2017 U.S. Open Cup qualification

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2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup qualification
Tournament details
Dates10 September 2016 – 13 November 2016

The 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup tournament proper will feature teams from all five tiers of men's soccer of the American Soccer Pyramid. A record 64 amateur teams have entered qualifying this year.

As with the 2016 tournament, US Soccer now oversees the qualifying process that used to be handled by each association. According to US Soccer, all teams within the Division I & II professional leagues will qualify automatically as in past years. Any Open Division national league can apply to use previous year's league standings as their qualification method. Remaining Open Division teams will participate in up to five qualifying rounds to determine entrants into the tournament proper. Final slot allocation will be determined when team registration has concluded.[1]

National League Track[edit]

Premier Development League (21 teams)[edit]

Twenty-one teams entered through the Premier Development League. Nine division winners, followed by 12 at large berths.

Division Winners
State Club PDL Division App Last Previous Best
North Carolina Charlotte Eagles South Atlantic 14th 2016 Quarterfinals
Iowa Des Moines Menace Heartland 11th 2016 Fourth round
Arizona FC Tucson Southwest 4th 2016 Third round
California Fresno Fuego Central Pacific 4th 2014 Fourth round
Maine GPS Portland Phoenix Northeast 4th 2016 Second round
Michigan Michigan Bucks Great Lakes 14th 2016 Fourth round
Oklahoma OKC Energy U23 Mid South 1st N/A N/A
Pennsylvania Reading United AC Mid Atlantic 11th 2016 Third round
(2013 & 2014)
Florida The Villages SC Southeast 2nd 2016 Second round
At-Large Berths
State Club PDL Division App Last Previous Best
California Burlingame Dragons 3rd 2016 First round
(2015 & 2016)
North Carolina Carolina Dynamo South Atlantic 12th 2016 Quarterfinals
Illinois Chicago FC United Heartland
Kentucky Derby City Rovers Great Lakes 2nd 2013 First round
California Golden State Force Southwest
New Jersey Ocean City Nor'easters Mid Atlantic 8th 2014 Third round (2005 & 2009)
California San Diego Zest Southwest
South Carolina SC United Bantams South Atlantic 1st N/A N/A
Washington (state) Sounders FC U-23 Northwest 3rd 2016 Second round
(2013 & 2016)
Florida South Florida Surf Southeast 1st N/A N/A
Massachusetts Western Mass Pioneers Northeast 10th 2015 Third round

National Premier Soccer League (18 teams)[edit]


  • AFC Cleveland (OH)
  • Albion SC Pros (CA)
  • Chattanooga FC (TN)
  • Clarkstown SC Eagles (NY)
  • Grand Rapids FC (MI)
  • Miami United FC (FL)
  • New Jersey Copa FC (NJ)
  • Sonoma County Sol (CA)

At-Large Berths

  • AFC Ann Arbor (MI)
  • Atlanta Silverbacks (GA)
  • Boston City FC (MA)
  • Dutch Lions FC (TX)
  • FC Wichita (KS)
  • Fredericksburg FC (VA)
  • Jacksonville Armada U-23 (FL)
  • Legacy 76 (VA)
  • OSA FC (WA)
  • Tulsa Athletics (OK)

Local Qualifying Track[edit]

First qualifying round[edit]

First round games took place in 2016.

Second qualifying round[edit]

Second round games took place in 2016. All winners qualified for the tournament proper.


  1. ^ "2017 Open Cup Open Division Handbook". ussoccer.com. May 31, 2016.
  2. ^ Eliason, Kyle (February 6, 2017). "Minneapolis City SC Disqualified From U.S. Open Cup". FiftyFive.One. Retrieved February 21, 2017. Minneapolis City SC has been disqualified from the U.S. Open Cup after the club found itself in conflict with current cup policy. Per the U.S. Soccer Federation Policy manual, Open Division teams forfeit their eligibility upon switching leagues after the Open Division entry deadline has passed.

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