Tag: US Open Cup

GAMESDAY: US Open Cup, 2nd Round

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Today is a unique day to say the least as we have not one, but two Open Cup matches with local interest to follow today. The Riverhounds are in the suburbs of the Windy City to face Chicago FC United while the Tartan Devils occupy Highmark Stadium to host Louisville City FC. Births into the third round, and maybe a little history, are on the line in matches all across the country this evening. Here’s are quick breakdown of the two ties you should be following…

Chicago FC United vs Pittsburgh Riverhounds

Martin Stadium – 8PM

The Hounds find themselves on the campus of Northwestern University to try and play spoil to Chicago FC United. The PDL team finds itself in the second round after beating Grand Rapids FC 1-nil, with the…

A Call to Arms – Tartan Devils Edition



Friends of the Riverhounds and Steel Army, the Tartan Devils, have won their first round match up in the US Open Cup and will be coming home for round two this coming Wednesday. The Devils will be taking on familiar Riverhounds opponent Louisville City FC. Coincidentally Louisville will be in town three short days later to play the Riverhounds on Saturday. That aside, since the Hounds will be away for their first match up in the tournament, it would be very negligent of us to not head down to Highmark Stadium and support the Tartan Devils. Cancel your plans on Wednesday. This is a call to arms to support Pittsburgh soccer. We want to give the Devils our full support as we watch them give Louisville their first of two losses at Highmark next week. Kickoff is at 7 pm. Ticket are…

Know Your Enemy: Lansdowne Bhoys


Know Your Enemy: Lansdowne Bhoys
2nd Round US Open Opponent

Here is a little lunchtime reading about the Hounds opponent tonight with our boys (not bhoys) again looking for the first win of the season in the US Open Cup, just like 2014, a trend I hope we can end sooner than later.

About our Irish visitors to the Highmark on Wednesday, the Lansdowne Bhoys, I was looking forward to researching this club, being of Irish heritage myself and what I found was pretty interesting.

What started as a pub team in Lansdowne Bar in Yonkers has built itself in to quite the community based soccer entity.

The Bhoys play in the Cosmopolitan Soccer League of NY, playing mostly other club teams from NY. They defeated the Long Island Rough Riders in the 1st round of the cup to set up their date with the Hounds.


Our U.S. Open Cup Run Starts Today

2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup logo story

                Soccer is sport like no other. It is one of the most popular sports across the entire world. There is no such thing as a mild spectator at a soccer game. Unlike most other sports, every person at a game will be very loud and vocal of their opinion on the game and their team. In the United States, The U.S. Open Cup is the championship of this great game.

Every year in the United States, the U.S. Open Cup allows any amateur team or professional team to play for the winning title as long as they meet certain qualifications. Not only is the U.S. Open Cup the oldest competition in the United States for soccer, it is also one of the oldest competitions in the world. This year marks the 103rd tournament of the…