USSF announces hosts for 2019 US Open Cup Semifinals, hosting priority for 2019 Final

Posted by | July 11, 2019


Hosts for the semifinals of the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup were determined today in a live draw ceremony by the United States Soccer Federation. A separate draw held afterward determined priority for hosting the US Open Cup Final.

Minnesota United FC was drawn first to host the Portland Timbers in the western semifinal. Orlando City SC was then drawn to host the eastern semifinal against Atlanta United FC. Those matches will take place on August 6 and August 7.

Afterwards, the four remaining teams were then drawn into a priority order for hosting the 2019 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup final. Atlanta United FC was first, Minnesota United FC second, Orlando City SC was third, and Portland Timbers was last. This means that the Timbers will not host the final. Atlanta United FC is guaranteed to host the final if they win their semifinal match. Minnesota United FC and Orlando City SC could host the final depending on the result of the other match.

Below is the schedule for the semifinals. The final will take place on Aug. 27 or 28 and the possible venues and times will be determined at a later date.

All games will be broadcast live on ESPN+ as part of the tournament’s new media rights agreement.

2019 US Open Cup Schedule/Results (with links to every match report
2019 US Open Cup statistical leaders (Goals, Assists, GKs)
2019 US Open Cup bracket (

2019 US Open Cup Round 1: Game-by-game review
2019 US Open Cup Round 2: Game-by-game review
2019 US Open Cup Round 3: Game-by-game review
2019 US Open Cup Round 4: Game-by-game review
2019 US Open Cup Round of 16: Game-by-game review

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Round 1: Charles Boateng – Richmond Kickers
Round 2: Bryant Martin – Florida Soccer Soldiers
Round 3: Blake Frischknecht – Orange County FC
Round 4: Teal Bunbury – New England Revolution
Round 5: Sam Fink – Saint Louis FC

2019 US Open Cup qualifying schedule/results
2019 US Open Cup Qualifying Round 1 game-by-game review
2019 US Open Cup Qualifying Round 2 game-by-game review
2019 US Open Cup Qualifying Round 3 game-by-game review
2019 US Open Cup Qualifying Final Round game-by-game review
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Milwaukee’s Bavarian Soccer Club, proudly amateur since 1929
West Chester United battle tested from long journey back to US Open Cup
NTX Rayados grooming “new generation” to keep qualifying streak going
Academica SC earns first US Open Cup berth after more than 40 years as a club
FC Denver using US Open Cup to build to “higher level”
First year Florida Soccer Soldiers winning with “respect, pride and commitment”


Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue
Aug. 6 Orlando City SC (MLS) vs. Atlanta United FC (MLS) 7:30 p.m. ET Exploria Stadium; Orlando, Fla.
Aug. 7# Minnesota United FC (MLS) vs. Portland Timbers (MLS) 7 p.m. CT Allianz Field; St. Paul, Minn.

# Date determined as a result of at least one team scheduled for a league game Aug. 4

Final – August 27 or 28

Hosting Priority:

  1. Atlanta United FC (MLS)
  2. Minnesota United FC (MLS)
  3. Orlando City SC (MLS)
  4. Portland Timbers (MLS)

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