GREENVILLE, S.C. (January 29, 2020) - The Greenville Triumph will begin their 2020 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup campaign against New Mexico United of the USL Championship, hosting second division side at Legacy Early College on Tuesday, April 7th. Full draws for the second round of the Open Cup were released, with the Triumph set to compete in the Central Region.
The U.S. Open Cup is the oldest domestic soccer tournament in the U.S., with the first competition taking place in 1914. The single-game, knockout style tournament is open to all amateur and pro clubs registered through U.S. Soccer. The Open Cup is the world's third-longest continuously running open soccer tournament.
Greenville will make their second appearance in the Open Cup, following an inaugural campaign in 2019 that saw the club win their first-ever Open Cup match against South Georgia Tormenta before being eliminated by the USL Championship's Charleston Battery in the third round. Both of those matches were played at Legacy Early College.
Known for its cupset, New Mexico United made waves in last year's Open Cup by upsetting two MLS clubs (Colorado Rapids and FC Dallas) before falling 6-1 to Minnesota FC in the quarterfinal round.
The two teams are set to face off in the Upstate at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, April 7th, with the winner advancing to the third round of competition falling across April 21-23rd. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.
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Full 2020 U.S. Open Cup Schedule:
First Round: March 24-25
Second Round: April 7-9
Third Round: April 21-23
Round of 32: May 19-20
Round of 16: June 10 or June 23-24
Quarterfinals: June 23-24 or July 14-15
Semifinals: July 14-15 or August 11-12
Finals: August 11-12 or September 22-24