Tonight, Cleveland SC begin their 2023 season with a first round US Open Cup match with Lionsbridge FC. Who is Lionsbridge FC? So glad you asked.
Who: USL League Two team from the Virginia Peninsula. Founded in 2017, the club has had success in the USL2’s Chesapeake division, winning the division last year and making it to the USL2 quarterfinals.
What: Named for the bridge that spans the lake in Mariner’s Park.
Where: Newport News, Virginia
League: USL League Two
Colors: Blue, Black and White
Home matches: TowneBank Stadium, on the campus of Christopher Newport University.
The @opencup: There’s a mystique. pic.twitter.com/Z5YY28hBl3
— Lionsbridge FC (@LionsbridgeFC) March 20, 2023
To say they are a bit excited to join the US Open Cup as one of the 28 independent teams is an understatement!
This is Our Bridge pic.twitter.com/3rb4BCmJiC
— Lionsbridge FC (@LionsbridgeFC) November 11, 2022
Coach and Players:
Chris Whalley: HC at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. He played collegiately at Mercyhurst College.
This is a rather young roster with players from his college and other universities.
This will be the first time the two clubs have met. The livestream will be here.
The winner will play the Richmond Kickers.
Get ready, Cleveland Fans 🔥 Tomorrow is the day 🤩 #WeAreCLE
This is the game you won’t want to miss, purchase your tickets today ⬇️ https://t.co/8rwL95ONE1 pic.twitter.com/B4Zp8h5Px2
— Cleveland SC (@SoccerCLE) March 22, 2023
Cleveland SC is ready!
Preparation for the big day tomorrow! Practice at Brooklyn Memorial Stadium. #WeAreCLE #USOC2023
Tickets are available here ➡ https://t.co/wap3nQkw0T pic.twitter.com/YkUxObiqCN
— Cleveland SC (@SoccerCLE) March 23, 2023
Tickets: US Open Cup Thursday, March 23. But there’s NO BETTER WAY then to enjoy the match LIVE!
NEO Sports Insiders Newsletter
Sign up to receive our NEOSI newsletter, and keep up to date with all the latest Cleveland sports news.