Austin, TX (January 31, 2020) On Wednesday, U.S. Soccer announced the Second Round pairings for the 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Austin Bold FC will play the winner of Atlantic City FC vs. Newtown Pride FC on April 8. The location of the match depends on the First Round result. If Atlantic City FC wins, The Bold will travel to Rowan University Soccer Stadium in Glassboro, NJ, to take on the NPSL side. If Newtown Pride FC win, The Bold will host Newton Pride FC at Bold Stadium at 7:30 p.m. CT.
In its 107th year, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup has crowned a champion annually since 1914. The tournament is a single-game, knockout basis and open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. In 1999, the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States and the world's third-longest continuously running open soccer tournament was renamed to honor United States soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.
The 2020 U.S. Open Cup winner will earn $300,000 in prize money, a berth in the 2021 Concacaf Champions League and have its name engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy – one of the oldest nationally-contested trophies in American team sports – now on permanent display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas. The runner-up will earn $100,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $25,000 cash prize.
In 2019, Austin Bold FC advanced to the fourth round of the competition. The Bold defeated fellow USL Championship sides Tulsa Roughneck FC and San Antonio FC before being eliminated by 2018 winners Houston Dynamo of MLS at BBVA Compass Stadium.
For the second consecutive year and as part of a four-year deal, ESPN+ will be the home for all Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup games from the First Round through to the Final.
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