June 1, 2011
LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
Major League Soccer (Division I – Eight teams): Six automatic qualifiers based on the 2010 regular season standings and two qualifiers from a play-in competition that features 10 teams.
Automatic Qualifiers (Six berths): Columbus Crew, FC Dallas, Los Angeles Galaxy, New York Red Bulls, Real Salt Lake, Seattle Sounders
Play-in Qualifiers (Two berths): Chicago Fire, Sporting Kansas City
United Soccer Leagues PRO (Division III – 11 teams): All U.S.-based clubs automatically qualify.
Automatic Qualifiers (11 berths): Charleston Battery, Charlotte Eagles, Dayton Dutch Lions, Harrisburg City Islanders, Los Angeles Blues, FC New York, Orlando City, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Richmond Kickers, Rochester Rhinos, Wilmington Hammerheads
United Soccer Leagues Premier Development League (Amateur – Nine teams): The top U.S.-based club from each of nine PDL divisions qualified based on the results of four pre-selected 2011 regular season games. Each of the 54 teams eligible played two home and two away matches that served as qualifiers.
Qualifiers (Nine berths): Carolina Dynamo, Central Florida Kraze, Chicago Fire Premier, Chivas El Paso Patriots, Reading United A.C., Real Colorado Foxes, Ventura County Fusion, Western Mass Pioneers, Kitsap Pumas or Portland Timbers U-23s
U.S. Adult Soccer Association (Amateur – Eight teams): The first- and second-place teams from each of the four U.S. Soccer regions advanced to the tournament. Approximately 50 teams entered qualifying at the local or state level.
Qualifiers (Eight berths): AAC Eagles, Doxa Italia, DV8 Defenders, Iowa Menace, ASC New Stars, New York Pancyprian-Freedoms, Phoenix SC, Regals FC
National Premier Soccer League (Amateur – Four teams): The NPSL elected to give one berth to each of its four divisions, either by qualifying tournaments or division standing.
Qualifiers (Four berths): Brooklyn Italians, Chattanooga FC, Hollywood United Hitmen, Madison 56ers