Five teams will represent the NSL in the 2019 Illinois State Cup. Last year, NSL sides dominated the competition, with three teams reaching the semifinals, culminating in an all-NSL final, where CKS Warta beat Gazelle SC for the title.
Czarny Dunajec will start things off in the play-in round on June 5 when they face Edgewater Castle (PSLC). The winner of that match will take on CKS Warta in the first round the following week.
Other first-round matchups include: International SC (Metro) v RWB Adria, Vikings AA v DeKalb County United (UPSL), and PSV Blues (CISL) v Gazelle SC.