Carolina Dynamo to Host Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match First Round Match

Dynamo to Host Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Match First Round Match

Today US Soccer announced the 1st Round pairings for the 100th edition of
the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Chattanooga FC (NPSL) will come to
Greensboro to face the Dynamo on Tuesday, May 14th. Kick-off is 7:00 PM
at Macpherson Stadium.

The Dynamo qualified for the 2013 Open Cup by finishing as the 2012 South
Atlantic Division Champions of the Premier Development League (PDL). The
Dynamo Open the 2013 season at home on Saturday May 11th vs. the Virginia
Beach Piranhas

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest ongoing soccer tournament in
the United States, and is open to all U.S. Soccer Federation affiliated
teams, from amateur adult clubs to Major League Soccer teams. The
Carolina Dynamo will be one of 68 teams and one of just 16 PDL Teams
competing for the title in this year’s tournament.

For a complete listing of 1st Round games click on the link below:

2013 US Open Cup Participating Teams
Major League Soccer (Division I – 16 teams): Chicago Fire, Chivas USA,
Colorado Rapids, Columbus Crew, D.C. United, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, LA
Galaxy, New England Revolution, New York Red Bulls, Philadelphia Union,
Portland Timbers, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders
FC, Sporting Kansas City.

North American Soccer League (Division II – 6 teams): Atlanta Silverbacks,
Carolina RailHawks, Fort Lauderdale Strikers, Minnesota United FC, San
Antonio Scorpions, Tampa Bay Rowdies.

USL Pro (Division III – 12 teams): Charleston Battery, Charlotte Eagles,
Dayton Dutch Lions, Harrisburg City Islanders, Los Angeles Blues, Orlando
City, Phoenix FC Wolves, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Richmond Kickers,
Rochester Rhinos, VSI Tampa Bay FC, Wilmington Hammerheads.

USL Premier Development League – 16 places: The top two American-based
teams from each division’s 2012 league standings. The teams will be:
Austin Aztex, Carolina Dynamo, Des Moines Menace, FC Tucson, GPS Portland
Phoenix, Laredo Heat, Michigan Bucks, Ocala Stampede, Ocean City
Nor’easters, Orlando City U23s, Portland Timbers U23s, Reading United,
Real Colorado Foxes, River City Rovers, Seattle Sounders U23s, Ventura
County Fusion | PDL entry details [+]

National Premier Soccer League – 8 places: Brooklyn Italians, Chattanooga
FC, FC Hasental, FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic, Georgia Revolution,
Madison 56ers, New York Red Bulls U23s, Sacramento Gold

U.S. Adult Soccer Association – 8 places: Icon FC (New Jersey, Region I),
Mass Premier Soccer (Massachusetts, Region I), Dearborn Stars SC
(Michigan, Region II), RWB Adria (Illinois, Region II), North Texas
Rayados (North Texas, Region III), Red Force (Florida, Region III), Doxa
Italia (California South, Region IV), PSA Elite (California South, Region

US Club Soccer – 1 place: Fresno Fuego Future

U.S. Specialty Sports Association – 1 place: Colorado Rovers

2013 US Open Cup Match Schedule
Play-In Round – Date: May 7 – Number of Games: 2 – Teams: Georgia
Revolution (NPSL) at Colorado Rovers (USSSA); FC Hasental (NPSL) at Fresno
Fuego Future (US Club Soccer)

First Round – Date: May 14 – Number of Games: 18 – Teams: Play-In Round
winners plus USASA, NPSL, PDL entries and 4 USL Pro teams (Dayton Dutch
Lions, Pittsburgh Riverhounds, Phoenix FC Wolves and VSI Tampa Bay FC).

Second Round – Date: May 21 – Number of Games: 16 – Teams: First Round
winners join remaining 8 USL Pro and 6 NASL teams.

Third Round – Date: May 28 – Number of Games: 16 – Teams: 16 Second Round
winners are paired against 16 MLS sides.

Fourth Round – Date: June 12

Quarterfinals – Date: June 26

Semifinals – Date: Aug. 7 or 21

Final – Date: Oct. 1 or 2

Scott Zapko
General Manager
Carolina Dynamo Soccer Club