2021 U.S. Open Cup format/schedule

Discussion in 'US Open Cup' started by newtex, Feb 9, 2021.

  1. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    The details for the 2021 U.S. Open Cup have been announced. It will not include all eligible teams as in the recent past.

    https://www.ussoccer.com/stories/20...tingency-plan-for-2021-lamar-hunt-us-open-cup

    There will only be 24 teams invited to take part this year:

    Open Division
    4 teams selected from the 36 teams that were eligible for the 2020 U.S. Open Cup.

    Division III
    4 teams. 2 from USL League One and 2 from NISA

    Division II
    8 teams from USL Championship

    Division I
    8 teams from MLS

    Schedule:
    1st Round - May 4-5
    The 16 teams from the 3 lower Divisions will face off.
    They will make a decision on March 29 if that round can take place. If not then only half the teams will be chosen to advance.

    Round of 16 - May 18-19
    MLS teams will face 1st Round winners.

    Quarterfinals - May 25-26

    Semifinals - June 15-16

    Final - June 29-30
     
  2. usadcu

    usadcu Member

    Aug 25, 2005
    Alexandria, VA
    Clunky, but given the circumstances I suppose it's better than cancelling.
     
  3. 15 to 32

    15 to 32 Straw Hog

    Jul 1, 2008
    Salt Lake
    Club:
    Real Salt Lake
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Really curious to see what the criteria for each league is used to determine participants. It is pretty ironic that there are 24 MLS teams based in the US but using just those would lose the very intent of this tournament and make it a league cup.
     
  4. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Winner qualifies for 2022 CONCACAF Champions League
     
  5. aleaguer

    aleaguer Member

    Feb 17, 2000
    Wichita, KS USA
    will the nisa have two teams by may?
     
  6. aleaguer

    aleaguer Member

    Feb 17, 2000
    Wichita, KS USA
    only if you don't know the meaning of the word 'ironic.'
     
  7. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  8. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo

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