2015 U.S. Open Cup qualification

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The 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament proper will feature teams from all five tiers of men's soccer of the American Soccer Pyramid.

All teams from the first three levels qualify. For the fourth and fifth tiers of the pyramid, a series of qualification and state tournaments are held to determine the berths into the tournament. These teams will complete the 91-team field in the U.S. Open Cup.

National Premier Soccer League (12)[edit]

On February 4, 2015, the NPSL announced 7 of the 12 NPSL sides for the US Open Cup listed below. Each of these teams was a playoff team from the previous season:[1]

On March 20th, 3 additional teams were announced leaving 2 spots to be claimed. [2]

On March 21st, Sonoma County Sol qualified out of the Golden Gate Conference, leaving 1 team to qualify.

On March 22nd FC Tacoma 253 became the final team to qualify.

West Region - Southwest Conference Qualifying Tournament[edit]

All four teams of the 2015 Southwest Conference competed in the qualifying tournament with FC Hasental and the San Diego Flash receiving first round byes.[3]

Semifinals Final
      
San Diego Flash 4
Temecula FC 2
San Diego Flash 2 (4)
Deportivo Coras USA 2 (1)
FC Hasental 0
Deportivo Coras USA 3

Matches[edit]

Winner advances to West Region - Conference Playoff

West Region - Northwest Conference Qualifying Tournament[edit]

Playoff
   
FC Tacoma 253 2
Spartans Futbol Club 1

Winner advances to West Region - Conference Playoff

West Region - Conference Playoff[edit]

Playoff
   
FC Tacoma 253 6
San Diego Flash 1

FC Tacoma 253 advances to Open Cup

West Region - Golden Gate Conference Qualifying Tournament[edit]

All five teams of the 2015 Golden Gate Conference will compete in the qualifying tournament with Sacramento Gold and Real San Jose starting off with a play-in game.[3]

  First Round     Semi-Final     Final
                           
      Sonoma County Sol 4  
  Sacramento Gold 0     Real San Jose 3    
  Real San Jose 3         Sonoma County Sol 2
      CD Aguiluchos USA 1
      CD Aguiluchos USA 8    
        SF Stompers FC 1  

Matches[edit]

Sonoma County Sol advances to Open Cup

USASA (11)[edit]

The USASA was allocated 11 qualifying spots in this years tournament.

The USASA adopted new qualification standards for the 2014 tournament citing earlier qualifying deadlines by USSF. They will now use the results from the previous calendar years tournaments to determine regional qualifiers. Region I has already adopted that their qualifiers will be the regional champion of both the USASA National Cup and the USASA US Amateur Cup. Other regions have yet to announce who they will qualify.[4]

Region Qualification method Qualified team
I Amateur Cup Regional Champion New York (state) NY Greek-American Atlas [4]
I Open Cup Regional Champion Maryland Maryland Bays [4]
II TBD Kansas KC Athletics
II TBD Wisconsin Madison Fire
III Open Cup Regional Champion North Carolina Triangle Brigade [5]
III Open Cup Regional Runner-up Texas NTX Rayados [5]
IV Open Cup Regional Champion California Chula Vista FC
IV Open Cup Regional Runner-Up California Cal FC
WC TBD Massachusetts Mass Premier Soccer
WC TBD California PSA Elite
WC TBD Illinois RWB Adria

US Club Soccer (1)[edit]

San Francisco City FC

USSSA (1)[edit]

Tournament took place between March 13 and March 15 at the Overland Park Soccer Complex in Overland Park, Kansas. [6] 6 teams participated for one spot in the US Open Cup. The following teams competed. Colorado Rovers S.C.(Golden, CO), KC Athletics (Prairie View, KS), Monaco F.C. (Denver,CO), Colorado Sporting Premier (Auorora, CO), ASC Newstars (Houston, TX), Harpo's F.C.(Boulder, CO) [7]

The KC Athletics and Harpo's FC advanced to the final with KC winning 3–1. However, Harpo's FC advanced as well as KC to the US Open Cup due to KC Athletics having already qualified through USASA Region 2. They would again meet in the Preliminary Round of the Open Cup, with Harpo's FC advancing with a 2–1 victory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-05. Retrieved 2015-02-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/usopencup/status/575465615365820416
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-02-20. Retrieved 2015-02-20.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b c "2015 US Open Cup qualifying: Maryland Bays, Greek American Atlas unofficially qualify with USASA Region I titles | The Cup". thecup.us. Archived from the original on 2014-06-22. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  5. ^ a b "2015 US Open Cup qualifying preview: Two USASA Region III spots to be decided this weekend in Alabama". thecup.us. Archived from the original on 2014-06-22. Retrieved 2014-06-20.
  6. ^ "22015 US Open Cup qualifying: Colorado Rovers to defend USSSA title in March with Open Cup berth on line". thecup.us. Retrieved 2015-01-24.
  7. ^ "USSSA National Bracket".

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