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.
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