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Local USASA Amateur & Open Cup draws released

The Eastern Pennsylvania draws for the 2012-13 US Adult Soccer Association Region I National Open Cup and National Amateur Cup qualification tournaments have been released.

The USASA will send nine teams to the Open Cup tournament, founded in 1914 as the National Challenge Cup and the oldest national soccer tournament in the US. In 2011, Phoenix SC became the third team from Eastern Pennsylvania in the Pro Era to represent Region I in the Open Cup tournament, following Vereinigung Erzgebirge (1999) and United German Hungarians (2002). In the first round of the tournament, they fell 2–1 to Rochester Rhinos.

In 2012, Jersey Shore Boca, former club of Philadelphia Union goalkeeper Chris Konopka, became the first USASA team from New Jersey in the Pro Era to reach the first round of the US Open Cup where they were defeated 6–0 by PDL side Michigan Bucks.

United German Hungarians finished runners up in the Open Cup in 1977 and 1993.

The National Amateur Cup tournament was founded in 1920. Philadelphia German Americans won the tournament in 1933 and 1934 with Trenton Highlanders winning it in 1937. Since then, United German Hungarians won the tournament in 1965, as did Philadelphia Inter in 1973 and 1974. United German Hungarians (1964, 1970, 1977, 1999), Philadelphia Inter (1988, 1989), Philadelphia Ukrainians (1956), Trenton SC (1975, 1976), and Philadelphia Bayern (1981) have all had appearances in the finals of the tournament.

UGH hosted the Amateur Cup final in 2010.

National Open Cup Eastern PA Qualification – First Round – Oct. 28, 2012 – 2pm

Byes:
West Chester Majors
Salone FC
United German Hungarians Majors

Quakertown vs. Plymouth Ultras (Winner faces West Chester Majors)

Cavalla FC  vs. Ukrainian Nationals (Winner faces (Salone FC)

Mayfair vs. Junior Lone Star (Winner faces UGH)

Nether United vs. Phoenix Majors  (Winner faces winner of  Predators vs. VE)

Predators vs. Vereinigung Erzgebirge Majors (Winner faces winner of Nether United vs. Phoenix Majors)

Download tournament bracket here

National Amateur Cup Eastern PA Qualification – First Round – Nov. 4, 2012 – 2pm

Bye:
Phoenix

West Chester Majors vs. United German Hungarians (Winner faces Phoenix)

Ukrainian Nationals vs. Quakertown (Winner faces winner of Predators vs. Lighthouse)

Predators vs. Lighthouse (Winner faces winner of Ukrainian Nationals vs. Quakertown)

Junior Lone Star vs.  Salone FC (Winner faces winner of VE Majors vs. Mayfair)

Vereinigung Erzgebirge Majors vs. Mayfair (Winner faces winner of Junior Lone Star vs. Salone FC)

Cavalla FC vs. Vereinigung Erzgebirge Reserves* (Winner faces winner of Phoenix Reserves vs Plymouth Ultras)

Phoenix Reserves vs Plymouth Ultras* (Winner faces winner of Cavalla FC vs. VE Reserves)

*12pm kickoff

Download tournament bracket here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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