U.S. Soccer has been grabbing headlines recently for a variety of reasons. The USWNT won the 2019 World Cup, and have been welcomed back as heroes coast to coast. Now the U.S. Open Cup reaches the final four, and each are MLS teams seeking their first ever Lamar Hunt trophy. You can watch these MLS teams compete in the U.S. Open Cup semifinals on ESPN+.
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is similar to the incredibly popular FA Cup of English football. This is a huge field, single elimination soccer tournament with a mix of professional and amateur teams competing for a title and 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 they have eliminated all but the final four teams. All four semifinal teams are from Major League Soccer (MLS). The field includes two teams near the top of the standings in the current MLS season, as Atlanta United FC is second in the Eastern Conference, and Minnesota United FC is second in the Western Conference.
2019 U.S. Open Cup remaining schedule
- August 6, 7:30 p.m., Orlando City SC vs. Atlanta United FC, Exploria Stadium in Orlando
- August 7, 8 p.m., Minnesota United FC vs. Portland Timbers, Allianz Field in Minnesota
In the Quarter-finals round, Orlando City SC advanced over New York City FC in a thriller. The game went through full time and extra time knotted up, so the result was decided on penalty shots. Relive that finish with this video recap.
The Final of the U.S. Open Cup will be at the end of the month, but the details are still missing. That game will be either August 27 or 28, and the time has also not been set yet. However, based on draw, we know that the host city will be the winner of the Minnesota vs Portland semifinals game.
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 gives fans access to action 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 is home to all the great content from 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 stream ESPN+ on your TV by controlling it with your phone using support for either Chromecast or AirPlay.
ESPN+ costs $5 a month, which includes a ton of sports including every U.S. Open Cup match. Try ESPN+ with a 7 day free trial today, and get the U.S. Open Cup semifinals for free.
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