Santa Ana to be Represented in the U.S. Open Cup

The U.S. Open Cup is the country’s longest-running national soccer tournament, and one of the longest-running tournaments, of any kind, in the U.S.

Santa Ana will be represented in the Open Cup this year by a low-profile, but highly competitive squad that goes by the moniker “La Máquina,” (The Machine) borrowing from storied club Cruz Azul, that also goes by La máquina as a nickname.

La Máquina is described as a program of “FC Golden State Orange County,” of the Irvine Premier Soccer Club. The club was essentially formed to compete in the United Premier Soccer League, which was founded in here in Santa Ana, CA in 2011.

La Máquina will face the Portland Timbers U-23 (Under 23 years of age) squad at Providence Park in Portland, Oregon on May 11 at 7:30 pm PST.

For updates and more on the U.S. Open Cup, please visit TheCup.US.

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La Máquina of the United Premier Soccer League, pictured at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Stadium on February 15, 2016, before a match with the CSU Fullerton Men’s soccer team, Defending Big West Tournament Champion.
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Author: Omar Ávalos Gallegos

I'm a music composer, musicologist, pianist, flamenco guitarist and writer out of Santa Ana California. I've written on soccer in the past for Soccer Newsday, SB Nation and have contributed to TheCup.US and The Guardian US. Covered the 2017 NPSL Combine for Midfield Press. Started own soccer blogs including Saint City Post, Angeltown FC, The Anemometer and more.

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