U.S. sports fans seem as excited as they've ever been about soccer, or football to the rest of the world. Along with Team U.S.A., MLS, and the NWSL, footy fans are watching the U.S. Open Cup. In the finals of the U.S. Open Cup, two MLS teams are one win away from their first ever Lamar Hunt trophy. You can watch as two elite MLS teams face off in the U.S. Open Cup finals on ESPN+.
The U.S. Open Cup final game, featuring Minnesota United FC vs. Atlanta United FC, will be held Tuesday, August 27 at 8 p.m. The game is broadcasting live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The ESPN+ streaming coverage will open at 7:45 p.m., to provide some preview before kickoff.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is similar to the incredibly popular FA Cup of English football. This is a single elimination soccer tournament with a giant field of professional and amateur teams competing for the title. The winner also earns a spot in the CONCACAF Champions league. The 2019 edition of the U.S. Open Cup started with 84 teams, with teams from the MLS, USL Championship, Leagues One and Two, the NPSL and eight teams as local amateur qualifiers.
The U.S. Open Cup has been going on since May 7, and now two Major League Soccer (MLS) teams have won their way into the finals. This matchup features two teams near the top of the standings in the current MLS season. Atlanta United FC (15-9-3 in MLS) is atop the standings of the Eastern Conference, and Minnesota United FC (12-9-6) is only one point out of second place in a tight Western Conference race. The two teams last faced each other May 29, when Atlanta United FC won easily over Minnesota United FC with a final score of 3-0.
ESPN+ is the exclusive home of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup along with more great soccer from MLS, Italian Serie A, the FA Cup, and the English Championship League. ESPN+ also has top events from UFC, Top Rank boxing, pro team sports including MLB and NHL, and major college sports, including basketball, baseball, football and more.
The ESPN app has all you need in order to watch ESPN+. The ESPN app can be installed on the most popular devices, including major streaming platforms and game consoles such as Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Roku, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can also watch ESPN+ on your TV by controlling it with your phone using support for either Chromecast or AirPlay.
ESPN+ costs $5 a month, which provides access to a wide world of sports including every U.S. Open Cup match. Try ESPN+ to get this U.S. Open Cup finals match.
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