MARYLAND, Troy Park in Elkridge, Maryland, a location minutes from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport will be the stage for the Werner Fricker Open Cup Final in 2016. Christos FC, a Maryland side that is quite familiar with national championships will represent Region I and Obilic Legends of Illinois State Soccer Association will represent Region II.

“The Cup continues through the efforts of Region I & Region II with hope that the other regions will enter in future years.” according to www.usasaregion1.com

The battle cry of Region I that is “We Play Soccer,” will surely be extended to these Open Cup Playoffs between I & II

We’ve reported since August 2015 about the state of the “National Cup.” In reality there is only one National Cup managed by the United States Adult Soccer Association in the US Amateur Cup. You may have noticed a change in the header of this website and an small change to our social media account. The Werner Fricker Open Cup continues and uscupsoccer will continue to cover it in any place in this country that holds the competition. We’ve changed to “US Amateur Cup Soccer,” as these other competitions are no longer on the slate of National Cups. They are all Amateur Cups and what is important any more is not how they were discontinued, but how the amateur soccer clubs, leagues, state associations, and regions of this country will continue them.

2016 WERNER FRICKER OPEN CUP FINAL
Saturday, July 30 at Troy Park, Elkridge, MD

Hosted by the Maryland State Soccer Association

USASA REGION I CHAMPION
Christos FC (MD – Maryland Major Soccer League)

vs.

Obilic Legends (IL – Premier Soccer League)
USASA REGION II CHAMPION

http://www.usasaregion1.com included some history on the iterations of the open cups in this country and we share the quote below with you.

“The champions of these two Regions compete for the title of the top amateur side in the open division in tradition of those who competed for the US Open Cup, first played in the 1913-1914 season when it was called the National Challenge Cup.  The winners were awarded the Dewar Cup, donated by Sir Thomas Dewar in 1912 for the promotion of soccer in America.  In 1999, USASA established the Werner Fricker Open Cup to recognize the champion among its own participants. The Cup continues through the efforts of Region I & Region II with hope that the other regions will enter in future years.”

 

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