MIAMI, FL — Two APSL teams captured berths into the 2019 US Open Cup Qualifying round.
The 2018 APSL Champions, Red Force FC, and the 2017 Fall Season Champions, FC Kendall, both will take part in the competition.
The two APSL giants will face off against each other on September 23 at 8:30 pm. The game will take place at Tropical Park.
The historic annual tournament, entering its 106th year, is the only high-profile event in American team sports where amateur sides have the opportunity, should they advance far enough, to face professionals in meaningful competition.
76 of 94 local sides will see action in the first qualifying round, scheduled for Sept. 22-23, including both APSL teams that qualified for the tournament.
For the 94 teams participating in Open Division Local Qualifying, the ultimate number of slots up for grabs into the First Round of the 2019 Open Cup will be determined by the Open Cup Committee at a later date. For now, U.S. Soccer projects at least three, and perhaps four, local qualifying rounds will take place before the competition’s First Round next May.