Reno 1868 FC Set to Face Sacramento Republic FC in Second Round of 2019 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup
CHICAGO, Ill. - 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. 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.
Reno 1868 FC is set to play in the Lamar Hunt Open Cup for the third year in a row. The club is scheduled to face Sacramento Republic FC at Papa Murphy's Park in Sacramento. The time and date are TBD at this time.
"We are excited at the opportunity to participate in the U.S. Open Cup and look forward to our Second Round matchup in Sacramento as our club looks to build upon our 2018 result " Reno GM, Doug Raftery, said Wednesday.
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.
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+.
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