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6 SoCal Premier Teams battle for a spot in the US Open Cup

By Arty Gutierrez, 09/13/18, 10:45PM PDT


SoCal Premier in the USOC.

The historic annual tournament, entering its 106th year, is the only high profile event in American team sports where amateur sides have the opportunity, should they advance far enough, to face professionals in the meaningful competition. Eight SoCal Premier clubs have stepped up to the challenge and will begin their quest in the First Qualifying Round on the weekend of Sept. 22-23.

Buena Park FC, Chula Vista FC, LA South Bay Monsters FC, Outbreak FC, and Real Sociedad Royals will be participating in their 4th consecutive Open Cup competition. 

Three new clubs will be entering this years cup like CaliGators FC (Premier), SC Trojans FC (3rd Division), and Quickening (U23).


Sun, 9/23 - Outbreak FC vs LA South Bay Monsters FC - 7:15 pm - OC Great Park, field #18

Sun, 9/23 - Buena Park FC vs Valley United SC (UPSL) - 3 pm - Kennedy HS, La Palma

Sun, 9/23 - Real Sociedad Royals vs Quickening - 4 pm - St. John Bosco HS, Bellflower

Sun, 9/23 - CaliGators FC vs California United II (UPSL) - 6:30 pm - Lake Forest Sports Park, Lake Forest 

Sun, 9/23 - Lionside FC (UPSL) vs SC Trojans FC - 7 pm - Lake Forest Sports Park, Lake Forest

Bye: Chula Vista FC