US Open Cup

Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

The Premier Developmental League (PDL) sends one team from each of the 8 PDL Divisions to the annually held US Open Cup. The competition is limited to United States based teams in each division. The Northwest Division will send the team with the most points after the first four regular season games.

The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the U.S. Soccer Federation’s National Championship, is an annual competition open to all amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. It is the oldest annual team tournament in U.S. sports history and among the oldest soccer tournaments of its type in the world. In 1999, the competition was renamed to honor long-time soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.
Composition of participating teams:
8 Major League Soccer
8 United Soccer Leagues First Division
8 United Soccer Leagues Second Division
16 Amateur (8 USL Premier Development League, 8 USASA regional qualifiers)
Total Number of Teams: 40
Total Number of Games: 39

Within the U.S. Open Cup framework, teams compete in one of the following four categories: professional outdoor Division I (Major League Soccer), Division II (USL First Division) or Division III (USL Second Division); or Amateur Division (USL Premier Development League & U.S. Adult Soccer Association).

The U.S. Open Cup is a single-elimination tournament, with games tied after regulation being decided in two 15-minute overtime halves. If neither team scores during the overtime period, the winner is decided on penalty kicks. The team that advances the furthest from each level except Division I earn a $10,000 cash prize. The runner-up takes home $50,000, while the champion collects $100,000. The winner also will have the team’s name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, the oldest trophy in American team sports that is housed in the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Oneonta, N.Y.

  • CLUB W L T PTS
    Kitsap Pumas 3 4 6 15
    North Sound SeaWolves 2 8 2 8
    Portland Timbers 6 3 2 20
    Seattle Sounders U23 4 5 3 15
    Vancouver Whitecaps 5 4 2 17
    Victoria Highlanders 8 1 4 28
    Washington Crossfire 3 6 3 12