May 27, 2009
OPEN CUP PAIRINGS SET
W. Mass. Pioneers host migrantes Das Ilhas
U.S. Soccer has released the first round pairings for the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup. The Western Mass. Pioneers will host Migrantes Das Ilhas (USASA-Mass.) at Lusitano Stadium on June 9.
All 32 lower division teams will enter the tournament in the first round and have been grouped geographically into eight groups of four teams. The first-round match ups were drawn randomly within the four-team groups, although match ups between teams in the same division were avoided when possible.
The two winners from each group will face off in the second round on June 16, with the winners then advancing to the third round to face the eight qualified Major League Soccer teams. The quarterfinals will be played July 7, the semifinals will be played July 21 or 22, and the final will be played on Sept. 2.
2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule
Date Match Time (local) Venue
June 9 Reading Rage (PDL) at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL2) 7:05 p.m. ET
Skyline Sports Complex; Harrisburg, Pa.
June 9 Emigrantes Das Ilhas (USASA-Mass.) at Western Mass Pioneers (USL2) 7 p.m. ET
Lusitano Stadium; Ludlow, Mass.
June 9 Crystal Palace Baltimore (USL2) at Ocean City Barons (PDL) 7 p.m. ET
Carey Stadium; Ocean City, N.J.
June 9 Aegean Hawks FC (USASA-Va.) at Real Maryland FC (USL2) 6 p.m. ET
Richard Montgomery H.S.; Rockville, Md.
June 9 Richmond Kickers (USL2) at Carolina RailHawks (USL1) 7 p.m. ET
WakeMed Soccer Park; Cary, N.C.
June 9 Charlotte Eagles (USL2) at Wilmington Hammerheads (USL2) 7 p.m. ET
Legion Stadium; Wilmington, N.C.
June 9 Atlanta FC (USASA-Ga.) at Charleston Battery (USL1) 7:30 p.m. ET
Blackbaud Stadium; Charleston, S.C.
June 9 Lynch’s FC (USASA-Fla.) at Miami FC (USL1) 8 p.m. ET
Tropical Park; Miami, Fla.
June 9 St. Louis Lions (PDL) at Cleveland City Stars (USL1) 7 p.m. ET
Middlefield Cheese Stadium; Bedford, Ohio
June 9 Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL2) at Rochester Rhinos (USL1) 7 p.m. ET
Rochester Rhinos Stadium; Rochester, N.Y.
June 9 402 (USASA-Neb.) at Minnesota Thunder (USL1) 7:05 p.m. ET
National Sports Center; Blaine, Minn.
June 9 Milwaukee Bavarians (USASA-Wis.) at Chicago Fire PDL (PDL) 5 p.m. CT
Toyota Park Practice Field; Bridgeview, Ill.
June 9 Arizona Sahuaros (USASA-Ariz.) at El Paso Patriots (PDL) 8 p.m. MT
Patriot Stadium; El Paso, Texas
June 9 Mississippi Brilla FC (PDL) at Austin Aztex (USL1) 7:30 p.m. CT
Nelson Field; Austin, Texas
June 9 Portland Timbers (USL1) at Kitsap Pumas (PDL) 7 p.m. PT
Bremerton Memorial H.S.; Bremerton, Wash.
June 9 Sonoma County Sol (USASA-Calif.) at Orange County Blue Star (PDL) 2 p.m. PT
Concordia University; Irvine, Calif.