Ontario, CA (April 21, 2013) - PSA Elite defeated Doxa Italia, 4-1 in finals action today to capture the 2013 United States Adult Soccer Association (USASA) Region IV Open Cup title.
Through their success in this weekend's tournament, held at the Ontario Soccer Park in Ontario, Calif. from April 19-21, PSA Elite and Doxa Italia locked up berths in the opening round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup competition. It is PSA's second straight visit to the U.S. Open Cup, while Doxa clinched their second berth in three years.
Through a weekend of generally high-scoring games, PSA had topped Doxa in opening day action with a 3-0 shutout. Last year's Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Cinderella team, Cal FC, started out hot with a pair of victories, but lost to Doxa on Saturday afternoon to miss out on making a return trip to the century-old tournament where they defeated the MLS' Portland Timbers to make it all the way to the fourth round. In the Region IV championship match, PSA Elite went into the
second half with a 2-1 lead over Doxa, and then capped it with another pair of goals to take the victory.
The first round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is set to begin on May 14, 2013. For more information about the event, click here.
USASA Region IV Open Cup
Ontario Soccer Park – Ontario, CA
DAY 1: Friday, April 19
PSA Elite 3:0 Doxa Italia
DV8 Defenders 8:2 The Internationalists
Cal FC 12:3 San Francisco City FC
DAY 2: Saturday, April 20
Doxa Italia 7:0 San Francisco City FC
Cal FC 4:1 DV8 Defenders
PSA Elite 10:1 The Internationalists
Doxa Italia 2:1 Cal FC
PSA Elite 9:2 DV8 Defenders
San Francisco City FC 4:1 The Internationalists
DAY 3: Sunday, April 21
PSA Elite 4:1 Doxa Italia
Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule
Tournament Format and Match Dates:
Date: April 28
Number of Games: 2
Date: May 7
One NPSL team will take on the US Club Soccer representative, while a second NPSL team faces the USSSA representative.
Number of Games: 18
Date: May 14
Two winners from Play-In Round join remaining 30 Adult Council category teams and four USL PRO teams (Dayton Dutch Lions, Pittsburgh Riverhounds and expansion sides Phoenix FC Wolves and VSI Tampa Bay FC).
Number of Games: 16
Date: May 21
Eighteen (18) winners from First Round join remaining eight USL PRO clubs and six NASL teams.
Number of Games: 16
Date: May 28
Sixteen (16) winners from Second Round are paired against 16 MLS sides.
Number of Games: 8
Date: June 12
Sixteen (16) winners from Third Round face each other.
Date: June 26
Fourth Round winners face each other.
Date: Aug. 7 or 21
Quarterfinal winners face each other.
Date: Oct. 1 or 2