We are honored that this is the fourth consecutive season that we will participate in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. The Villages SC earned its spot in this historic competition’s 106th year based on the results of our 2018 regular season. We are proud to represent not only our community but also the league. We are one of ten USL League Two teams who earned a spot in this year’s Open Cup, which is the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States. The tournament begins May 7th and May 8th with 19 first round matches. The pairings for the first round will be announced by U.S. Soccer on April 10th.
2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule, Format and Other Key Dates:
Fourth Qualifying Round – April 6 & 7
First Round Pairings Announced – April 10
Second Round Pairings & Possible Pairings Announced – April 17
First Round – May 7 & 8*
- Number of Games: 19
- Participants: 32 Open Division teams and six Division III (USL League One) clubs
- Competition: Teams will be paired geographically with the restriction that teams from the same qualifying pool (i.e. local qualifiers, NPSL, USL League Two, USL League One) cannot be paired to play each other. The restriction may be disregarded if doing so avoids extensive travel on balance for the participating teams.