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How to watch US Open Cup 2024: Schedule, live stream, TV channel, matches for USA club tournament

How to watch US Open Cup 2024: Schedule, live stream, TV channel, matches for USA club tournament

After a confusing and exhausting back-and-forth between U.S. Soccer and MLS, the 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup will indeed go forward as the nation’s oldest soccer competition continues unabated into its 109th all-time edition.

Only eight senior Major League Soccer clubs will participate, while 11 others will be represented by their MLS NEXT Pro youth squads. The agreement was reached to have partial top flight participation after Major League Soccer threatened to pull all its clubs as they look to navigate the installment of the Leagues Cup as part of the league’s regular schedule.

As a result, lower league clubs have never had a better chance to emerge with a historic Cup title since the inception of MLS in 1996. Since that time, only one lower league clubs has ever won the U.S. Open Cup crown, being the now-defunct Rochester Rhinos in 1999.

The Sporting News brings you a look at the 2024 U.S. Open Cup schedule, as well as where to access all the games, with every single match of the competition available to stream online or access on TV.

MORE: Why are only a handful of MLS clubs participating in the 2024 US Open Cup?

How to watch 2024 US Open Cup

First RoundMar. 19-21USSoccer.com, MLSSoccer.com, USLsoccer.com
Second RoundApr. 2-3USSoccer.com, MLSSoccer.com, USLsoccer.com
Third RoundApr. 16-17TBD
Round of 32May 7-8TBD
Round of 16May 21-22TBD
QuarterfinalsJuly 9-10TBD
SemifinalsAug. 27-28TBD
FinalWed, Sept. 25TBD

All matches of the 2024 U.S. Open Cup will be broadcast for fans to watch, streamed by both MLS and U.S. Soccer, as both hope to increase the tournament’s visibility and show MLS that it can be sustainable through the future. Some first and second round matches will also be streamed on the official USL website.

Full broadcast details of the entire tournament have not yet been announced, but it was revealed that all First and Second Round matches will be streamed on the official websites of U.S. Soccer, Major League Soccer, and USL. Likely, as the later rounds arrive, U.S. Soccer will lean on their rights deal with Turner Sports for much of the tournament’s coverage..

The idea of this is to give lower league sides matches with greater visibility while enjoying the chance to generate upsets.

2024 US Open Cup schedule, matches, fixtures

For the first time since 2008, the U.S. Open Cup will be formatted so that the First Round is made up exclusively of matchups between professional teams against amateur clubs. Expanding that concept further, all MLS clubs will be forced to match up against lower-league opponents until that is no longer possible based on other restrictions.

MORE: A full list of all clubs qualified for the 2024 US Open Cup and what round they enter

First Round

DateTime (ET)MatchLocationTV/Streaming
Tue, Mar. 196 p.m.Chattanooga FC vs. Miami UnitedFinley Stadium
(Chattanooga, TN)
Tue, Mar. 197 p.m.Brave SC vs. Savannah CloversHG Morse Stadium
(Middleton, FL)
Tue, Mar. 197 p.m.Forward Madison vs. Duluth FCBreese Stevens Field
(Madison, WI)
Tue, Mar. 197 p.m.Vermont Green vs. Lexington SCVirtue Field
(Burlington, VT)
Tue, Mar. 197:30 p.m.West Chester United vs. Maryland BobcatsYSC Sports
(Wayne, PA)
Tue, Mar. 197:30 p.m.S. Georgia Tormenta vs. FC America CFL SpursTormenta Stadium
(Statesboro, GA)
Tue, Mar. 198 p.m.Tulsa Athletic vs. N. Colorado HailstormHicks Park
(Tulsa, OK)
Tue, Mar. 199 p.m.Austin FC II vs. Foro SCParmer Field
(Austin, TX)
Tue, Mar. 1910:30 p.m.Timbers 2 vs. El FarolitoProvidence Park
(Portland, OR)
Wed, Mar. 206:30 p.m.Richmond Kickers vs Christos FCCity Stadium
(Richmond, VA)
Wed, Mar. 207 p.m.AS Frenzi vs. Club de Lyon FCDaytona State College
(Daytona Beach, FL)
Wed, Mar. 207 p.m.South Carolina United vs. Greenville TriumphSCUFC Soccer Complex
(Columbia, SC)
Wed, Mar. 207 p.m.Asheville City vs. One Knoxville SCGreenwood Field
(Asheville, NC)
Wed, Mar. 207:30 p.m.Apotheos FC fft. Georgia Lions*Silverbacks Park
(Atlanta, GA)
Wed, Mar. 207:30 p.m.NY Red Bulls II vs. Hudson Valley HammersPittser Field
(Montclair, NJ)
Wed, Mar. 208 p.m.Chicago Fire II vs. Chicago City SCSeatGeek Stadium
(Bridgeview, IL)
Wed, Mar. 208 p.m.Chicago House AC vs. Minnesota United 2Langhorst Field
(Elmhurst, IL)
Wed, Mar. 2010 p.m.FC Folsom vs. Central Valley FuegoFolsom Lake College
(Folsom, CA)
Wed, Mar. 2010:30 p.m.Irvine Zeta FC vs. MesoAmerica FCChampionship Soccer Stadium
(Irvine, CA)
Wed, Mar. 2010:30 p.m.Capo FC vs. Des Moines MenaceJserra Catholic HS
(San Juan Capistrano, CA)
Wed, Mar. 2010:30 p.m.LA Force vs. Redlands FCLong Beach Comm. College
(Long Beach, CA)
Wed, Mar. 2010:30 p.m.Ballard FC vs. Spokane VelocityMemorial Stadium
(Seattle, WA)
Thu, Mar. 217 p.m.Steel City FC vs. Michigan StarsAmbrose Urbanic Field
(Pittsburgh, PA)
Thu, Mar. 217:30 p.m.FC Motown vs. NYCFC IIPittser Field
(Montclair, NJ)
Thu, Mar. 217:30 p.m.Chattanooga Red Wolves vs. Brockton FCCentral HS
(Harrison, TN)
Thu, Mar. 217:30 p.m.Crown Legacy FC vs. South Carolina HeatMecklenburg C. Sportsplex
(Matthews, NC)
Thu, Mar. 217:30 p.m.Western MA Pioneers vs. Union OmahaLusitano Stadium
(Ludlow, MA)
Thu, Mar. 217:30 p.m.Vereinigung Erzgebirge vs. Charlotte Ind.Cairn University
(Langhorne, PA)
Thu, Mar. 217:30 p.m.Carolina Core vs. NoVa FCUNCG Soccer Stadium
(Greensboro, NC)
Thu, Mar. 218:30 p.m.Lubbock Matadors vs. Arizona MonsoonLCU Soccer Field
(Lubbock, TX)
Thu, Mar. 219:30 p.m.Colorado Rapids 2 vs. Azteca FCDick’s Sporting Goods Park
(Commerce City, CO)
Thu, Mar. 2110:30 p.m.Ventura County FC vs. Irvine ZetaDignity Health Sports Park
(Carson, CA)

* Georgia Lions forfeited their opening round fixture against Apotheos FC after being unable to fulfill the fixture

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