2023 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 2023 edition will be contested by multiple clubs from professional and amateur leagues. The NPSL enters the tournament-proper in the First Round, while Major League Soccer enters at the Third and Fourth Rounds. The overall champion earns a total of $300,000 in prize money, while the runner-up receives $100,000, and the furthest-advancing team from each division receives $25,000. In addition, the tournament winner qualifies for the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League.

Qualification for the U.S. Open Cup varies by league. As the only Tier 1 league (read more here), the NPSL gains automatic berths to the First Round of the U.S. Open Cup tournament proper. The NPSL chose to use results from the 2022 season to determine seedings for the 2023 U.S. Open Cup. There are a total of 8 NPSL teams that participate in the 2023 U.S. Open Cup’s tournament proper.

Participating NPSL Teams

Appalachian FC
Cleveland SC
Crossfire Redmond
El Farolito
FC Motown
Hartford City FC 2022
Jacksonville Armada FC U23
Tulsa Athletic

Teams advanced thru Second Round: 6

Second Round Matchups

Charlotte Independence (USL1) x Appalachian FC
Wednesday, April 5 – 7:00pmET – Mecklenburg County Sportsplex, Matthews, NC

Richmond Kickers (USL1) x Cleveland SC
Thursday, April 6 – 7:00pmET – City Stadium, Richmond, VA

Sacramento Republic FC (USLC) x Crossfire Redmond
Wednesday, April 5 – 7:00pmPT – Heart Health Park, Sacramento, CA

Oakland Roots (USLC) x El Farolito
Tuesday, April 4 – 7:00pmPT – CSUEB Pioneer Stadium, Hayward, CA

Miami FC (USLC) x Jacksonville Armada FC U-23
Tuesday, April 4 – 7:00pmET – FIU Soccer Stadium, Miami, FL

Tulsa Athletic x FC Tulsa (USLC)
Wednesday, April 5 – 7:00pmCT – Hicks Park, Tulsa, OK

Teams entering into First Round: 8

First Round Matchups

Appalachian FC (3) 2-2 (0) NC Fusion U23 (USL2)

Cleveland SC 1-0 Lionsbridge FC (USL2)

Project 51O (USL2) 0-3 Crossfire Redmond

El Farolito 3-0 International San Francisco (USASA)

Manhattan SC (USL2) 2-1 FC Motown

Hartford City FC 1-2 Landsdowne Yonkers FC (USASA)

Jacksonville Armada FC U-23 (9) 1-1 (8) Miami United FC (USASA)

Tulsa Athletic 1-0 Brazos Valley Cavalry FC (USL2)