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Local teams drawn in first round of U.S. Open Cup

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the draw the first round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday. It includes teams from the lowest divisions of the American soccer pyramid.

Local teams drawn in first round of U.S. Open Cup

Union defender Jeff Parke helped the Sounders win three straight U.S. Open Cups when he played in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP file photo)
Union defender Jeff Parke helped the Sounders win three straight U.S. Open Cups when he played in Seattle. (Ted S. Warren/AP file photo)

Updated with results of the play-in round and official first-round matchups.

The U.S. Soccer Federation announced the draw the first round of the U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday. It includes teams from the lowest divisions of the American soccer pyramid: the USL Premier Development League (12 teams), National Premier Socer League (8 teams), United States Adult Soccer Association (8 teams), U.S. Club Soccer (1 team) and United States Specialty Sports Association (1 team).

There will also be a few expansion teams from the USL PRO league. You can read the full list of teams in this year's tournament and when they will enter the field here.

It's particularly noteworthy that Reading United, the Union's PDL affiliate, gets a home game in the first round. The Union aren't playing that night, so it might be worth checking out if you're able.

The PDL team in Ocean City, N.J., also has a home game, against the New York Red Bulls' under-23 team. You might see some future MLS players there too.

There's much more information about the Open Cup at TheCup.US.

All kickoff times listed below are Eastern.

Play-in Round

1. Georgia Revolution (NPSL) at Colorado Rovers (USSSA): Shea Stadium, Highlands Ranch, Colo. (Tuesday, May 7, 10:30 p.m.) 

Georgia Revolution won in a penalty shootout (5-3) after a 1-1 draw in regulation and extra time.

2. FC Hasental (NPSL) at Fresno Fuego Future (US Club Soccer): Chukchansi Park, Fresno, Calif. (Tuesday, May 7, 10:00 p.m.)

FC Hasental won, 5-3.

First Round

1. FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic (NPSL) at Reading United AC (PDL): Oley Valley High School, Oley, Pa. (Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.)

2. New York Red Bulls U23’s (NPSL) at Ocean City Nor’easters (PDL): Carey Stadium, Ocean City, N.J. (Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.)

3. RWB Adria (USASA) at Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO): Highmark Stadium, Pittsburgh, Pa. (Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.)

4. Mass Premier Soccer (USASA) at GPS Portland Phoenix (PDL): Deering High School Memorial Field, Portland, Maine (Tuesday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.) 

5. Icon FC (USASA) at Brooklyn Italians (NPSL): Aviator Sports Complex, Brooklyn, N.Y. (Tuesday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.) 

6. Chattanooga FC (NPSL) at Carolina Dynamo (PDL): Macpherson Stadium, Greensboro, N.C. (Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.)

7. Ocala Stampede (PDL) at Red Force (USASA): Florida International Soccer Stadium, Miami, Fla. (Tuesday, May 14, 8:00 p.m.) 

8. VSI Tampa Bay FC (USL PRO) at Orlando City U-23s (PDL): Seminole Soccer Complex; Sanford, Fla. (Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.)  

9. River City Rovers (PDL) at Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO): Beavercreek High School, Beavercreek, Ohio (Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.)

10. Dearborn Stars (USASA) at Michigan Bucks (PDL): Ultimate Soccer Arenas, Pontiac, Mich. (Tuesday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.)  

11. Madison 56ers (NPSL) at Des Moines Menace (PDL): Valley Stadium, West Des Moines, Iowa (Tuesday, May 14, 8:30 p.m.)

12. NTX Rayados (USASA) at Austin Aztex (PDL): House Park, Austin, Texas (Tuesday, May 14, 8:30 p.m.) 

13. PSA Elite (USASA) at Laredo Heat SC (PDL): Texas A&M International Soccer Complex, Laredo, Texas (Tuesday, May 14, 9:15 p.m.)

14. Real Colorado Foxes (PDL) at Georgia Revolution (NPSL): RYSA Soccerplex, Conyers, Ga. (Tuesday, May 14, 7:00 p.m.)

15. Phoenix FC (USL Pro) at FC Tucson (PDL): Kino Sports Complex Grandstand Field 5, Tucson, Ariz. (Tuesday, May 14, 9:30 p.m.) 

16. Doxa Italia (USASA) at Seattle Sounders FC U23s (PDL): Sunset Chevrolet Stadium, Sumner, Wash. (Tuesday, May 14, 10:00 p.m.

17. Sacramento Gold (NPSL) at Portland Timbers U23s (PDL): JELD-WEN Field, Portland, Ore. (Tuesday, May 14, 10:30 p.m.)   

18. FC Hasental (NPSL) at Ventura County Fusion (PDL): Ventura College, Ventura, Calif. (Tuesday, May 14, 10:00 p.m.)

Jonathan Tannenwald Philly.com
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