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The match-up for Las Vegas Lights FC’s inaugural match in the oldest ongoing soccer competition in the United States – the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – is set.
Lights FC will take on FC Tucson on Wednesday, May 16, at 7:30 p.m. at UNLV’s Peter Johann Soccer Field.
A limited number of tickets for next Wednesday’s match are now available at LightsFC.com/USOpenCupTix, with all tickets selling for just $15. All tickets for the match are General Admission.
FC Tucson earned its way into next week’s second round match-up in Las Vegas by defeating La Maquina (Calif.), 2-1, Wednesday night in Tucson, Ariz.
Lights FC season ticket members who have not yet claimed their tickets for next Wednesday’s U.S. Open Cup match, which are included in all season ticket packages, can still do so by calling 702.728.4625 and speaking with a Ticket Account Executive.
Lights FC is one of 22 United Soccer League (USL) clubs who will enter the field in the second round. 20 Major League Soccer (MLS) clubs enter the field in the fourth round, which is played on Wednesday, June 6.
For more background information on the U.S. Open Cup, and a full look at this year's participants and second round pairings, CLICK HERE.
"The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the greatest tournament in sports - Where else can a beer league team after multiple rounds of qualifying have the opportunity to ultimately compete against a professional soccer club?" Lights FC Owner and CEO Brett Lashbrook said. "This is the movie 'Hoosiers' on steroids. Every year there are upsets and drama. The amateur clubs are gunning to beat the USL clubs. And USL clubs are gunning to beat MLS clubs. Simply put, our goal is to use this tournament to compete against and beat MLS clubs. Why not us?"
FC Tucson has advanced to the USL Premier Developmental League Conference Finals in three of the last four years, with a combined record of 39-7-9 in that four-year stretch. In last year's U.S. Open Cup, FC Tucson won its first round matchup before a defeat at the hands of USL's Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC.