Quakes to host U.S. Open Cup at Kezar Stadium
SAN JOSE, Calif. – The San Jose Earthquakes will host the fourth round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup on Wednesday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m. PT at Kezar Stadium in San Francisco. The Quakes are set to face the winner of the Sacramento Republic FC (USL Pro) vs. Fresno Fuego (PDL) third round match that will be played on Wednesday, May 28.
Tickets for the match go on sale on Friday, May 23 and will be available at sjearthquakes.com, at the Earthquakes’ Front Office at 451 El Camino Real, Suite 220 in Santa Clara or at the box office on game day. All seating at the stadium will be general admission with tickets set at $20 for the general public and $15 for Earthquakes season ticket holders.
San Jose will participate in the U.S. Open Cup for the 10th time in team history in 2014 and holds a 12-10 all-time record in U.S. Open Cup play. The Quakes best finish in the tournament came in 2004 when they advanced to the semifinals before losing to the Kansas City Wizards 1-0. Ronald Cerritos is the club’s all-time leader in goals in Open Cup competition with four goals and one assist.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, recognized as U.S. Soccer's National Club Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. The tournament has crowned a champion for 100 consecutive years dating back to 1914. This year's winner will earn $250,000 and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. The runner-up will take home $60,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will earn a $15,000 cash prize. D.C. United is the defending U.S. Open Cup champion, having won its third tournament title (following triumphs in 1996 and 2008) after a tense 1-0 road victory over Real Salt Lake on Oct. 1, 2013. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.