Yes, there is a Women’s Open Cup. No, you don’t know most of the teams involved.
But I started digging around a bit in the past two weeks, and so did some folks at BigSoccer. Here’s what we’ve found so far, and any crowd-sourcing is welcome.
The finals for this and the other USASA Cups (men’s open, men’s amateur, men’s over-30, men’s under-23, women’s under-23) will be at the Chicago Fire’s Toyota Park (Bridgeview, Ill.) July 20-22.
First round – April 22
Pittsburgh United (W.Pa.) 7-0 Maryland Capitols FC (WPSL)
Second round – May 17
at New York
Battle Row (E.NY) 8-1 Pittsburgh United
Rochester Lazers (W.NY) 4-0 United German Hungarians Fury (E.Pa.)
Semifinals – June 7
at New York
Battle Row 1-0 Rochester Lazers
New York Athletic Club (WPSL) 4-0 Peninsula Aztecs (NJ)
Final – June 17
at New York
New York Athletic Club 5-0 Battle Row
I got some details on this game: scorers were Princeton’s Liana Cornacchio (2), Duke’s Laura Weinberg (2) and Stanford’s Allison McCann. The team picture is at right. Both courtesy Charles Spingler at NYAC.
New York Athletic Club advances
REGION II (PDF)
at Fort Wayne, Ind.
Chicago Red Stars (WPSL) 2-0 Croatian Eagles (Wisc.)
Fort Wayne SC (Ind.) 2-2 United Metro (Kansas)
Chicago Red Stars 3-0 United Metro
Croatian Eagles 2-2 JB Marine (Mo.)
Chicago Red Stars 2-0 Fort Wayne SC
JB Marine 5-0 Fort Wayne SC
Croatian Eagles 3-0 United Metro
JB Marine 2-1 United Metro
Croatian Eagles 3-1 Fort Wayne SC
Chicago Red Stars 0-0 JB Marine
Round-robin scores: Chicago Red Stars 10, JB Marine 8, Croatian Eagles 7, United Metro 1, Fort Wayne SC 1
Chicago Red Stars advance
Houston Challengers 2-1 Houston Aces
Turbo D’Feeters (S.Texas) 2-1 San Antonio FC
Turbo D’Feeters 3-0 Houston Challengers
San Antonio FC 5-0 Lazers (Ga.)
Houston Aces 4-1 Turbo D’Feeters
Houston Challengers 4-1 Lazers
Houston Aces 7-0 Lazers
Houston Challengers 1-1 San Antonio FC
Houston Aces 0-0 San Antonio FC
Turbo D’Feeters 6-0 Lazers
Round-robin scores: Turbo D’Feeters 9, Houston Aces 7, Houston Challengers 7, San Antonio FC 5, Lazers 0
Turbo D’Feeters advance
Haven’t found results; region hasn’t had qualifying tournaments in recent years.
Final: JB Marine 2-1 Sparta United (Utah) (ET)
Semifinalists: ASA Chesapeake Charge (Md.), Triad United Aces (NC)
Region I: Finalist Peninsula Aztecs (NJ), semifinalists New York Athletic Club and Pa. West United (W.Pa.), quarterfinalist/host Vereinigun Erzebirge (E.Pa.)
Region II: Not sure how JB Marine advanced. They finished fourth in round-robin (with final playoff) behind St. Louis, Croatian Eagles and Dynahawks (Kansas)
Region III: Runner-up AFC Aces (S.Texas), Cobras (SC), FC Austin (S.Texas)
Region IV: No results listed
Final: New York Athletic Club 2-0 Dallas Premier (ET)
Semifinalist: Kentucky Wanderers
Region I: Finalist Danubia (E.Pa.), semifinalists Peninsula Aztecs and Vereinigun Erzebirge, quarterfinalists Pa. West United, United German Hungarian Elite (E.Pa.), Partizan Richmond Ladies (Va.)
Region II: Kentucky Wanderers won on goal difference over JB Marine and Croatian Eagles. Then Vardar East (Mich.) and Move Makers (Ill.)
Region III: Finalist Houston Challengers. Two round-robin groups: Runners-up were Triad United Aces and AFC Aces. Then Cougars (Ga.) and Mudbugs (La.).
Region IV: No semifinalist, no results listed
Final: Eclipse (Ill.) 3-1 New York Athletic Club
Semifinalists: Houston Challengers, Phoenix Inferno
Region I: Finalist Danubia, semifinalists Peninsula Aztecs and Classic Crush (Mass.)
Region II: Finalist Kentucky Wanderers. Two round-robin groups: Runners-up were JB Marine and Women’s SC United. Then FC Indiana and AAFC Elite.
Region III: Runner-up Triad United Aces, then Lynch’s Irish Pub.
Then David Litterer has finalists back to 1996.