Schwaben AC returns after 50-year absence

[U.S. OPEN CUP] Chicago's Schwaben AC, the oldest club entered in this year's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, begins play in the second round Wednesday afternoon when it hosts the Dayton Dutch Lions at its home in Buffalo Grove, Ill. It returns 50 years after its last appearance in the Open Cup.

Founded in 1926 by immigrants mostly from the southern part of Germany, where the people speak the Schwabisch dialect, it began in the third division of what is now the National Soccer League and within seven years was the major division champion of the Chicago league.

First Round: Report

In 1964, U.S. international Rudy Getzinger led the Schwaben to the U.S. Amateur Cup. It now plays in the Metropolitan Soccer League.

NOTE: USL PRO clubs enter play in the second round. They will be without their players on loan from MLS clubs. Open Cup rules forbid clubs from using loan players.

2014 U.S. Open Cup:
SECOND ROUND
May 13 in Portland, Ore.
Portland Timbers U-23s (PDL) vs. Arizona United SC (USL PRO)
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May 14 in Sanford, Fla.
Orlando City U23s (PDL) vs. Jacksonville United FC (NPSL)
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May 14 in Buffalo Grove, Ill.
Schwaben AC (USASA) vs. Dayton Dutch Lions (USL PRO)
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May 14 in Towson, Md.
Baltimore Bohemians (PDL) vs. Icon FC (USASA) at
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May 14 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Pittsburgh Riverhounds (USL PRO) vs. New York Red Bulls U-23s
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May 14 in Ocean City, N.J.
Ocean City Nor'easters (PDL) vs. New York Greek American Atlas (USASA)
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May 14 in Reading, Pa.
Reading United AC (PDL) vs. Greater Binghamton FC Thunder (NPSL)
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May 14 in Richmond, Va.
RVA FC (NPSL) vs. Richmond Kickers (USL PRO)
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May 14 in Whitehall, Pa.
FC Lehigh Valley United Sonic (NPSL) vs. Harrisburg City Islanders (USL PRO)
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May 14 in Charlotte, N.C.
Charlotte Eagles (USL PRO) vs. Carolina Dynamo (PDL)
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May 14 in Pontiac, Mich.
Michigan Bucks (PDL) vs. RWB Adria (USASA)
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May 14 in Sanford, Fla.
Orlando City (USL PRO) vs. Ocala Stampede (PDL)
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May 14 in Charleston, S.C.
Charleston Battery (USL PRO) vs. Panama City Beach Pirates (PDL)
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May 14 in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Chattanooga FC (NPSL) vs. Wilmington Hammerheads (USL PRO)
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May 14 in Rochester, N.Y.
Rochester Rhinos (USL PRO) vs. Western Mass. Pioneers (PDL)
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May 14 in Newark, N.J.
Jersey Express (PDL) vs. Brooklyn Italians (NPSL)
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May 14 in Tulsa, Okla.
Tulsa Athletics (NPSL) vs. OKC Energy FC (USL PRO)
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May 14 in West Des Moines, Iowa
Des Moines Menace (USASA) vs. Real Colorado Foxes (PDL)
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May 14 in Austin, Texas
Austin Aztex (PDL) vs. NTX Rayados (USASA)
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May 14 in Fresno, Calif.
Fresno Fuego (PDL) vs. Orange County Blues (USL PRO)
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May 14 in Laredo, Texas
Laredo Heat (PDL) vs. Red Force (USASA)
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May 14 in Ventura, Calif.
Ventura County Fusion (PDL) vs. Sacramento Republic (USL PRO)
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May 14 in Mira Mesa, Calif.
San Diego Flash (NPSL) vs. PSA Elite (USASA)
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May 14 vs. Carson, Calif.
LA Galaxy II (USL PRO) vs. Cal FC (USASA)
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