2024 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 2024 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 Fourth Round. 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 Cup.

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 2023 season to determine seedings for the 2024 U.S. Open Cup. There are a total of 8 NPSL teams that participate in the 2024 U.S. Open Cup’s tournament proper.

Participating NPSL Teams

Apotheos FC
Duluth FC
El Farolito
FC Motown
Lubbock Matadors
Steel City FC
Tulsa Athletic
West Chester United SC

Teams advanced into Third Round: 2

Third Round Matchups

Oakland Roots SC (USLC) x El Farolito
Tuesday, April 16 – 7:30pmPT – CSU East Bay – Hayward, CA

New Mexico United (USLC) x Lubbock Matadors
Tuesday, April 16 – 7:00pmMT – Rio Rancho HS Stadium – Rio Rancho, NM

Teams advanced into Second Round: 3

Second Round Results

Apotheos FC 0-1 Chattanooga Red Wolves SC (USL1)

Central Valley Fuego FC (USL1) 1-2 El Farolito

Lubbock Matadors 2-0 Foro SC (UPSL)

Teams entered into First Round: 8

First Round Results

Apotheos FC 1-0* Georgia Lions FC (NISA)
*Match forfeited by Georgia Lions FC

Forward Madison FC (USL1) 2-0 Duluth FC

Timbers 2 (MLSNP) 1-2 El Farolito

FC Motown 0-3 NYCFC II (MLSNP)

Lubbock Matadors 2-1 Arizona Monsoon FC (NISA)

Steel City FC 0-1 Michigan Stars FC (NISA)

Tulsa Athletic 1-4 Northern Colorado Hailstorm FC (USL1)

West Chester United SC 0-2 Maryland Bobcats FC (NISA)