Memphis, Tenn. – U.S. Soccer announced fixtures for the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 on Thursday, with Memphis 901 FC drawing a trip to battle rival Birmingham Legion FC for a spot in the Round of 16. Time and date for the matchup will be announced at a later date.
Memphis advanced to the Round of 32 after defeating One Knoxville SC 2-1 in the second round and grabbing a historic 2-1 extra time victory over Atlanta United FC, the first win over an MLS club in franchise history, on Wednesday in the third round.
Memphis 901 FC returns to AutoZone Park to host 2022 USL Championship finalist Louisville City FC on Saturday, April 29 at 7 p.m. CT.
ABOUT THE LAMAR HUNT U.S. OPEN CUP
Now in its 108th edition, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup – U.S. Soccer’s National Championship – has crowned a champion since 1914 in every year except 2020 and 2021. The history-filled tournament is conducted on a single-game-knockout basis and open to all professional and amateur teams affiliated with U.S. Soccer. In 1999, the oldest ongoing national soccer competition in the United States was renamed to honor American soccer pioneer Lamar Hunt.
The 2023 U.S. Open Cup winner will earn $300,000 in prize money, a berth in the 2024 Concacaf Champions League and have its name engraved on the Dewar Challenge Trophy – one of the oldest nationally-contested trophies in American team sports – now on permanent display at the National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas. The runner-up will earn $100,000, while the team that advances the furthest from each lower division will take home a $25,000 cash prize.
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