Oyster Bay United defeated Westchester United, 4-1, to earn a spot in final match of the Northeast Division Local Qualifying Round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Sunday.
The victory meant Oyster Bay will play in the Open Cup proper when it commences in March.
Eleven slots in the Open Cup, set to open March 22-23, are available to the local amateur squads left standing after four qualifying rounds. The tournament, holding its 107th edition, is the only high-profile event in American team sports that grants amateur sides the opportunity, should they advance far enough, to face professionals in meaningful competition.
More details coming.