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.
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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 […]
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, […]
Reading United AC (USL League Two), one of the most successful Open Division teams of the Modern Era (1995-present) announced they are declining to enter the 2020 US Open Cup.
Due to this schedule change, some teams, all of which are strong candidates to be chosen for next year’s tournament, have told TheCup.us they may take their name out of consideration for the 2020 US Open Cup.
Next year, the 2020 Lamar Hunt US Open Cup could be played over six months running from March through September. Today, the US Soccer Federation has announced the 2020 US Open Cup schedule and format of the competition. For the first time since 2006, Major League Soccer (MLS) teams will not all enter in the […]