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North Carolina FC to Begin Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup at Home in Second Round

April 17, 2019 - United Soccer League Championship (USL) - North Carolina FC News Release

CHICAGO - The Second Round pairings and host scenarios have been set for the 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup, U.S. Soccer's National Championship. North Carolina FC will host the winner between Richmond Kickers and Virginia United.

On May 14 & 15, 25 professional teams from the USL Championship (Division II) will enter the tournament, with 19 of these clubs playing against winners from the First Round of games scheduled for May 7 & 8, while the remaining six pro clubs will face a fellow Division II squad. The exact dates and times for each Second Round matchup will be announced at a later date.

The Third Round, set for May 29, will pit the 22 Second Round winners against one another in regionally determined action, with the opportunity on the line to face a Division I club in the Fourth Round on June 12 when Major League Soccer teams enter the competition.

READ: 2019 U.S. Open Cup Format Determined

Home teams for each round are determined by a random selection process among those clubs that have applied to host and whose venues meet the minimum tournament requirements.

Every game of the 2019 U.S. Open Cup from the First Round through the Final will be available for fans to watch on ESPN+.

2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Schedule

Second Round - May 14 & 15

Northeast Region

Date Game (home team listed first) Time Venue

TBD Hartford Athletic (USLC) vs. New York Cosmos B (NPSL)/Black Rock FC (USLL2) winner TBD Al-Marzook Field (Univ. of Hartford); Hartford, Conn.

FC Motown (NPSL) vs. Memphis 901 FC (USLC) Ranger Stadium (Drew University); Madison, N.J.

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