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Las Vegas Lights Host MLS-Side Los Angeles FC in U.S. Open Cup Round of 32 at Cashman Field

April 18, 2024 - United Soccer League Championship (USL)
Las Vegas Lights FC News Release

Las Vegas, NV - U.S. Soccer today announced that Las Vegas Lights FC is set to host a 2024 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup with Round of 32 match-up. The contest will feature the Lights hosting Major League Soccer's Los Angeles FC of Division I at 7:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, May 8 at Cashman Field.

As part of their membership, Lights FC Season Ticket Members have tickets to all potential Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup home matches and will have tickets for the May 8 match added to their accounts. Season Ticket Memberships for the remainder of the 2024 campaign are on-sale and will include home Open Cup contests. Single-match tickets are slated to go on-sale to the general public tomorrow, Friday, April 19 at 12 p.m. PT via

Broadcasts of all matches will continue to be streamed live on,, and during the Rounds of 32 and 16. This unparalleled access to the tournament ensures soccer fans across the country will have access to every action-packed match - including the entrance of USL Championship and Major League Soccer sides - in the nation's oldest and most prestigious soccer competition. Additional broadcast details for the Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and Final will be announced in the near future.

Since their first entrance into the Open Cup in 2018, the Lights are 4-4-0 all-time, securing victories in the team's opening action of the tournament 2018, 2019 and last year before a 2-1 victory in Added Extra Time (AET) on April 17 against USL League 1 side Spokane Velocity of Division III

As a USL Championship club (Division II), the Lights are 0-1-0 in one previous tournament matches against Division I sides, falling in a 3-1 AET defeat in 2023 Third Round action hosting Real Salt Lake.

Now in its 109th edition, the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup - U.S. Soccer's Club 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 U.S. Open Cup winner will earn $300,000 in prize money, a berth in the Concacaf Champions Cup 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. is the official website of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup. Fans can also follow the competition on Twitter and Instagram @OpenCup and Facebook@OfficialOpenCup.

In USL Championship action, the Lights remain home this weekend when they face Rhode Island FC on Saturday, April 20 at Cashman Field (5 p.m. PT / National: ESPN+, Local: SSSEN)

Both season tickets and single-match ticket options can be purchased at

Round of 32 Participants by League/Division

Major League Soccer (Div. I) (8): Atlanta United FC, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo FC, Los Angeles Football Club, Real Salt Lake, San Jose Earthquakes, Seattle Sounders FC, Sporting Kansas City

USL Championship (Div. II) (20): Birmingham Legion FC, Charleston Battery, Colorado Springs Switchbacks FC, Detroit City FC, FC Tulsa, Indy Eleven, Las Vegas Lights FC, Loudoun United FC, Louisville City FC, Memphis 901 FC, Monterey Bay F.C., New Mexico United, North Carolina FC, Oakland Roots SC, Orange County Soccer Club, Phoenix Rising FC, Pittsburgh Riverhounds SC, Sacramento Republic FC, San Antonio FC, Tampa Bay Rowdies

USL League One (Div. III) (3): Charlotte Independence, South Georgia Tormenta FC, Union Omaha


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