CHICAGO – The N.Y. Pancyprian Freedoms and Rochester Lancers 2 discovered their opponents in the third qualifying round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, it was determined at a draw Monday.

The Freedoms will host the West Chester Predators (Pa.) at a hime and place to be determined during the weekend of Nov. 17-18.

The Lancers 2, formerly the Rochester River Dogz, will weclome World Class Premier Elite FC (Md.) at Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, N.Y. Nov. 18 at 5 p.m.

U.S. Soccer held the draw at Soccer House to determine the match-ups for the next round.

All 14 games in the third qualifying round will be played Nov. 17-18 in venues across the country. The exact pairing for one Central Region matchup will be determined when Celtic Cowboys Premier and Motagua New Orleans face each other in a second qualifying round game, rescheduled to Nov. 11 due to saturated pitches after recent rainstorms in central Texas. The winner will host amateur power NTX Rayados.

Five of the clubs still alive reached the tournament’s first round in 2018. They include Christos FC (Md.), FC Denver (Colo.), NTX Rayados (Texas), Lancers 2 and Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.). Other notable survivors include three-time U.S. Open Cup champion New York Pancyprian Freedoms (1980, 1982-83) and Cal FC (Calif.), who made a memorable run to the Round of 16 in 2012 by defeating Major League Soccer (Division I) side Portland Timbers.

The available number of berths into the first round of the 2019 U.S. Open Cup will be determined by the Open Cup Committee at a later date. If a fourth qualifying round is needed, it will be scheduled for either March 9-10 or April 6-7.



2019 U.S. Open Cup Open Division Local Qualifying Third Round Schedule

Northeast Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue
Nov. 17 GPS Omens (Mass.) vs. Safira FC (Mass.) 10 a.m. ET The Fortress; Boston, Mass.
TBD New York Pancyprian Freedoms (N.Y.) vs. West Chester Predators (Pa.) TBD TBD

Mid-Atlantic Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue
Nov. 18 Virginia United (Va.) vs. Christos FC (Md.) 5 p.m. ET Howison Homestead Soccer Complex – Field 1; Manassas, Va.
Nov. 18 Rochester Lancers 2 (N.Y.) vs. World Class Premier Elite FC (Md.) 5 p.m. ET Roberts Wesleyan Turf Field; Rochester, N.Y.

Southeast Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue
Nov. 17 America Soccer Club (Fla.) vs. Soda City FC Sorinex (S.C.) 8:30 p.m. ET West Orange High School; Winter Garden, Fla.
Nov. 18 Hurricane FC (Fla.) vs. Florida Soccer Soldiers (Fla.) 6 p.m. ET Seacrest Soccer Complex – Field 1; Delray Beach, Fla.

Central Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue
Nov. 17 Livonia City FC (Mich.) vs. FC Maritsa (Mo.) 8 p.m. ET Total Sports Complex – Old Trafford; Wixom, Mich.
Nov. 17 Motagua New Orleans (La.) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas) 7 p.m. CT Pan American Stadium; New Orleans, La.
Nov. 18 Celtic Cowboys Premier (Texas) vs. NTX Rayados (Texas) 3 p.m. CT Round Rock Multipurpose Complex – Field 1, Round Rock, Texas

Mountain Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue
Nov. 17 Southwest FC (Texas) vs. San Juan FC (Utah) 7:30 p.m. MT Pebble Hills High School; El Paso, Texas
Nov. 18 FC Denver (Colo.) vs. Gam United Football Club (Colo.) 1:30 p.m. MT Aurora Sports Park – Field 1; Aurora, Colo.

Southern California Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue
Nov. 17 Santa Ana Winds FC (Calif.) vs. Buena Park FC (Calif.) 7 p.m. PT Lake Forest Sports Park – Field A; Lake Forest, Calif.
Nov. 18 Cal FC (Calif.) vs. California United FC II (Calif.) 7:30 p.m. PT Calabasas High School; Calabasas, Calif.

West Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue
Nov. 17 Oakland Stompers (Calif.) vs. Academica SC (Calif.) 7:30 p.m. PT Raimondi Park; Oakland, Calif.
Nov. 18 IPS/Marathon Taverna (Ore.) vs. JASA RWC (Calif.) 7 p.m. PT Buckman Field Park; Portland, Ore.