First Round Matchups Revealed for 2019 US Open Cup!

by Art Eftekhari

orange county fc to face fc golden state force of usl league two

Lake Forest, CA – Regional battles are very common in the US Open Cup in the earlier rounds and for the second straight year, Orange County FC will be hosting a nearby opponent in FC Golden State Force of USL League Two.

One year ago, FC Golden State Force was one of the “Giant Killers” in the Open Cup and made it all the way to the fourth round before falling 3-1 to L.A. Galaxy.

FC Golden State Force garnered a lot of attention when it eliminated USL Championship clubs Orange County SC in the second round and Las Vegas Lights FC in the third round.

Orange County FC will be making its second appearance in the oldest soccer tournament in the United States and hopes to build on last year’s success.

In 2018, Orange County FC earned a 3-0 win over Santa Ana Winds FC of the UPSL but lost 2-0 after extra time in a hard-fought match against Fresno FC of the USL Championship.

Orange County FC will face FC Golden State Force on May 7 at Championship Soccer Stadium at Orange County Great Park in Irvine, California.