Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Tickets
Commonly referred to as the US Open Cup (USOC), the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup was founded in 1914 as a knock-out competition in American soccer. The winner of this tournament qualifies for the group stage of the CONCACAF Champions League. The Lamar Hunt US Open is the oldest national soccer competition in the US that is still continuing to this day, and the world’s third longest running open soccer tournament. The 2016 season was its 103rd edition and was contested by 91 clubs from three different professional leagues under the US Soccer Federation. The 2017 tournament promises to be even bigger and more exciting. If you want to be a part of it, you ought to grab these Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tickets now.
The upcoming game between FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls is set to take place at the Nippert Stadium on August 15th, 2017 – be sure to catch all the action!
About the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup
The first ever version of this competition was held in the 1913-1914 season and was called the National Challenge Cup then. It was won by the Brooklyn Field Club. The competition was dedicated to the owner of MLS Lamar Hunt by the US Soccer Federation in 1999.
The competition has been mainly dominated by the Major League Soccer teams since MLS began in 1996. The most recent winners of the championship were FC Dallas that won their second title against the New England Revolution by 4-2 in the 2016 finals.
Format of the Tournament
The competition is based on the principle of single elimination. 80 teams (since 2014) contest the cup with 38 American clubs from professional leagues along with 42 amateur teams. The initial three rounds comprise of the amateur or the lower-league teams and are played consecutively during weekdays in the month of May. The amateur teams then advance to play the USL and NASL teams in the third round. Geographical matching is done to determine which team will face off against each other. No new teams are added after the fourth round. The quarterfinal round takes place in July and the semifinals happen in August. The final match to determine the winner is played in September and a champion team is crowned.
Every match in the tournament lasts a total of 90 minutes and any additional stoppage time. If no winner is determined within the designated 90 minutes, 30 minutes extra are played. If the score is still level then a penalty shoot-out ensues.
Champions of the Lamar Hunt US Open Cup
Over the years, various teams have had the honor of taking home the coveted title. Maccabi Los Angeles from California and Bethlehem Steel of Pennsylvania has won the cup five times each. The Greek American AA from New York and Seattle Sounders FC both have three consecutive cup victories.
Since the MLS debuted in the cup in 1996, their clubs have been victorious in all but one of the years since. In 1999, the Rochester Rhinos from the 2nd Division A-League were the surprise winners as they ended up defeating the four MLS clubs, including the famed Colorado Rapids in the championship match.
New York State has won the most championships with 26 trophies awarded to various teams in the state. California comes in second with 15 titles to its name, Pennsylvania with 14 and Missouri with 12 titles. Illinois and Massachusetts both has 9 titles awarded to various teams in the state and Washington has 4.
With the competition more intense than ever this year, there is no telling who would add more numbers to their victories in the championship. If you want to find out, you ought to grab these Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tickets at the earliest.
Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: FC Cincinnati vs. New York Red Bulls – The 2017 Semi Final
This year, the semi final game is going to take place at the Nippert Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio, on the 15th of August at 7pm. On 9th August, 2017, FC Cincinnati announced that they have sold out their US Open Cup semi final tickets. With a seating capacity of 36,000, that is a huge feat to accomplish. Tickets for the game are still being sold through various channels, for those who want to grab the last minute chance to see the game as it unfolds at the Nippert Stadium. The winner of the match will play the final game against the San Jose Earthquakes or Sporting KC.
Lamar Hunt US Open Cup Tickets Prices
Currently the average price for Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tickets is $15. The date and location for this event is 23-May-18 at Toyota Field, San Antonio. The minimum get-in price for Lamar Hunt US Open Cup tickets is $8.
|Name||City||Date||Average Ticket Price||Get In Price
|Lamar Hunt US Open Cup: San Antonio FC vs. Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC||San Antonio||23-May-18||$15||$8|
* Ticket Prices vary on hourly basis.