'22 LH US Open Cup schedule/format

Discussion in 'US Open Cup' started by msilverstein47, Jul 18, 2021.

  1. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    2022 U.S. Open Cup
    Home team first.
    Times are ET.
    Streaming on ESPN+

    Quarterfinals


    Tuesday, June 21
    LA Galaxy (MLS) v. Sacramento Republic FC (USLC) 10:30 pm

    Wednesday, June 22
    New York Red Bulls (MLS) v. New York City FC (MLS) 8:00 pm
    Sporting Kansas City (MLS) v. Union Omaha (USLL1) 8:30 pm

    Wednesday, June 29
    Orlando City SC (MLS) v. Nashville SC (MLS) 7:00 pm

    The semifinals are July 26-27.
     
  2. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Tuesday result:

    2022 U.S. Open Cup
    Home team first.
    Times are ET.
    Streaming on ESPN+

    Quarterfinals


    Tuesday, June 21
    LA Galaxy (MLS) 1-2 Sacramento Republic FC (USLC)

    Wednesday, June 22
    New York Red Bulls (MLS) v. New York City FC (MLS) 8:00 pm
    Sporting Kansas City (MLS) v. Union Omaha (USLL1) 8:30 pm

    Wednesday, June 29
    Orlando City SC (MLS) v. Nashville SC (MLS) 7:00 pm

    The semifinals are July 26-27.
     
  3. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Too bad none of the USOC is on real TV. The story of the run Omaha and even Sacramento is/are making would make great TV sports.
     
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  4. hipityhop

    hipityhop Member

    New Mexico United
    United States
    Jan 10, 1999
    Mission TX
    Club:
    SønderjyskE
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Problem is nobody cares... Check out Omaha News Paper coverage.. none..
     
  5. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Wednesday results:

    2022 U.S. Open Cup
    Home team first.
    Times are ET.
    Streaming on ESPN+

    Quarterfinals


    Tuesday, June 21
    LA Galaxy (MLS) 1-2 Sacramento Republic FC (USLC)

    Wednesday, June 22
    New York Red Bulls (MLS) 3-0 New York City FC (MLS)
    Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 6-0 Union Omaha (USLL1)

    Wednesday, June 29
    Orlando City SC (MLS) v. Nashville SC (MLS) 7:00 pm

    The semifinals are July 26-27.
     
  6. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    The last quarterfinal is next week but the USSF is going to do the draw for hosting in rest of the tournament tonight.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    USOC has had this problem for years and blame lies squarely with USSF
    Hell, they put the USM WCQ on bizarre channels as well.

    This should be soccer's equal to B-Balls March Madness.
    Almost too bad we could schedule it for 1 month like that
     
  8. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    The results of the draw:

    Semifinals:
    Kansas City @ Sacramento
    NY Red Bulls @ Orlando/Nashville winner

    Final hosting priority order:
    Orlando/Nashville winner
    Kansas City
    NY Red Bulls
    Sacramento
     
  9. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member+

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm curious as to why they'd even mention Sacramento in the finals hosting priority. I'm pretty sure that just listing three covers all cases.
     
  10. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    Wednesday result:

    2022 U.S. Open Cup
    Home team first.
    Times are ET.
    Streaming on ESPN+

    Quarterfinals

    Tuesday, June 21
    LA Galaxy (MLS) 1-2 Sacramento Republic FC (USLC)

    Wednesday, June 22
    New York Red Bulls (MLS) 3-0 New York City FC (MLS)
    Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 6-0 Union Omaha (USLL1)

    Wednesday, June 29
    Orlando City SC (MLS) 1-1 (pks 6-5) Nashville SC (MLS)

    Semifinals
    Wednesday, July 27
    Orlando City (MLS) v. NY Red Bulls (MLS) 7:30 pm
    Sacramento Republic (USLC) v. Sporting Kansas City (MLS) 10:30 pm

    The Final is in early September.
     
  11. ceezmad

    ceezmad Member+

    Mar 4, 2010
    Chicago
    Club:
    Chicago Red Stars
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Is this the furthest a lower division team has made it since the Rochester Rhinos won it all?


    Edit: I see that the Charleston Battery made the final in 2008.
     
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  12. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    There have been quite a few semifinalists in the MLS era.

    Cincinnati made the semifinals in 2017 when they were still in USL.

    Richmond Kickers were in the semis in 2011. They were in USL Pro then.

    Rochester Rhinos made it back to the semifinals in 2009. The league was called USL First Division at that point.

    In 2008 one semifinal was Charleston Battery versus Seattle Sounders. Both were USL-1 at that point.

    In 2007, Seattle Sounders and Carolina RailHawks (USL-1) were both in the semis against MLS teams.

    Minnesota Thunder made the semis in 2005 from USL-1.

    In 2004 Charleston Battery made the semis from the A League.

    Charleston Battery and Rochester Rhinos both made the semis from the A League in 1999.

    In 1997 the San Francisco Seals of the USL D3 Pro League lost in the semifinals.

    And of course, Rochester in 1996.
     
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  13. aleaguer

    aleaguer Member

    Feb 17, 2000
    Wichita, KS USA
    nonsense. nonsense, nonsense nonsense.

    some folks have been overly optimistic about the ceiling for this thing for eons.

    there is not the same emotional connection between thousands (or hundreds of thousands) of alumni and their colleges and supporters of clubs that have been around for an hour and a half. (and only mls hardcores care.)

    the pageantry isn't there, longevity does not equal tradition, the usoc is pretty predictable and games on wednesdays on short notice simply cannot draw the eyeballs and butts in seats that those three traditional weekends in march and all that goes along with it.

    the usoc simply cannot get there, and you are overly naive if you believe it can. at the end of the day it's a midweek soccer tournament where your team is either playing a team you have never heard of or one they play all the time.

    the upside is simply not as high as people like you constantly insist it is. look around.
     
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  14. msilverstein47

    msilverstein47 Member+

    Jan 11, 1999
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  15. canammj

    canammj Member

    Aug 25, 2004
    CHINO, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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    Actually, the Cup is doing better than ever in my opinion as there have been some really good attendances over the last several years as more clubs seem to be taking it serious as another way to get to the Champions League (just ask Seattle)

    Not nieve, been following the beautiful game for the about 45 years.
    But history matters, why else do we follow the game and the great stories it creates? 100+ years of USOC vs 25 years of MLS?
    You would think the media would be interested, but then again, we can't get the media in many markets even interested in the MLS team in their market.
    In my opinion, one of the many things MLS did wrong at the start trying too hard to appeal to "new/American" fans, rather than just follow the traditions of the game. Thus we got ugly uniforms , weird team names, shoot outs etc.
    Regular Season and the USOC for your true national championship.
    Season and a Cup is all we needed. I see the problems now when we try to wedge in MLS Cup , Champions League, this upcoming MLS-LMX Cup.
    Too many competitions when our teams are still not that deep squad wise.
    Just another problem with our very fractured soccer set up in this country and a weak USSF..
     
  16. kaburu

    kaburu Member+

    Jul 12, 2009
    los angeles
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Congrats Sacramento Republic
     
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  17. shinpath

    shinpath Member

    Feb 14, 2003
    Shanghai, PR China
    Club:
    --other--
    Well done Sacramento! You have done California proud.
     
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  18. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    2022 U.S. Open Cup
    Home team first.
    Times are CT.
    Streaming on ESPN+

    Semifinals
    Wednesday, July 27
    Orlando City (MLS) 5-1 NY Red Bulls (MLS)
    Sacramento Republic (USLC) 0-0 (pks 5-4) Sporting Kansas City (MLS)

    Final
    Wednesday, September 7
    Orlando City (MLS) v. Sacramento Republic (USLC) 7:00 pm

    Both teams going for their first Open Cup trophy.
     
  19. nick

    nick Member+

    Nov 23, 1998
    Potomac Falls, Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I disagree. Perhaps in a given area without a MLS or significant USL team there may not be much coverage but in other parts of the country there is significant coverage. In addition, having followed the competition for 30 years, the crowds attending have increased drastically and have gone from a few hundred to 10 to 20 thousand and even more in some games.
     
  20. nick

    nick Member+

    Nov 23, 1998
    Potomac Falls, Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    #170 nick, Jul 28, 2022
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2022
    The growth of the USOC in the last 10 years has been significant. Those who have not followed the Cup for many years don't really have a perspective. It has taken a while and frankly poor organization and investment by the USSF, but the competition is getting some serious legs. I remember a time when many MLS teams would play their reserves and have very few first teamers on the pitch. That is not longer the case in many of the games. The stakes including prize money and the CCL berth as well as the Championship itself are worth competing. And the following and intensity is increasing each year.

    One other note. Coverage via streaming is making a difference. It's now possible to follow the USOC in a way that just wasn't possible before. Hats off to ESPN + for the coverage; they really have moved this forward.
     
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  21. nick

    nick Member+

    Nov 23, 1998
    Potomac Falls, Va
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    While I am very happy to see Sacremento Republic make it to the final they really were 2nd fiddle to KC. Most of the game was in the Republic half and KC had a 31 to 13 shot advantage. And that doesn't really speak to the domination of KC. But it was one of those games that once in a while just won't drop for the dominating team. The Republic were playing such desperate defense that they had 17 blocked shots and 7 saves. But you have to give them credit they held tough. But I would also say how many times did KC fail to put this away.

    You had the feeling that if KC got the first goal it could have won by 3, 4 goals.
    On a broader level, I don't really want Sacremento to win since imo they would be absolutely obliterated in the CCL leaving one less US team to compete against Mexican teams for the CCL Trophy.
     
  22. NME22

    NME22 Member

    Aug 5, 2014
    Everything in your post says you're actually not happy to see Sacramento make it to the finals.
     
  23. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member+

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I, on the other hand, am rooting strongly for Sacramento for so many reasons. And I think you might be surprised at how they'd do in the CCL. Yeah, they might not do so well against whatever Mexican team, but the others? It could be more even than you'd think.
     
  24. newtex

    newtex Member+

    May 25, 2005
    Houston
    Club:
    Houston Dynamo
    This is interesting:




    We shall see what happens.
     
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  25. VioletCrown

    VioletCrown Member+

    FC Dallas
    United States
    Aug 30, 2000
    Austin, Texas
    Club:
    Austin Aztex
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    So... does that mean that there would be only 7 MLS teams entering in the Round of 32? Or 8 MLS teams plus Sacramento? Am I understanding this correctly?
     

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