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Amateur Lions and Saguaros return for second straight year
May 28th, 2009 11:10AM



[U.S. OPEN CUP] The 2009 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup begins on June 16 with 16 first-round games featuring two amateur teams, the St. Louis Lions (PDL) and Arizona Sahuaros (USASA), returning for their second consecutive U.S. Open Cup appearance.

Sixteen amateur teams from representing the U.S. Adult Soccer Association and Premier Development League are joined by 16 teams from the USL-1 and USL-2.

Following two rounds of play, the eight survivors face the eight qualified Major League Soccer teams.

First Round
June 9
Reading Rage (PDL) at Harrisburg City Islanders (USL2)
Emigrantes Das Ilhas (USASA-Mass.) at Western Mass Pioneers
Crystal Palace Baltimore (USL2) at Ocean City Barons
Aegean Hawks FC (USASA-Va.) at Real Maryland FC (USL2)
Richmond Kickers (USL2) at Carolina RailHawks (USL1)
Charlotte Eagles (USL2) at Wilmington Hammerheads (USL2)
Atlanta FC (USASA-Ga.) at Charleston Battery (USL1)
Lynch's FC (USASA-Fla.) at Miami FC (USL1)
St. Louis Lions (PDL) at Cleveland City Stars (USL1)
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL2) at Rochester Rhinos (USL1)
402 (USASA-Neb.) at Minnesota Thunder (USL1)
Milwaukee Bavarians (USASA-Wis.) at Chicago Fire PDL (PDL)
Arizona Sahuaros (USASA-Ariz.) at El Paso Patriots (PDL)
Mississippi Brilla FC (PDL) at Austin Aztex (USL1)
Portland Timbers (USL1) at Kitsap Pumas (PDL)
Sonoma County Sol (USASA-Calif.) at Orange County Blue Star (PDL)

Future Dates:
June 16-Second Round
June 30-Third Round
July 7-Quarterfinals
July 21/22-Semifinals
Sept. 2-Final


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