Crystal Palace USA
Crystal Palace USA is Baltimore's professional, outdoor soccer team. Founded in 2006, the club's senior professional team competes under the name Crystal Palace Baltimore in the 10-team Second Division of the United Soccer Leagues, also called USL2. The USL2 season runs from April to August. The team will also compete for the US Open cup, a 100-year old, single-elimination competition open to professional and amateur teams alike. Every year, the later rounds of the US Open Cup feature USL teams playing against Major League Soccer teams like DC United and the L.A. Galaxy (starring David Beckham).