2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualification

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The 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament proper features teams from all five tiers of men's soccer of the American Soccer Pyramid.

For the 2013 tournament, all American-based teams from the top two tiers, Major League Soccer and the North American Soccer League, will earns berths into the third and second round propers of the tournament, respectively.

For the third, fourth and fifth tiers of the pyramid, a series of qualification and state tournaments are held to determine the berths into the tournament. Most states began their qualification in October or November 2012 and will conclude in March 2013. These teams will complete the 64-team field in the U.S. Open Cup.


National Premier Soccer League[edit]

In addition to the two teams from the West qualifying tournament, the following NPSL teams also qualified: [1]

The Erie Admirals, 2012 Great Lakes Division regular season champions, were expected to join but declined citing a variety of reasons. AFC Cleveland as the division’s playoff champion was next in line but also declined. Rather than giving the Open Cup berth to the division’s third choice, Detroit City FC, they awarded the berth to the club that had the best overall record among the remaining teams league wide (excluding Western Conference), which was the Brooklyn Italians.[1]

NPSL Western Conference Northern Division Qualifying Tournament[edit]

All five teams of the 2013 Northern Division competed in the qualifying tournament with Real San Jose, San Francisco Stompers, and Sonoma County Sol receiving first round byes.[1] [2]

  First Round - March 9     Semifinals - March 16     Final - March 23
      Sacramento Gold 2  
  Sacramento Gold 3     Real San Jose 0    
  CD Aguiluchos USA 0         Sonoma County Sol 1
      Sacramento Gold 5
      San Francisco Stompers 2    
        Sonoma County Sol 5  


[2] [3] [4]

NPSL Western Conference Southern Division Qualifying Tournament[edit]

All six teams of the 2013 Southern Division competed in the qualifying tournament with FC Santa Clarita and San Diego Flash receiving first round byes.[1][2]

  First Round - March 17     Semifinals - March 23, 24     Final - March 30
      San Diego Flash 4  
  Orange County Spartans1 2     San Diego Boca 2    
  San Diego Boca 0         San Diego Flash 0
      FC Hasental 2
      FC Santa Clarita 1    
  FC Hasental     FC Hasental 2  
  Las Vegas Stallions2  
  1. Orange County Spartans forfeited due to improper player registration
  2. Las Vegas Stallions forfeited due to improper player registration


[2] [3] [4]


The top 2 finishers in each region will qualify directly to the U.S. Open Cup tournament proper.

Region I[edit]

Region II[edit]

Region III[edit]

Region IV[edit]

US Club Soccer[edit]

The USCS qualifying tournament consists of 2 groups with the top two finishers moving on to a single elimination bracket, with the winner qualifying for the 2013 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup play-in round.[5]

Group A[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L D GF GA GD
San Ramon SC 9 3 3 0 0 11 0 +11
Capital FC 6 3 2 1 0 11 5 +6
North Coast Tsunami 3 3 1 2 0 3 7 -4
Southern Oregon Fuego 0 3 0 3 0 0 13 -13

Group B[edit]

Team Pts Pld W L D GF GA GD
Fresno Fuego Future 7 3 2 0 1 6 3 3
Los Gatos Storm 6 3 2 1 0 6 3 3
Stanislaus United 2 3 0 1 2 5 6 -1
Bullard United 1 3 0 2 1 2 7 -5

Knock-Out Round[edit]

Semifinals Final
San Ramon SC 1/0 +
Los Gatos Storm 1/2 +
Los Gatos Storm 1
Fresno Fuego Future 5
Capital FC 2
Fresno Fuego Future 10

+ The San Ramon SC/Los Gatos Storm semifinal was suspended 1–1 in extra time due to a power failure which caused the lights to go out at the stadium. The match was replayed on April 21.


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