Hoping for expanded coverage of the US Open Cup in 2013?

25 January 11:57 am

Hoping for expanded coverage of the US Open Cup in 2013?

By Rebecca Payne

You may be in luck! TheCup.us, a website dedicated to coverage of Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, is raising funds for a website redesign. The redesign will include expanded analysis of past and future Open Cup Matches.

The US Open Cup is the oldest American soccer tournament. The knockout style tournament dates back to 1913 and is open to all United States Soccer Federation Affiliated Teams, including amateur and professional teams around the United States.

If you can't contribute financially, there are other ways to help:

Volunteers have been the backbone of this website from the beginning and there's plenty of ways to help. If you can contribute, or know someone who can contribute in any of the following areas:

  • SHARE: The easiest way to contribute is just to spread the word about this campaign, about this website and, most of all, the tournament itself. Indiegogo has share tools you can use, and there's always the 'old fashioned' way by posting to your favorite social media sites.
  • AD SALES: Those of us who work on the site are journalists and website managers and not salesmen, so we need someone who speaks the language to attract advertisers who would find value in a site that attracts die-hard soccer fans from all over the country.
  • WRITING: If you're passionate about the US Open Cup and have some solid writing skills, then drop us a line. We're looking for people to cover games, do feature stories, or help with historical articles.
  • RESEARCH: Do you love digging in archives looking for historical info? You've come to the right place then. In addition to looking through various publication archives (or coordinating with local libraries to have them help with it), a lot of our research involves tracking down players/coaches/administrators to find some of this info.
  • WEBSITE WORK: TheCup.us is a Wordpress-based website, and if you have some website or graphics skills, then we could use your help as well.

For more information about the fundraising efforts of TheCup.us, visit them online now.