2019 U.S. Open Cup

About the U.S. Open Cup

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the U.S. The 2019 edition was contested by 84 clubs from professional and amateur leagues. The NPSL entered the tournament-proper in the First Round, while Major League Soccer entered at the Fourth Round. The overall champion earned a total of $300,000 in prize money, while the runner-up received $100,000, and the furthest-advancing team from each division received $25,000. In addition, the tournament winner qualified for the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Qualification for the U.S. Open Cup varies by league. The NPSL chose to use results from the 2018 season to determine seedings for the 2019 U.S. Open Cup. There were a total of 14 NPSL teams that participated in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup’s tournament proper.

Participating NPSL Teams

AFC Ann Arbor
Duluth FC
El Farolito
Erie Commodores FC
FC Baltimore Christos
FC Motown
FCM Portland
Laredo Heat SC
Little Rock Rangers
Miami FC
Midland-Odessa Sockers FC
New York Cosmos
Orange County FC
Philadelphia Lone Star FC

Teams advanced thru Fourth Round: 1

Fourth Round Matchups

LA Galaxy (MLS) 3-0 Orange County FC

Third Round Matchups

Las Vegas Lights FC (USLC) 3-5 Orange County FC

Teams advanced thru Second Round: 3

Second Round Matchups

El Farolito 0-1 Fresno FC (USLC)

San Antonio FC (USLC) 2-0 Laredo Heat SC

Hartford Athletic (USLC) 2-1 New York Cosmos B

Orange County SC (USLC) 2-2 (3-5 PK) Orange County FC

Teams advanced thru First Round: 10

First Round Results

Lansing Ignite FC (USL1) 2-1 AFC Ann Arbor

Des Moines Menace (USL2) 1-1 (3-1 PK) Duluth FC

Academica SC (USASA) 1-2 El Farolito

Erie Commodores FC 1-2 Dayton Dutch Lions (USL2)

FC Baltimore 1-1 (4-5 PK) West Chester Predators (USASA)

New York Red Bulls U23 (USL2) 3-3 (4-3 PK) FC Motown

Cal FC (USASA) 5-1 FCM Portland

Laredo Heat SC 1-0 Brazos Valley Cavalry FC (USL2)

Little Rock Rangers 2-2 (2-4 PK) NTX Rayados (USASA)

Miami FC 1-2 Florida Soccer Soldiers (USASA)

Midland-Odessa Sockers FC 1-2 FC Denver (USASA)

New York Cosmos B 2-1 Black Rock FC (USL2)

Orange County FC 2-0 FC Golden State Force (USL2)

Reading United AC (USL2) 2-1 Philadelphia Lone Star FC