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Aug, 2022

Lamar Hunt US Open Cup 2023

CHICAGO (August 17, 2022) – One hundred and seven Open Division teams have been approved for entry into the Qualifying Rounds for the 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – U.S. Soccer's National Championship.

The First Qualifying Round will be played on Sept. 17-18, with the matchups to be announced by U.S. Soccer on Aug. 25.

Open Division Local Qualifying is conducted on a single-game, knockout basis. Matchups are determined geographically to minimize travel time and expense, with random selection used when practicable to determine opponent pairings. Home teams are determined by coin flip. The Qualifying Rounds will take place across four weekends from September to December 2022.


September 17-18, 2022 – First Qualifying Round  

October 15-16, 2022 – Second Qualifying Round 
November 19-20, 2022 – Third Qualifying Round  
December, 17-18, 2022 – Fourth Qualifying Round 

A total of nine slots in the 2023 tournament proper will be available to the teams left standing after the four rounds of qualifying competition.

The tournament proper will begin the week of March 20, 2023, with the Final scheduled for Wednesday, September 27, 2023.  

The history-filled annual tournament, entering its 108th edition, is the only high-profile event in American team sports where amateur sides have the opportunity, should they advance far enough, to face professionals in meaningful national competition.

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