The U.S. Open Cup, the national championship of the United States, began in 1914 and is the oldest annual team tournament in U.S. sports. Modeled after England's famous FA Cup, the Open Cup is open to all senior division teams, amateur and professional registered with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF).
The oldest trophy in the United States team sports history was donated to the American Amateur Football Association in 1912 by Sir Thomas R. Dewar, a British distiller, sportsman and philanthropist during a AAFA (now known as United States Amateur Soccer Association) visit to London prior to the 1912 Olympics.
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Past US Open Cup champions from Pittsburgh include:
Pittsburgh Hamarville - 1952, 1956
The Pittsburgh Riverhounds have qualified for this prestigious tournament by participating in the United Soccer League's Second Division. The first game will be played on Tuesday, June 9th against a yet to be determined foe.