April 6, 2016
OPENING THE DOOR
6 area teams in 1st round of Open Cup May 11
Six area teams will vie in the first round of the Lamar Hunt/U.S. Open Cup matches on May 11, according to the schedule that was released by U.S. Soccer Wednesday.
The three games:
* Jersey Express (Premier Development League) vs. Clarktown FC Eagles (National Premier Soccer League) at Torne Valley Sports Complex in Hillburn, N.Y.
* The Long Island Rough Riders (PDL) vs. Lansdowne Bhoys F.C. (Cosmopolitan Soccer League) at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, N.Y. at 7:30 p.m.
* Red Bulls Under-23 (PDL) vs. N.Y. Pancyprian Freedoms (CSL) at Belson Stadium Stadium (St. John's University) at 7:30 p.m.
For the second round on May 18, the winner of the Rough Riders-Lansdowne Bhoys winner at the Pittsburgh Riverhouds (United Soccer League) at Highmark Stadium, Pittsburgh, 7 p.m.
It gets a bit more complicated for the other teams because of several scenarios:
* It could be the Jersey Express/Clarkstown S.C. Eagles at the N.Y. Pancyprian Freedoms at Belson Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
* Or it could be the Express at the Red Bulls U-23's at thre Red Bulls' training facility in Hanover, N.J. at 7 p.m.
* Or it could be the Red Bulls U-23's vs. the Clarkstown S.C. Eagles at Torne Valley Sports Complex in Hillburn, N.Y. at 7 p.m.
First Round -- May 11 (PDL, NPSL, Open Division clubs enter)
Second Round -- May 18 (USL clubs, 1 PDL, 1 NPSL club enter)
Third Round -- June 1 (NASL clubs enter)
Fourth Round -- June 15 (MLS clubs enter)
Round of 16 -- June 29
Quarterfinals -- July 20
Semifinals -- Aug. 10