Datebook: 2023 Open Cup begins in March with 14 first-round games

The 2023 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup kicks off March 21-23 with the first round.

The 14 matches involve teams from the USL League Two (10), NPSL (8), Open Division fall qualifying (9) as well as the 2022 Amateur Cup champion, Wisconsin's Bavarian United, qualified automatically for the first round.

The teams include the NPSL's El Farolito SC, which won the 1993 Open Cup as CD Mexico. Other teams of note in the first round include the USL League Two's Des Moines Menace, back for a 15th Open Cup appearance and Ocean City Nor’easters, who are playing in the Open Cup for the 11th time.

Tuesday, March 21
El Farolito (NPSL) vs. International San Francisco (Calif.)
West Chester United SC (Pa.) vs. Ocean City Nor'easters (USLL2)

Tuesday, March 21
Club de Lyon/Open (Fla.) vs. Nona FC (USLL2)
Appalachian FC (NPSL) vs. NC Fusion U23 (USLL2)
Manhattan SC (USLL2) vs. FC Motown (NPSL)
Chicago House AC (Ill.) vs. Bavarian United (Wis.)
Beaman United FC (Tenn.) vs. Des Moines Menace (USLL2)
Tulsa Athletic (NPSL) vs. Brazos Valley Cavalry FC (USLL2)
UDA Soccer (N.M.) vs. Park City Red Wolves (USLL2)
Project 51O (USLL2) vs. Crossfire Premier (NPSL)

Tuesday, March 21
Cleveland SC (NPSL) vs. Lionsbridge FC (USLL2)
Jacksonville Armada FC (NPSL) vs. Miami United FC (Fla.)
Hartford City FC (NPSL) vs. Lansdowne Yonkers (N.Y.)
Ventura County Fusion (USLL2) vs. Capo FC (Calif.)

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1 comment about "Datebook: 2023 Open Cup begins in March with 14 first-round games".
  1. Chuck Carlson, February 7, 2023 at 7:36 a.m.

    Should be noted that both Chicago House AC and Bavarian United are members of the Midwest Premier League.

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