US Open Cup

Did You Know?: Only one club in the greater Inland Northwest region has attempted to qualify for the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in the Modern Professional Era (1995-present) via the United States Adult Soccer Association: Yakima United in 2011.

If you have a team that would like to represent not only your city, but the likely the state, in a competition that could result in official games against professional clubs, contact USASA Region IV for information about registering for their tournament (most states do not hold Open Cup tournaments). One weekend tournament could get you in the US Open Cup, where you could play an MLS team with just two victories.

Further US Open Cup History for INW

The Spokane Shadow and Yakima Reds, former clubs in the USL Premier Development League, qualified for the tournament previously.

In 2008 the Reds were unfortunately drawn with the Harrisburg City Islanders, sending the club on a rare cross-country trip for the First Round to Pennsylvania, where they fell 5-1 to the Third Division professional club.

The Shadow made a splash in the west and nearly captured national attention in 1999. After losing star Brian Ching for the year in an early-season exhibition against the Seattle Sounders, Spokane rebounded with a 3-2 overtime victory on the road in California against the Third Division Chico Rooks with goals from Jeff Rose, Dave Berto and Alika Cosner. In an official rematch with the then Second Division Sounders the club fell 3-1 on the road with Rose scoring the lone tally in consolation.