Despite the official announcement not happening until Jan. 9, teams from the NPSL and USL League Two have been receiving word and announcing their acceptance into the 2020 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup on social media.
2020 US Open Cup Qualifying
When the dust settled on “Win & You’re In” weekend, 12 teams qualified for the 107th edition of the US Open Cup, with eight familiar faces and four first-time entries.
CD Huateras and Virginia United squared off in a “Win & You’re In” match for the 2020 US Open Cup on Sunday, Nov. 24, in Woodbridge, VA. After giving up an early goal to CD Huateras, Virginia United stormed back on the strength of a hat trick from 20-year-old Christian Osorio to win the game, 3-1, and clinch a second straight US Open Cup berth.
Cal FC, the team best known for their upset of the Portland Timbers back in 2012, is back in the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup after a 2-1 win over fellow Southern California UPSL side Oxnard Guerreros.
Christos FC will return to the US Open Cup in 2020 thanks to a pair of goals from their talismanic goalscorer and a deflected cross which added up to a 3-2 victory over qualifying debutantes Steel FC.
Shane Wheeler and Freddie Braun each scored a pair of goals as FC Boulder Harpos qualified for the US Open Cup for the first time since 2016.
For the first time since 2002, Vereinigung Erzgebirge is heading to the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup after knocking off their local rivals West Chester United with a 2-1 win in the third and final round of the Open Division Local qualifying tournament on Sunday afternoon.
Heavy rain and flooding brought an early end to the 2020 US Open Cup qualifier between the New York Pancyprian Freedoms and Brockton FC United. The Freedoms punched their ticket to the 107th edition of the tournament since they were leading 1-0 when the game was halted.
Goals from a trio of former pros helped the Olympic Club, a social club in the Bay Area that dates back more than a century, secure a win to qualify for the 2020 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup.
Miami United cruised into the 2020 US Open Cup with a comprehensive 4-0 win over Delray Beach’s Hurricane FC.