United Premier Soccer League Teams Prepare for Final Qualifying Rounds for US Open Cup (Nov. 18 & 19) 

November 17th, 2023

The historic Lamar Hunt US Open Cup competition, hosted annually by US Soccer, pitting teams of all levels across the US, is set to resume this weekend for the fourth and final qualifying round before the tournament introduces upcoming coveted matchups against professional MLS and USL sides. 11 UPSL sides so far have proven their mettle and reached this final qualifying round, set to kick off Saturday and Sunday, Nov.18 and 19. We take a closer look at these 11 teams preparing for this all-important final qualifying round against fellow semi-pro competition. 

Here are the UPSL teams still competing in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: 

  • UDA Soccer (UPSL) vs. Azteca FC
    • Date: Sat. 11/18, 1PM EST 
    • Location: New Mexico State University; Las Cruces, NM 
  • Leg-AZ World FC (UPSL) vs. FC America
    • Date: Sat. 11/18, 7PM EST 
    • Location: Lake Mary High School; Lake Mary, FL 
  • Foro SC (UPSL) vs. Alamo City Soccer (UPSL)
    • Date: Sat. 11/18, 7PM EST 
    • Location: Prince of Peace; Carrollton, TX 
  • Tennessee Tempo (UPSL) vs. SCU Heat (UPSL)
    • Date: Sat. 11/18, 7PM EST 
    • Location: R. Siegel Soccer Complex; Murfreesboro, TN 
  • Brockton FC United (UPSL) vs. NY Pancyprian Freedoms
    • Date: Sat. 11/18, 8PM EST 
    • Location: St. John’s University; Jamaica, NY 
  • NJ Alliance FC (UPSL) vs. Vereiniging Erzgebirge
    • Date: Sun. 11/19, 2PM EST 
    • Location: Erzgebirge Clubhouse; Warminster, PA 
  • City Soccer FC (UPSL) vs. Miami United FC
    • Date: Sun. 11/19, 7PM EST 
    • Location: Ted Hendricks Stadium; Hialeah, FL 
  • FC Folsom (UPSL) vs. International San Francisco
    • Date: Sun. 11/19, 8PM EST 
    • Location: Livermore Community Park; Folsom, CA 
  • Irvine Zeta FC (UPSL) vs. Temecula Football Club
    • Date: Sun. 11/19, 8PM EST 
    • Location: OC Great Park; Irvine, CA 

As the fourth qualifying round of the US Open Cup kicks off on November 18, the soccer world eagerly anticipates who will take the remaining 11 US Open Cup Qualifying spots. These teams have already made waves by reaching this stage of the competition, and now they seek to go even further in this prestigious tournament. Soccer enthusiasts across the nation are in for a treat as these underdogs look to upset the status quo and shake up the US Soccer pyramid as they continue their journeys in the US Open Cup. For more information on the remaining teams competing in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, please visit www.ussoccer.com/us-open-cup

About The Lamar Hunt US Open Cup 

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is U.S. Soccer’s National Championship and has crowned a champion annually since 1914 (with the exception of 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19). The historic tournament is conducted on a single-game, knockout basis and open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor United States soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt. The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States and the world’s third-longest continuously run national cup tournament. 

Each year’s winner earns $300,000 in prize money and has the club’s name engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy – one of the oldest nationally-contested trophies in American team sports – now on permanent display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas. The runner-up earns $100,000, while the teams that advance farthest from each lower division take home a $25,000 cash prize. 

For complete coverage of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, visit usopencup.com and follow the tournament’s official social accounts on X and Instagram @OpenCup and Facebook @OfficialOpenCup.

About the UPSL 
The UPSL was formed in 2011 and occupies the unofficial fourth tier of US Soccer. Across its Premier, Division 1, Women and Academy divisions there are more than 500 teams competing nationwide. The UPSL is the largest Pro Development League in North America and is a National Affiliate member of the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF). Each UPSL team is individually owned and operated. UPSL teams are eligible to participate in the U.S. Open Cup Qualifying Rounds through the league’s affiliation with USSF.  

More information about UPSL can be found at www.staging.upsl.com or by following the league on Facebook (facebook.com/upslsoccer), Instagram (@upslsoccer) and Twitter (@upslsoccer). Contact UPSL: [email protected] / Media: [email protected]