As the ground metaphorically continues to shift underneath the structural framework of the Open Cup events (of which there are two), we can offer some insight into the current developments. If you have specific questions, your best bet is to connect with the Region II Cups Commissioner Dyann Pugliese.
Teams interested in the Open Cups this coming year have two events to consider, the USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup and the US Soccer Lamar Hunt Open Cup, each requiring an entry fee and associated team registration form. (Thankfully both are on the same entry form.)
As for the US Lamar Hunt Open Cup, the need for a regional winner and runner-up to be declared by March 15, 2015 means that we’ll begin our regional qualifiers no later than September 28, 2014. (The USASA Werner Fricker Open Cup regional stage will take place mid-June 2015 so stay tuned for details.)
The upshot of this whole deal? If your team is interested in the US Soccer Lamar Hunt Open Cup then start prepping immediately. More details are coming your way soon…