The biggest highlight was that the committee voted unanimously to eliminate the pro team foreign-player limit for the US Open Cup.
2020 US Open Cup
The 2020 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup, the United States’ national soccer championship, has been cancelled for the first time since its inception in 1913.
This is not the first, or longest, the US Open Cup has been delayed in its 106-year history. The start of the 1919 competition was set back nearly a month when the Spanish Flu pandemic swept through the country and there were many delays in the 1940s because of the weather and the Summer Olympics.
Since the prospect of the US Open Cup’s temporary suspension becoming permanent is a reality, we have created a backup plan in an effort to keep the second-oldest continually-operating tournament in the world going.
Following the example of MLS, USL, NISA, the CONCACAF Champions League, and pretty much every major and minor sporting league in the region, the USSF announced on Friday they would be temporarily suspending the 2020 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The professional teams in Division II and Division III leagues (USL Championship, USL League One, and NISA) now know who they will or could face in the Second Round.
UPDATE: The 2020 US Open Cup has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The amateur Open Division teams now know who they will play and where for the earliest start of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup in the Modern Era. The United States Soccer Federation announced the pairings for the First Round of […]
US Soccer has announced the largest tournament in the Modern Era (1995-present) of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. Along with 62 professional teams (breaking the record of 52 pro teams set last season), there will be an additional 38 Open Division teams (up from the 32 teams in the 2019 edition) Also announced was […]
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.
The two teams that reached the 2019 USL League Two championship game are both opting out of the 2020 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup. A day after Reading United AC announced they are declining their spot in the 107th edition of the tournament next spring, the team that edged them in the league title game, […]