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Wynalda's Cal FC ousted, Szetela's Icon FC advances
April 24th, 2013 12:30AM
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[U.S. OPEN CUP] The bid of Eric Wynalda's Cal FC to return to the U.S. Open Cup ended when it was eliminated in USASA Region IV qualifying. In other action, former U.S. international Danny Szetela's Icon FC advanced in Region I qualifying to the U.S. Open Cup's centennial edition, while Newtown Pride SC -- from the Connecticut town hit by tragedy last December -- is one win away from qualifying after prevailing in a controversial replay.

Southern California's PSA Elite, which won its three games by a margin of 22-3, and Doxa Italia qualified from Region IV with a 2-1 win over Cal FC, which had opened with 12-3 and 4-1 wins.

Cal FC beat MLS's Portland Timbers before falling to the Seattle Sounders, 5-0, in the fourth round of the 2012 Open Cup. Several Cal FC players later earned pro contracts in the NASL and El Salvador.

In Region I, Icon FC, which plays in the Garden State Soccer League, beat Dulles Sportsplex Aegean Hawks, 7-6, in a shootout after their game ended 1-1.

Among the players on Icon FC is Szetela, who was once courted by Europe's top clubs but hasn't played pro soccer since 2010.

Newtown Pride SC will play Mass Premier Soccer Sunday for the other Region I berth. Newtown beat the three-time Open Cup champion NY Pancyprian Freedoms, 7-6, in a shootout after their quarterfinal replay ended 0-0.

The Pancyprian Freedoms had won, 1-0, on April 7, were later disqualified for using an ineligible player, but a replay was ordered after it was determined the player, Andreas Chronis, who had been banned by the Cosmopolitan League for head-butting, had mistakenly been cleared to play.

In Region II, Chicago's RWB Adria beat FC Indiana, 2-1, on Semir Mesanovic's overtime goal, while KC Athletics beat Michigan’s Dearborn Stars, 1-0, on player-coach Kyle Perkins' goal in the 90th minute.

Besides pro teams from MLS, the NASL and USL PRO, the remaining 34 spots in the tournament field will be filled by amateur teams from the Adult Council category: PDL (16), NPSL (8), USASA (8), U.S. Club Soccer (1) and USSSA (1).

U.S. OPEN CUP:
May 7: Play-In Round
May 14: First Round
May 21: Second Round
May 28: Third Round
June 12: Fourth Round
June 26: Quarterfinals
Aug. 7 or 21: Semifinals
Oct. 1 or 2: Final



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