March 5, 2024

Brave SC Return to U.S. Open Cup: Host Clovers FC March 19th

1.8 min read| Published On: March 5th, 2024|

By Kyle Coppola

Brave SC Return to U.S. Open Cup: Host Clovers FC March 19th

1.8 min read| Published On: March 5th, 2024|

Brave SC will compete in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup for the sixth time in club history. The Buffalo will host Savannah Clovers FC of the National Independent Soccer Association in the first round, set to be played on March 19th.

The U.S. Open Cup is U.S. Soccer’s club championship and has crowned a national champion annually since 1914 (with the exception of the 2020 and 2021 seasons). It is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States and the world’s third-longest continuously run national cup tournament.

(Head coach Anderson DaSilva has been very excited about the upcoming season. The Buffalo will now play in a brand new state of the art stadium at The H.G. Morse Range.)

Coach Anderson DaSilva says, ‘This new format surprised us a little bit, but we are excited. We are thrilled that we are bringing a professional team home for the first time. That’s history. We will be playing in a new venue for the first time, and it is exciting. I cannot wait to see what kind of quality we can bring to the U.S. Open Cup,’ said head coach Anderson DaSilva.

The United States Soccer Federation released the match-ups for the tournament’s opening round last Friday. Brave SC is one of 47 teams from the United Soccer League competing in the tournament and one of 11 teams from the pre-professional USL League Two to qualify based on the 2023 season.

(The Buffalo look to reclaim the magic of the 2023 season. It was a run that nearly had the Buffalo play in the USL2 Championship Game. They came up just short in the semi-finals.)

For the first time ever, The Buffalo will play at The Villages High School’s Middleton Campus and are excited to bring a national competition to the site. The first-round match between Brave SC and Savannah Clovers FC will kick off at 7 p.m. March 19th at The Range at H.G. Morse Stadium, which is located at The Brand New Villages High School Complex. We hope you can come out and cheer them on as the Buffalo look to get the season kicked off on a high note.

(The team changed its logos and colors up this year. This might be the most exciting season yet for the team which was established in 2016.)

For more information on Brave SC or the U.S. Open Cup match, visit For media inquiries or credential requests, contact Brave SC Director of Communications Drew Chaltry at”

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About the Author: Kyle Coppola

Kyle Coppola was born in Newton, Massachusetts and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Communications from Curry College in 2016. After traveling to Florida on a family vacation, he decided he could not get enough of the warm weather and made the move from snowy Massachusetts to central Florida 8 years ago.

For the last decade Kyle has gained valuable experience in social media content creation, marketing and sales, writing, video production, sports announcing and even broadcasting for local radio stations, such as FM 102.9 in The Villages and FM 91.5 in Massachusetts. Every year he volunteers at The Villages Charter High School as a play-by-play sports announcer for the football games as well as a public address announcer for the basketball games, including the annual Battle at The Villages Tournament.

Outside the office Kyle is a husband and father to two beautiful girls along with their cat. In his spare time he likes to spend time with his family, travel, play golf and swim. He is also a huge sports junkie and even bigger motorsports fan and loves to attend racing events when he can.

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