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Winner of West Chester and Ocean City game to play at Maryland Bobcats FC in U.S. Open Cup



The winner of the first round match between West Chester United and Ocean City Nor’easters will travel to Boyds, Md. to take on Maryland Bobcats FC in the second round of the U.S. Open Cup.

The two local rivals – playing on March 21 at YSC Sports – learned of their potential second round opponent on Thursday with the announcement of the second round pairings.

Division II and Division III teams enter the competition in the second round. MLS teams enter in the third and fourth rounds. The Union enter in the fourth round May 9-10. West Chester or Ocean City would most likely have to knock off two professional sides to earn a match-up with the Union.

The complete list of second rounds pairings is on the U.S. Soccer website.

Matthew Ralph is the managing editor of Philadelphia Soccer Now / Brotherly Game. He's covered soccer at all levels for many years in the Philadelphia region and has also written for, NPSL, PrepSoccer and other publications. He lives with his wife and two young children in Broomall, Pa., but grew up in South Jersey and is originally from Kansas.

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