Memphis 901 FC to Play in the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in May
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Memphis 901 FC will play in the most prestigious soccer tournament in the United States next month, the club announced Wednesday.
Memphis will enter the second round of the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup in May. The club will face the winner of New York Red Bulls U23 (USL League Two) v. FC Motown (NPSL).
That first round matchup determining 901 FC's opponent will be played May 7.
Should Red Bulls U23 win that match, Memphis would host its second round match on May 15 tentatively at AutoZone Park. Memphis will play FC Motown in Madison, New Jersey should the club defeat Red Bulls U23 in the first round. Additional details will be announced at a later date.
"The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is the national championship of U.S. Soccer, so we're very proud to represent Memphis in it," 901 FC Sporting Director Andrew Bell said. "We take all competition very seriously, including the Open Cup, and we look forward to doing whatever we can to advance as far as we can."
The Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup is one of the preeminent competitions in North American soccer dating back more than 100 years. All U.S. Soccer affiliated teams are allowed to participate in the annual tournament.
This year's winning team will receive $300,000, a berth in the 2020 Concacaf Champions League and have its name engraved on the historic Dewar Challenge Trophy, one of the oldest nationally contested trophies in American team sports. 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.
Three USL Championship squads made the Round of 16 last year with Louisville City FC making it all the way to the quarterfinals. The Houston Dynamo (MLS) won the Cup with a 3-0 win over the Philadelphia Union in the final.
Every single match of this year's tournament can be found on ESPN+.
Memphis 901 FC returns to action on April 27 at AutoZone Park when it takes on the Charleston Battery at 7:00 p.m.
Single match, season tickets, group tickets, and 7 Match Flex Plans are available for purchase, with full season tickets starting at just $10 per match.
Call (901) 721-6000 or go to www.memphis901fc.com/tickets for more information on all ticket options.
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