CHICAGO (April 2, 2018) – Jacksonville Armada, Miami FC 2 and New York Cosmos B reliable their appearance in a 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup before today’s 4 p.m. ET deadline. Their inclusion requires a Play-In Round be played on May 5-6.
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Play-In Round Draw
The one-off Play-In Round also compulsory a draw, that was conducted during U.S. Soccer domicile in Chicago on this afternoon. As motionless by a Open Cup Committee, a National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) supposing one of a opponents for a invited contingent of teams in a Play-In Round, while a Premier Development League (PDL) supposing two. All 3 sides were comparison from teams that had already competent for a 2018 tournament.
PDL side The Villages SC, located northwest of Orlando, was reliable for a Play-In Round formed on a tighten geographical vicinity to Jacksonville and will face a Armada. The list of already-qualified teams from that a Play-In Round opponents for Miami FC 2 and New York Cosmos B were drawn, formed on a geographic vicinity range, were dynamic to be:
New York/New Jersey Pool South Florida Pool
Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) FC Miami City (PDL)
FC Motown (NPSL) Miami United FC (NPSL)
Long Island Rough Riders (PDL)
New York Red Bulls U-23 (PDL)
Results of a Play-In Round Draw:
The Villages SC vs. Jacksonville Armada
FC Miami City (PDL) vs. Miami FC 2
Brooklyn Italians (NPSL) vs. New York Cosmos B
Play-In Round Draw Procedure
The initial proviso of a Play-In Round Draw consisted of 4 envelopes (one any for Miami FC 2, New York Cosmos B, NPSL, and PDL). The city envelopes were drawn initial and their sequence noted. The joining envelopes were drawn subsequent and matched with a city envelopes in a same sequence drawn.
A second pull was conducted between a New York/New Jersey Pool teams from a joining that was interconnected with New York Cosmos B in a progressing draw.
The accurate date and times of a 3 Play-In Round games will be reliable by a home team. The already-qualified group in any matchup will have a initial choice to horde a single-elimination diversion and contingency yield specific venue, date and kick-off time sum by 4 p.m. ET on Friday, Apr 6, in sequence to do so. Otherwise, a invited group will horde a matchup.
Miami FC reached a quarterfinals of a 2017 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The New York Cosmos reached a Round of 16 3 years in a quarrel (2014, 2015 and 2016), while a Jacksonville Armada reached a Fourth Round in 2016.
About a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
Entering a 105th year, a Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer’s National Championship, is a usually high-profile foe in American group sports where pledge sides have a event to face professionals in suggestive competition. The contest is conducted on a single-game, knockout basement and open to all veteran and pledge teams dependent with U.S. Soccer and has crowned a champion annually given 1914. In 1999, a foe was renamed to respect United States soccer colonize Lamar Hunt.
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