re-3 GEORGIA REVOLUTION SOCCER TEAM HAS QUALIFIED FOR THE 2012 LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP.

In just their second season of existence, Conyers’ own Georgia Revolution soccer team has qualified for the 2012 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.

Their top tier finish in 2011 has led to the Revolution to hosting the first round of the U.S. Open Cup against a very powerful PDL team, the Mississippi Brilla. This game is do or die for the Revs. A win and they will host another U.S. Open Cup game against the professional Atlanta Silverbacks team from the NASL. A loss and they are knocked out of the tournament for good.

May 15th is the day that it all comes down and we need as much support as possible from our fans to make this a day to remember for our entire organization! So on behalf of the Revolution, we are pronouncing May 15th, Georgia Soccer night! We ask that all fans wear a white T-Shirt to this game to help provide a spectacular atmosphere for this historic game! In addition, we are allowing any kid under the age of 12 wearing a white jersey to get in the game free of charge. General admission for this game will be 7 dollars.

So mark it on your calendar, start an event on FaceBook, or post it on Twitter. Whatever you do, make sure that you come out and support your Georgia Revolution in by far the biggest game in the history of the organization on May 15th, 2012 at 7:30 PM at the RYSA Soccerplex in Conyers, GA. Come with your shirts white and your voices ready to cheer your Revolution to victory. Come on you Revs!

The U.S Open Cup competition dates back to 1914, when it was known as the National Challenge Cup. In 1999, U.S. Soccer renamed the tournament after one of American Soccer’s most important Patrons, Lamar Hunt. Every year the winner of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup has their name etched upon the Dewar Cup, which has been around since 1912. The big time teams that have won the U.S. Open Cup in the past include the Chicago Fire, D.C. United, and the L.A. Galaxy. More recently, the Seattle Sounders, one of the newest teams in the MLS, have won the Cup the past three years and are the current defending champions of the Cup. Out of the 64 teams that qualify for the U.S. Open Cup, 16 are from the PDL, 16 are from the USL and NASL, 16 are from the MLS, and 9 are from the USASA (U.S. Adult Soccer Association). This leaves only 7 slots for NPSL teams. One of the 7 spots this year belongs to the Georgia Revolution.

For more information on this historic game for the Revolution or how you can be involved please contact the Georgia Revolution General Manager Rafe Mauran by email at rafe@rysa.net by phone at (770)388-9259. You can also contact one of our Assistant General Managers Leigh Jakes by email atleighjakes2010@u.northwestern.edu or Zack Schultze by email at zackschultze@yahoo.com.

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