltas (NASL)1-2
REPLAY
Phoenix Rising Soccer Complex; Scottsdale, Ariz.
May 31L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.) vs. Orange County SC (USL)0-1
REPLAY
Azusa Pacific University Soccer Field; Azusa, Calif.
May 31Sacramento Republic FC (USL) vs. Reno 1868 FC (USL)2-0
REPLAY
Papa Murphy's Park; Sacramento, Calif.

Second Round

Date

Game

Results

Venue

May 16Tampa Bay Rowdies (USL) vs. Jacksonville Armada U-23 (NPSL)
3-0

It’s down-to-the-wire time for amateur teams in the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The 14 winners of this weekend’s Third Qualifying Round games will move through to the finals of the 105-year-old competition, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship. NYC-based Lansdowne Bhoys, Baltimore’s beloved Christos FC and a host of strong sides from Florida, Colorado and California are all in action this Saturday and Sunday. Join ussoccer.com for a closer look at this thrilling clutch of do-or-die clashes in the grassroots of the American game.

The marquee match-up of the round comes from the Northeast Region where outstanding Amateur Cup holders Lansdowne Bhoys host Philly scrappers Junior Lone Star U23s in Yonkers. The Bhoys, stars of NYC’s historic and ultra-competitive Cosmopolitan League, are comprised of a stable of veteran players, many with professional experience on their CVs. “Most of our guys are on the other side of the professional window, where they’re coming out of that part of their careers after having had a taste of the professional ranks,” assistant coach and Bhoys’ president Willie McGrory told U.S. Soccer. The Bhoys boast former Arsenal youth standout Sean Kelly in the side as well as Gambian Abdoukarim Kabo Dansomakes, one of the top goalkeepers in the amateur game.


(Junior Lone Star train daily on a public park in Southwest Philadelphia - the surface is challenging)

While the Bhoys are aged like fine wine, the young Lone Stars are on the other side of the divide. This is the youth team of a club founded in Southwest Philadelphia by West African refugees. Many in the side are still hoping for that elusive chance at a pro contract. “Lansdowne Bhoys are a really, really good team,” said their Liberia-born captain Siafa Dempster, a recent college graduate. Barely 24, he’s the oldest player in the side. “We may be young, but we’re super excited,” said the left-back, a team leader beside co-captain Mohamed Tall. “It’s going to be a challenge. They’ll be more mature than us as players and probably won’t make the kinds of mistakes young guys like us do. But we’re built to not give up. No matter what, we’ll keep pushing until the final whistle.”

Christos FC, darlings of last year’s Open Cup, are hoping to reach a second straight finals. Pennsylvania’s Phoenix Soccer Club visit the Baltimore-based side with ace striker Pete Caringi III and a plethora of returning veterans from the 2017 team that reached the Open Cup Fourth Round. “We just want to keep doing what we’ve been doing and keep getting results,” said Caringi, a former scoring standout with local college power University of Maryland Baltimore County, where he now serves as assistant coach. 


(The tireless Daniel Baxter of Christos FC covered himself in glory in last year's run to the Open Cup fourth Round)

Kendall Wanderers are missing three starters after red cards hit hard in the last round – an epic shootout win (2-2 a.e.t) in a classic contest against fellow Bay State Soccer League (BSSL) giants GPS Omens. Mass United, out of Lynn, will be hoping to exploit the holes in the Kendall eleven when the two meet at Somerville’s Dilboy Stadium under the lights. “Defensively we’re always strong and we keep our shape well,” said Kendall’s 35-year-old player-coach Phil Keane, a carpenter by trade who scored in a First Round rout of Boston Siege. “We’re disciplined and tough to break down. You can always count on that.”

The third contest in the Region sees long-traveling Stegman’s Soccer Club of Minnesota take on the Rochester River Dogz all the way in Upstate New York. The Minneapolis men are eager to keep up the form they’ve shown so far and make sure the long trip back home is a happy one.

Florida & Colorado Dominate the Middle
Three sides from Florida are in action in the Southeast Region. Miami’s Red Force FC aim to reach their second straight Open Cup with a win against South Florida FC in a local derby. “We focus on playing a short-passing game,” said Gabriel Vega, Red Force’s founder and coach who speaks of his club with an affinity usually reserved for family. “We like to keep the ball on the grass. A lot of these guys have played together since they were little kids and that’s a really important thing for a team’s chemistry.”

 
(Red Force FC is a family affair and among the top dogs of South Florida's amateur soccer scene)

The third member of the Florida trio to play this weekend is Kendall FC, who travel to Tennessee to take on Nashville United. NTX Rayados are the lone remaining side from Texas and they host Motagua New Orleans, who happen to be the last remaining team from Louisiana.

Four of the six clubs in action in the Mountain Region hail from the high country of Colorado. “The level of competition and the number of teams in the Colorado area have picked up considerably in the last few years,” said Johnny Freeston, former player and current manager of Harpos FC, who meet familiar foes Azteca FC in their Third Round clash after requiring extra-time in their two previous qualifiers. “It used to be like ten teams in the area, and now all of a sudden you have something like 50.”

Two more of those Colorado clubs, FC Denver and Indios Denver, meet in an all-capital derby in Aurora. “We are hungry to make this our time - our time to make the national stage,” FC Denver said in a club statement on their website, signaling their intentions with a pre-game battle cry. “Our time to show fans and soccer supporters in our city and across the nation the pride we have in our club and our city."

 
(FC Denver are part of a glut of Colorado-based clubs in the Third Round up in the Mountain Region)

The region’s third game sets a pair of Arizona hopefuls in direct competition with bragging rights on the line when Sporting AZ FC plays host to Galati FC at John Riggs Stadium in Mesa.

All California Out West
All eight surviving teams in the Pacific Region call California home. There will be four amateur representatives from the Golden State in next year’s finals. The only question is who?

L.A. Wolves had their feet up in the Second Round of 2018 Open Cup Qualifying, a late forfeit by Vanquish FC putting them through. But neither that gap in competitive play, nor a heavy turnover from last year’s squad, has coach Yan Skwara overly worried ahead of a Third Round clash with Buena Park FC. “We’re confident, not cocky,” said the man who took over the reins from former coach Eric Wynalda, currently occupied with his run for the U.S. Soccer presidency.

Skwara has a core of standouts in defense, including Guatemala U-20 international Julio Ortiz, Carlos Figueroa, Danny Hulbert and Henry Escobar. Up front, the pair of Dmitriy Zhurazloev and Caeser Rivera (a veteran of Wynalda’s Cal FC team that upset Portland Timbers in the 2012 Open Cup) can unlock any rearguard. “We know what we need to do and we know how to go about it,” said Skwara, oozing confidence in SoCal. “Any team can be dangerous if you let them, but we’ll be ready to go and try to stamp ourselves on the game.”


(LA Wolves - in orange - are giants in SoCal and a magnet club for some of the best talent in a soccer-rich area)

El Farolito, winners of the 1993 Open Cup under the name CD Mexico, takes on Cal Victory in San Francisco while the high-flying Santa Ana Winds host the San Pedro Monsters. In the southern-most portion of Southern California, Chula Vista FC, veterans of the 2017 Open Cup finals, round out the action at home against La Máquina, who also reached the 2017 Open Cup proper and are always a tough nut to crack.

The winners of those Third Round games then move onto the big show, the 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, which is scheduled to begin in May. Follow all the action and keep your finger on the pulse of the #USOC2018 on Twitter and Instagram @OpenCup and ussoccer.com.

2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Open Division Local Qualifying Schedule
Third Qualifying Round – Nov. 18-19

Game (home team listed first)
Mass United FC (Mass.) vs. Kendall Wanderers (Mass.)
Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) vs. Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.)
Christos FC (Md.) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (Pa.)
Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) vs. Stegman's Soccer Club (Minn.)
Red Force FC (Fla.) vs. South Florida FC (Fla.)
Nashville United (Tenn.) vs. FC Kendall (Fla.)
NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. Motagua New Orleans (La.)
FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Indios Denver FC (Colo.)
Harpos FC (Colo.) vs. Azteca FC (Colo.)
Sporting AZ FC (Ariz.) vs. Galati FC (Ariz.)
Chula Vista FC (Calif.) vs. La Máquina FC (Calif.)
Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. San Pedro Monsters FC (Calif.)
El Farolito (Calif.) vs. Cal Victory FC (Calif.)
Buena Park FC (Calif.) vs. L.A. Wolves FC (Calif.)

Northeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 18^

Mass United FC (Mass.) vs. Kendall Wanderers (Mass.)

7:15 p.m. ET

Dilboy Stadium; Somerville, Mass.

Nov. 18

Lansdowne Bhoys FC (N.Y.) vs. Junior Lone Star U23s (Pa.)

8 p.m. ET

Tibbetts Brooke Park; Yonkers, N.Y.

Nov. 19

Christos FC (Md.) vs. Phoenix Soccer Club (Pa.)

1 p.m. ET

Anne Arundel Community College; Arnold, Md.

Nov. 19+

Rochester River Dogz (N.Y.) vs. Stegman's Soccer Club (Minn.)

1 p.m. ET

Thornell Farm Park Turf Field; Pittsford, N.Y.

Southeast Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

Time

Venue

Nov. 18&

Nashville United (Tenn.) vs. FC Kendall (Fla.)

6 p.m. CT

E.B. Rose Park; Nashville, Tenn.

Nov. 18

NTX Rayados (Texas) vs. Motagua New Orleans (La.)

7 p.m. CT

Premier Park; Balch Springs, Texas

Nov. 19*

Red Force FC (Fla.) vs. South Florida FC (Fla.)

4 p.m. ET

Kendall Soccer Park; Miami, Fla.

Mountain Region

Date

Game (home team listed first)

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