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2012 USOC Qualifying

Discussion in 'US Open Cup' started by Orange Sounder, Aug 8, 2011.

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  1. Orange Sounder

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    I have a question. For 2012 will the top 6 MLS teams get a spot, or top 3 from each conference? There could be a difference if things go the way they have.

    Top 6:
    LA
    Dallas
    Seattle
    Colorado
    RSL
    Crew


    Top 3 from each:
    LA
    Dallas
    Seattle
    Crew
    Union
    NYRB
     


  2. GIO17

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    It looks to be that the first three spots in both conferences that automatically go to the playoffs will enter Round 3 of next seasons US Open Cup.
     
  3. Orange Sounder

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    Wow, that sucks. Should be top 6 overall I think.
     
  4. JasonMa

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    Really? So far I think its always been the top 6 on points regardless of conference.
     


  5. GIO17

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    True Jasonma, but I have a funny feeling that might have changed for next year. I could be wrong, but at the moment It might be that way.
     
  6. VioletCrown

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    While the original question was about MLS, the thread subject is broad enough to lump in the USASA and everyone else.

    Saw these tweets on theCup.us:

    Can't believe there's already a final scheduled in Illinois.
     
  7. GIO17

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    Nice avatar VioletCrown :D
     
  8. ceezmad

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    Oh, shit, my bro lives in B-ville, I may have to go watch that game.
     
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    This sort of slipped through the cracks, but due to the early start date of the Cup in 2012, the 16 PDL spots will apparently be filled according to a club's finish in the 2011 PDL season.
    http://thecup.us/report-pdl-selects-entries-for-2012-open-cup-no-qualification-matches/

    So, the PDL's entrants should be:
    Michigan Bucks
    Chicago Fire PDL
    Des Moines Menace
    Real Colorado Foxes
    Long Island Rough Riders
    Reading United AC
    MPS Portland Phoenix
    Carolina Dynamo
    Laredo Heat
    El Paso Patriots
    Mississippi Brilla
    Orlando City U23s
    Kitsap Pumas
    Portland Timbers U23s
    Fresno Fuego
    Ventura County Fusion
     
  10. GIO17

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    It slipped thru the cracks because everyone ignored this post in this section of the US Open Cup. I posted about the Kitsap Pumas getting an automatic spot in Round 1.

    http://www.bigsoccer.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1868492
     
  11. Melchior2432

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    It should be updated in this thread that all US-based MLS teams (enters in 3rd round), and NASL and USL Pro teams (enters in 2nd round) are in this tournament.

    TheCup.us
     
  12. cleazer

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    Remember back in the old days when we'd be talking about a bunch of MLS qualifying matches right about now? It seems so empty without them! :p
     
  13. GIO17

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    It does feel alot better. Fun & free. :p
     
  14. nicklaino

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    Do they still put under 19 teams in the US OPen cup. We used to do that when we had a team that would win our under 19 youth state cup. We thought it would be a good experiuence for them in their transition to the adult game.

    That is when they could actually see how important a great team captain can be to the team not only on the practice field, but also in the game.
     
  15. GIO17

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    Orlando City SC & the Portland Timbers U-23's are in the 1st round. They are PDL sides. Don't know about U-19's but if they are a part of a NPSL or USASA sides, then yes.
     
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    Here's some updates:

    USASA Region I tournament

    Aegean Hawks win (will face Maryland Bays in a "Win & You're In" match)
    http://thecup.us/2012-us-open-cup-qualifying-aegean-hawks-open-region-i-tourney-with-3-1-win/

    NY Greek American Atlas win (will face Jersey Shore Boca in a "Win & You're In" match)
    http://thecup.us/2012-us-open-cup-q...attery-park-gunners-in-region-i-opener-video/

    The Semifinals will take place April 22 ... the losers of the semifinal games will play each other on April 29 for the last Open Cup spot. (First time we've had a region get more than 2 spots)

    Region II, III and IV details to come out soon
     
  18. olujosh

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    Here's the 2012 US Open Cup field so far >> http://thecup.us/2012-lamar-hunt-us-open-cup-field-so-far/

    KC Athletics qualified from Region 2 ... http://thecup.us/2012-us-open-cup-q...n-eagles-play-sunday-in-a-win-youre-in-match/

    Croatian Eagles qualified from Region 2 for the first time since 2006 ... http://thecup.us/2012-us-open-cup-qualifying-croatian-eagles-from-milwaukee-return-to-the-open-cup/

    US Club Soccer's qualifying tournament ... http://thecup.us/2012-us-open-cup-q...ks-off-to-decide-play-in-game-representative/

    Region III and IV are still yet to begin, so it will be a busy last few weeks before the April 29 qualifying deadline.
     
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    thanks for keeping us all updated
     
  20. GIO17

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    Here is the Region III USOC Tourney schedule from the Galveston Pirates of NPSL

    FRIDAY

    27/04/2012 8:00 PM 1 TBD ASC New Stars (TXS) Galveston Pirates (TXS) (A)
    27/04/2012 8:00 PM 2 TBD Barracudas (TXS) Royal Eagles (FL) (B)
    27/04/2012 8:00 PM 3 TBD Greenville Eagles (SC) FC Rahr (NTX) (A)
    27/04/2012 8:00 PM 4 TBD NTX Rayados (NTX) Boston Avenue AC (OK) (B)

    SATURDAY

    28/04/2012 10:00 AM 5 TBD Galveston Pirates (TXS) Greenville Eagles (SC) (A)
    28/04/2012 10:00 AM 6 TBD NTX Rayados (NTX) Royal Eagles (FL) (B)
    28/04/2012 10:00 AM 7 TBD FC Rahr (NTX) ASC New Stars (TXS) (A)
    28/04/2012 10:00 AM 8 TBD Boston Avenue AC (OK) Barracudas (TXS) (B)

    28/04/2012 8:00 PM 9 TBD Galveston Pirates (TXS) FC Rahr (NTX) (A)
    28/04/2012 8:00 PM 10 TBD Royal Eagles (FL) Boston Avenue AC (OK) (B)
    28/04/2012 8:00 PM 11 TBD ASC New Stars (TXS) Greenville Eagles (SC) (A)
    28/04/2012 8:00 PM 12 TBD Barracudas (TXS) NTX Rayados (NTX) (B)

    Winners of A & B Go to the Final on April 29th and qualify for Region III in Round 1 Proper

    http://www.piratesoccerclub.com/2012/04/lamar-hunt-open-cup-schedule-locked.html
     
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    More details revealed on new US Open Cup hosting process

    As I wrote in a Facebook comment, I'm not sure I like those numbers. Going from my rough sense of where attendances have been for Open Cup games, this looks like a way for them to keep MLS teams hosting while claiming they're being fair.

    Anyone got some figures to refute my rough sense?
     
  22. olujosh

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    As I said on Facebook :) ...

    Only a handful of amateur teams have hosted MLS teams and almost all of them are the Michigan Bucks and they drew at least 4,000 for all but one of their MLS games (Crew game in 2003 which was way up in Rochester Hills, drew about 2,500) - I think lower level pro teams draw at LEAST that for most of their MLS games. Granted, you're right, they have to pay the refs etc. but if you can't draw at least 1,200 fans and sell a couple hot dogs to see an MLS team play, then you don't deserve to host.
     
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    :)

    I think my allergies are making me grouchy today.

    I am starting to get excited about the tournament. Not much longer!
     
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    What do these rules say about hosting games in which the fans pay....zero? IE, tickets are free?

    Im primarily referring to the Fresno Fuego who always draw 4,000+ for PDL games, but tickets are free.


    Of course, weekday games would see lower number.
     
  25. ceezmad

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    I guess that means the Fresno has less than 100K in gate revenues so they share nothing.

    "The only consistency throughout the competition is the host team must pay the federation 15% of the gross gate receipts above $100,000. "

    from the link above.
     
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