The opening match will be played on Tuesday, May 9 with a South Florida match between Red Force FC and the South Florida Surf at Tropical Park in Miami. The following day, 27 matches will take place across the country.
The United States Soccer Federation announced Tuesday that the open division qualifying tournament for the 2017 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup has been canceled. This means, the 18 amateur clubs that advanced from Round 2 have all qualified for the 104th edition of the tournament.
Eric Wynalda hired to lead LA Wolves for 2017 US Open Cup run. UPDATE (3/1/17): The Los Angeles Wolves have officially qualified for the 2017 US Open Cup after the US Soccer Federation canceled the third round of open division qualifying.
Major League Soccer has been the United States Soccer Federation’s (USSF) Division I league since its inception in 1996 and has taken part in the US Open Cup since that inaugural season. However, the way the teams have been chosen over the years had changed considerably over the years.
You don’t need to be long-time soccer fan to know that there’s a big difference between league games and cup competitions. The Philadelphia Union are heading into Wednesday’s US Open Cup Final at PPL Park having earned seven out of a possible 15 points in their last five league matches. Their opponent Sporting Kansas City have five during that same span.
91 teams will square off in the 102nd edition of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Who will be this year’s Cinderella story? Who will earn a spot in the CONCACAF Champions League? Check out the schedule and results right here.