US Soccer announced today the broadcast partner for the first three rounds of the 2023 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Select matches from all three rounds will be broadcasted for free on the Bleacher Report (B/R) app and the B/R Football YouTube channel. Warner Brothers Discovery (WBD) Sports is the exclusive home of all US Soccer owned properties and matches, including the US Open Cup. Bleacher Report is a brand under WBD Sports.
There used to be a B/R Live app when the company owned the rights for the UEFA Champions League for a paid subscription. The B/R Live app has been completely discontinued. The US Open Cup featured matches will be completely free to watch without any provider login or subscription from the main B/R app or on YouTube.
Six matches from the first round, and eight matches each from the second and third rounds will be broadcast on the B/R platform. The first round is 14 matches in total, second round is 30 matches in total, and the third round will be 24 matches in total. The first round will be played by all of the Open Division teams. The second round is when Division II and Division III teams will enter. The third round is when the 18 unseeded MLS teams will enter the competition.
The eight featured matches for the third round will be announced after the Third Round draw on Thursday, April 6.
There are no other broadcast plans for these rounds. While unconfirmed from US Soccer, it is likely any match not featured in these plans will be up to the clubs playing to stream. The broadcast plans for the Round of 32 and later rounds will be announced at a later date.
Featured First Round Games: LIVE on B/R (All times ET)
Tuesday, March 21 – 7:30 p.m.
West Chester United SC (USASA / USLP / Pa.)
vs. Ocean City Nor’easters (USL / USL2 / N.J.)
Wednesday, March 22 – 6 p.m.
El Farolito (USASA / NPSL / Calif.)
vs. International San Francisco (USASA / SFSFL / Calif.)
Wednesday, March 22 – 7 p.m.
Appalachian FC (USASA / NPSL / N.C.)
vs. NC Fusion U23 (USL / USL2 / N.C.)
Wednesday, March 22 – 8 p.m.
Chicago House A.C. (USASA / MWPL / Ill.)
vs. Bavarian United (USASA / WSL / Wisc.)
Wednesday, March 22 – 10 p.m.
Ventura County Fusion (USL / USL2 / Calif.)
vs. Capo FC (USASA / NISAN / Calif.)
Thursday, March 23 – 7:30 p.m.
Hartford City FC (USASA / NPSL / Conn.)
vs. Lansdowne Yonkers FC (USASA / EPSL / N.Y.)
Featured Second Round Games: LIVE on B/R (All times ET)
Tuesday, April 4 – 7:30 p.m.
Detroit City FC (USLC)
vs. Gold Star Detroit (NISA)
Tuesday, April 4 – 10 p.m.
Oakland Roots (USLC)
vs. El Farolito (USASA / NPSL / Calif.) OR International San Francisco (USASA / SFSFL / Calif.)
Wednesday, April 5 – 7 p.m.
Louisville City FC (USLC)
vs. Lexington Sporting Club (USLL1)
Wednesday, April 5 – 8 p.m.
Des Moines Menace (USL / USL2 / Iowa) OR Beaman United FC (UPSL / UPSLP / Tenn.)
vs. Chattanooga FC (NISA)
Wednesday, April 5 – 9 p.m.
Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC (USLC)
vs. Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC (USLL1)
Wednesday, April 5 – 10 p.m.
Orange County SC (USLC)
vs. Ventura County Fusion (USL / USL2 / Calif.) OR Capo FC (USASA / NISAN / Calif.)
Wednesday, April 5 – 10:30 p.m.
Phoenix Rising FC (USLC)
vs. Greenville Triumph SC (USLL1)
Thursday, April 6 – 7 p.m.
Richmond Kickers (USLL1)
vs. Cleveland SC (USASA / NPSL / Ohio) OR Lionsbridge FC (USL / USL2 / Va.)