2019 U.S. Open Cup schedule

Discussion in 'US Open Cup' started by newtex, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    We don't have a lot of schedule information yet but I decided to go ahead and start a thread for the actual tournament. Details should be coming out soon.

    The USSF did say that the 2019 tournament will tentatively start on May 8.

    Looking at the leagues usually gives us some idea of a timeline.

    USL-1 open dates with no US-based team playing:
    May 8 and 15.

    USL-Championship open dates:
    May 15, June 12 (1 game), June 19

    MLS:
    June 12, 19; July 10, 24, 31; August 7, 28; October 2

    Looking at those we might get this schedule:

    1st Round: May 8
    2nd Round: May 15
    3rd Round: June 12
    4th Round: June 19 (MLS teams enter)
    Round of 16: July 10
    Quarterfinals: July 31 or August 7
    Semifinals: August 28
    Final: October 2

    Just a guess.
     
  2. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    TheCup.us is reporting on twitter that the number of teams in the 2019 U.S. Open Cup will be reduced from previous years. Just 84 this year after almost 100 in 2017 and 2018.





    It looks like

    Round 1: 8 LQ + 14 NPSL + 10 USL-2 + 6 USL-1= 38 teams
    Round 2: 25 USL-C teams enter against 19 winners
    Round 3: 22 winners play off
    Round 4: 21 MLS teams enter against 11 winners.
     

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