U.S. Open Cup: West Chester United Predators knock off second former champion in qualifying

After a 3-0 win over the four-time champion Ukrainian Nationals in the second round, the West Chester United Predators beat the three-time champion New York Pancyprian Freedoms by the same score on Saturday in the third round of local qualifying for the 2019 U.S. Open Cup.

Founded in 1976, West Chester United is one of the oldest teams left in the qualifying stage for the 2019 competition. It enters teams in the NPSL, new Northeast Elite Soccer League and United Soccer League of Pennsylvania, where it went 20-0-0 in 2017-18 and is 5-0-0 this season.

Two UPSL teams --  Safira FC and FC Maritsa -- won games on Saturday via shootouts.

Two games scheduled for Saturday weren't played. The Oakland Stompers' game against Academica SC from Turlock was postponed because of the dangerous air quality in Oakland from the smoke from the Camp Fire. The match between FC Denver and Gam United FC was postponed because of freezing conditions.

Saturday, November 17
GPS Omens (Bay State SL) 2 Safira FC (UPSL) 2 (Safira FC wins 7-6 on penalties).
New York Pancyprian Freedoms (Cosmopolitan SL) 0 West Chester United Predators (USL of Pa.) 3
America SC (UPSL) 2 Soda City FC Sorinex (Central League) 1
Livonia City FC (Michigan PSL) 0 FC Maritsa (UPSL) 0 (FC Maritsa wins 6-5 on penalties).
Southwest FC (UPSL) 3 San Juan FC (UPSL) 0
FC Denver (Colorado PL) vs. Gam United FC (UPSL) (postponed)
Santa Ana Winds (UPSL) 3 Buena Park FC (SoCal Premier League) 2
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)
1 comment about "U.S. Open Cup: West Chester United Predators knock off second former champion in qualifying".
  1. beautiful game, November 18, 2018 at 11:58 a.m.

     Chester United must have some quality players...anyone know who they are?

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