The prestigious Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest national soccer tournament in the country at 101 years old in 2014.
The San Diego Flash will host it's first U.S. Open Cup Qualifier match in Mira Mesa on March 9th with a kick off at 6:30pm. The opponent is yet to be determined. It will be between 2 other teams (Temecula FC and FC Force) who will play on the weekend of March 1st for the right to advance and play against the San Diego Flash.
"We are pleased to establish a partnership with Mira Mesa H.S. Athletics." said Warren Barton; a Founding Owner of the Flash. "Our matches will serve as Fundraisers for the Athletic Department. We also look forward to giving families in San Diego an affordable and fun atmosphere on gamedays.
Our motto is 'Showing Youth Players the Path to Pro Soccer'. We believe our role in the local soccer community is to give kids and parents in San Diego the great experience of watching top soccer in person; in their own hometown."
If the Flash wins, it will have a chance to host another qualifier match in San Diego on Sunday, March 16. The hosting location will be determined by the seeding of the surviving opponents in the tournament,
Mira Mesa High School
10510 Reagan Road, San Diego, CA 92126
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the U.S. and the world's third-longest-
The regular season for the San Diego Flash will begin the week following the U.S. Open Cup qualification matches. On March 22 the San Diego Club will host FC Santa Clarita Storm at Mira Mesa High School for their 1st match of their 4th season competing in the National Premier Soccer League.
For further information about the San Diego Flash Soccer Club, visit: http://SanDiegoFlashSoccer.com
San Diego Flash Soccer Club is an American soccer team based in San Diego, California, United States. The team currently plays in the Southwestern Conference of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL).
The National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) is the largest developmental soccer league in North America, with teams in 80+ markets across the country. The NPSL operates in the 4th Division of the U.S. Soccer pyramid. Teams in the NPSL are eligible to participate in the prestigious U.S. Open Cup; through their affiliation with the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) and the United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA). Two Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs (D.C. United and the New York Red Bulls) and four North American Soccer League (NASL) clubs (Minnesota United, Carolina Railhawks, Atlanta Silverbacks, Oklahoma City FC) operate teams in the NPSL.
SDSP Soccer Marketing, Inc. owns and operates the San Diego Flash Soccer Club and also a number of other soccer-related projects that can help grow the sport of soccer in the United States.
Contact for further information:
Clenton A. Alexander
Chief Executive Officer
SDSP Soccer Marketing, Inc.
The San Diego Flash Soccer Club