Chattanooga Football Club To Host Miami United In Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup

  • Friday, March 1, 2024
Chattanooga Football Club confirmed on Friday the club’s continued participation in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, the country’s oldest soccer tournament, and opponent in the first round, Miami United.

Chattanooga FC will host Open Division United States Soccer League side Miami United FC on March 19th at 6:00 p.m. ET at Finley Stadium.

MLS and U.S. Soccer have reached an agreement that will see eight MLS clubs and 11 MLS NEXT Pro teams in the Open Cup for 2024.

MLS Clubs - The eight MLS clubs will include Houston Dynamo FC (last year’s Open Cup champion) and the top seven ranked U.S.-based teams according to the 2023 MLS Supporters’ Shield standings, other than clubs playing in the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup.

MLS NEXT Pro Clubs - The 11 participating MLS NEXT Pro teams will include nine MLS affiliates and two independent clubs.
The nine MLS-affiliated teams competing will be based on the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro final standings, other than those clubs whose MLS first teams are participating in either the 2024 U.S. Open Cup or 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup.

MLS teams will only play lower division opponents until it cannot be avoided, enhancing the tournament's drama and appeal.

MLS and U.S. Soccer have reached an agreement that will see eight MLS clubs and 11 MLS NEXT Pro teams in the Open Cup for 2024.

MLS Clubs - The eight MLS clubs will include Houston Dynamo FC (last year’s Open Cup champion) and the top seven ranked U.S.-based teams according to the 2023 MLS Supporters’ Shield standings, other than clubs playing in the 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup. 

MLS NEXT Pro Clubs - The 11 participating MLS NEXT Pro teams will include nine MLS affiliates and two independent clubs. The nine MLS-affiliated teams competing will be based on the 2023 MLS NEXT Pro final standings, other than those clubs whose MLS first teams are participating in either the 2024 U.S. Open Cup or 2024 Concacaf Champions Cup.

MLS teams will only play lower division opponents until it cannot be avoided, enhancing the tournament's drama and appeal.

2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule 
First Round Tuesday, March 19 - Thursday, March 21  
Second Round Tuesday, April 2 - Wednesday, April 3  
Third Round Tuesday, April 16 - Wednesday, April 17  
Round of 32 Tuesday, May 7 - Wednesday, May 8  
Round of 16 Tuesday, May 21 - Wednesday, May 22  
Quarterfinal Tuesday, July 9 - Wednesday, July 10  
Semifinal Tuesday, Aug. 27 - Wednesday, Aug. 28  
Final Wednesday, Sept. 25

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