SALEM, Ore. — US Soccer announced the pairings and 1st round games for the 2022 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Capital Futbol Clubs USL League 2 squad is set to host Contra Costa FC (NPSL) of California. The game will kick off in Salem at 7pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at John Chambers Field (CFC.
CFC’s USL League 2 team, the Timbers U23s, qualified for the U.S. Open Cup during their historical 2021 season, winning both the USL2 NW Division Championship and Western Conference Championship. This will be the team’s 2nd time competing in the US Open Cup since Capital FC took over operations in 2017.
The squads roster will highlight a mixture of CFC and United PDX youth players based off the USL Academy Showcase and club partnership, collegiate players (including local CFC alumni), and other #Path2Pro players and alumni.
“We’ve earned our spot in the U.S Open Cup this year through all the work that has been completed both on and off the field,” stated CFC Executive Director, Collin Box. “We’ve been through some difficult times, and getting to play in the Open Cup is a reflection of the dedication brought by not only our players, but by our coaching staff, office staff, and fans.”
After the US Open Cup’s two year hiatus due to the pandemic, the 107th edition of the history-filled annual tournament will feature a record number of pro teams joining the country’s best amateur sides to compete for the most important trophy offered by U.S. Soccer to its member clubs. Click here to learn more.
“We view this berth into the Open Cup as an opportunity to continue the integration of our youth programs to the USL2 team – a chance to gain high level pre-professional development and experience as one club.”
The U.S Open Cup opening round will take place March 23, 2022 with a 7PM at John Chambers Field (CFC). Tickets for the match will be released shortly. U23 Season Ticket holders will receive Open Cup tickets at a discounted price – click here to purchase yours.