The 2013-14 U.S. Open Cup for Arena Soccer is well underway. After four qualifier tournaments around the country, the PASL professional clubs are now set to enter the competition.
Wild Card Round:
RWB Adria of Chicago were first to qualify by winning the National Soccer League (NSL) 2012-13 title.
Qualifier Tournaments then were held to decide who would advance to the tournament. ReAL Harrisburg FC of the York Latin Soccer League won a 5-team tourney on October 20 to advance. They will face crosstown pro rival Harrisburg Heat.
Four teams faced off in Illinois on October 26-27 at the Field Sports Complex, home of the Illinois Piasa. Independent club BH United came out on top of three PASL Premier sides (Illinois Fire, Illinois Piasa Premier, River City Legends) to win the tournament.
A two-day qualifier was played in Austin, Texas on November 1-2 between five PASL Premier clubs. The top two teams (Austin FC and Austin Capitals FC) advanced.
Legacy Sports Club was host to the Indiana Qualifier on November 2-3 with four teams competing for two spots. Host-team FC Indiana and Talents from South Beach FC will move on.
Four more qualifier tournaments are scheduled in the coming weeks:
- November 17: at Chicago, IL
- November 23: at Turlock, CA
- November 23: at Edwards, CO
- November 30: at Tacoma, WA
- November 30: at Las Vegas, NV
Wild Card Round:
- November 17: Tulsa Tea Men at Vitesse Dallas (PASL Premier)
- December 15: Vegas Qualifier B at Ontario Fury
- TBD: Vegas Qualifier A at Las Vegas Legends
- TBD: Turlock Qualifier at Bay Area Rosal
Round of 32:
- November 10: RWB Adria (NSL) at Cincinnati Saints
- November 17: Austin Capitals (PASL Premier) at Dallas Sidekicks
- December 6: Tulsa-Vitesse winner at Tulsa Revolution, 7 PM
- December 14: ReAL Harrisburg FC (YLSL) at Harrisburg Heat
- December 14: Chicago Qualifier at Illinois Piasa
- December 15: Austin FC (PASL Premier) at Texas Strikers
- December 27: BH United at Chicago Mustangs
- TBD: Qualifier-Bay Area Rosal winner at Turlock Express
- TBD: Tacoma Qualifier at Sacramento Surge
Round of 16:
- December 28: Rocky Mountain Qualifier at Wichita B-52’s
- TBD: Cincinnati-RWB Adria winner at Cleveland Freeze
- TBD: Harrisburg winner at Detroit Waza Flo
- TBD: Dallas Sidekicks-Austin Capitals winner at Hidalgo La Fiera FC
- TBD: TBD at San Diego Sockers