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 2020 edition was to be contested by 100 clubs from professional and amateur leagues, but the tournament was cancelled due to COVID-19. The NPSL was to enter the tournament-proper in the First Round, while Major League Soccer was to enter at the Third & Fourth Rounds.
Qualification for the U.S. Open Cup varies by league. The NPSL chose to use results from the 2019 season to determine seedings for the 2020 U.S. Open Cup. There were a total of 14 NPSL teams to participate in the 2020 U.S. Open Cup’s tournament proper.