Results: 2023 U.S. Open Cup qualifying (First Round)

Two of the three former U.S. Open Cup champions lost in the first round of qualifying for the 2023 tournament and the third needed a 11-10 shootout victory to advance.

The four-time champion Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals fell to West Chester United SC, 2-1, on Derek Ramirez's penalty kick in the 90th minute, while the three-time champion New York Pancyprian Freedoms lost to New Jersey's SC Vistula Garfield, 1-0. Vistula Garfield, founded in 1952, is the oldest Polish club in the United States.

New York Greek American SC, another four-time champion, defeated Connecticut's Newtown Pride FC on penalty kicks after their match ended 3-3. All three goals for the Greek-Americans were scored by Kurt Cameron in his debut.

All six local qualifiers entered in the 2022 Open Cup with matches this weekend won: Nova FC, Oyster Bay United FC, City Soccer FC, Azteca FC, D'Feeters Kicks SC and Escondido FC. Brockton FC United and Orlando FC Wolves had byes into the second round.

A total of nine slots in the 2023 tournament proper will be available to local qualifiers. The 2023 tournament proper will begin the week of March 20.

*2022 Open Cup qualifier.

Saturday, Sept. 17
Philadelphia Ukrainian Nationals (Pa.) 1 West Chester United SC (Pa.) 2
Florida Soccer Soldiers 2 *City Soccer FC (Fla.) 3
Club de Lyon (Fla.) 3 Deportivo Lake Mary FC 0
Juventus Academy (Fla.) 4 Doral SC (Fla.) 3
Germantown City FC (Md.) 2 Aegean Hawks FC (Md.) 1
Kensington SC (Pa.) 0 United German Hungarians (Pa.) 3
SC Vistula Garfield (N.J.) 1 New York Pancyprian Freedoms 0
*Nova FC (Va.) 0 Steel Pulse FC (Md.) 0
(Nova FC wins 3-1 on penalties.)
*Lansdowne Yonkers FC (N.Y.) 5 Manhattan Kickers FC (N.Y.) 0
Sunday, September 18
Ruggles Pro FC (Mass.) 0 Boston Street FC (Mass.) 0
(Boston Street FC  wins 9-8 on penalties.)
Vereinigung Erzgebirge (Pa.) 2 Philadelphia Lone Star FC (Pa.) 1
*Oyster Bay United FC (N.Y.) 2 New Jersey Alliance FC 1
Lancaster City FC (Pa.) 2 Lancaster Elite (Pa.) 3
Team Tevez (D.C.) 2 DCFC (D.C.) 4
Clearwater Chargers SC (Fla.) 0 Florida Premier FC 4
Miami United FC (Fla.) 3 Florida Brothers 1
Real Central NJ Soccer 2 Jackson Lions FC (N.J.) 4
Scots-American Athletic Club 0 Queensboro FC II (N.Y.) 5
Miami Soccer Academy (Fla.) 2 O'Shea's FC (Fla.) 1
New York Greek American SC 3 Newtown Pride FC (Conn.) 3
(New York Greek American SC wins 11-10 on penalties.)
International Soccer Association (Fla.) 5 West Palm Beach Academy CF (Fla.) 3

Byes: 1927 SC (Ind.), Beaman United FC (Tenn.), Bowling Green FC (Ky.), *Brockton FC United (Mass.), Chicago House AC (Ill.), Christos FC (Md.), FC Birmingham (Ala.), Gainesville City FC (Fla.), Hurricane FC (Fla.), IASC Boom (N.Y.), Kalonji Pro-Profile (Ga.), Metro Louisville FC (Ky.), Mint Hill FC (N.C.), Naples City FC (Fla.), Naples United FC (Fla.), *Orlando FC Wolves (Fla.), Sahara Gunners FC (N.Y.), Santa Cruz FC (Mass.), South Carolina United Heat (S.C.), TCSA (Ga.), Tobacco Road FC (N.C.), Unations FC (Mass.), Valhalla FC (Ohio)
Saturday, September 17
Houston FC (Texas) 10 Galveston Pelicans FC (Texas) 1
FC Fort Worth (Texas) 1 *D'Feeters Kicks SC (Texas) 5
LA Monsters FC (Calif.) 3 Irvine FC (Calif.) 0
Rebels SC (Calif.) 2 *Escondido FC (Calif.) 2
(Escondido FC wins 4-3 on penalties.)
FC Denver (Colo.) 2 Harpos FC (Colo.) 1 
FC Arizona 1 Valley FC Raiders (Ariz.) 6
Laguna United FC (Calif.) 3 Olympiacos CA (Calif.) 0
UC Davis Club Soccer (Calif.) 3 Davis Legacy SC (Calif.) 4
Sunday, September 18
Athletic Club of Sloan's Lake (Colo.) 3 Peak Eleven FC (Colo.) 0
Colorado Rovers (Colo.) 1 *Azteca FC (Colo.) 3
Inter San Francisco (Calif.) 5 Marin County Union SC (Calif.) 0
Outbreak FC (Calif.) 0 A.S. Los Angeles (Calif.) 0
(Outbreak FC wins 4-2 on penalties.)
OC Kings FC (Calif.) vs. Capo FC (Calif.)
(Capo FC wins by forfeit.)
Trojans FC (Calif.) 1 Orange County FC (Calif.) 3

Byes: Alamo City Soccer Club (Texas), BattleBorn FC (Nev.), Bellevue Athletic FC (Wash.), Boulder United FC (Colo.), Coronado AC (Ariz.), D10 Lions FC (Texas), Desert FC (Calif.), Elk Grove Blues (Calif.), Legend Football Gold (Wash.), Modesto City FC (Calif.), Olympians FC (Ariz.), Real San Jose (Calif.), Temecula FC (Calif.), UDA Soccer (N.M.)
Second Qualifying Round: Oct. 15-16
Third Qualifying Round: Nov. 19-20
Fourth Qualifying Round: Dec. 17-18

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