U.S. Open Cup: Twelve third-round local qualifiers are on tap for this weekend

The U.S. Open moves into the third round of local qualifying with 12 of 14 games scheduled for this weekend.

The Oakland Stompers' game against Academica SC from Turlock was postponed because of the dangerous air quality in the Bay Area from the smoke from the Camp Fire in Northern California. The match between amateur rivals Motagua New Orleans and NTX Rayados will also be played at a later date after Motagua's second-round game had been moved back.

NTX Rayados is one of five local qualifiers from the 2018 Open Cup still in the quest for berths in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup. The others are Santa Ana Winds, FC Denver, Christos FC and Rochester Lancers 2 (former River Dogz).

The entrants also include three-time Open Cup champion New York Pancyprian Freedoms and Cal FC, which made the quarterfinals in 2012 and was just announced as an entrants in the NPSL's 2019 Founders Cup.

Cal FC plays in the UPSL, which has 13 teams scattered around the country still alive in qualifying.

Saturday, November 17
GPS Omens (Bay State SL) vs. Safira FC (UPSL)
New York Pancyprian Freedoms (Cosmopolitan SL) vs. West Chester Predators (USL of Pa.)
America Soccer Club (UPSL) vs. Soda City FC Sorinex (Central League)
Livonia City FC (Michigan PSL) vs. FC Maritsa (UPSL)
Southwest FC (UPSL) vs. San Juan FC (UPSL)
FC Denver (Colorado PL) vs. Gam United FC (UPSL)
Santa Ana Winds (UPSL) vs. Buena Park FC (SoCal Premier League)
Oakland Stompers (UPSL) vs. Academica SC (Liga NorCal) (postponed)

Sunday, November 18
Rochester Lancers 2 (Rochester District SL) vs. World Class Premier Elite FC (Maryland MSL)
Virginia United (Woodbridge SL) vs. Christos FC (Maryland MSL)
Hurricane FC (UPSL) vs. Florida Soccer Soldiers (UPSL)
Cal FC (UPSL) vs. California United FC II (UPSL)
IPS/Marathon Taverna (Oregon PSL) vs. JASA RWC (UPSL)

Motagua New Orleans (Gulf Coast PL) vs. NTX Rayados (North Texas PSA)
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