JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – For the third time this month, the Jacksonville Armada FC are slated to compete in a soccer match at Jacksonville University's Southern Oak Stadium.
The professional soccer team, which was founded in 2013 and currently competes in the National Premier Soccer League, will face off against NPSL foe Miami United FC on Wednesday, May 23 at 7:00 p.m., as part of the 105th edition of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup.
The Armada, whose roster features five players with previous Major League Soccer experience, are competing in the third round of the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the U.S., which pins 97 professional soccer organizations against each other in a knock-out cup style play.
Armada FC has already seen success on JU's campus in this year's U.S. Open Cup, having won two previous matches on-campus. The team defeated The Villages SC on May 6, 2-1, before taking down the Tampa Bay Rowdies, 1-0, on May 16.
Serving as the home of the Jacksonville University men's and women's soccer teams, Southern Oak Stadium plays host to the River City's "Men in Blue" for the third consecutive season. The team played the Charleston Battery of the United Soccer League the previous two seasons, advancing to face Orlando City in the fourth round of the 2016 competition, and falling, 1-0, last year.
Should the Armada advance, they will move into the fourth round of the cup, which pins remaining teams against MLS foes.
Tickets to the event are $10, and can be purchased from the Armada FC website. Gates to the stadium will open at 6:00 p.m.